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Agreement buys local day care a reprieve

The Dawson County commission has given a local day care operator 30 days to catch up on months of back rent before it evicts the center from the county-owned building it occupies.

June 24, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Government


Late surveyor hailed as champion for community

Friends and family are mourning the loss of Frederick "Fred" C. Youngman, Dawson County's surveyor, who died June 17.

June 24, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Regular meeting agenda

A. Roll call

B. Opening presentation - Cathy Brooks, Lisa Henson, Buffie Henson - Dawson Day Extravaganza

June 17, 2009 | | Government


No tax increase proposed for city of Dawsonville

A special called meeting of the Dawsonville City Council will be held at 4 p.m. today, at city hall, to hear public comment on the city's proposed 2009-2010 budget.

June 17, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Board to field input on budget

The Dawson County commission will gather feedback on the county's 2010 budget during Thursday night's regular called meeting.

June 17, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Work Session Agenda

The G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at city hall

June 10, 2009 | | Government


Ralston on list of Supreme Court candidates

State Rep. David Ralston is one of three local and 47 statewide nominees being considered for an upcoming vacancy on the Supreme Court of Georgia.

June 10, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


County, school system fuel station opens

A long-term collaboration between the Dawson County Board of Commissioners and the Dawson County School Board came to fruition as a joint fuel station opened on Burt Creek Road last Thursday.

June 10, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at city hall

June 03, 2009 | | Government


Volunteers needed for new station

With the engines in place and the new station almost complete, there's still one thing preventing a higher level of fire protection on Burnt Mountain in west Dawson County.

May 27, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at city hall

May 20, 2009 | | Government


Budget may revert to ’08 level

There are no new positions, vehicles or cost of living adjustments in the proposed three-year budget presented to the Dawson County commission last week.

May 20, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Byrd announces bid for city council

Dawson County native Calvin Byrd confirmed Thursday he will seek a seat on the Dawsonville City Council.

May 13, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Board approves noise ordinance

Dawson County residents must keep "quiet hours at night" thanks to a new law that took effect last week.

May 13, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


County renews contract with humane society

For the past year, Dawson County has paid $120 per animal taken to the Dawson County Humane Society.

May 13, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


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Citizens academy seeks applicants

Residents who wish to learn more about their county government and how it works for them are encouraged to register for the Citizens Government Academy.

August 13, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Government


Tanner named ‘Champion of Cities’

The Georgia Municipal Association last week recognized local lawmaker Kevin Tanner with the group's 2014 Champion of Georgia's Cities award.

August 13, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Salary study finds pay lagging in Dawson

A recent salary study commissioned by Dawson County found there are positions within the government that are below the recommended minimum pay level compared to neighboring jurisdictions.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Authority closes on park land

The Downtown Development Authority has closed on a loan to buy 18 acres behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex for a planned city park.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Perdue bests Kingston in Senate runoff

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.

July 23, 2014 | From DCN regional staff reports | Government


Funding shift helps chamber

Dawson County commissioners last week approved a measure that will help the local office of tourism and development pay its rent.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Commission sets millage rate

Some Dawson County residents may see a slight property tax increase following the county commission's vote last week to set the millage rate at 8.138 mills.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


AT&T calling on city

Dawsonville once had just one choice for cable and Internet service, but the choices are rapidly expanding.

July 09, 2014 | David Renner | Government


County, city reach SPLOST agreement

County and city officials have reached an agreement on how funds will be split if the upcoming 1-cent sales tax extension is approved by voters in November.

July 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


School board sets millage

Citing a returning tax digest and economic upturn, the Dawson County Board of Education voted 4-0 during its July 7 meeting to maintain last year's millage rate of 17.246 mills.

July 09, 2014 | David Renner | Government


County continues tax rate discussions

A meeting last week was the public's first of three opportunities to weigh in on the county's millage rate.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


County, city near deal for tax split

Dawson County and Dawsonville officials are soon expected to ratify an agreement on a proposed extension of the 1-cent sales tax that will go before voters in November.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


First public hearing on millage rate is Thursday

A meeting Thursday will be the public's first of three opportunities to weigh in on a proposed increase to the county's millage rate.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City, chamber make agreement

The city of Dawsonville has decided to provide money to a Dawson County organization in return for promotional services.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Government


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