A new program is saving Dawson County Magistrate Court and Sheriff's Office time and money.
Designed by Icon Software Corp., the new EZ Warrant system brings officers and judges together through video conferencing to secure warrants and hold first appearance hearings.
One Dawson County commissioner said nothing raised during a recent public hearing on a proposed reservoir came as a surprise to him.
"I didn't hear any issues I haven't already heard before," Gary Pichon said of Thursday's session.
Tax Commissioner Linda Townley said budget constraints have forced her to close Dawson County's satellite tag and tax office effective Friday.
The office on Liberty Drive, off Hwy. 53 near Dawson Forest Road, opened in January to serve residents living along the busy Ga. 400 corridor.
A local victim advocate has been appointed to the board that reviews the state's sex offender registry and categorizes offenders.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced the appointment of Katie Strayhorn to the Sexual Offender Registration Review Board on Sept. 16. The term is for four years.
Changes to the Dawson County commission and school board districts have been approved by the governor.
Gov. Nathan Deal approved the local legislation last week. It now must be approved by the Department of Justice, according to Glenda Ferguson, chair of the Dawson County Board of Elections and Registration.
Dawson County Commissioner Gary Pichon says he's heard every concern discussed Thursday night during a public hearing on a proposed reservoir in the county.
"I didn't hear any issues I haven't already heard before," he said. "I wish the community as a whole would understand that we do not own that property, the state does not own that property in the Dawson tract and the county does not own that property."
Two agencies competing to build a proposed reservoir in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area made presentations to the Dawson County commission Sept. 8.
Also during the first of two public hearings on the matter, commissioners heard from several residents concerned about the proposal.
In the wake of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, another national day of remembrance has become overshadowed.
As declared in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan, Sept. 11 is 911 Emergency Number Day. It's a time to honor those who are the true first responders during a crisis.
Dawson County Commission Chairman Mike Berg encouraged members of the business community to take part in making Dawson County all it can be by talking to others about the county.
"The more we're able to get out and talk about who we are, the more likely business will want to expand here or move here," Berg said when he spoke during the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon last week.
The 2012 budget approved by Dawson County commissioners does not include funding for the local development authority.
The $140,000 intended for the group instead will go to buy four new patrol cars for the sheriff's office.
The ballot for the Nov. 8 municipal election is set after qualifying ended Friday.
Three challengers and two incumbents will vie for two Dawsonville City Council seats, while Mayor Joe Lane Cox drew no opposition.
One of three new fire trucks recently went into operation for Dawson County Emergency Services.
Engine 1, which went into service Aug. 31, will soon be joined by two additional new engines.
Local officials want the state Department of Transportation to hear from residents before making any improvements at Ga. 400 and Kilough Church Road.
The Dawson County commission's Sept. 1 vote to send the DOT a letter followed several weeks of discussions about the crossing.
J. Public hearings
1. Proposed Shoal Creek Reservoir and Grand Park (First of two hearings)
L. New business
1. Presentation of the Clean Water Month Proclamation: Doris Cook, Etowah Water and Sewer Authority
During a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon, commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of Bill Tanner to serve as county manager until a permanent replacement is ...
Retired army engineer and JROTC instructor at Dawson County High School, Robert Wiley is now officially on the ballot for the District 2 county commission ...
Residents along Nix Bridge Road will soon have the waterlines needed for improved fire safety, though there are no immediate plans by the county to ...
Commissioners Thursday night voted to appoint Vicki Neikirk to serve as interim county manager following Randy Dowling's abrupt resignation earlier that day.
Commission Chairman Mike Berg is calling for a full millage rate rollback that, if approved, would be the county's first tax reduction in 12 ...
Andi Henson Juliette and Nicole Stewart made final public pleas to voters last week asking for support in Tuesday's runoff election for Dawson County ...
The men vying to be Dawson County's first new sheriff in 20 years squared off in a heated debate last week before a standing ...
Commissioners last week approved a request to increase salaries for the county's two fulltime magistrate judges.
City officials last week sent a letter to the Dawson County Board of Commissioners threatening suit over alleged missing documents detailing sales tax expenditures.
Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan was recently elected to the Georgia Municipal Association board of directors during the group's annual meeting in Savannah June 27.
Early voting is underway for the July 26 runoff election to choose Dawson County's next sheriff and tax commissioner.
Members of Dawson County's state delegation have been tasked with tackling rural Georgia's high-speed internet challenges.
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 ...
Water quality has improved for residents living in Pigeon Creek Estates following the city's move to reroute service through a new well.
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 ...
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