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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


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


DCES restructures command staff

It's a New Year, and Dawson County Emergency Services has a new director.

January 13, 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 the top four applicants.

January 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Ralston on list of Georgia’s most influential

A high-ranking member of Dawson County's legislative delegation has been named to a power list of the most influential leaders of Georgia in 2016.

January 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


City plans citizen discussion workshop

Citizens will soon have the opportunity to meet face to face with the city of Dawsonville's new manager.

January 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson commissioners continue search for county manager

Dawson County commissioners plan to interview several applicants this week in their search to appoint a new county manager and chief operating officer.

January 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Sheriff candidates talk priorities in first meetup of political season

Candidates vying to be Dawson County's next sheriff fielded questions from the public Thursday during the first of what is expected to be many candidate forums as the May election draws closer.

December 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Road improvements top SPLOST VI projects

With special purpose local option sales tax collections continuing to roll in at the anticipated rate, county officials are readying to move forward with projects approved by voters last year.

December 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


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


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Thurmond, Gaines, Nix chosen for commission posts

Votes are in for races in Dawson County.

May 24, 2016 | | Government


Primary election is set for Tuesday

Advanced voting continues through Friday for Tuesday's General Primary election.

May 18, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Residents vow to fight for hydrants

Residents living in the areas of Kilough and Nix Bridge roads are vowing to continue their fight to get fire hydrants in the area.

May 17, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Congressional candidates cite federal agencies, programs they’d end

Get rid of the IRS, the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Education and even U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, who has waffled over ...

May 13, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Vape devices, electronic cigarettes banned on county property

Vape devices and electronic cigarettes are now banned on county government property following last week's decision by the board of commissioners to modify Dawson ...

May 12, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


BOC vote angers residents

Residents living along Kilough Church and Nix Bridge roads are furious at county commissioners for voting down a proposal that would have brought fire hydrants ...

May 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Official: Smelly city water is safe for consumption

Despite a lingering foul odor, water from a city of Dawsonville well is safe for human consumption, according to officials.

May 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Collins faces 4 GOP foes in bid to keep 9th District House seat

In a crowded field, five men with varying backgrounds are vying for the right to continue the Republican hold on the 9th District seat in ...

May 06, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Neikirk named CFO for Dawson County

Dawson County has a new chief financial officer.

May 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners reevaluating water authority’s proposal

County commissioners are set to revisit a proposed intergovernmental agreement that, if approved, would result in the installation of fire hydrants in a currently underserved ...

May 05, 2016 | Michele Hester | 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


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