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Hamby wins District 3 seat

Dawson County has a new District 3 county commissioner.

July 21, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Commission adopts millage rate for 2011

There was no discussion among the board and no remarks from the public last Thursday when the Dawson County commission voted 4-0 to keep the current millage rate for 2011.

July 21, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Tea Party meeting draws large crowd

The words "Hello patriots" sent a rumble of applause through a crowd of about 100 July 13 as the Dawson County Tea Party met for the first time.

July 21, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Jail chief named tops in the state

A year after taking over as detention center administrator, Dawson County Sheriff's Maj. Jeff Johnson was named the state's top jail commander.

July 21, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Votes are counted

Dawson County voters headed to the polls today to cast their ballots for the counties next clerk of superior court and district 3 county commissioner.

July 20, 2010 | Newsroom staff editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


A 'steady stream' of voters today

As of 1:15 p.m. today, more than 1,137 voters had filed in to cast their ballots in Dawson County.

July 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Board of Commissioners regular meeting agenda

6 p.m. July 15 at city hall

July 14, 2010 | | Government


Three residents tapped for panel

A group of local business leaders agreed earlier this week to sit on an economic advisory council for the 9th Congressional District.

July 14, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Tax increase unlikely

While neighboring counties are opting to increase property taxes to offset declining revenue, Dawson County officials do not plan to raise the millage rate for 2011.

July 14, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Candidates make their final appeals to voters

From waving flags on street corners to knocking on doors and sending mass e-mails, candidates are hoping to rake in support as the July 20 primary election enters its final days.

July 14, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Board declares loss in clerk case

The Dawson County commission voted Thursday to officially declare a loss in an effort to recover the nearly $225,000 in funds taken from the local Clerk of Courts office.

July 07, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Early voting turnout lower than expected

With less than two weeks left before Election Day, the steady stream of early voters at the Dawson County Board of Elections has almost dried up.

July 07, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Board of commissioners work session agenda

L. New business

July 07, 2010 | | Government


Traffic advisory for holiday

Authorities are advising travelers not attending Saturday's Dawson Day Sparks in the Park fireworks display at Rock Creek Park to avoid the area.

June 30, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Hopefuls for clerk face off at forum

Passport fees and fiscal responsibility topped discussions during a June 24 political forum at Dawson County Middle School.

June 30, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


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Commissioners to work with sheriff on budget

A gallery of uniformed deputies, plainclothes officers and administrative staff filed into the Dawson County Board of Commissioner's meeting room on Thursday to see if budget demands made by the sheriff to increase pay would be approved.

November 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


County workers could see cost of living increases

County workers could see a pay increase on their next paychecks if commissioners approve a 2 percent cost of living adjustment suggested by County Manager Cindy Campbell.

November 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Sen. Gooch elected Senate Majority Whip

State Sen. Steve Gooch was named to the third ranking leadership position in the Senate Republican Caucus for the upcoming legislative session on Monday.

November 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Councilman named to fill vacancy

The city of Dawsonville has appointed a new city councilman to replace a seat vacated earlier this month.

November 19, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Amendment by local legislator passes

Georgia voters last week approved an amendment to the state's Constitution that imposes additional fees for reckless driving violations when they are pleaded down from driving under the influence.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Road repaving could hinge on agreement with city

A portion of road could be skipped when the county begins a repaving project on Burt Creek Road if an agreement with the city isn't reached.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


House Republicans re-elect Ralston

Rep. David Ralston will retain his position as one of the most powerful leaders in the Georgia General Assembly after House Republicans unanimously approved his nomination as Speaker of the House for another two years during Monday morning's caucus meeting at the state capitol.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Advocates urge BOC to support adult literacy

The first of two public hearings required before commissioners can adopt the county's 2015 budget brought out a handful of speakers in support of adult literacy.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City, county authority receives state loan

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority recently made an announcement regarding both the city of Dawsonville and a Dawson County entity.

November 05, 2014 | David Renner | Government


First hearing on county budget is Thursday

Residents have their first chance to make comments on the county's proposed 2015 budget Thursday.

November 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City councilman resigns

Dawsonville welcomed new residents to the city but also bid farewell to one of its council members during a meeting Monday night.

November 05, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Salary study is complete

Results from a recent salary study show pay for workers in many Dawson County government positions lags behind the suggested minimum standards.

November 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


SPLOST extension overwhelmingly passes

Voters in Dawson County overwhelmingly approved extending the current 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST).

November 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City to form Historic Preservation Commission

After reviewing an ordinance regarding the city's historical preservation, one city council member has decided to expand the role.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | Government


SPLOST, governor’s race on Tuesday’s ballot

Proponents for extending the county's 1-cent sales tax for six more years hope their campaign mail-outs, speaking engagements and social media presence to promote a "yes" vote resonates at the polls.

October 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


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