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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


ATM installed at courthouse

Those needing cash to pay taxes, tickets, fines or fees at the Dawson County Government Center no longer have to leave the premises to find an ATM machine.

November 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


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Articles by Section - Government


City takes steps to find source of water odors

Jim Watson has changed out his hot water heater. He's flushed the tanks with bleach. He's sent water samples off to labs for ...

May 04, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Candidates tout qualifications, experience at forum

Early voting is underway for the May 24 General Primary.

May 04, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Early voting begins Monday for May 24 General Primary

The early voting period for this year's May 24 General Primary begins Monday at the Dawson County Voter Registration and Elections Office in downtown ...

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Political newcomer promises to bring new perspective to county commission

A political newcomer who's been active in the local Republican Party for the last several years promises to bring a fresh perspective and new ...

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Drone bill waits Deal’s approval

A House bill awaiting the governor's signature has potential to set the stage for Georgia to be a leader in the unmanned aircraft industry.

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners reject long-term hydrant contract

County commissioners last week said they were not comfortable approving a long term contract with the local water and sewer authority for hydrants.

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Events planned to meet local candidates

Early voting for the May 24th Election gets underway in less than three weeks, but there is still time to get to know the local ...

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


GOP House debate contrasts styles of 5 candidates

It's no surprise to see some agreement during a primary debate.

April 13, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


City gives GDOT nod to review Elliott airfield for FAA

The Dawsonville City Council on Monday voted to give the Georgia Department of Transportation its blessing to update a review of Elliott Airfield for the ...

April 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Agreement would add fire hydrants to underserved area

An agreement between the Dawson County Board of Commissioners and Etowah Water and Sewer Authority could bring more fire hydrants to the underserved areas of ...

April 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


More poll workers needed

Officials were expecting a larger than usual voter turnout for elections this year, but no one quite anticipated the influx of constituents ready to cast ...

April 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


9th Congressional District GOP primary debate set for Saturday

The Hall County GOP will host a Republican primary debate for U.S. 9th Congressional District candidates this Saturday in Gainesville.

April 06, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent DCN regional staff | Government


Williamson to challenge Gooch for 51st Senate district

One of the founders of Gilmer County's Tea Party has challenged State Sen. Steve Gooch for the 51st Senate District.

April 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Grant funds available to promote downtown business

Funds are once again available for entrepreneurs interested in bringing their businesses to Dawsonville.

March 30, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Deal veto lets down lawmakers

Local lawmakers expressed their disappointment in Gov. Nathan Deal's decision to veto a controversial faith-based bill that opponents said discriminates against same-sex couples.

March 30, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


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