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City sets qualifications for manager

The Dawsonville City Council has released the qualifications they want to see of applicants wishing to serve as the city's new manager and head of administrative government functions.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Drone study begins: Rules for aircraft to be established

The House study committee charged with developing regulatory policies for drone use across the state had its first meeting last week in Atlanta.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


DDA approves three downtown businesses grants

The group charged with bringing quality development to downtown Dawsonville on Monday night approved economic assistance grants to three local businesses.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Sosebee announces candidacy for sheriff

A 32-year law enforcement veteran is the fourth candidate to announce his intention to run for Dawson County Sheriff.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Crumbling asphalt, potholes causing concern

County officials are looking at repair options for a private cut-through road they say has become a public safety issue.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners considering proposed 2016 spending plan

Citizens have the chance to make comments on the county's proposed spending plan for 2016 during Thursday's meeting of the Dawson County Board of Commissioners.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawsonville animal control fate uncertain

While it appeared that the issue of Dawsonville's animal control had been solved, concerned Lumpkin County citizens have spoken otherwise to their county commission.

September 30, 2015 | David Renner | Government


City council prioritizes SPLOST spending plan

The Dawsonville City Council on Monday voted to prioritize projects that will be funded as special purpose local option sales tax dollars roll in.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Lack of interest cancels city races

Dawsonville residents seem to be content with their current city leadership.

September 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


City election qualifying begins next week

Dawsonville citizens who want to be involved in their town's government will have the chance next week to toss their hat into the ring for city council or mayor.

August 26, 2015 | David Renner | Government


BOC votes to increase employee pay

County employees will soon see a few more dollars going into their wallets after the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved pay raises Thursday night.

August 26, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Water odor prompts filter examination

This year, the City of Dawsonville has been continuing with water improvement plans to update its water infrastructure. However, this has not come without a few inconveniences for residents of the city's more rural lines.

August 25, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Election qualifying begins soon

Qualifying for Dawsonville's Nov. 3 election opens in two weeks.

August 19, 2015 | David Renner | Government


City finds solution to animal control saga

The City of Dawsonville believes that it has finally solved its on-going animal control issues.

August 19, 2015 | David Renner | Government


County leader believes future vision talks overdue

County Commission Chairman Mike Berg was seated next to School Superintendent Damon Gibbs last week at a chamber of commerce event when he mentioned two new housing developments that could bring around 600 homes to Dawson County.

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


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White primer on Historic Courthouse concerns residents

The past few weeks have had many residents in Dawson County in full fret mode as they have driven through downtown Dawsonville and seen the ...

June 08, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Water quality improved for Pigeon Creek

Water quality has improved for residents living in Pigeon Creek Estates following the city's move to reroute service through a new well.

June 07, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Proposed city budget up $400,000 from current year

The park going in behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex and plans to continue with a downtown revitalization project top capital expenses in the city's ...

June 02, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Doug Collins holds onto seat in US House 9th District

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, reclaimed his 9th District congressional seat Tuesday after a scrappy primary fight with four GOP challengers.

May 25, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Tax commissioner, sheriff's races head to run-off

Billy Thurmond, Chris Gaines and Julie Hughes Nix won their respective commission posts in Tuesday's primary election, while the tax commissioner and sheriff's ...

May 25, 2016 | By Amy French, afrench@dawsonnews.com By Michele Hester, mhester@dawsonnews.com | Government


Thurmond, Gaines, Nix chosen for commission posts

Votes are in for races in Dawson County.

May 24, 2016 | | Government


Primary election is set for Tuesday

Advanced voting continues through Friday for Tuesday's General Primary election.

May 18, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Residents vow to fight for hydrants

Residents living in the areas of Kilough and Nix Bridge roads are vowing to continue their fight to get fire hydrants in the area.

May 17, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Congressional candidates cite federal agencies, programs they’d end

Get rid of the IRS, the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Education and even U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, who has waffled over ...

May 13, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Vape devices, electronic cigarettes banned on county property

Vape devices and electronic cigarettes are now banned on county government property following last week's decision by the board of commissioners to modify Dawson ...

May 12, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


BOC vote angers residents

Residents living along Kilough Church and Nix Bridge roads are furious at county commissioners for voting down a proposal that would have brought fire hydrants ...

May 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Official: Smelly city water is safe for consumption

Despite a lingering foul odor, water from a city of Dawsonville well is safe for human consumption, according to officials.

May 10, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Collins faces 4 GOP foes in bid to keep 9th District House seat

In a crowded field, five men with varying backgrounds are vying for the right to continue the Republican hold on the 9th District seat in ...

May 06, 2016 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Neikirk named CFO for Dawson County

Dawson County has a new chief financial officer.

May 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners reevaluating water authority’s proposal

County commissioners are set to revisit a proposed intergovernmental agreement that, if approved, would result in the installation of fire hydrants in a currently underserved ...

May 05, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


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