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First Dawson County sheriff’s debate set for Thursday

The first planned debate for candidates vying to be Dawson County's next sheriff will be held tomorrow at McKee's Chapel.

November 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners approve 2016 spending plan

Commissioners approved the county's 2016 spending plan last week with the addition of a $408,000 increase over what was initially proposed.

November 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


City looking to take reins of animal control

After months of discussions and failed attempts to come to agreements with other agencies to oversee Dawsonville's animal control issues, the city council is now considering taking the job into its own hands.

November 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


ATM installed at courthouse

Those needing cash to pay taxes, tickets, fines or fees at the Dawson County Government Center no longer have to leave the premises to find an ATM machine.

November 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Wrong return envelopes sent out with recent car tag renewals

The state of Georgia is using a new company to send out vehicle registration renewals.

November 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


County Manager Campbell resigns

Dawson commissioners announced during a special called meeting Monday night that County Manager Cindy Campbell has tendered her resignation.

October 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Manager resigns

Dawson commissioners announced during a special called meeting Monday night that County Manager Cindy Campbell has tendered her resignation.

October 26, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners continue to review proposed budget

Commissioners last week said they need more time to consider the county's proposed 2016 spending plan.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


County receives health and wellness grant

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners recently received a grant designed to improve employee health and wellness.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


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


Public addressed 2016 county budget concerns

An additional manned fire station, a wheelchair lift and more funds for non-profits were among the pleas heard from community members during the public hearing portion of the Dawson County Board of Commissioners Oct. 1 meeting on the county's 2016 spending plan.

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


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


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


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


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Citizen government academy class graduates

A ceremony was held last week to celebrate the newest graduates of the Dawson County Citizens Academy.

November 23, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Commissioners defund development authority

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted during a special called meeting last week to approve the 2017 county budget, which includes defunding the local ...

November 16, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Gaines elected District 2 Commissioner

Former city councilman Chris Gaines has been elected Dawson County District 2 Commissioner.

November 16, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Chris Gaines elected District 2 Commissioner

Dawson County election results are in and Republican Chris Gaines (R) has been declared District 2 Commissioner, beating out Independent Robert Wiley.

November 08, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Bob Bolz offered city manager position

The city council voted Monday to offer the vacant city manager position to Bob Bolz after releasing the names of the final three applicants early ...

November 08, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


County ambulance billing rates to increase

Commissioners approved a revision last week to Dawson County's ambulance billing ordinance that will increase the rates that patients are charged per ride.

November 08, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


More 2017 road work proposed

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners last week approved an application for county money to be used to repair several roads in Dawson County.

November 08, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Election 2016 Preview: County to select District 2 commissioner next week

With early voting winding down, Dawson County residents are well on their way to having one of the best turnouts in recent memory.

November 02, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Early voting running smoothly

Early voting is underway and the first week was smooth sailing according to Dawson County Board of Elections Chairwoman and Election Supervisor Glenda Ferguson.

October 26, 2016 | | Government


Commission holds first of two budget hearings

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners held the first of two public hearings last week on the proposed 2017 county budget.

October 26, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Council announces top city manager candidates

Council members intend to vote next month to hire a new city manager.

October 12, 2016 | Allie Dean | Government


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