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Emergency workers receive valor award

The dramatic rescue of a hiker who fell nearly 30 feet off Cochran Falls last year earned several local first responders with awards of valor.

September 18, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Mental health court making strides in Dawson County

Since February, Dawson County has been home to the Health, Empowerment, Linkage and Possibilities, or HELP, Court.

September 11, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Board restores authority funding

The Dawson County commission on Thursday voted to restore funding to the group responsible for recruiting industrial development.

September 11, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Election qualifying ends

Qualifying for the Dawsonville City Council election Nov. 5 closed with three candidates, including two incumbents, filing to run.

September 04, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


City, authority review agreement

Dawsonville and the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority have begun talks on a new agreement that could allow the city to expand its water and sewer customer base.

September 04, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


County to adopt 2014 budget

Citizens have one last chance to make comments on the county's proposed spending plan for 2014.

September 04, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Training offers life-saving tool

Communications officers from Dawson and Lumpkin counties took a training course last week that "should be mandated statewide," according to the instructor.

August 28, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City qualifying deadline Friday

Candidates who wish to qualify for Dawsonville's Nov. 5 election have until Friday to submit their forms.

August 28, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Communications officer wins award

A longtime communications officer with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office was recently named the 2013 Terminal Agency Coordinator of the Year for the northeast region.

August 21, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


County asked for pet license fee

Commissioners were asked last week to consider imposing a registration fee for pets in the county.

August 21, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Reaction on roundabout mixed

Residents have mixed feelings about a proposed roundabout at Hwy. 53 and Elliott Family Parkway, though many agree something is needed to slow traffic in the area west of Dawsonville.

August 21, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Qualifying begins next week for city

Qualifying for Dawsonville's Nov. 5 election begins Monday.

August 21, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Authority funding may be reinstated

The group responsible for bringing new commercial and industrial developments to Dawson County could be in danger of closing within the next 18 months if it doesn't secure county funding.

August 14, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Roads reflect racing

Formerly-numbered streets in Dawsonville will be renamed, though the move doesn't appear to be quite as popular as first thought.

August 07, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


DOT proposes roundabout

State transportation officials have announced a public meeting to discuss proposed improvements to the intersection of Hwy. 53 West and Elliott Family Parkway.

July 31, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


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County seeks back taxes from business

County officials are once again seeking legal action against a local hotel owner over delinquent taxes.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


County plans hearings on proposed burn ordinance

Dawson County officials have agreed to move forward with public hearings on a proposed ordinance that would limit where debris from construction sites can be burned.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City of Dawsonville to hold week of events

The city of Dawsonville will be hosting a week of events as part of a statewide initiative to boost town tourism and appreciation.

April 09, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Second political forum scheduled for Tuesday

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will be holding a political forum for candidates running for local elected office.

April 09, 2014 | David Renner | Government


City issues bonds to restructure water debt

Concluding nearly a year of talks, the city of Dawsonville has issued bonds to restructure debt on previous loans from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority and U.S. Department of Agriculture.

April 09, 2014 | David Renner | Government


City plans bond issue for water

After almost a year of talks and planning, the city of Dawsonville is finally ready to issue bonds aimed at restructuring debt.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Candidates debate issues

Citizens had their first chance to hear from candidates vying for the county's District 1 Commission seat last week during a political forum held by the Dawson County Republican Party.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Board of commissioners consider burn ordinance

County commissioners are considering an ordinance that would place new regulations on where debris from construction sites can be burned.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


County looking at grant

Dawson County officials are looking into several grants intended to accelerate the construction of a major retail center along Ga. 400.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Senate passes bill for sludge

Legislation that would place tougher regulations on sludge application overwhelmingly passed in the Senate last week and now awaits the governor's approval.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Deadline Monday for health care sign-ups

With open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act closing next Monday, there is not much time left to sign up for health insurance if you are not already covered.

March 26, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Chair: Road needs repairs

The chairman of the Dawson County Board of Commissioners last week declared a state of local emergency for a section of Kelly Bridge Road that officials say needs immediate repair.

March 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City looking at land

Dawsonville is working to acquire property between the Municipal Complex and library to use as an activity center and green space.

March 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


2012 election complaints investigated

Dawson County election officials are confident the Secretary of State's office will find no merit in complaints a resident filed in 2012.

March 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Employee reprimanded for using county vehicle

A longtime Dawson employee has been reprimanded and suspended without pay for one day after he admitted to using his county-owned vehicle to haul firewood to his home last week.

March 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


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