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Commissioners need more time with sign ordinance

After much discussion over proposed changes to the Dawson County sign ordinance, the board of commissioners decided to hold off on a vote for another month.

April 20, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Real first responders

In a time of crisis, they're the calming voice on the other end of the phone line, the one with answers or advice.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Tea Party Patriots in town for rally

Tea Party Patriots from across North Georgia rallied Saturday for tax cuts and to stop wasteful spending.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


County, Etowah give back bonds

Last week, Etowah Water and Sewer Authority agreed to Dawson County government's plans to give back $1.8 million in bond money.

April 20, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Sheriff’s office reaches out with social media

Increasing numbers of law enforcement agencies are using Web sites and other social media outlets to communicate with the public to help solve crimes and to let people know about crimes happening near them.

April 20, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Council hears findings of recent parking study

As the city considers plans for a downtown parking and commons area in the historic district, it has employed the help of a professional to study the need.

April 13, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


BOC agenda, 4 p.m.

1. Presentation of Permit for Assembly: Kiwanis Club 5K/10K races application for parade and assembly, Planning Director David McKee and Kiwanis Club

April 13, 2011 | | Government


Officials bracing for budget pain

Budget woes topped discussion as the Dawson County commission gathered for a retreat at Amicalola Falls State Park.

April 06, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Finance director retires

After a decade of dedicated service, Dawson County's finance director has retired.

April 06, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


City backs off plans for airport

The city of Dawsonville has decided to shelve its plans to create an airport authority.

April 06, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

Voting session agenda, 6 p.m. April 7 at city hall

April 06, 2011 | | Government


Airport talk stirs ire

Residents concerned about the creation of a Dawsonville Airport Authority thronged Thursday night's public hearing at city hall.

March 31, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Secretary of State makes rounds through county

Secretary of State Brian Kemp made several stops throughout Dawsonville last week in an effort to meet constituents and leaders from each of the state's 159 counties this year.

March 30, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Fire chief named to council

Dawson County Emergency Services/Fire Chief Lanier Swafford was recently named to the Georgia Firefighters Standards and Training Council.

March 30, 2011 | | Government


Authority approves Hwy. 183 extension

In a 4-0 vote last week, the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority moved forward with plans for a $320,000 extension of water service on Hwy. 183.

March 30, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


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Articles by Section - Government


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


City bar and restaurant alcohol sales extended one hour

Council members on Monday approved an amendment of the City of Dawsonville Alcohol Ordinance, extending the time frame that local businesses can serve alcohol for ...

October 05, 2016 | Allie Dean | Government


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