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City approves budget

It's been almost three decades since the city of Dawsonville had a property tax increase.

June 09, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Early voting begins

Early voting began Monday for the July 20 primary and will continue through July 16 at the Dawson County Elections and Registration Office.

June 09, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Officials caution against ‘turf war’

Dawsonville officials are looking to resolve a service area dispute with the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority that both sides have said could end up in court.

June 02, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Road dispute winds down

A decade long dispute over who's responsible for the upkeep of two roads in the Chestatee subdivision is expected to come to an end on Thursday.

June 02, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Court sides with city in suit

A Superior Court judge has sided with the city of Dawsonville in a three-year-old lawsuit involving the rezoning of a portion of the Gold Creek subdivision.

June 02, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


New government center building on schedule

Anyone planning to go to the courthouse over the next few months should plan a little longer walk to the front door.

June 02, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

4 p.m. Thursday at city hall

May 26, 2010 | | Government


U.S. House race down to two

Alicia Wright of Dawson County sometimes hears people complain about who gets voted into office.

May 19, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners regular meeting agenda

6 p.m. May 20 at city hall

May 19, 2010 | | Government


K-9 handlers receive national certifications

Two handlers from the Dawson County Emergency Services K-9 Strike Team are now certified to national standards.

May 19, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Berg elected group's third vice president

Mike Berg, chairman of the Dawson County Board of Commissioners, was elected last month to serve the Association County Commissioners of Georgia as third vice president.

May 12, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners work session agenda

L. New Business 1.Permit for Assembly: Tour of Atlanta Bike Race – Mr. James Lowe 2. Permit for Assembly: Poker Run for Dawson Humane Society – Adrienne Patterson 3. Proclamation: Emergency Services Week – EMA Director Billy Thurmond 4. Approval of the Emergency Services Fundraiser for Stations #5 & #6 – EMA Director Billy Thurmond 5. Approval of the Assistance to Fire Fighters Grant – EMA Director Billy Thurmond 6. Approval to declare surplus: F-250 Pick Up from Road Department – Public Works Director David Headley 7. Approval of GIS Website Hosting/Maintenance Services – Planning Director David McKee 8. Approval of AV Consultant for Dawson County ...

May 12, 2010 | | Government


City recognized for system

The city of Dawsonville was recently honored by a statewide association that recognizes exceptional water systems on a local level.

May 12, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Service remembered

Law enforcement officers know they should never take threats lightly.

May 12, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioner graduates from ACCG programs

James Swafford was recognized by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia for completion of the Commissioners Training Program and the Certified Commissioners Advanced Program at the association's 96th annual meeting held recently at the Savannah Civic Center in Chatham County.

May 12, 2010 | editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


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Salary study finds pay lagging in Dawson

A recent salary study commissioned by Dawson County found there are positions within the government that are below the recommended minimum pay level compared to neighboring jurisdictions.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Authority closes on park land

The Downtown Development Authority has closed on a loan to buy 18 acres behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex for a planned city park.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Perdue bests Kingston in Senate runoff

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.

July 23, 2014 | From DCN regional staff reports | Government


Funding shift helps chamber

Dawson County commissioners last week approved a measure that will help the local office of tourism and development pay its rent.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Commission sets millage rate

Some Dawson County residents may see a slight property tax increase following the county commission's vote last week to set the millage rate at 8.138 mills.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


AT&T calling on city

Dawsonville once had just one choice for cable and Internet service, but the choices are rapidly expanding.

July 09, 2014 | David Renner | Government


County, city reach SPLOST agreement

County and city officials have reached an agreement on how funds will be split if the upcoming 1-cent sales tax extension is approved by voters in November.

July 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


School board sets millage

Citing a returning tax digest and economic upturn, the Dawson County Board of Education voted 4-0 during its July 7 meeting to maintain last year's millage rate of 17.246 mills.

July 09, 2014 | David Renner | Government


County continues tax rate discussions

A meeting last week was the public's first of three opportunities to weigh in on the county's millage rate.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


County, city near deal for tax split

Dawson County and Dawsonville officials are soon expected to ratify an agreement on a proposed extension of the 1-cent sales tax that will go before voters in November.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


First public hearing on millage rate is Thursday

A meeting Thursday will be the public's first of three opportunities to weigh in on a proposed increase to the county's millage rate.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City, chamber make agreement

The city of Dawsonville has decided to provide money to a Dawson County organization in return for promotional services.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Deadline looms for SPLOST agreement

Thursday is the deadline for county and city officials to reach an agreement on the upcoming special purpose local option sales tax extension set to go before voters in November.

June 18, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawsonville election will stay put in 2015

Dawsonville has decided keep its 2015 municipal election at the Dawson County Board of Elections instead of returning it to city hall.

June 18, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Council approves budget

The city of Dawsonville has approved a $2.6 million budget for fiscal year 2014-15, though one councilman expressed reservations with the suddenness of a pay increase for city workers.

June 18, 2014 | David Renner | Government


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