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Search, rescue welcomes new recruit

A six-week-old chocolate lab named Nitro is the newest recruit on the Dawson County Emergency Services K-9 search and rescue team.

February 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County breaks ground on new courthouse

Tractors began moving dirt moments after Dawson County officials broke ground on a new courthouse and government center Thursday afternoon.

January 28, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Election board moves to new office

The U.S. Department of Justice has approved the county's request to combine precincts and create three voting locations in the county.

January 27, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


County to break ground on new courthouse, government center

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners, along with county staff and court administrators, will break ground on a new courthouse and government center at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28. The event, orginally scheduled for Jan. 20 was rescheduled late Tuesday afternoon, due to the threat of inclement weather.

January 20, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners regular meeting agenda

6. p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21 at city hall

January 20, 2010 | | Government


Water planning council to meet next week

Members of a water planning council will gather Jan. 26 in Dawsonville to work on a regional plan that could guide the Georgia Environmental Protection Division's operation and vision for the area.

January 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


City revenue on the decline

Dawsonville's tax revenues continued to slide in 2009, according to a report the city council reviewed during its first meeting of the year.

January 13, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Ralston elected speaker of House

David Ralston, a Republican from Blue Ridge, has been elected speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives.

January 13, 2010 | By Ashley Fielding DCN regional staff | Government


New ISO ratings mean a safer county

The Monday after Christmas Dawson County Emergency Services opened a present it had been waiting on.

January 13, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners called session agenda

L. New Business from Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 Agenda 1. Board Appointments: • Library Board • Planning Commission – Districts 2, 4 and Chairman 2. Reappointments of County Attorney, County Clerk, County Manager and Vice Chairman 3. Approval of the Courthouse Construction contract 4. Ratification of Agreement L. New Business for the Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 Agenda 1. Approval of 2010 Mentoring Fiscal Agent Contract – Ms. Bindy Auvermann 2. Discussion of HVAC Bids – Public Works Director David Headley 3. Approval of 2010 Mileage Reimbursement Rate – County Manager Tanner 4. Howard Avenue Lease Agreement - County Manager Tanner 5. Discussion of Jail and Parking Lot ...

January 13, 2010 | | Government


Time change set for city council meetings

To save time and money, Dawsonville officials have moved city council meeting times up two hours, from 7 to 5 p.m., effective in February.

January 06, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Board of Commissioners regular meeting agenda

6 p.m. Thurday at city hall

January 06, 2010 | | Government


Grogan, Byrd take office

The two new faces on the Dawsonville City Council may differ in age, ideas and background, but they share a common goal for their hometown.

December 30, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Government


Local lawmaker voted to lead state House

Local lawmakers say North Georgia got an early Christmas present last week when David Ralston was named the next speaker of the state House of Representatives.

December 23, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Society’s funding hinges on audit

The local Humane Society must have a professional financial audit if it wants to receive funding from Dawson County, commissioners decided last week.

December 23, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


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County workers could see cost of living increases

County workers could see a pay increase on their next paychecks if commissioners approve a 2 percent cost of living adjustment suggested by County Manager Cindy Campbell.

November 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Sen. Gooch elected Senate Majority Whip

State Sen. Steve Gooch was named to the third ranking leadership position in the Senate Republican Caucus for the upcoming legislative session on Monday.

November 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Councilman named to fill vacancy

The city of Dawsonville has appointed a new city councilman to replace a seat vacated earlier this month.

November 19, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Amendment by local legislator passes

Georgia voters last week approved an amendment to the state's Constitution that imposes additional fees for reckless driving violations when they are pleaded down from driving under the influence.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Road repaving could hinge on agreement with city

A portion of road could be skipped when the county begins a repaving project on Burt Creek Road if an agreement with the city isn't reached.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


House Republicans re-elect Ralston

Rep. David Ralston will retain his position as one of the most powerful leaders in the Georgia General Assembly after House Republicans unanimously approved his nomination as Speaker of the House for another two years during Monday morning's caucus meeting at the state capitol.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Advocates urge BOC to support adult literacy

The first of two public hearings required before commissioners can adopt the county's 2015 budget brought out a handful of speakers in support of adult literacy.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City, county authority receives state loan

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority recently made an announcement regarding both the city of Dawsonville and a Dawson County entity.

November 05, 2014 | David Renner | Government


First hearing on county budget is Thursday

Residents have their first chance to make comments on the county's proposed 2015 budget Thursday.

November 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City councilman resigns

Dawsonville welcomed new residents to the city but also bid farewell to one of its council members during a meeting Monday night.

November 05, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Salary study is complete

Results from a recent salary study show pay for workers in many Dawson County government positions lags behind the suggested minimum standards.

November 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


SPLOST extension overwhelmingly passes

Voters in Dawson County overwhelmingly approved extending the current 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST).

November 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City to form Historic Preservation Commission

After reviewing an ordinance regarding the city's historical preservation, one city council member has decided to expand the role.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | Government


SPLOST, governor’s race on Tuesday’s ballot

Proponents for extending the county's 1-cent sales tax for six more years hope their campaign mail-outs, speaking engagements and social media presence to promote a "yes" vote resonates at the polls.

October 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Annexation coming to head

On Monday, Dawsonville residents will have one final chance to voice their opinions on the latest wave of annexation requests before the city council.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | Government


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