Since February, Dawson County has been home to the Health, Empowerment, Linkage and Possibilities, or HELP, Court.
The Dawson County commission on Thursday voted to restore funding to the group responsible for recruiting industrial development.
Qualifying for the Dawsonville City Council election Nov. 5 closed with three candidates, including two incumbents, filing to run.
Dawsonville and the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority have begun talks on a new agreement that could allow the city to expand its water and sewer customer base.
Citizens have one last chance to make comments on the county's proposed spending plan for 2014.
Communications officers from Dawson and Lumpkin counties took a training course last week that "should be mandated statewide," according to the instructor.
Candidates who wish to qualify for Dawsonville's Nov. 5 election have until Friday to submit their forms.
A longtime communications officer with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office was recently named the 2013 Terminal Agency Coordinator of the Year for the northeast region.
Commissioners were asked last week to consider imposing a registration fee for pets in the county.
Residents have mixed feelings about a proposed roundabout at Hwy. 53 and Elliott Family Parkway, though many agree something is needed to slow traffic in the area west of Dawsonville.
Qualifying for Dawsonville's Nov. 5 election begins Monday.
The group responsible for bringing new commercial and industrial developments to Dawson County could be in danger of closing within the next 18 months if it doesn't secure county funding.
Formerly-numbered streets in Dawsonville will be renamed, though the move doesn't appear to be quite as popular as first thought.
State transportation officials have announced a public meeting to discuss proposed improvements to the intersection of Hwy. 53 West and Elliott Family Parkway.
Last week would have been Margie Weaver's 30th anniversary as director of the local senior center. To mark the occasion, the center now shares her name.
News that Gov. Nathan Deal has pledged to restore more than $500 million in education funding cut in recent years is a relief to local school officials.
The watchdog agency of the state's child welfare system has a new director.
When the Easons moved into the Gold Creek subdivision in 2012, the couple thought they were buying a house in the Dawsonville city limits.
The issue of sludge application is expected to go before state lawmakers this week.
A political newcomer has announced plans to run for the Dawson County commission District 1 post.
In one of his first public appearances of the new year, Gov. Nathan Deal addressed area Republicans during a fireside chat Thursday in Dahlonega.