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Retail development expected to surge

At least six retail shops, including three restaurants, have contracts or commitments in place to be among the first to open in a new commercial development on Ga. 400.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Citizens academy seeks applicants

Residents who wish to learn more about their county government and how it works for them are encouraged to register for the Citizens Government Academy.

August 13, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Government

Tanner named ‘Champion of Cities’

The Georgia Municipal Association last week recognized local lawmaker Kevin Tanner with the group's 2014 Champion of Georgia's Cities award.

August 13, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Salary study finds pay lagging in Dawson

A recent salary study commissioned by Dawson County found there are positions within the government that are below the recommended minimum pay level compared to neighboring jurisdictions.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Authority closes on park land

The Downtown Development Authority has closed on a loan to buy 18 acres behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex for a planned city park.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Perdue bests Kingston in Senate runoff

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.

July 23, 2014 | From DCN regional staff reports | Government

Funding shift helps chamber

Dawson County commissioners last week approved a measure that will help the local office of tourism and development pay its rent.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Commission sets millage rate

Some Dawson County residents may see a slight property tax increase following the county commission's vote last week to set the millage rate at 8.138 mills.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

AT&T calling on city

Dawsonville once had just one choice for cable and Internet service, but the choices are rapidly expanding.

July 09, 2014 | David Renner | Government

County, city reach SPLOST agreement

County and city officials have reached an agreement on how funds will be split if the upcoming 1-cent sales tax extension is approved by voters in November.

July 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

School board sets millage

Citing a returning tax digest and economic upturn, the Dawson County Board of Education voted 4-0 during its July 7 meeting to maintain last year's millage rate of 17.246 mills.

July 09, 2014 | David Renner | Government

County continues tax rate discussions

A meeting last week was the public's first of three opportunities to weigh in on the county's millage rate.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

County, city near deal for tax split

Dawson County and Dawsonville officials are soon expected to ratify an agreement on a proposed extension of the 1-cent sales tax that will go before voters in November.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

First public hearing on millage rate is Thursday

A meeting Thursday will be the public's first of three opportunities to weigh in on a proposed increase to the county's millage rate.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

City, chamber make agreement

The city of Dawsonville has decided to provide money to a Dawson County organization in return for promotional services.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Government

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Articles by Section - 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

City council prioritizes SPLOST spending plan

The Dawsonville City Council on Monday voted to prioritize projects that will be funded as special purpose local option sales tax dollars roll in.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Lack of interest cancels city races

Dawsonville residents seem to be content with their current city leadership.

September 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

City election qualifying begins next week

Dawsonville citizens who want to be involved in their town's government will have the chance next week to toss their hat into the ring ...

August 26, 2015 | David Renner | Government

BOC votes to increase employee pay

County employees will soon see a few more dollars going into their wallets after the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved pay raises Thursday night.

August 26, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Water odor prompts filter examination

This year, the City of Dawsonville has been continuing with water improvement plans to update its water infrastructure. However, this has not come without a ...

August 25, 2015 | David Renner | Government

County leader believes future vision talks overdue

County Commission Chairman Mike Berg was seated next to School Superintendent Damon Gibbs last week at a chamber of commerce event when he mentioned two ...

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

City finds solution to animal control saga

The City of Dawsonville believes that it has finally solved its on-going animal control issues.

August 19, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Election qualifying begins soon

Qualifying for Dawsonville's Nov. 3 election opens in two weeks.

August 19, 2015 | David Renner | Government


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