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Tea Party Patriots in town for rally

Tea Party Patriots from across North Georgia rallied Saturday for tax cuts and to stop wasteful spending.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


County, Etowah give back bonds

Last week, Etowah Water and Sewer Authority agreed to Dawson County government's plans to give back $1.8 million in bond money.

April 20, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Sheriff’s office reaches out with social media

Increasing numbers of law enforcement agencies are using Web sites and other social media outlets to communicate with the public to help solve crimes and to let people know about crimes happening near them.

April 20, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Council hears findings of recent parking study

As the city considers plans for a downtown parking and commons area in the historic district, it has employed the help of a professional to study the need.

April 13, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


BOC agenda, 4 p.m.

1. Presentation of Permit for Assembly: Kiwanis Club 5K/10K races application for parade and assembly, Planning Director David McKee and Kiwanis Club

April 13, 2011 | | Government


Officials bracing for budget pain

Budget woes topped discussion as the Dawson County commission gathered for a retreat at Amicalola Falls State Park.

April 06, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Finance director retires

After a decade of dedicated service, Dawson County's finance director has retired.

April 06, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


City backs off plans for airport

The city of Dawsonville has decided to shelve its plans to create an airport authority.

April 06, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

Voting session agenda, 6 p.m. April 7 at city hall

April 06, 2011 | | Government


Airport talk stirs ire

Residents concerned about the creation of a Dawsonville Airport Authority thronged Thursday night's public hearing at city hall.

March 31, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Secretary of State makes rounds through county

Secretary of State Brian Kemp made several stops throughout Dawsonville last week in an effort to meet constituents and leaders from each of the state's 159 counties this year.

March 30, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Fire chief named to council

Dawson County Emergency Services/Fire Chief Lanier Swafford was recently named to the Georgia Firefighters Standards and Training Council.

March 30, 2011 | | Government


Authority approves Hwy. 183 extension

In a 4-0 vote last week, the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority moved forward with plans for a $320,000 extension of water service on Hwy. 183.

March 30, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Residents ready for airport meeting

One might say Pepper Pettit is unhappy with the city of Dawsonville's plan to form an airport authority.

March 30, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Second hearing for sign ordinance April 7

Proposed changes to the county's sign ordinance are set to go before the Dawson County Board of Commissioners next week.

March 30, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


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Pastor Protection Act passes first hurdles

One of several proposed religious freedom bills won approval in the Georgia House Judiciary Commitee on Tuesday and now moves on to the full House ...

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


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 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Former city councilman will run for county commission seat

Former Dawsonville City Councilman Chris Gaines announced last week that he plans to seek Dawson County's District 2 commission seat.

February 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


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


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