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City urged to take time on rezoning

The Dawson County commission has encouraged the Dawsonville City Council to take a long look at plans for a proposed motorsports park.

February 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


County can’t pay hospital’s tab

Grady Health System wants Dawson County to pay nearly $211,000 to cover the cost of medical care the Atlanta trauma hospital says it provided to 35 local patients in 2008.

February 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners regular meeting agenda

City Hall, 6 p.m.

February 04, 2009 | | Government


Romantic day at the courthouse

Love is in the air in Dawson County.

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


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

The G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at City Hall, 4 p.m.

January 28, 2009 | | Government


Vote may end battle over plan

After more than two years of litigation, developers of the Chestatee community can move forward with plans for a new residential phase, amenities package and bed and breakfast.

January 28, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


New home on horizon

Capt. Douglas Wofford has waited 30 years for a new fire station to serve the eastern side of Dawson County.

January 21, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Veteran officer tapped to serve as county marshal

Veteran law enforcement officer Jeff Johnson was selected last week to lead the county marshal's office.

January 21, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Work Session Agenda

Thursday, Jan. 15

January 14, 2009 | | Government


Homeland Security grant aids in emergency notification

Like clockwork, Dawson County's eight severe weather sirens sound promptly at 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday morning to verify the notification system will be operational in the event a true emergency arises.

January 14, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Pearson reappointed as State Economic Development chair

State Sen. Chip Pearson, R-Dawsonville, was named Chairman of the Senate Economic Development Committee. Lt. Governor Casey Cagle announced the reappointment last week.

January 14, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


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


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

The G.L. Pete Gilleland Council

January 07, 2009 | | Government


Downtown redevelopment continues in 2008

Food Lion, the newest addition to Dawsonville, brought much excitement to the community with its grand opening Dec. 17.

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


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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


City councilman resigns

Dawsonville welcomed new residents to the city but also bid farewell to one of its council members during a meeting Monday night.

November 05, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Salary study is complete

Results from a recent salary study show pay for workers in many Dawson County government positions lags behind the suggested minimum standards.

November 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


SPLOST extension overwhelmingly passes

Voters in Dawson County overwhelmingly approved extending the current 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST).

November 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City to form Historic Preservation Commission

After reviewing an ordinance regarding the city's historical preservation, one city council member has decided to expand the role.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | Government


SPLOST, governor’s race on Tuesday’s ballot

Proponents for extending the county's 1-cent sales tax for six more years hope their campaign mail-outs, speaking engagements and social media presence to promote a "yes" vote resonates at the polls.

October 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Annexation coming to head

On Monday, Dawsonville residents will have one final chance to voice their opinions on the latest wave of annexation requests before the city council.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | Government


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