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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


County increases by 39 percent

The City of Dawsonville grew by more than 139 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to U.S. Census results released last week.

March 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


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Doug Collins holds onto seat in US House 9th District

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, reclaimed his 9th District congressional seat Tuesday after a scrappy primary fight with four GOP challengers.

May 25, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Tax commissioner, sheriff's races head to run-off

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 ...

May 25, 2016 | By Amy French, afrench@dawsonnews.com By Michele Hester, mhester@dawsonnews.com | Government


Thurmond, Gaines, Nix chosen for commission posts

Votes are in for races in Dawson County.

May 24, 2016 | | Government


Primary election is set for Tuesday

Advanced voting continues through Friday for Tuesday's General Primary election.

May 18, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Residents vow to fight for hydrants

Residents living in the areas of Kilough and Nix Bridge roads are vowing to continue their fight to get fire hydrants in the area.

May 17, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Congressional candidates cite federal agencies, programs they’d end

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 ...

May 13, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Vape devices, electronic cigarettes banned on county property

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 ...

May 12, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


BOC vote angers residents

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 ...

May 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Official: Smelly city water is safe for consumption

Despite a lingering foul odor, water from a city of Dawsonville well is safe for human consumption, according to officials.

May 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Collins faces 4 GOP foes in bid to keep 9th District House seat

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 ...

May 06, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Neikirk named CFO for Dawson County

Dawson County has a new chief financial officer.

May 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners reevaluating water authority’s proposal

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 ...

May 05, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


City takes steps to find source of water odors

Jim Watson has changed out his hot water heater. He's flushed the tanks with bleach. He's sent water samples off to labs for ...

May 04, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Candidates tout qualifications, experience at forum

Early voting is underway for the May 24 General Primary.

May 04, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Early voting begins Monday for May 24 General Primary

The early voting period for this year's May 24 General Primary begins Monday at the Dawson County Voter Registration and Elections Office in downtown ...

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


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