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Arbitration likely in annexation dispute

City officials on Monday said arbitration would be the next step in a more than four month dispute with the Dawson County Board of Commissioners over an annexation request.

January 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

New officials sworn in

A recent ceremony welcomed the county's newest elected officials to their respective positions in local government.

December 31, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Commissioner bids farewell

Gary Pichon never planned to serve more than one term on the Dawson County Board of Commissioners.

December 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Sheriff honors top staff at annual luncheon

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office recognized its top employees during the department's annual Christmas luncheon and celebration on Friday.

December 17, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Emergency personnel recognized at banquet

An awards ceremony last month recognized several members of Dawson County Emergency Services for going above and beyond in 2014.

December 17, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

City to hear new request

City officials continue to receive requests for annexation in to Dawsonville.

December 17, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Officials will be sworn in to office Tuesday

The county's newest elected officials will be sworn into office Tuesday at the Dawson County Government Center.

December 10, 2014 | David Renner | Government

Phillips takes council seat

Newly appointed council member Caleb Phillips took his seat on the Dawsonville City Council, following a brief swearing-in ceremony on Monday at city hall.

December 03, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Commissioners to work with sheriff on budget

A gallery of uniformed deputies, plainclothes officers and administrative staff filed into the Dawson County Board of Commissioner's meeting room on Thursday to see if budget demands made by the sheriff to increase pay would be approved.

November 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Councilman named to fill vacancy

The city of Dawsonville has appointed a new city councilman to replace a seat vacated earlier this month.

November 19, 2014 | David Renner | Government

Sen. Gooch elected Senate Majority Whip

State Sen. Steve Gooch was named to the third ranking leadership position in the Senate Republican Caucus for the upcoming legislative session on Monday.

November 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

County workers could see cost of living increases

County workers could see a pay increase on their next paychecks if commissioners approve a 2 percent cost of living adjustment suggested by County Manager Cindy Campbell.

November 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Advocates urge BOC to support adult literacy

The first of two public hearings required before commissioners can adopt the county's 2015 budget brought out a handful of speakers in support of adult literacy.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

House Republicans re-elect Ralston

Rep. David Ralston will retain his position as one of the most powerful leaders in the Georgia General Assembly after House Republicans unanimously approved his nomination as Speaker of the House for another two years during Monday morning's caucus meeting at the state capitol.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Road repaving could hinge on agreement with city

A portion of road could be skipped when the county begins a repaving project on Burt Creek Road if an agreement with the city isn't reached.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

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County receives health and wellness grant

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners recently received a grant designed to improve employee health and wellness.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

City sets qualifications for manager

The Dawsonville City Council has released the qualifications they want to see of applicants wishing to serve as the city's new manager and head ...

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Public addressed 2016 county budget concerns

An additional manned fire station, a wheelchair lift and more funds for non-profits were among the pleas heard from community members during the public hearing ...

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Drone study begins: Rules for aircraft to be established

The House study committee charged with developing regulatory policies for drone use across the state had its first meeting last week in Atlanta.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Dawsonville animal control fate uncertain

While it appeared that the issue of Dawsonville's animal control had been solved, concerned Lumpkin County citizens have spoken otherwise to their county commission.

September 30, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Commissioners considering proposed 2016 spending plan

Citizens have the chance to make comments on the county's proposed spending plan for 2016 during Thursday's meeting of the Dawson County Board ...

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Crumbling asphalt, potholes causing concern

County officials are looking at repair options for a private cut-through road they say has become a public safety issue.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Sosebee announces candidacy for sheriff

A 32-year law enforcement veteran is the fourth candidate to announce his intention to run for Dawson County Sheriff.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

DDA approves three downtown businesses grants

The group charged with bringing quality development to downtown Dawsonville on Monday night approved economic assistance grants to three local businesses.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

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