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New state laws affect taxes, roads

The start of 2011 will usher in several new state laws.

January 05, 2011 | By Melissa Weinman DCN regional staff | Government


Board of commissioners voting session agenda

6 p.m. Jan. 6 at city hall

January 05, 2011 | | Government


Regional roads group meets today

Dawsonville plans to submit a downtown resurfacing project to a group tasked with influencing the direction of a proposed regional transportation tax, though the mayor is skeptical of its chances.

January 05, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Vacancy ahead on transportation board

Northeast Georgia could be without a representative on the State Transportation Board for a couple of months.

January 05, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | Government


Farmer wants to annex into city

A property owner across from the future site of a controversial motorsports park is looking to annex his land into the city of Dawsonville.

January 05, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Black has big shoes to fill as new ag leader

Gary Black is the state's new face of agriculture for the first time in 40 years.

December 29, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist DCN regional staff | Government


Lawman continues to recover from surgery

A Dawson County Sheriff's deputy who collapsed while en route to a call last week has been released from the hospital after undergoing emergency surgery.

December 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


City adopting water rules

The Dawsonville City Council approved an outdoor water use ordinance during a called meeting last week to keep in line with new Georgia codes.

December 22, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Five honored for achievements

Dawson County Emergency Services recently paid tribute to five individuals who made significant contributions to their profession and the department over the last three decades.

December 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Leaders sworn in

Public officials, both new and experienced, were sworn into office last week at the courthouse by the Dawson County Probate Judge.

December 22, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Blackwood to lead state highway safety office

December 17, 2010 | | Government


Chairman of commission receives regional honor

Mike Berg received an unexpected honor earlier this month when the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission named him its 2010 Elected Official of the Year.

December 15, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


City employees will get raise

For the second time this year, the Dawsonville City Council has voted to give municipal employees a raise.

December 15, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


New governors have water on their plates

A solution to the water war with Alabama and Florida has eluded Georgia governors for nearly two decades, but Gov.-elect Nathan Deal is hopeful he will be able to work out an agreement.

December 08, 2010 | By Melissa Weinman DCN regional staff | Government


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County discusses millage rate

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.

July 02, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Local churches take stance on same-sex marriage

Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage drew both jeers and cheers, and was followed by ministers across the state taking the issue to the pulpit on Sunday morning.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Public has one more chance to speak on social hosting ordinance

The public has one more chance to voice their concerns on a proposed county ordinance that, if approved, would hold parents accountable if they allow their kids to host drinking parties with their friends.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Parent group supports social hosting ordinance

County commissioners are considering a proposed ordinance that, if approved, would hold parents accountable if they allow their kids to host drinking parties with their friends.

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


City passes budget for FY 2015-2016

The city of Dawsonville approved a $4.1 million budget for fiscal year 2015-16 during its Monday special called meeting.

June 17, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Tanner name chair of House Motor Vehicles Committee

Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, was recently named vice chairman of the House Motor Vehicle Committee.

June 17, 2015 | From staff reports | Government


City hears plans for historic cemetery designation

The city of Dawsonville recently heard a presentation by the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission to turn a local cemetery into a historic area.

June 10, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Gooch named legislator of the year

Sen. Steve Gooch was recently named one of three legislators of the year by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

June 10, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawsonville mayor named vice chair of regional commission

Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan last week was elected to serve as vice chair for the Georgia Mountain Regional Commission.

June 03, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


DOT plans three roundabouts in Dawson County

Dawson County officials have been asked to support improvements at three busy intersections across the county.

June 03, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


City, county at odds over animal control responsibility

The ongoing saga over animal control responsibility in the Dawsonville city limits may not be over yet.

June 03, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Public hearings set for proposal designed to prevent underage drinking in Dawson County

A proposed ordinance that would hold parents accountable if they allow their kids to host drinking parties with their friends is set to go before the public for discussion.

May 27, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


City clerk wins financial award for transparency

City Clerk Bonnie Warne has a new feather to put into her proverbial hat.

May 20, 2015 | David Renner | Government


City council decision delays economic grant

Potential Dawsonville businesses may have to wait another few weeks to take advantage of an economic development grant being proposed by the city.

May 20, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Dawson County welcomes three new principals

Three new principals have been named in the Dawson County School System, and will take their respective posts next school year.

May 13, 2015 | David Renner | Government


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