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County maintaining vehicles

With about 130 vehicles between emergency services, the sheriff's office, public works and the county administrative team, Dawson County spends about $200,000 a year on vehicle maintenance.

September 02, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Board approves furloughs

With tax revenue down by about 20 percent from last year, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners will save nearly $200,000 by furloughing all full time county employees.

August 26, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Board of Commissioners, 4 p.m. Thursday, city hall

K. New Business

August 26, 2009 | | Government


County opposes habitat proposal

Dawson County does not plan to join about a dozen other local governments in a habitat conservation plan for the Etowah River basin.

August 26, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Board of Commissioners regular meeting agenda

6 p.m. Thursday, city hall

August 19, 2009 | | Government


Board may approve furloughs

The Dawson County commission will consider Thursday whether to make county employees take Sept. 4 and four other unpaid "days of rest" this year.

August 19, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Berg to chair public defender council

Less than a year after his appointment to Governor Sonny Perdue's Public Defender Standards Council, Dawson County Commissioner Mike Berg has agreed to chair the board.

August 12, 2009 | | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at city hall

August 12, 2009 | | Government


Increase expected on 2009 tax bills

Homeowners can expect to pay between $200 and $300 more on their property taxes due to the cancellation of the state's homestead exemption for 2009.

August 12, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Workers facing furloughs

It wasn't an easy decision, but Dawson County's finance and budget staff is recommending employee furloughs beginning next month.

August 12, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at city hall

August 05, 2009 | | Government


Board to discuss ATV ordinance

County officials are considering an ordinance to regulate the use of all-terraine vehicles in Dawson County.

July 29, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


County adopts 2010 budget

With the approval of the county's operating budget last week, residents can breath a sigh of relief that there will be no tax increase in 2010.

July 22, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Board of Commissioners Work Session Agenda 4 p.m. Thursday

G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at city hall

July 22, 2009 | | Government


Board agrees to settle sign suit

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners placed a moratorium on sign permits last week following a decision to settle a lawsuit with a marketing company wanting to set up billboards on Ga. 400.

July 22, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


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Governor set to sign sludge bill

Gov. Nathan Deal will be in Dawsonville this morning to sign into law a bill that will place tougher regulations on sludge application.

April 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


District 7 candidates square off

In their first public debate, candidates for the District 7 seat in the state House of Representatives met last week in Dawsonville.

April 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Forum’s focus on issues

Several dozen local voters filled the auditorium at Dawson County Middle School last week to hear from candidates vying for the county's District 1 commission seat.

April 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


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


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