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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


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


Dawson County engineer tapped for state board

A Dawson County engineer and general contractor was appointed last week to the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

April 22, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Chairman selected as party’s district local elected official

Dawson County Board of Commissioners Chair Mike Berg was named, last Saturday, as the local elected official of the year by Georgia's 9th Congressional District Republican Party.

April 22, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners work session

G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers, city hall K. New Business

1. Renewal of Mutual Aide Agreement with Gilmer County – EMA Director Billy Thurmond

April 22, 2009 | | 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


Fees may have less of impact

In the face of slowing growth, officials continue to study Dawson County's impact fee structure and ways to trim the capital improvements it funds.

April 15, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


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Commissioners to work with sheriff on budget

A gallery of uniformed deputies, plainclothes officers and administrative staff filed into the Dawson County Board of Commissioner's meeting room on Thursday to see if budget demands made by the sheriff to increase pay would be approved.

November 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


County workers could see cost of living increases

County workers could see a pay increase on their next paychecks if commissioners approve a 2 percent cost of living adjustment suggested by County Manager Cindy Campbell.

November 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Sen. Gooch elected Senate Majority Whip

State Sen. Steve Gooch was named to the third ranking leadership position in the Senate Republican Caucus for the upcoming legislative session on Monday.

November 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Councilman named to fill vacancy

The city of Dawsonville has appointed a new city councilman to replace a seat vacated earlier this month.

November 19, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Amendment by local legislator passes

Georgia voters last week approved an amendment to the state's Constitution that imposes additional fees for reckless driving violations when they are pleaded down from driving under the influence.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Road repaving could hinge on agreement with city

A portion of road could be skipped when the county begins a repaving project on Burt Creek Road if an agreement with the city isn't reached.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


House Republicans re-elect Ralston

Rep. David Ralston will retain his position as one of the most powerful leaders in the Georgia General Assembly after House Republicans unanimously approved his nomination as Speaker of the House for another two years during Monday morning's caucus meeting at the state capitol.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Advocates urge BOC to support adult literacy

The first of two public hearings required before commissioners can adopt the county's 2015 budget brought out a handful of speakers in support of adult literacy.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City, county authority receives state loan

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority recently made an announcement regarding both the city of Dawsonville and a Dawson County entity.

November 05, 2014 | David Renner | Government


First hearing on county budget is Thursday

Residents have their first chance to make comments on the county's proposed 2015 budget Thursday.

November 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City councilman resigns

Dawsonville welcomed new residents to the city but also bid farewell to one of its council members during a meeting Monday night.

November 05, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Salary study is complete

Results from a recent salary study show pay for workers in many Dawson County government positions lags behind the suggested minimum standards.

November 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


SPLOST extension overwhelmingly passes

Voters in Dawson County overwhelmingly approved extending the current 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST).

November 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City to form Historic Preservation Commission

After reviewing an ordinance regarding the city's historical preservation, one city council member has decided to expand the role.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | Government


SPLOST, governor’s race on Tuesday’s ballot

Proponents for extending the county's 1-cent sales tax for six more years hope their campaign mail-outs, speaking engagements and social media presence to promote a "yes" vote resonates at the polls.

October 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


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