A high-ranking member of Dawson County's legislative delegation was recently named to a power list of the most influential leaders in Georgia.
House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, was selected as one of the state's 100 most influential leaders in an annual directory composed by Georgia Trend magazine.
James Swafford has announced his intention to seek a second term on the Dawson County commission.
"My goal today is the same as it was three years ago - to make decisions that will be best for all citizens of Dawson County," said Swafford, a retired accountant and lifelong county resident.
State and local dignitaries gathered with hundreds of residents Tuesday for the dedication and grand opening of the new Dawson County Government Center.
Delivering the keynote address, Gov. Nathan Deal called the building in downtown Dawsonville a testament to a progressive community and one that is going to continue to prosper.
There will be a changing of the guard Monday night as two new members take their seats on the Dawsonville City Council.
Political newcomers Chris Gaines and Jason Power were elected to the council in November, unseating incumbents Mike Sosebee and Mike Wilson.
Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle has announced he will seek re-election for a fifth term in 2012.
A certified officer since 1988, Carlisle began his law enforcement career as a 911 dispatcher before transferring to the patrol division, where he rose to lieutenant and later division commander.
The Dawson County Sheriff's Office honored its top employees last week during the department's annual Christmas luncheon at the law enforcement center.
In a time when budgets are tight, Sheriff Billy Carlisle opted to give gift cards and commendations to the winners instead of plaques.
After years of planning and nearly 24 months of construction, the new Dawson County Government Center will open next week.
A ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, with Gov. Nathan Deal delivering the keynote address.
District 51 state Sen. Steve Gooch has been named ex-officio of the Senate Natural Resources and the Environment Committee for the upcoming session.
Gooch, a Dahlonega Republican, said in a statement that he considers the appointment "a great privilege."
A proposal to update the county's parks and recreation master plan has been tabled until February.
Dawson County commissioners on Thursday said postponing discussion would give park staff enough time to determine a concise list of needed improvements and additions.
Mike Owens believes he met the spirit of Christmas at Walmart.
"Her name is Amy and she is the spirit of Christmas personified," said Owens, chaplain with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office.
A longtime employee has been appointed clerk for the Dawson County commission.
Danielle Yarbrough will assume the position previously held by Davida Simpson, who has accepted a role with the county's finance department.
The coordinator for Dawson County Treatment Court was recently appointed to serve on the state's Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists.
Gov. Nathan Deal appointed Robert "Bob" C. King to the 10-member regulatory practice board in November.
Many service organizations tend to honor their own at end of the year banquets.
But with a motto of "service above self," Dawson County Rotary chooses instead to pay tribute in December to individuals who serve the community as county and city government workers.
A consultant hired to review the parks situation in Dawson County has been directed to come back with a list of realistic projects.
The initial proposal, presented last week to the county commission, recommended acquiring land for new parks and updating existing ones.
Through a recent boot drive, Dawson County Emergency Services raised nearly $9,000 to fulfill Christmas wishes this season.
Capt. Jamerson Kerby organized the campaign, which raised money for KARE for Kids.
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A ceremony was held last week to celebrate the newest graduates of the Dawson County Citizens Academy.
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted during a special called meeting last week to approve the 2017 county budget, which includes defunding the local ...
Former city councilman Chris Gaines has been elected Dawson County District 2 Commissioner.
Dawson County election results are in and Republican Chris Gaines (R) has been declared District 2 Commissioner, beating out Independent Robert Wiley.
The city council voted Monday to offer the vacant city manager position to Bob Bolz after releasing the names of the final three applicants early ...
Commissioners approved a revision last week to Dawson County's ambulance billing ordinance that will increase the rates that patients are charged per ride.
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners last week approved an application for county money to be used to repair several roads in Dawson County.
With early voting winding down, Dawson County residents are well on their way to having one of the best turnouts in recent memory.
Early voting is underway and the first week was smooth sailing according to Dawson County Board of Elections Chairwoman and Election Supervisor Glenda Ferguson.
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners held the first of two public hearings last week on the proposed 2017 county budget.
Council members intend to vote next month to hire a new city manager.
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