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With tax revenue down by about 20 percent from last year, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners will save nearly $200,000 by furloughing all full time county employees.
K. New Business
Dawson County does not plan to join about a dozen other local governments in a habitat conservation plan for the Etowah River basin.
6 p.m. Thursday, city hall
The Dawson County commission will consider Thursday whether to make county employees take Sept. 4 and four other unpaid "days of rest" this year.
Less than a year after his appointment to Governor Sonny Perdue's Public Defender Standards Council, Dawson County Commissioner Mike Berg has agreed to chair the board.
G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at city hall
Homeowners can expect to pay between $200 and $300 more on their property taxes due to the cancellation of the state's homestead exemption for 2009.
It wasn't an easy decision, but Dawson County's finance and budget staff is recommending employee furloughs beginning next month.
County officials are considering an ordinance to regulate the use of all-terraine vehicles in Dawson County.
With the approval of the county's operating budget last week, residents can breath a sigh of relief that there will be no tax increase in 2010.
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners placed a moratorium on sign permits last week following a decision to settle a lawsuit with a marketing company wanting to set up billboards on Ga. 400.
Sometimes the voice answering a 911 call can mean the difference between life and death.
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City Clerk Bonnie Warne has a new feather to put into her proverbial hat.
Potential Dawsonville businesses may have to wait another few weeks to take advantage of an economic development grant being proposed by the city.
Three new principals have been named in the Dawson County School System, and will take their respective posts next school year.
The Dawsonville City Council has made the first move in the latest round of the animal control resolution.
The city of Dawsonville is looking for new ways to attract businesses to its downtown area.
Public hearings are planned to revise an ordinance regarding county commissioner compensation.
Even without a budget for the next year set in stone, the Dawsonville city council has once again decided not to tax its residents for living inside the city limits.
The state's top transportation official was on a tour of several roads in Dawson County Friday as crews on Ga. 400 continued work to improve the intersection of Hwy. 53.
Dawson County is eligible for thousands of dollars of disaster relief reimbursements for damage caused by the ice storms that downed an estimated 1,000 trees across the county in mid-February.
Mike Berg received an unexpected honor over the weekend when he was named the recipient of the Emory Green Leadership Award.
A veteran lawman with more than 26 years in the field is the first to announce his campaign to be Dawson County's next sheriff.
The City of Dawsonville has taken steps toward mending an animal control issue within city limits.
The investigation into complaints filed by a resident in 2012 over alleged voting process violations has been dismissed.
The City of Dawsonville recently found itself dealing with a problem it wasn't aware it even had.
What was originally thought a "sure-fire" grant request has, instead, left city officials scratching their heads.
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