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Pearson won’t seek re-election

District 51 State Sen. Chip Pearson is looking forward to spending time with his family when his term expires in December.

May 05, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Special election next week

Candidates for the 9th District U.S. House seat made stops in Dawsonville earlier this week as polls opened for advance voting in next week's special election.

May 05, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Reservoir bill dead, but concern persists

A state Senate bill to allow for private development of water facilities in conjunction with a state agency died in session last week, according to one of its co-sponsors.

May 05, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


DOT board member running for state Senate

Georgia's 9th District representative on the state Department of Transportation board has other political aspirations.

April 30, 2010 | By Ashley Fielding DCN regional staff | Government


Reservoir bill defended

In response to an Atlanta newspaper report that questioned his role in sponsoring legislation to allow private development of reservoirs, state Sen. Chip Pearson this week issued a press release saying the intent of the new law had been misstated.

April 28, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Lake park gets makeover

Evan Curry arrived to a campsite at the newly renovated War Hill Park last Thursday to spend the week fishing with his young sons and enjoying some time with his extended family.

April 28, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Chamber to hold debate

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce, through its Government and Community Affairs Council, announced last week that it will sponsor a candidate's debate on July 9.

April 28, 2010 | From staff reports | Government


Field growing for clerk seat

The field of candidates hoping to become Dawson County's next clerk of Superior Court continued to swell as four more have said they planned to seek election.

April 28, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Work Session Agenda

L. New Business

April 21, 2010 | | Government


Lawman seeks seat

A veteran law enforcement officer who spent the last six years as a supervisor in court services announced Monday he will run for Dawson County's clerk of Superior Court.

April 21, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Businessman to run

A local businessman has joined the growing list of residents hoping to become Dawson County's next clerk of Superior Court.

April 21, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Candidate qualifying gets under way Monday

Qualifying begins Monday in Dawson County for candidates running for county commission, school board and clerk of Superior Court.

April 21, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


County and shelter reach agreement

After months of negotiating, the local humane society and Dawson County have reached a deal.

April 07, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Cantrell to run for clerk of courts seat

A longtime banker has announced plans to run for the office of Clerk of Courts for the special election scheduled July 20.

April 07, 2010 | | Government


Pichon to seek second commission term

Commissioner Gary Pichon announced last week he will seek a second term on the Dawson County Board of Commissioners.

April 07, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


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Early voting begins Monday for May 24 General Primary

The early voting period for this year's May 24 General Primary begins Monday at the Dawson County Voter Registration and Elections Office in downtown ...

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Political newcomer promises to bring new perspective to county commission

A political newcomer who's been active in the local Republican Party for the last several years promises to bring a fresh perspective and new ...

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Drone bill waits Deal’s approval

A House bill awaiting the governor's signature has potential to set the stage for Georgia to be a leader in the unmanned aircraft industry.

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners reject long-term hydrant contract

County commissioners last week said they were not comfortable approving a long term contract with the local water and sewer authority for hydrants.

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Events planned to meet local candidates

Early voting for the May 24th Election gets underway in less than three weeks, but there is still time to get to know the local ...

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


GOP House debate contrasts styles of 5 candidates

It's no surprise to see some agreement during a primary debate.

April 13, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


City gives GDOT nod to review Elliott airfield for FAA

The Dawsonville City Council on Monday voted to give the Georgia Department of Transportation its blessing to update a review of Elliott Airfield for the ...

April 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Agreement would add fire hydrants to underserved area

An agreement between the Dawson County Board of Commissioners and Etowah Water and Sewer Authority could bring more fire hydrants to the underserved areas of ...

April 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


More poll workers needed

Officials were expecting a larger than usual voter turnout for elections this year, but no one quite anticipated the influx of constituents ready to cast ...

April 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


9th Congressional District GOP primary debate set for Saturday

The Hall County GOP will host a Republican primary debate for U.S. 9th Congressional District candidates this Saturday in Gainesville.

April 06, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent DCN regional staff | Government


Williamson to challenge Gooch for 51st Senate district

One of the founders of Gilmer County's Tea Party has challenged State Sen. Steve Gooch for the 51st Senate District.

April 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Grant funds available to promote downtown business

Funds are once again available for entrepreneurs interested in bringing their businesses to Dawsonville.

March 30, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Deal veto lets down lawmakers

Local lawmakers expressed their disappointment in Gov. Nathan Deal's decision to veto a controversial faith-based bill that opponents said discriminates against same-sex couples.

March 30, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Local lawmakers disappointed in governor’s 'religious liberty' bill veto

Local lawmakers expressed their disappointment today in Gov. Nathan Deal's decision to veto a controversial faith-based bill that opponents said discriminates against same-sex couples.

March 28, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Deal says he will veto 'religious liberty' bill

Gov. Nathan Deal said Monday morning he will veto a controversial "religious liberty" bill, saying the First Amendment was protection enough for the concerns raised ...

March 28, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


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