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Annexation request approved

A highly contested plot of land adjacent to the Gold Creek Foods plant is part of Dawsonville - but with stipulations.

June 05, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


County asks for DOT aid

Early estimates are showing Dawson County suffered nearly $600,000 in storm damage from heavy rainfall last month that flooded areas along the Etowah River and washed out several roads.

June 05, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


County seeks input on long-range plan

Officials are asking the public to weigh in on a future visioning plan for Dawson County.

June 05, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City to get reimbursement

The city of Dawsonville will be coming into a sum of money due to a billing error found in its favor.

June 05, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Local distillery asks lawmakers for help

Several north Georgia legislators in town for the Georgia Mountain Region Commission's monthly meeting last Thursday were poised with a question when they toured the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery.

June 05, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Board opts out of swap

Dawson County commissioners have decided to opt out of a land swap agreement intended for future recreational growth.

May 29, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City seeks funding for reservoir

The city of Dawsonville has taken another step toward making the Calhoun Creek reservoir a reality.

May 15, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


County mulls land swap for soccer fields

County commissioners are weighing the option of swapping a 50-acre tract of land in exchange for 33 acres engineers say would be more conducive to developing additional soccer fields near Rock Creek Park.

May 15, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Revitalization plans aired during meeting

Conceptual plans to revitalize downtown Dawsonville were released during a town hall meeting last week.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


BOC approves communication upgrades

The county's emergency communication capabilities will be improved following votes by commissioners last week to fund system upgrades.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


BOC approves communication upgrades

The county's emergency communication capabilities will be improved following votes by commissioners last week to fund system upgrades.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners take no action against bar

County commissioners last week opted against taking action in the case of a local restaurant owner who initially filed sales tax reports showing Lorena's Food and Spirits sold more alcohol than food in 2012.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City to discuss water service

City council members on Monday said they want to renegotiate a longstanding agreement with Etowah Water and Sewer Authority involving service delivery in outlying areas of Dawsonville.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City looks to revise water deal

Dawsonville council members are contemplating service delivery changes that could impact residents in the outlying areas of the city.

May 01, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Berg named ACCG president

When Mike Berg moved to Dawson County from Gwinnett years ago, he could have parked a lounge chair on a deck overlooking Lake Lanier and enjoyed retirement.

May 01, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


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City looking at land

Dawsonville is working to acquire property between the Municipal Complex and library to use as an activity center and green space.

March 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


2012 election complaints investigated

Dawson County election officials are confident the Secretary of State's office will find no merit in complaints a resident filed in 2012.

March 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Employee reprimanded for using county vehicle

A longtime Dawson employee has been reprimanded and suspended without pay for one day after he admitted to using his county-owned vehicle to haul firewood to his home last week.

March 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


BOC race draws third candidate

A lifelong county resident is the third candidate to announce her plans to run for the county's District 1 commission seat.

March 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Field set for May 20 primary

Several candidates filed qualifying papers last week to run for local office in the May 20 primary.

March 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Candidates file papers to qualify for local office

Several candidates this week filed papers to qualify for a local election run.

March 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City approves request for residential annexation

It appears a couple's two-month struggle to annex their property into Dawsonville is drawing to a close.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


House adopts legislator’s four bills

A bill designed to protect citizens from having nude photographs or material distributed to the Internet without their consent was approved in the Georgia House of Representatives.

February 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Lawman announces commission post run

A veteran lawman has announced his intentions to run for the Dawson County District 1 Commission seat.

February 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


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