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.
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.
J. Public hearings
1. Proposed Shoal Creek Reservoir and Grand Park (First of two hearings)
L. New business
1. Presentation of the Clean Water Month Proclamation: Doris Cook, Etowah Water and Sewer Authority
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.
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.
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.
Now that Georgia's new congressional maps are almost final, no one's expecting anything less than a political stampede in Northeast Georgia.
The new map creates an open seat as early as next year and a major political opportunity to represent all or part of 20 Northeast Georgia counties in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The public had little to say during a recent hearing on Dawson County's proposed 2012 operating budget.
The county commission is expected to vote on the $20.9 million spending plan Sept. 1.
A new proposal for Georgia's congressional districts means Tom Graves may no longer represent Dawson County's interests in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The new map divides the current 9th Congressional District, and opens all or parts of 20 Northeast Georgia counties for new representation in the U.S. House.
The Dawson County Sheriff's Office has temporarily withdrawn from a state certification program for law enforcement agencies and plans to seek certification again next spring.
Sheriff Billy Carlisle sent a letter to the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police on July 20 requesting to voluntarily withdraw from the program.
State lawmakers representing Dawson County said earlier this week they were pleased with the proposed House and Senate districts.
"It couldn't be better if I had drawn it myself," said District 9 Rep. Amos Amerson on Tuesday morning.
The preliminary 2012 budget presented last week to the Dawson County commission limits spending to critical capital needs.
"This budget is nothing more than a balancing act," said Commission Chairman Mike Berg. "Revenue in versus expenses out."
For a behind the scenes look at local government, residents are encouraged to participate in the fourth annual Dawson County Citizens Academy.
Dawson County Government and Community Affairs is currently accepting applicants for the Fall 2011 academy, which begins Aug. 30.
The proposed budget Dawson County Commission Chairman Mike Berg plans to present this week calls for about a 4 percent drop in spending for 2012.
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During last week's Dawson County Board of Commissioners voting session, Dawson County Chamber of Commerce President Christie Haynes asked the commissioners to take several ...
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a significant budget increase for the Dawson County Juvenile Court during last week's voting session.
Judge Lindsay Burton of the Dawson County Juvenile Court requested a significant budget increase during last week's board of commissioners work session.
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners held the first of three required public hearings last week as they intend to leave the current millage rate ...
During a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon, commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of Bill Tanner to serve as county manager until a permanent replacement is ...
Retired army engineer and JROTC instructor at Dawson County High School, Robert Wiley is now officially on the ballot for the District 2 county commission ...
Residents along Nix Bridge Road will soon have the waterlines needed for improved fire safety, though there are no immediate plans by the county to ...
Commissioners Thursday night voted to appoint Vicki Neikirk to serve as interim county manager following Randy Dowling's abrupt resignation earlier that day.
Commission Chairman Mike Berg is calling for a full millage rate rollback that, if approved, would be the county's first tax reduction in 12 ...
Andi Henson Juliette and Nicole Stewart made final public pleas to voters last week asking for support in Tuesday's runoff election for Dawson County ...
The men vying to be Dawson County's first new sheriff in 20 years squared off in a heated debate last week before a standing ...
Commissioners last week approved a request to increase salaries for the county's two fulltime magistrate judges.
City officials last week sent a letter to the Dawson County Board of Commissioners threatening suit over alleged missing documents detailing sales tax expenditures.
Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan was recently elected to the Georgia Municipal Association board of directors during the group's annual meeting in Savannah June 27.
Early voting is underway for the July 26 runoff election to choose Dawson County's next sheriff and tax commissioner.
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