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Department names battalion chiefs

The new year brought change to Dawson County Emergency Services as Chief Lanier Swafford named the department's first three battalion chiefs.

January 07, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


2008 elections bring new leaders

Jennifer Burt, Julie Hughes Nix, James Swafford and Lisa Thurmond were elected to politically serve the Dawson community for the next four years.

January 07, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Government


Building unveiled as KH Long Government Center

Family and friends gathered Thursday at the intersection of Hwy. 53 and Maple Street in Dawsonville for the unveiling of the KH Long Government Center.

January 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Elected officials sworn in

Dawson County's newest elected officials were sworn in to service Friday afternoon at the Dawson County Courthouse by Superior Court Judge C. Andrew Fuller.

January 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Councilwoman Grant appointed mayor pro tem

City Councilwoman Linda Grant of Dawsonville was appointed Mayor Pro Tem of the Dawsonville City Council during last week's city council meeting.

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


Government academy graduates inaugural class

After 10 weeks of class and several eye-opening experiences, the inaugural class of the Dawson County Citizens Academy graduated last Tuesday night.

January 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


County-line confusion clears

Walter Danchak is indeed a Lumpkin County resident.

January 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Takes green to go green

In another sign of the sluggish economy, the Dawson County Recycling Center can no longer accept glass, plastics and paperboard materials.

December 31, 2008 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Government


Building honors last sole commissioner

Kenneth H. Long had the foresight to be part of a group of local businessmen who worked to bring the outlet mall and needed infrastructure to Dawson County.

December 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

Thursday, Dec. 18

December 28, 2008 | | Government


New officials to be sworn in Friday

The community is invited to the Dawson County Courthouse on Friday for an official swearing in ceremony of Dawson County's newest elected officials.

December 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Car park hits snag over study

Plans for a motorsports country club in Dawson County hit their first snag Monday night when the Dawsonville Planning Commission tabled the rezoning request until January.

December 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


County honors top employees

Dawson County government has a talented staff of many, but county leaders say none are more deserving to be named employees of the year than James Tolbert, Donna Rutledge and Kerry Vanderpool.

December 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Tournament raises funds for deputy

Whether it's a resident or one of their own in need, Dawson County Sheriff's deputies will do whatever they can to make a difference.

December 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at Dawsonville Municipal Complex, 4 p.m.

December 21, 2008 | | 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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