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.
After 14 years on the Dawson County Tax Assessor's Board of Directors, Sara Halstead is retiring at the end of this year.
She reported for her last board meeting Monday morning unaware her colleagues had planned a retirement party to follow the meeting.
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This week, the Senate passed one of the most important pieces of legislation that we will see all year: The Amended 2017 Fiscal Year (FY ...
The city council voted on Monday to move forward with the engineering phase of the park planned behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex and the Food ...
The board of commissioners could vote tomorrow to select new legal representation after a special called meeting in the morning.
The new year has brought new members to the county planning commission. All four planning board members, as well as the chair, had terms that ...
The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments recently named Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee.
Citizens of Dawsonville are invited to attend a joint community connections workshop next week.
David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, has again been re-elected as Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives. Ralston was first elected as speaker in January 2010 ...
Before the first session of the 154th general assembly began Monday local lawmakers discussed what they think will be the biggest and most important issues ...
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners have announced that there will be a special called meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday with the purpose of ...
Dawson County's long-serving sheriff, Billy Carlisle, officially ended his last term of service on Friday with a party and farewell ceremony at the sheriff ...
A committee headed up by Sen. Steve Gooch, R-Dahlonega, that is focused on obtaining high-speed broadband internet access for all Georgians held its final meeting ...
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