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Ceremony planned for fire station

Fire service in Dawson County's Liberty community has come a long way from its roots almost four decades ago.

September 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Regional development honors local mayor

Almost three decades have passed since Dawsonville Mayor Joe Lane Cox attended his first regional development meeting.

September 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Humane society presents audit

An auditor with a Marietta accounting firm gave the Dawson County Humane Society's finances a clean bill of health.

September 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Official had been demoted in spring

According to her personnel file, Dawsonville's highest non-elected official was disciplined by the mayor this spring, nearly three months before she was dismissed.

August 25, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Department taking ideas for road improvements

When it comes to planning for long-range improvement projects, the Georgia Department of Transportation is hoping to get input from the community.

August 25, 2010 | By Brandee A. Thomas DCN regional staff | Government


Board of Commissioners agenda

6 p.m. Aug. 19 at city hall

August 18, 2010 | | Government


County budget down 8.8 percent

Patrol cars are necessities not luxury items, Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle said Monday.

August 18, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Council fires clerk

Disturbed by what they said were ongoing issues in the office, Dawsonville city councilmen voted 4-0 on Monday night to fire Kim Cornelison, city administrator and clerk.

August 18, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Power sworn in to office

Justin Power, Dawson County's new clerk of courts, was sworn in Monday at the courthouse.

August 18, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Power wins clerk race

Justin Power has one thing he would like to say to the voters of Dawson County: "Thank you, thank you, thank you."

August 10, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Voting begins late

Due to a recount request at the state level, advance voting for Dawson County residents was delayed for several hours on Monday.

August 04, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


City council will not raise property taxes

Dawsonville officials voted Monday night to uphold one of the entity's longest-standing traditions - no property tax for city residents.

August 04, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

A. Roll call

August 04, 2010 | | Government


Early voting starts Monday

Early voting will begin Monday for the Aug. 10 runoff election.

July 28, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


City looks at sign code

The Dawsonville City Council could be looking to "patch up" sections of the historical district's sign code during its Aug. 2 meeting.

July 28, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


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County reinstates long-range planning committee

Public input on the future of the county is what will help maintain controlled growth, says Dawson County Board of Commissioners Chairman Billy Thurmond.

April 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


City council hires lawyer to investigate reduced fees

The Dawsonville City Council last week moved to investigate actions taken by Mayor James Grogan to reduce fees for several Dawsonville property owners.

April 12, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Tanner bill for failing schools passes House

A bill that is expected to help turn around low-performing schools in Georgia passed last week in a 138-37 vote by the Georgia House of ...

March 08, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Mayor authorizes fee reductions without council approval

City council on Monday voted to deny a request from a group of Gold Creek residents that filed applications to annex their property into the ...

March 08, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Commission mulls providing development board with training funds

District 2 Commissioner Chris Gaines last week presented a request made on behalf of the Development Authority of Dawson County to provide funds to the ...

March 01, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Sen. Steve Gooch, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle champion transportation bill

Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Senate Majority Whip Steve Gooch, R-Dahlonega, last week led the unanimous passage of Senate Bill 6, creating the Georgia Regional ...

March 01, 2017 | | Government


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