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Racing hall of fame board disbanded

Citing the need for a full-time employee, the Dawsonville City Council voted last week to disband the five-member volunteer panel that oversaw the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

November 23, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Just one of the guys

Growing up in the west Georgia town of Franklin, Lori Barrett learned early how to tend to a garden and work in the fields.

November 23, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Local government workers complete management course

Cathy Brooks, public affairs coordinator for Dawson County, wiped her brow and smiled last Tuesday as she accepted a certificate for completing the Management Development Program with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

November 16, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Recapping the election

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

November 16, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at City Hall, 6 p.m.

November 16, 2008 | | Government


Going to the polls

Voters were standing in line as early as 6 a.m. for polls opening at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning in the nation's historic 2008 Presidential Election.

November 15, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Building to receive new name

Plans submitted last week call for the local government building to be renamed in honor of Dawson County's last sole commissioner.

November 09, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Commission approves courthouse site

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved a site plan Oct. 16 that includes a portion of downtown land currently owned by the Turner family for the new 1-cent tax approved courthouse.

November 09, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

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

November 02, 2008 | | Government


Officials push for home sprinkler systems

In 2007, an estimated 78 percent of all structural fires occurred in residences, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

November 02, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Countywide fire drill planned for Friday

Dawson County Emergency Services urges the community to take a lesson from the school system, which teaches students how to react in the event of a fire on campus, by participating in a countywide home fire escape drill planned for Friday.

November 02, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


County collecting food for upcoming holidays

With the holidays just around the corner and the number of families needing assistance growing due to the nation's sagging economy, local government employees want to give back.

November 02, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

The G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex, 6 p.m.

October 26, 2008 | | Government


Board considers court site

Commissioners last week saw preliminary site plans for the county's proposed new courthouse and heard a request to consider re-investing a portion of the courthouse bond to yield a higher return.

October 26, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Large numbers turn out for early voting

A larger than anticipated number of Dawson County voters has taken advantage of the state's early voting period.

October 26, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


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Salary study finds pay lagging in Dawson

A recent salary study commissioned by Dawson County found there are positions within the government that are below the recommended minimum pay level compared to neighboring jurisdictions.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Authority closes on park land

The Downtown Development Authority has closed on a loan to buy 18 acres behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex for a planned city park.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


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


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