The ballot for the Nov. 8 municipal election is set after qualifying ended Friday.
Three challengers and two incumbents will vie for two Dawsonville City Council seats, while Mayor Joe Lane Cox drew no opposition.
One of three new fire trucks recently went into operation for Dawson County Emergency Services.
Engine 1, which went into service Aug. 31, will soon be joined by two additional new engines.
Local officials want the state Department of Transportation to hear from residents before making any improvements at Ga. 400 and Kilough Church Road.
The Dawson County commission's Sept. 1 vote to send the DOT a letter followed several weeks of discussions about the crossing.
J. Public hearings
1. Proposed Shoal Creek Reservoir and Grand Park (First of two hearings)
L. New business
1. Presentation of the Clean Water Month Proclamation: Doris Cook, Etowah Water and Sewer Authority
The first of two public hearings about a proposed reservoir in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area will be held Thursday during a special called meeting of the Dawson County commission.
The meeting is set for 4 p.m. in the G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at Dawsonville City Hall.
Alonzo Burt Road will be closed Sept. 12-16 for pipe replacement and other road maintenance activities at the creek crossing.
Motorists are asked to use Tanner Road as a detour to Hwy. 136 west and east.
Qualifying for Dawsonville's Nov. 8 election continues through Friday.
The ballot will feature two city council seats and the mayor's post, as well as a referendum on Sunday alcohol sales.
Now that Georgia's new congressional maps are almost final, no one's expecting anything less than a political stampede in Northeast Georgia.
The new map creates an open seat as early as next year and a major political opportunity to represent all or part of 20 Northeast Georgia counties in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The public had little to say during a recent hearing on Dawson County's proposed 2012 operating budget.
The county commission is expected to vote on the $20.9 million spending plan Sept. 1.
A new proposal for Georgia's congressional districts means Tom Graves may no longer represent Dawson County's interests in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The new map divides the current 9th Congressional District, and opens all or parts of 20 Northeast Georgia counties for new representation in the U.S. House.
The Dawson County Sheriff's Office has temporarily withdrawn from a state certification program for law enforcement agencies and plans to seek certification again next spring.
Sheriff Billy Carlisle sent a letter to the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police on July 20 requesting to voluntarily withdraw from the program.
State lawmakers representing Dawson County said earlier this week they were pleased with the proposed House and Senate districts.
"It couldn't be better if I had drawn it myself," said District 9 Rep. Amos Amerson on Tuesday morning.
The preliminary 2012 budget presented last week to the Dawson County commission limits spending to critical capital needs.
"This budget is nothing more than a balancing act," said Commission Chairman Mike Berg. "Revenue in versus expenses out."
For a behind the scenes look at local government, residents are encouraged to participate in the fourth annual Dawson County Citizens Academy.
Dawson County Government and Community Affairs is currently accepting applicants for the Fall 2011 academy, which begins Aug. 30.
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