It appears the Forester family must wait until at least next month before adding animals to their farm. After approving the family's deannexation request last week, Dawsonville City Council has since released a statement explaining that the 2-1 vote in favor was premature.
The Dawsonville community continues to mourn the death of a passionate public servant whose political career spanned nearly four decades and paved the way for much of the progress seen across the county today. Mayor Joe Lane Cox died Friday in his sleep at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. He was 72.
Dawsonville Mayor Joe Lane Cox will be remembered for dedication to his profession, love for family and commitment to the community. A man of faith, Cox died Friday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville following several years of declining health. He was 72.
When Jack Forester entered into a contract for a 30-acre farm on Hwy. 9 north of Dawsonville last year, he didn't know the property was in the city limits. He was also unaware a city ordinance prohibits raising fowl. Forester thought chickens were allowed on property zoned residential-agricultural in Dawson County.
For months, Amos Amerson has hinted of his plans to retire from the State House of Representatives at the end of the year. He recently made it official when he told constituents at one of his weekly breakfast meetings that he'll continue to represent District 9 until early January 2013, when his successor is sworn in.
Voters in Dawson County approved two separate measures Tuesday involving alcohol sales on Sundays. The first allows for package sales at stores, while the second allows restaurants and bars to sell liquor by the drink.
Being trapped in a burning structure is one of the most feared situations a firefighter can face. A weekend training exercise at Dawson County Station No. 7 helped local firefighters prepare for such an emergency and gave them the means to improve their chances of survival.
4 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Assembly Room at the Dawson County Government Center L. New business
For the first time, Dawson County voters will be able to cast ballots for an election on a Saturday. Thanks to a new state law, polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at the Dawson County Board of Elections office, 96 Academy Ave.
Sheriff Billy Carlisle plans to use nearly $8,400 of confiscated drug money to help purchase four new patrol cars. "Some of our patrol cars have 200,000 to 250,000 miles on them, so we've taken several off the road. Now, we're trying to replace the main ones that are out there responding to emergency calls," he said.
Commissioners appear more likely to adopt a master plan for parks and recreation in Dawson County after officials revised the proposal to suit current economic uncertainties. The board postponed the vote in December saying the park's initial plan, which called for improvements to existing amenities and acquiring land for new parks, was ambitious and unrealistic in today's sluggish economy.
Commissioners held their first meeting in the Dawson County Government Center on Feb. 2. The meeting room's new electronic system allows commissioners to cast votes electronically on agenda items. The votes are then displayed on several flat screen monitors inside the board's assembly room on the second floor.
The race for sheriff in Dawson County has become a three-man contest. Last week, lifelong resident Johnny Glass said he has been encouraged to run and, if elected, plans to focus on the community.
Dawson County's chief magistrate judge has announced she will seek a second term. "I care about magistrate court, I care about the citizens in this county, and I want to represent them for another four years," said Lisa Thurmond, who was elected in 2008 after serving as associate magistrate judge for four years.
A bill that would allow free tastings of distilled spirits at distilleries for educational and promotional tours topped the discussion Saturday morning when State Rep. Amos Amerson sat down to breakfast with voters in Dawson County. Dawsonville City Councilman James Grogan said he attended the breakfast to gauge Amerson's interest in House Bill 514, which would allow free tastings of distilled spirits at distilleries. The bill could have a direct impact on one that is ...
The proposed digital, illuminated sign for the city of Dawsonville has cleared another step in the process to becoming a reality. As part of the Dawsonville Planning Commission meeting on March 18, the city had requested a variance to its own ordinance regulating the size and luminosity of digital signs.
The Dawson County Republican Party met March. 9 to discuss the coming year. Clint Bearden, chairman of the 2012-13 board led the Republican Party in its annual meeting.