Officers of the Grand Lodge of Georgia Free and Accepted Masons joined members of the Etowah Lodge on Sunday to lay a cornerstone at the new Dawson County Government Center.
Etowah Lodge donated the 12-by-24-inch stone that was placed in the front right corner of the building and includes the names of Georgia's Grand Master Jerry Moss and Worshipful Master Woodrow Harvey II of the local lodge.
Gov. Nathan Deal addressed issues Georgia is facing and highlighted several plans of action intended to position the state well in the coming years during a Tuesday night appearance.
"It's so nice to see so many friends from so many counties. You've done a great job of coming together and I appreciate that," said Deal, speaking at the Dawson County Republican Party's monthly meeting.
The Georgia Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge from a local couple against the city of Dawsonville over construction of a motorsports park in western Dawson County.
According to the order handed down in Atlanta on Monday, West and Helen Hamryka, whose home and horse farm sit adjacent to the park site on Duck Thurmond Road, failed to follow the discretionary procedure when filing their appeal.