Future generations will get a glimpse of life in Dawson County circa 2012 when they open a time capsule buried last week at the county's new government center.
"How appropriate it is that we are burying a time capsule here at the government (center) and courthouse, because really, a time capsule is something that ties the past with the future," said Northeastern Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Jason Deal.
Hearings have been set to gauge public opinion on amending the county's alcohol ordinance, though commissioners don't expect much conflict.
Voters approved a measure March 6 that allows the sale of package alcohol at stores on Sunday in unincorporated Dawson County by a 63 percent to 37 percent margin. Sunday drink sales passed by a similar margin, about 64 percent to 36 percent.
An ordinance that places limits on clothing donation boxes across the county is up for discussion this week.
A second public hearing will be held Thursday during the 6 p.m. meeting of the Dawson County Board of Commissioners. The Dawson County Planning Commission heard the proposed ordinance March 20 and voted to recommend approval as drafted.
The Dawsonville community continues to mourn the death of a passionate public servant whose political career spanned nearly four decades and paved the way for much of the progress seen across the county today.
Mayor Joe Lane Cox died Friday in his sleep at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. He was 72.