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Program helps clear roadsides in county

A new program designed to give community service workers a way to complete court-mandated service hours is clearing roadsides throughout the county.

February 02, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Communications now to include e-mail updates

Dawson County Government has expanded its communication services to bring news and other information to residents through e-mail updates.

February 02, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Gooch added to transportation projects board

State Sen. Steve Gooch was named last week as the senate appointee to the Georgia Mountains Transportation Roundtable.

February 02, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Voting Session Agenda

6 p.m. Feb. 3 at city hall

February 02, 2011 | | Government


Mayor, city council terms to expire in 2011

Public office terms ending this year are the posts of Dawsonville City Council members Mike Wilson and Mike Sosebee. The term of Mayor Joe Lane Cox will also expire.

January 26, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


City, school officials take helm for year

The Dawson County School Board and the Dawsonville City Council each respectively chose new offices for members last week.

January 26, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Commission approves historical designation

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to establish a new zoning designation that could deem certain locations in the county as "historic."

January 26, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


City may condemn land

Calvin Byrd said Dawsonville officials have spoken with downtown merchants and polled visitors.

January 26, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


County objects to city annexation

A farmer's application for annexation into the city, which was withdrawn earlier this month, was met recently with some opposition from Dawson County government.

January 26, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Director says ‘attaboy’ to locals

Despite record-breaking snowfall and the accumulation of ice on heavily-traveled routes last week, Billy Thurmond said Dawson County roadways looked pretty darn good.

January 19, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Annexation request withdrawn

A Dawson County landowner has withdrawn his request to annex property near the site of a controversial motorsports park into Dawsonville.

January 19, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Senator tapped for top post

While last week's arctic blast cut into the state's legislative activities, the new District 51 state senator said to expect great things to happen when the Senate reconvenes Jan. 24.

January 19, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Local official tapped for regional post

The group charged with pushing a new 1-cent sales tax for regional transportation projects met for the first time last week as it aims to put the vote on a ballot in 2012.

January 12, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Commission approves mobile unit for shelter

A vote by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners last week allows a modular building that will be used as a surgical center to be placed next to the local animal shelter.

January 12, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


New commissioner makes appointments

Dawson County's newest commissioner selected familiar faces as his appointments to the county's planning commission.

January 12, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


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City election qualifying begins next week

Dawsonville citizens who want to be involved in their town's government will have the chance next week to toss their hat into the ring ...

August 26, 2015 | David Renner | Government


BOC votes to increase employee pay

County employees will soon see a few more dollars going into their wallets after the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved pay raises Thursday night.

August 26, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Water odor prompts filter examination

This year, the City of Dawsonville has been continuing with water improvement plans to update its water infrastructure. However, this has not come without a ...

August 25, 2015 | David Renner | Government


County leader believes future vision talks overdue

County Commission Chairman Mike Berg was seated next to School Superintendent Damon Gibbs last week at a chamber of commerce event when he mentioned two ...

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


City finds solution to animal control saga

The City of Dawsonville believes that it has finally solved its on-going animal control issues.

August 19, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Election qualifying begins soon

Qualifying for Dawsonville's Nov. 3 election opens in two weeks.

August 19, 2015 | David Renner | Government


City council updates spending policy

The Dawsonville City Council on Monday voted unanimously to revise its current financial policy to move toward a spending reimbursement system rather than the use ...

August 05, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


DNR ranger up for national boating officer award

Come fall, Cpl. Jason Roberson, a Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement ranger from Dawsonville, could be the nation's top boating officer.

July 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County chairman presented award at chamber luncheon

While it wasn't a new honor for County Commission Chair Mike Berg, it was the first time that his fellow commissioners and county employees ...

July 22, 2015 | David Renner | Government


City considers firearm discharge ordinance

After some citizen complaints, the Dawsonville City Council is taking into consideration an ordinance to curb firearm discharge within the city limits.

July 22, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Bond burning marks government center payoff

Haynes Johnson has driven by the Dawson County Government Center thousands of times, and yet, he's still awestruck by the structure.

July 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


School leaders plan to lower millage rate

With two of its three required hearings held, the Dawson County Board of Education has announced that it will be lowering its millage rate.

July 22, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Performance pay raises in works for county employees

County officials are looking to put extra dollars into their employees' wallets.

July 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


County bond burning ceremony planned Thursday

It was three and a half years ago that the then new Dawson County Government Center officially opened for business.

July 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Sheriff proposes pay raises for longtime employees

Longtime employees of the Dawson County Sheriff's Office are likely to get pay increases in the coming weeks.

July 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


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