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Regional roads group meets today

Dawsonville plans to submit a downtown resurfacing project to a group tasked with influencing the direction of a proposed regional transportation tax, though the mayor is skeptical of its chances.

January 05, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Vacancy ahead on transportation board

Northeast Georgia could be without a representative on the State Transportation Board for a couple of months.

January 05, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | Government


Farmer wants to annex into city

A property owner across from the future site of a controversial motorsports park is looking to annex his land into the city of Dawsonville.

January 05, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Black has big shoes to fill as new ag leader

Gary Black is the state's new face of agriculture for the first time in 40 years.

December 29, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist DCN regional staff | Government


Lawman continues to recover from surgery

A Dawson County Sheriff's deputy who collapsed while en route to a call last week has been released from the hospital after undergoing emergency surgery.

December 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


City adopting water rules

The Dawsonville City Council approved an outdoor water use ordinance during a called meeting last week to keep in line with new Georgia codes.

December 22, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Five honored for achievements

Dawson County Emergency Services recently paid tribute to five individuals who made significant contributions to their profession and the department over the last three decades.

December 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Leaders sworn in

Public officials, both new and experienced, were sworn into office last week at the courthouse by the Dawson County Probate Judge.

December 22, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Blackwood to lead state highway safety office

December 17, 2010 | | Government


Chairman of commission receives regional honor

Mike Berg received an unexpected honor earlier this month when the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission named him its 2010 Elected Official of the Year.

December 15, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


City employees will get raise

For the second time this year, the Dawsonville City Council has voted to give municipal employees a raise.

December 15, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


New governors have water on their plates

A solution to the water war with Alabama and Florida has eluded Georgia governors for nearly two decades, but Gov.-elect Nathan Deal is hopeful he will be able to work out an agreement.

December 08, 2010 | By Melissa Weinman DCN regional staff | Government


County to settle suit over fatal collision

The Dawson County commission has agreed to settle a lawsuit with the family of a man who was killed earlier this year when his motorcycle collided with a county vehicle.

December 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Nahmias/McFadden win election

Incumbent David Nahmias held on to his post as Georgia Supreme Court Justice during the Nov. 30 runoff election, and attorney Chris McFadden was elected to the state Court of Appeals.

December 01, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Clerk settling in to job

After three months on the job, Dawson County Clerk of Court Justin Power says he's where he belongs.

December 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


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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


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


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