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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


Community fire department founders honored

Putting their lives on the line on a daily basis for the welfare of Dawson County residents and visitors, the men and women of Dawson County Emergency Services were recognized last week with merit and service pins during the department's annual banquet at Dawson County High School Dec. 2.

December 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


City to cut budget for 2009

A decline in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax revenue due to a staggering economy forced Dawsonville City Administrator Kim Cornelison to suggest a much leaner budget proposal for the coming year.

December 14, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Burn tower training begins at new facility

Fire fighting capabilities increased late last month when Dawson County Emergency Services began live fire training with the county's new burn tower.

December 14, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Smoke detectors can save lives

Dozens of Dawson County residents had a surprise visitor at their front doors last week as Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine joined local emergency personnel to install free smoke detectors in area homes.

December 07, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners sign fire station agreement

Dawson and Pickens counties have partnered to make the residents on Burnt Mountain safer with the creating of a joint fire station.

December 07, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Ordinance on noise considered

The Dawson County commission is considering an ordinance that would limit excessive noise.

November 30, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Early voting begins for runoff election

Early voting began Tuesday in Dawson County for the Dec. 2 runoff election in three statewide races.

November 30, 2008 | | Government


Local commission-elect graduates from academy

The board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development recently announced the local graduates from the 2008 Region 2 Multi-Day Training Program.

November 30, 2008 | | Government


City continuing sidewalk project

Everyday, around 3 p.m., dozens of children from elementary to high school choose to bypass the bus rides and walk home from school.

November 30, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

The G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at City Hall, Roll Call

November 30, 2008 | | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Work session agenda

Thursday, Nov. 13

November 23, 2008 | | Government


Dawson County, state of Georgia still voting ‘Red’

Running on a platform of change, Barack Obama broke through barriers to become the nation's first African American president last Tuesday with an early win over Arizona Senator John McCain.

November 23, 2008 | Michele Hester | 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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