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Request for annexation gets support from board

A contested piece of land has passed the first step to becoming annexed into the city of Dawsonville from the county.

January 29, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Governor focuses on education

News that Gov. Nathan Deal has pledged to restore more than $500 million in education funding cut in recent years is a relief to local school officials.

January 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Attorney tapped to lead state child welfare division

The watchdog agency of the state's child welfare system has a new director.

January 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Board opposes request

When the Easons moved into the Gold Creek subdivision in 2012, the couple thought they were buying a house in the Dawsonville city limits.

January 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Tanner to introduce sludge legislation this week

The issue of sludge application is expected to go before state lawmakers this week.

January 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Engineer announces commission seat bid

A political newcomer has announced plans to run for the Dawson County commission District 1 post.

January 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Deal speaks to Republicans

In one of his first public appearances of the new year, Gov. Nathan Deal addressed area Republicans during a fireside chat Thursday in Dahlonega.

January 08, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Governor to address Republicans Thursday

Gov. Nathan Deal will kick off the New Year with a fireside chat Thursday in Dahlonega during a joint meeting of the Dawson and Lumpkin County republican parties and the Foothills Republican Women.

December 31, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City Council to begin active work sessions

Starting in January, the Dawsonville City Council has decided to renew its policy of holding monthly work sessions.

December 31, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Zoning for apartments approved

Dawson County commissioners have approved a rezoning to allow a new apartment complex near Ga. 400.

December 24, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City close on contract for new Internet option

Following a special called meeting Dec. 17, the city of Dawsonville is one step closer to having a new option when it comes to high-speed Internet service.

December 24, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


County recognizes employee service milestones

Billy Thurmond was still in high school when he first starting working with Dawson County Park and Recreation in the late 1970s.

December 18, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


State board recognizes Tanner for legislation

The state's Sexual Offender Registration Review Board recently recognized Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, for his work on House Bill 122.

December 18, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners approve bonuses for employees

Dawson County commissioners have approved a one-time bonus for government employees.

December 11, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City leader receives top honor

The mayor of Dawsonville has been named the 2013 Elected Official of the Year by the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission.

December 11, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


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Articles by Section - Government


County objects to annexation into the city

Commissioners last week voted to deny the application from a county resident that wants to annex his west side property in the city of Dawsonville.

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioner questions annexation

A request to annex nearly 37 acres into Dawsonville has one Dawson County commissioner questioning the motives of city leaders.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


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


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