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Planning board structure headed to hearing

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted last Thursday to seek the public's input on changing the structure in which planning commissioners are appointed and serve.

March 25, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Public says noise ordinance needs tweaking

Chickens get out at night, sweeper trucks clean up parking lots after businesses close and on occasion, water pipes burst after dark. All three examples make noise.

March 25, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at city hall

March 18, 2009 | | Government


Planning commission structure may change

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners is considering a change to the structure by which planning commissioners are appointed and the terms they serve.

March 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


County offers Rx discount card

Dawson County citizens will soon have the opportunity to save up to 20 percent on their prescription drug costs.

March 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Officials seek to ‘live within our means’

Dawson County is looking for ways to trim nearly $5 million from its 2009 operating budget to make up for a drop in revenue during the economic downturn.

March 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Board of Commissioners Work session agenda

K. New Business

March 11, 2009 | | Government


Electronic Recycling Day set for March 14

For the first time, Keep Dawson County Beautiful has partnered with Atlanta Recycling Solutions of Alpharetta to hold an electronic's recycling day in Dawson County.

March 04, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Regular meeting agenda

The G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at city hall

March 04, 2009 | | Government


Maintaining the fleet

A change in several policies could help Dawson County keep track of its 131 vehicles.

March 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


A new way to go green

Recycling is important to 14-year-old Autumn Callahan.

March 04, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Government


Recycling center to hold ‘green’ opening

The community is invited to a "green" ribbon cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Thursday to officially kickoff the county's new single stream recycling program.

February 25, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Two public hearings set on proposed noise ordinance

After wrestling with the idea for over three months, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners agreed on Thursday to send a proposed noise ordinance draft to public hearings for comments.

February 25, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at city hall, 4 p.m.

February 25, 2009 | | Government


Locals named to regional water council

Two Dawson County residents were among 25 in the Coosa North Georgia region named to the governor's regional water planning councils.

February 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


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Emergency personnel recognized at banquet

An awards ceremony last month recognized several members of Dawson County Emergency Services for going above and beyond in 2014.

December 17, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Sheriff honors top staff at annual luncheon

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office recognized its top employees during the department's annual Christmas luncheon and celebration on Friday.

December 17, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City to hear new request

City officials continue to receive requests for annexation in to Dawsonville.

December 17, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Officials will be sworn in to office Tuesday

The county's newest elected officials will be sworn into office Tuesday at the Dawson County Government Center.

December 10, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Phillips takes council seat

Newly appointed council member Caleb Phillips took his seat on the Dawsonville City Council, following a brief swearing-in ceremony on Monday at city hall.

December 03, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


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


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