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Turner property may not be needed

Three versions of plans for the new courthouse will be presented to the Dawson County Board of Commissioners on Thursday.

October 19, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Station closer to reality

Response times for fire calls on Burnt Mountain in west Dawson County can range from 12 to 15 minutes.

October 19, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Corps seeking input for Lanier operational plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold five public meetings in October on updating operational manuals for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin, which includes Lake Lanier.

October 12, 2008 | By Debbie Gilbert DCN Regional Staff | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

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

October 12, 2008 | | Government


Records may soon go digital

Dawson County is one of two counties in the state selected to pilot a new digital records management system for Microsoft.

October 12, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Newspaper chosen as legal organ

The Dawson Community News has been selected to serve as Dawson County's official legal organ beginning Jan. 1, 2009.

October 05, 2008 | | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

The G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at City Hall

October 05, 2008 | | Government


Early voting under way in Dawson

Georgia jumped on the early-voting-bandwagon, along with 35 other states making accommodations for all voters to cast their ballots up to six weeks before Election Day, if so desired.

October 05, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Government


Race for governor will be costly

September 28, 2008 | By Harris Blackwood DCN Regional Staff | Government


County saves with new insurance plan

A contract renewal with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia is expected to save the county around $200,000 in the next year.

September 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Puckett named to planning commission

Longtime Dawson County resident Rory Puckett was unanimously approved last Thursday as the county's newest planning commissioner.

September 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Firemedics recognized for heroics

April 9 was an ordinary day for Dawson County Firemedics Andy Scott and Frankie Everhart.

September 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


County’s appreciation of firefighters acknowledged

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed August as Dawson County Firefighters Appreciation Month.

August 31, 2008 | | Government


No tax increase for city residents

Almost three decades have passed since city of Dawsonville residents have seen a property tax increase. The tradition will continue at least one more year.

August 24, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Community Agenda sets Dawson’s stage for next 20 years

Dawson County's development plan for the next 20 years was submitted to the Department of Community Affairs for review earlier this month.

August 10, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


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Articles by Section - Government


City hears request for annexation

The city of Dawsonville held a public hearing Monday night on a Dawson County-contested annexation of 37 acres on Duck Thurmond Road.

September 10, 2014 | David Renner | Government


County objects to annexation into the city

Commissioners last week voted to deny the application from a county resident that wants to annex his west side property in the city of Dawsonville.

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Retail development expected to surge

At least six retail shops, including three restaurants, have contracts or commitments in place to be among the first to open in a new commercial development on Ga. 400.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioner questions annexation

A request to annex nearly 37 acres into Dawsonville has one Dawson County commissioner questioning the motives of city leaders.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Citizens academy seeks applicants

Residents who wish to learn more about their county government and how it works for them are encouraged to register for the Citizens Government Academy.

August 13, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Government


Tanner named ‘Champion of Cities’

The Georgia Municipal Association last week recognized local lawmaker Kevin Tanner with the group's 2014 Champion of Georgia's Cities award.

August 13, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


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


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