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Local churches take stance on same-sex marriage

Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage drew both jeers and cheers, and was followed by ministers across the state taking the issue to the pulpit on Sunday morning.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Public has one more chance to speak on social hosting ordinance

The public has one more chance to voice their concerns on a proposed county ordinance that, if approved, would hold parents accountable if they allow their kids to host drinking parties with their friends.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Parent group supports social hosting ordinance

County commissioners are considering a proposed ordinance that, if approved, would hold parents accountable if they allow their kids to host drinking parties with their friends.

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


City passes budget for FY 2015-2016

The city of Dawsonville approved a $4.1 million budget for fiscal year 2015-16 during its Monday special called meeting.

June 17, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Tanner name chair of House Motor Vehicles Committee

Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, was recently named vice chairman of the House Motor Vehicle Committee.

June 17, 2015 | From staff reports | Government


City hears plans for historic cemetery designation

The city of Dawsonville recently heard a presentation by the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission to turn a local cemetery into a historic area.

June 10, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Gooch named legislator of the year

Sen. Steve Gooch was recently named one of three legislators of the year by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

June 10, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawsonville mayor named vice chair of regional commission

Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan last week was elected to serve as vice chair for the Georgia Mountain Regional Commission.

June 03, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


DOT plans three roundabouts in Dawson County

Dawson County officials have been asked to support improvements at three busy intersections across the county.

June 03, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


City, county at odds over animal control responsibility

The ongoing saga over animal control responsibility in the Dawsonville city limits may not be over yet.

June 03, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Public hearings set for proposal designed to prevent underage drinking in Dawson County

A proposed ordinance that would hold parents accountable if they allow their kids to host drinking parties with their friends is set to go before the public for discussion.

May 27, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


City clerk wins financial award for transparency

City Clerk Bonnie Warne has a new feather to put into her proverbial hat.

May 20, 2015 | David Renner | Government


City council decision delays economic grant

Potential Dawsonville businesses may have to wait another few weeks to take advantage of an economic development grant being proposed by the city.

May 20, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Dawson County welcomes three new principals

Three new principals have been named in the Dawson County School System, and will take their respective posts next school year.

May 13, 2015 | David Renner | Government


City pens IGA to help animal control issue

The Dawsonville City Council has made the first move in the latest round of the animal control resolution.

May 06, 2015 | David Renner | 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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