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Revision to proposed sign ordinance online

The public has two more weeks to review proposed changes to the county's sign ordinance.

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners plans to wait until June 2 to vote on the proposed changes in order to give the public time to review the document, which is available online at dawsoncounty.org.

May 25, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Sunday sales a possibility

It appears Dawsonville residents will get to decide in November whether to allow package sales of alcohol at stores in the city on Sundays.

In a rare 3-2 decision, two Dawsonville city councilmen and Mayor Joe Lane Cox voted Monday night to hold the referendum.

May 25, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Sacrifice remembered

Lori Mitchell held a handmade memorial and wiped tears from her eyes as she thought about the men and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

May 18, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


District lines may be shifted

Recent census numbers have officials looking at the possibility of redrawing the Dawson County commission districts.

May 18, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Board considering fire lane ordinance

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners is considering an ordinance that would target motorists who block fire lanes and park in handicap designated spaces without permits.

May 18, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Firefighters have drive for burn foundation

For the next three weekends in Dawson County and throughout Georgia, firefighters will be in the streets and at local shopping centers collecting funds for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation's 2011 "Give Burns the Boot" drive.

May 11, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Local businessman announces council bid

A downtown businessman announced Monday he will seek a seat on the Dawsonville City Council in the November election.

May 11, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Peace officer memorial service set for Monday

Each day, more than 900,000 law enforcement officers nationwide put their lives on the line for the safety and protection of others.

May 11, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


City to reconsider referendum on Sunday sales

At least two Dawsonville officials are feeling heartburn over an item discussed at the May 2 city council meeting.

May 11, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


City talks Sunday alcohol

While no vote was taken Monday night, Dawsonville's city council doesn't seem to be sold on the idea of Sunday alcohol sales at stores.

May 04, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Official honored for work

A local official was recognized by his peers Monday night for contributions to public service in county government.

May 04, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Commission backs raising lake level

Dawson is the latest county to sign a resolution in favor of raising the water level of Lake Lanier.

April 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Officials plan for drop in tax digest

More than a month remains before property tax assessments go out, but local officials are bracing for at least a 10 percent drop in collections.

April 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners need more time with sign ordinance

After much discussion over proposed changes to the Dawson County sign ordinance, the board of commissioners decided to hold off on a vote for another month.

April 20, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Real first responders

In a time of crisis, they're the calming voice on the other end of the phone line, the one with answers or advice.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


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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


DCES restructures command staff

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

January 13, 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


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


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