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Sheriff shifting positions

The struggling economy, evolving crime trends and the county's new courthouse have forced Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle to re-evalute his agency's operations.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Speaks named assistant chief

A career firefighter and paramedic was recently named assistant chief for Dawson County Emergency Services.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Retirement plan could be cost saver

A recent decision by the Dawson County commission to offer some employees early retirement could save local government about $20,000 per year, according to officials.

March 09, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Government receives excellence award

For the third time in six years, Dawson County's government has been recognized for its efforts and efficiency.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Chief appraiser to retire in April

It's just a coincidence that Dawson County's chief tax appraiser's last day is April 15.

February 23, 2011 | | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners work session

4 p.m. Feb. 24 at City Hall

February 23, 2011 | | Government


Dawsonville may land airstrip

The city of Dawsonville has big plans for land owned by its most famous racing family.

February 23, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Council approves study on parking

The city council has directed Dawsonville's engineer to provide a cost estimate for conducting a parking study of the historic downtown area.

February 23, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


City may pursue parking study

Before city officials begin plans for a downtown parking and commons area in Dawsonville's historic district, Mayor Joe Lane Cox said they'll need to "prove a need for it."

February 16, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Simulator hones officers’ skills behind wheel

The last time Dawson County Sheriff's Deputy Charles Brantley took a defensive driving course, he was going through the academy.

February 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners work session agenda

4 p.m. Feb. 10 at city hall

February 09, 2011 | | Government


Transportation board position open

Dawson County could soon have new representation on the State Transportation Board.

February 09, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | Government


Officials recognized

Dawson County Emergency Services personnel attended the 39th Annual Firefighters Recognition Day held at the state capitol on Feb. 1. The event recognizes and pays tribute to the firefighting community.

February 09, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Program helps clear roadsides in county

A new program designed to give community service workers a way to complete court-mandated service hours is clearing roadsides throughout the county.

February 02, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Communications now to include e-mail updates

Dawson County Government has expanded its communication services to bring news and other information to residents through e-mail updates.

February 02, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


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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


Political newcomer promises to bring new perspective to county commission

A political newcomer who's been active in the local Republican Party for the last several years promises to bring a fresh perspective and new ...

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Drone bill waits Deal’s approval

A House bill awaiting the governor's signature has potential to set the stage for Georgia to be a leader in the unmanned aircraft industry.

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners reject long-term hydrant contract

County commissioners last week said they were not comfortable approving a long term contract with the local water and sewer authority for hydrants.

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


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