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Government academy graduates inaugural class

After 10 weeks of class and several eye-opening experiences, the inaugural class of the Dawson County Citizens Academy graduated last Tuesday night.

January 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


County-line confusion clears

Walter Danchak is indeed a Lumpkin County resident.

January 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Takes green to go green

In another sign of the sluggish economy, the Dawson County Recycling Center can no longer accept glass, plastics and paperboard materials.

December 31, 2008 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Government


Building honors last sole commissioner

Kenneth H. Long had the foresight to be part of a group of local businessmen who worked to bring the outlet mall and needed infrastructure to Dawson County.

December 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

Thursday, Dec. 18

December 28, 2008 | | Government


New officials to be sworn in Friday

The community is invited to the Dawson County Courthouse on Friday for an official swearing in ceremony of Dawson County's newest elected officials.

December 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Car park hits snag over study

Plans for a motorsports country club in Dawson County hit their first snag Monday night when the Dawsonville Planning Commission tabled the rezoning request until January.

December 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


County honors top employees

Dawson County government has a talented staff of many, but county leaders say none are more deserving to be named employees of the year than James Tolbert, Donna Rutledge and Kerry Vanderpool.

December 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Tournament raises funds for deputy

Whether it's a resident or one of their own in need, Dawson County Sheriff's deputies will do whatever they can to make a difference.

December 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at Dawsonville Municipal Complex, 4 p.m.

December 21, 2008 | | Government


Community fire department founders honored

Putting their lives on the line on a daily basis for the welfare of Dawson County residents and visitors, the men and women of Dawson County Emergency Services were recognized last week with merit and service pins during the department's annual banquet at Dawson County High School Dec. 2.

December 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


City to cut budget for 2009

A decline in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax revenue due to a staggering economy forced Dawsonville City Administrator Kim Cornelison to suggest a much leaner budget proposal for the coming year.

December 14, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Burn tower training begins at new facility

Fire fighting capabilities increased late last month when Dawson County Emergency Services began live fire training with the county's new burn tower.

December 14, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Smoke detectors can save lives

Dozens of Dawson County residents had a surprise visitor at their front doors last week as Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine joined local emergency personnel to install free smoke detectors in area homes.

December 07, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners sign fire station agreement

Dawson and Pickens counties have partnered to make the residents on Burnt Mountain safer with the creating of a joint fire station.

December 07, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


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Polls open Saturday for early voting

Polls are open Saturday in Dawson County for the upcoming Nov. 7 General Election.

October 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Twist in annexation issue

With the continued cycle of requests to annex property into Dawsonville and Dawson County's objections to such moves, one city council member's seat may hinge on the issue.

October 22, 2014 | David Renner | Government


SPLOST approval could generate $9.6 million

If voters approve a proposed extension of the 1-cent sales tax next month, the measure could generate as much as $9.6 million for projects within downtown Dawsonville.

October 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Tanner receives award for legislative leadership

Rep. Kevin Tanner was recently recognized by the Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission for his leadership in passing legislation that could transfer additional funding to help those with traumatic brain injuries.

October 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Official keeps pushing for consolidation

Commissioner Gary Pichon may have just two more months as an elected official, but that isn't stopping him from pushing for a consolidated government in Dawson County.

October 08, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Annexation disagreement continues

The Dawsonville City Council continues to field annexation requests, despite objections from the Dawson County commission.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Government


County reviews insurance coverage

The Dawson County commission is examining ways to reduce risks in liability involved with large public gatherings.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Swafford named state’s top deputy coroner

Lanier Swafford was recently named the state's top deputy coroner by the Georgia Coroner's Association.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Consolidation floated

A recent flurry of requests from Dawson County residents wanting to annex their property into Dawsonville has prompted officials to explore the possibility of a unified government.

September 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


More are seeking to annex

Despite protests from Dawson County officials concerning recent annexation requests, Dawsonville continues to receive applications from people who want to live in the city limits.

September 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City hears request for annexation

The city of Dawsonville held a public hearing Monday night on a Dawson County-contested annexation of 37 acres on Duck Thurmond Road.

September 10, 2014 | David Renner | Government


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


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