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Dawson County Board of Commissioners

4 p.m. Thursday at city hall

May 26, 2010 | | Government


U.S. House race down to two

Alicia Wright of Dawson County sometimes hears people complain about who gets voted into office.

May 19, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners regular meeting agenda

6 p.m. May 20 at city hall

May 19, 2010 | | Government


K-9 handlers receive national certifications

Two handlers from the Dawson County Emergency Services K-9 Strike Team are now certified to national standards.

May 19, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Berg elected group's third vice president

Mike Berg, chairman of the Dawson County Board of Commissioners, was elected last month to serve the Association County Commissioners of Georgia as third vice president.

May 12, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners work session agenda

L. New Business 1.Permit for Assembly: Tour of Atlanta Bike Race – Mr. James Lowe 2. Permit for Assembly: Poker Run for Dawson Humane Society – Adrienne Patterson 3. Proclamation: Emergency Services Week – EMA Director Billy Thurmond 4. Approval of the Emergency Services Fundraiser for Stations #5 & #6 – EMA Director Billy Thurmond 5. Approval of the Assistance to Fire Fighters Grant – EMA Director Billy Thurmond 6. Approval to declare surplus: F-250 Pick Up from Road Department – Public Works Director David Headley 7. Approval of GIS Website Hosting/Maintenance Services – Planning Director David McKee 8. Approval of AV Consultant for Dawson County ...

May 12, 2010 | | Government


City recognized for system

The city of Dawsonville was recently honored by a statewide association that recognizes exceptional water systems on a local level.

May 12, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Service remembered

Law enforcement officers know they should never take threats lightly.

May 12, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioner graduates from ACCG programs

James Swafford was recognized by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia for completion of the Commissioners Training Program and the Certified Commissioners Advanced Program at the association's 96th annual meeting held recently at the Savannah Civic Center in Chatham County.

May 12, 2010 | editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Official: Park site in EWSA territory

A legal battle could be brewing between Etowah Water and Sewer Authority and the city of Dawsonville if the two cannot agree on the boundaries of their service areas.

May 12, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Special election results

The polls have closed and Dawson County results are in for the special election for the District 9 U.S. House seat.

May 11, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


10 vying for clerk of court

Other than the size of the field, there were few surprises Friday as qualifying for the July 20 primary election came to a close.

May 05, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Pearson won’t seek re-election

District 51 State Sen. Chip Pearson is looking forward to spending time with his family when his term expires in December.

May 05, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Special election next week

Candidates for the 9th District U.S. House seat made stops in Dawsonville earlier this week as polls opened for advance voting in next week's special election.

May 05, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Reservoir bill dead, but concern persists

A state Senate bill to allow for private development of water facilities in conjunction with a state agency died in session last week, according to one of its co-sponsors.

May 05, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


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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


AT&T calling on city

Dawsonville once had just one choice for cable and Internet service, but the choices are rapidly expanding.

July 09, 2014 | David Renner | Government


County, city reach SPLOST agreement

County and city officials have reached an agreement on how funds will be split if the upcoming 1-cent sales tax extension is approved by voters in November.

July 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


School board sets millage

Citing a returning tax digest and economic upturn, the Dawson County Board of Education voted 4-0 during its July 7 meeting to maintain last year's millage rate of 17.246 mills.

July 09, 2014 | David Renner | Government


County continues tax rate discussions

A meeting last week was the public's first of three opportunities to weigh in on the county's millage rate.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


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