A. Roll call
B. Opening presentation: Doris Cook, chairwoman of Dawson Against Substance Abuse
A new program is saving Dawson County Magistrate Court and Sheriff's Office time and money.
Designed by Icon Software Corp., the new EZ Warrant system brings officers and judges together through video conferencing to secure warrants and hold first appearance hearings.
One Dawson County commissioner said nothing raised during a recent public hearing on a proposed reservoir came as a surprise to him.
"I didn't hear any issues I haven't already heard before," Gary Pichon said of Thursday's session.
Tax Commissioner Linda Townley said budget constraints have forced her to close Dawson County's satellite tag and tax office effective Friday.
The office on Liberty Drive, off Hwy. 53 near Dawson Forest Road, opened in January to serve residents living along the busy Ga. 400 corridor.
A local victim advocate has been appointed to the board that reviews the state's sex offender registry and categorizes offenders.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced the appointment of Katie Strayhorn to the Sexual Offender Registration Review Board on Sept. 16. The term is for four years.
Changes to the Dawson County commission and school board districts have been approved by the governor.
Gov. Nathan Deal approved the local legislation last week. It now must be approved by the Department of Justice, according to Glenda Ferguson, chair of the Dawson County Board of Elections and Registration.
Dawson County Commissioner Gary Pichon says he's heard every concern discussed Thursday night during a public hearing on a proposed reservoir in the county.
"I didn't hear any issues I haven't already heard before," he said. "I wish the community as a whole would understand that we do not own that property, the state does not own that property in the Dawson tract and the county does not own that property."
Two agencies competing to build a proposed reservoir in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area made presentations to the Dawson County commission Sept. 8.
Also during the first of two public hearings on the matter, commissioners heard from several residents concerned about the proposal.
In the wake of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, another national day of remembrance has become overshadowed.
As declared in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan, Sept. 11 is 911 Emergency Number Day. It's a time to honor those who are the true first responders during a crisis.
Dawson County Commission Chairman Mike Berg encouraged members of the business community to take part in making Dawson County all it can be by talking to others about the county.
"The more we're able to get out and talk about who we are, the more likely business will want to expand here or move here," Berg said when he spoke during the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon last week.
The 2012 budget approved by Dawson County commissioners does not include funding for the local development authority.
The $140,000 intended for the group instead will go to buy four new patrol cars for the sheriff's office.
The ballot for the Nov. 8 municipal election is set after qualifying ended Friday.
Three challengers and two incumbents will vie for two Dawsonville City Council seats, while Mayor Joe Lane Cox drew no opposition.
One of three new fire trucks recently went into operation for Dawson County Emergency Services.
Engine 1, which went into service Aug. 31, will soon be joined by two additional new engines.
Local officials want the state Department of Transportation to hear from residents before making any improvements at Ga. 400 and Kilough Church Road.
The Dawson County commission's Sept. 1 vote to send the DOT a letter followed several weeks of discussions about the crossing.
J. Public hearings
1. Proposed Shoal Creek Reservoir and Grand Park (First of two hearings)
The past few weeks have had many residents in Dawson County in full fret mode as they have driven through downtown Dawsonville and seen the ...
Water quality has improved for residents living in Pigeon Creek Estates following the city's move to reroute service through a new well.
The park going in behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex and plans to continue with a downtown revitalization project top capital expenses in the city's ...
U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, reclaimed his 9th District congressional seat Tuesday after a scrappy primary fight with four GOP challengers.
Billy Thurmond, Chris Gaines and Julie Hughes Nix won their respective commission posts in Tuesday's primary election, while the tax commissioner and sheriff's ...
Votes are in for races in Dawson County.
Advanced voting continues through Friday for Tuesday's General Primary election.
Residents living in the areas of Kilough and Nix Bridge roads are vowing to continue their fight to get fire hydrants in the area.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Despite a lingering foul odor, water from a city of Dawsonville well is safe for human consumption, according to officials.
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 ...
Dawson County has a new chief financial officer.
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 ...