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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


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

The G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at City Hall

May 13, 2009 | | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

The G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at City Hall

May 06, 2009 | | Government


A big ‘Deal’ for north Georgia

Standing before a crowd of more than 500 supporters in Gainesville, Nathan Deal on Friday announced his "quest to be elected governor of Georgia."

May 06, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood DCN Regional Staff | Government


Big Canoe dusts off old study

Looking for ways to improve their community, Big Canoe leaders plan to revisit a 2006 study that examined the possibility of cityhood.

April 29, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Government


City considering building for local non-profit organizations

The city of Dawsonville is considering building a 9,000 square foot building for several local non-profit organizations.

April 22, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Cagle rules out returning to governor’s race

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on Sunday closed the door on a possible return to the governor's race.

April 22, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood DCN Regional Staff | Government


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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


Deadline looms for SPLOST agreement

Thursday is the deadline for county and city officials to reach an agreement on the upcoming special purpose local option sales tax extension set to go before voters in November.

June 18, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawsonville election will stay put in 2015

Dawsonville has decided keep its 2015 municipal election at the Dawson County Board of Elections instead of returning it to city hall.

June 18, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Council approves budget

The city of Dawsonville has approved a $2.6 million budget for fiscal year 2014-15, though one councilman expressed reservations with the suddenness of a pay increase for city workers.

June 18, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Counsel chosen for pay issue

County commissioners last week voted to retain an attorney after learning Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle plans to fight for salary increases for his employees.

June 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Candidate for governor set to visit Dahlonega

Democratic hopefuls and supporters will gather for a rally in Dahlonega next weekend.

June 11, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


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