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Station closer to reality

Response times for fire calls on Burnt Mountain in west Dawson County can range from 12 to 15 minutes.

October 19, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Corps seeking input for Lanier operational plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold five public meetings in October on updating operational manuals for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin, which includes Lake Lanier.

October 12, 2008 | By Debbie Gilbert DCN Regional Staff | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

• G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex, 6 p.m.

October 12, 2008 | | Government


Records may soon go digital

Dawson County is one of two counties in the state selected to pilot a new digital records management system for Microsoft.

October 12, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Newspaper chosen as legal organ

The Dawson Community News has been selected to serve as Dawson County's official legal organ beginning Jan. 1, 2009.

October 05, 2008 | | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

The G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at City Hall

October 05, 2008 | | Government


Early voting under way in Dawson

Georgia jumped on the early-voting-bandwagon, along with 35 other states making accommodations for all voters to cast their ballots up to six weeks before Election Day, if so desired.

October 05, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Government


Race for governor will be costly

September 28, 2008 | By Harris Blackwood DCN Regional Staff | Government


County saves with new insurance plan

A contract renewal with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia is expected to save the county around $200,000 in the next year.

September 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Puckett named to planning commission

Longtime Dawson County resident Rory Puckett was unanimously approved last Thursday as the county's newest planning commissioner.

September 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Firemedics recognized for heroics

April 9 was an ordinary day for Dawson County Firemedics Andy Scott and Frankie Everhart.

September 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


County’s appreciation of firefighters acknowledged

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed August as Dawson County Firefighters Appreciation Month.

August 31, 2008 | | Government


No tax increase for city residents

Almost three decades have passed since city of Dawsonville residents have seen a property tax increase. The tradition will continue at least one more year.

August 24, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Community Agenda sets Dawson’s stage for next 20 years

Dawson County's development plan for the next 20 years was submitted to the Department of Community Affairs for review earlier this month.

August 10, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County appraiser receives state certification

Dawson County Appraiser Kurt Tangel last month was awarded the state's highest designation for an appraiser.

August 10, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


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Council approves park area

Dawsonville is another step closer to adding an activity center and green space.

June 04, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Fausett ready to serve

A week after winning the seat in a three-way race for the county's District 1 commission seat, Sharon Fausett is still ecstatic over the victory.

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


SPLOST talks to continue

Dawson County and Dawsonville officials have begun outlining the projects they would like to see funded if voters approve a 1-cent sales tax extension in November.

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Ralston overcomes challenge in primary

House Speaker David Ralston held on to his 7th District seat in the Georgia General Assembly by defeating challenger Sam Snider in last week's primary.

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


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