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Dawsonville council brings animal control in-house

After months and months of discussions, debate and failed attempts to reach agreements, Dawsonville's city council on Monday voted to take control of its own animal control issues.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Talks of developing 10,000 acres in Dawson Forest resurface

County officials have had little contact and have been given even less information involving the 10,000 acre Dawson Forest Wildlife Management tract owned by the City of Atlanta, despite reports that real estate developers are once again eyeing the land.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Debate between sheriff's candidates set for Thursday

Citizens have a chance to hear from the men vying to be Dawson County's next sheriff during a candidates forum at the Dawson County Library Thursday evening.

December 09, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


David Headley named Dawsonville city manager

Council members voted Monday night to name David Headley Dawsonville's city manager.

December 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioner will not seek reelection

Dawson County Commissioner James Swafford recently announced that he will not seek reelection in 2016.

December 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners deny slaughterhouse zoning

A family that has spent more than $50,000 on equipment in preparation of opening a butchery and slaughterhouse on the east side of the county found out last week that their request to rezone their property would not be approved.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Date set for rescheduled sheriff’s candidate debate

Organizers have set a date to reschedule a recently canceled sheriff's candidate debate.

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


BOC begins search for next county manager

The search for Dawson County's next chief administrative officer began last week when commissioners opened advertisements to replace Cindy Campbell, who unexpectedly resigned last month.

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Council names finalists for city manager

Council members have named two finalists for Dawsonville's newly created city manager position.

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government




Sheriff’s debate canceled

Organizers have canceled tonight's debate at McKee's Chapel.

November 12, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners approve 2016 spending plan

Commissioners approved the county's 2016 spending plan last week with the addition of a $408,000 increase over what was initially proposed.

November 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


First Dawson County sheriff’s debate set for Thursday

The first planned debate for candidates vying to be Dawson County's next sheriff will be held tomorrow at McKee's Chapel.

November 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Emergency services director to retire

Dawson County's longest standing employee recently announced he plans to retire in December after nearly four decades on the job.

November 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Wrong return envelopes sent out with recent car tag renewals

The state of Georgia is using a new company to send out vehicle registration renewals.

November 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


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Pastor Protection Act passes first hurdles

One of several proposed religious freedom bills won approval in the Georgia House Judiciary Commitee on Tuesday and now moves on to the full House ...

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Randall Dowling hired as new Dawson County manager

In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of Randall Dowling as the county's new manager and ...

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Former city councilman will run for county commission seat

Former Dawsonville City Councilman Chris Gaines announced last week that he plans to seek Dawson County's District 2 commission seat.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Randall Dowling hired as new Dawson County manager

In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of Randall Dowling as the county's new manager and ...

February 04, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


City moving forward with park plans

City officials are entertaining design concepts for the new park going in behind Dawsonville Municipal Complex.

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Tax commissioner will not seek 4th term

Dawson County's longtime tax commissioner announced on Monday that she will not seek re-election.

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


City workshop draws small crowd

A first of its kind workshop in Dawsonville gave local residents the opportunity last week to learn more about the goings on in city government.

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


City considering water rate hike

Water customers in the City of Dawsonville could soon see a slight rate increase.

January 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Commission chair will not seek 4th term

When you blow the candles out on your 70th birthday, there also comes a certain degree of privilege.

January 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


BOC expected to approve new county manager next week

The search for a new county manager is expected to come to close next week as commissioners anticipate a vote on the matter during their ...

January 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


City reschedules citizen discussion workshop

Dawsonville's inaugural citizen discussion workshop planned for tonight has been rescheduled due to the potential for hazardous weather conditions.

January 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Tanner: Bill aims to balance rights

The author of a controversial faith-based bill introduced last week says opponents are not considering both sides of the debate.

January 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Candidates make cases for position

Last week's work session of the Dawson County Board of Commissioners was a bit more crowded than typical.

January 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


City animal control investigates dog bite

City of Dawsonville officials are investigating the report by a local postal worker, who said he was bitten by a dog while on his route ...

January 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Search for county manager down to 4

After a two month search and a week of interviews, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners has narrowed the field of county manager candidates to ...

January 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


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