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Local advocate appointed to sex offender registry board

A local victim advocate has been appointed to the board that reviews the state's sex offender registry and categorizes offenders.

Gov. Nathan Deal announced the appointment of Katie Strayhorn to the Sexual Offender Registration Review Board on Sept. 16. The term is for four years.

September 28, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Governor approves districts

Changes to the Dawson County commission and school board districts have been approved by the governor.

Gov. Nathan Deal approved the local legislation last week. It now must be approved by the Department of Justice, according to Glenda Ferguson, chair of the Dawson County Board of Elections and Registration.

September 28, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Concerns voiced over reservoir plan

Dawson County Commissioner Gary Pichon says he's heard every concern discussed Thursday night during a public hearing on a proposed reservoir in the county.

"I didn't hear any issues I haven't already heard before," he said. "I wish the community as a whole would understand that we do not own that property, the state does not own that property in the Dawson tract and the county does not own that property."

September 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Reservoir proposals aired

Two agencies competing to build a proposed reservoir in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area made presentations to the Dawson County commission Sept. 8.

Also during the first of two public hearings on the matter, commissioners heard from several residents concerned about the proposal.

September 14, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Emergency operators honored

In the wake of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, another national day of remembrance has become overshadowed.

As declared in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan, Sept. 11 is 911 Emergency Number Day. It's a time to honor those who are the true first responders during a crisis.

September 14, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Government


Commission chair gives state of county address

Dawson County Commission Chairman Mike Berg encouraged members of the business community to take part in making Dawson County all it can be by talking to others about the county.

"The more we're able to get out and talk about who we are, the more likely business will want to expand here or move here," Berg said when he spoke during the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon last week.

September 14, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Cuts include development authority

The 2012 budget approved by Dawson County commissioners does not include funding for the local development authority.

The $140,000 intended for the group instead will go to buy four new patrol cars for the sheriff's office.

September 07, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Ballot set for upcoming city election

The ballot for the Nov. 8 municipal election is set after qualifying ended Friday.

Three challengers and two incumbents will vie for two Dawsonville City Council seats, while Mayor Joe Lane Cox drew no opposition.

September 07, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Government


New engines debut

One of three new fire trucks recently went into operation for Dawson County Emergency Services.

Engine 1, which went into service Aug. 31, will soon be joined by two additional new engines.

September 07, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Government


DOT encouraged to consider concerns

Local officials want the state Department of Transportation to hear from residents before making any improvements at Ga. 400 and Kilough Church Road.

The Dawson County commission's Sept. 1 vote to send the DOT a letter followed several weeks of discussions about the crossing.

September 07, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Special Called Meeting agenda

J. Public hearings

1. Proposed Shoal Creek Reservoir and Grand Park (First of two hearings)

September 07, 2011 | | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Work Session agenda

L. New business

1. Presentation of the Clean Water Month Proclamation: Doris Cook, Etowah Water and Sewer Authority

September 07, 2011 | | Government


Hearing on reservoir is set for Thursday

The first of two public hearings about a proposed reservoir in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area will be held Thursday during a special called meeting of the Dawson County commission.

The meeting is set for 4 p.m. in the G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at Dawsonville City Hall.

September 07, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Road closing for work

Alonzo Burt Road will be closed Sept. 12-16 for pipe replacement and other road maintenance activities at the creek crossing.

Motorists are asked to use Tanner Road as a detour to Hwy. 136 west and east.

September 07, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


City qualifying gets under way

Qualifying for Dawsonville's Nov. 8 election continues through Friday.

The ballot will feature two city council seats and the mayor's post, as well as a referendum on Sunday alcohol sales.

August 31, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. jwolfe@dawsonnews.com | Government


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Thurmond, Gaines, Nix chosen for commission posts

Votes are in for races in Dawson County.

May 24, 2016 | | Government


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