Georgia jumped on the early-voting-bandwagon, along with 35 other states making accommodations for all voters to cast their ballots up to six weeks before Election Day, if so desired.
A University of Georgia political scientist said the race for governor in 2010 will come with a price tag of eight figures, a likely reason Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle is beginning his exploratory campaign more than two years before the vote. “He’s lining up a date for the prom,” said Charles Bullock, a UGA professor who analyzes state politics. Bullock said Cagle, a Hall County resident, is making sure that potential supporters don’t commit to ...
A contract renewal with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia is expected to save the county around $200,000 in the next year.
Longtime Dawson County resident Rory Puckett was unanimously approved last Thursday as the county's newest planning commissioner.
April 9 was an ordinary day for Dawson County Firemedics Andy Scott and Frankie Everhart.
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed August as Dawson County Firefighters Appreciation Month.
Almost three decades have passed since city of Dawsonville residents have seen a property tax increase. The tradition will continue at least one more year.
Dawson County's development plan for the next 20 years was submitted to the Department of Community Affairs for review earlier this month.
Dawson County Appraiser Kurt Tangel last month was awarded the state's highest designation for an appraiser.
All but one of the subdivisions in Dawsonville has cleaned up its retention pond over the past month at the request of the city, officials said, with the lone holdout possibly requiring further action. "We've had reported to our street department and to the mayor numerous problems with the retention pond at the Howser Mill subdivision," City Attorney Dana Miles told council members during their meeting Monday night.
County commissioners voted last week to officially close two roads that were impacted by summer flooding until a time when funds are available to make repairs. In separate unanimous actions, commissioners agreed that it would better serve the county to close Etowah River Road and Hubbardsville Circle than to legally abandon the two.
Dawson County has a new assistant registrar to help out with elections. Chief Registrar Glenda Ferguson announced that, starting Monday, long-time county employee Rachelle Thurmond would be taking the place left by former Assistant Registrar Karen Armstrong.