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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


City sewers getting upgrade

Sewer lines in the city of Dawsonville are in the process of having their life expectancy improved by about 50 years.

December 23, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Board tweaks election rules

Last week, Etowah Water and Sewer Authority made several changes to rules which determine nomination and election of its board members.

December 23, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Government


Ralston named speaker of the House

Rep. David Ralston was chosen Thursday by Georgia Republicans to be the next speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives.

December 17, 2009 | | Government


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Polls open Saturday for early voting

Polls are open Saturday in Dawson County for the upcoming Nov. 7 General Election.

October 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Twist in annexation issue

With the continued cycle of requests to annex property into Dawsonville and Dawson County's objections to such moves, one city council member's seat may hinge on the issue.

October 22, 2014 | David Renner | Government


SPLOST approval could generate $9.6 million

If voters approve a proposed extension of the 1-cent sales tax next month, the measure could generate as much as $9.6 million for projects within downtown Dawsonville.

October 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Tanner receives award for legislative leadership

Rep. Kevin Tanner was recently recognized by the Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission for his leadership in passing legislation that could transfer additional funding to help those with traumatic brain injuries.

October 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Official keeps pushing for consolidation

Commissioner Gary Pichon may have just two more months as an elected official, but that isn't stopping him from pushing for a consolidated government in Dawson County.

October 08, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Annexation disagreement continues

The Dawsonville City Council continues to field annexation requests, despite objections from the Dawson County commission.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Government


County reviews insurance coverage

The Dawson County commission is examining ways to reduce risks in liability involved with large public gatherings.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Swafford named state’s top deputy coroner

Lanier Swafford was recently named the state's top deputy coroner by the Georgia Coroner's Association.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Consolidation floated

A recent flurry of requests from Dawson County residents wanting to annex their property into Dawsonville has prompted officials to explore the possibility of a unified government.

September 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


More are seeking to annex

Despite protests from Dawson County officials concerning recent annexation requests, Dawsonville continues to receive applications from people who want to live in the city limits.

September 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City hears request for annexation

The city of Dawsonville held a public hearing Monday night on a Dawson County-contested annexation of 37 acres on Duck Thurmond Road.

September 10, 2014 | David Renner | Government


County objects to annexation into the city

Commissioners last week voted to deny the application from a county resident that wants to annex his west side property in the city of Dawsonville.

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


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