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Power enters council race

Political newcomer Jason Power announced Saturday that he will seek a seat on the Dawsonville City Council in the November election.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


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


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Joint committee to tackle rural Georgia’s high-speed internet challenges

Members of Dawson County's state delegation have been tasked with tackling rural Georgia's high-speed internet challenges.

June 29, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


White primer on Historic Courthouse concerns residents

The past few weeks have had many residents in Dawson County in full fret mode as they have driven through downtown Dawsonville and seen the ...

June 08, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Water quality improved for Pigeon Creek

Water quality has improved for residents living in Pigeon Creek Estates following the city's move to reroute service through a new well.

June 07, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Proposed city budget up $400,000 from current year

The park going in behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex and plans to continue with a downtown revitalization project top capital expenses in the city's ...

June 02, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


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


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