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District lines may be shifted

Recent census numbers have officials looking at the possibility of redrawing the Dawson County commission districts.

May 18, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Board considering fire lane ordinance

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners is considering an ordinance that would target motorists who block fire lanes and park in handicap designated spaces without permits.

May 18, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Firefighters have drive for burn foundation

For the next three weekends in Dawson County and throughout Georgia, firefighters will be in the streets and at local shopping centers collecting funds for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation's 2011 "Give Burns the Boot" drive.

May 11, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Local businessman announces council bid

A downtown businessman announced Monday he will seek a seat on the Dawsonville City Council in the November election.

May 11, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Peace officer memorial service set for Monday

Each day, more than 900,000 law enforcement officers nationwide put their lives on the line for the safety and protection of others.

May 11, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


City to reconsider referendum on Sunday sales

At least two Dawsonville officials are feeling heartburn over an item discussed at the May 2 city council meeting.

May 11, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


City talks Sunday alcohol

While no vote was taken Monday night, Dawsonville's city council doesn't seem to be sold on the idea of Sunday alcohol sales at stores.

May 04, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Official honored for work

A local official was recognized by his peers Monday night for contributions to public service in county government.

May 04, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Commission backs raising lake level

Dawson is the latest county to sign a resolution in favor of raising the water level of Lake Lanier.

April 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Officials plan for drop in tax digest

More than a month remains before property tax assessments go out, but local officials are bracing for at least a 10 percent drop in collections.

April 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners need more time with sign ordinance

After much discussion over proposed changes to the Dawson County sign ordinance, the board of commissioners decided to hold off on a vote for another month.

April 20, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Real first responders

In a time of crisis, they're the calming voice on the other end of the phone line, the one with answers or advice.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Tea Party Patriots in town for rally

Tea Party Patriots from across North Georgia rallied Saturday for tax cuts and to stop wasteful spending.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


County, Etowah give back bonds

Last week, Etowah Water and Sewer Authority agreed to Dawson County government's plans to give back $1.8 million in bond money.

April 20, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Sheriff’s office reaches out with social media

Increasing numbers of law enforcement agencies are using Web sites and other social media outlets to communicate with the public to help solve crimes and to let people know about crimes happening near them.

April 20, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


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Political newcomer promises to bring new perspective to county commission

A political newcomer who's been active in the local Republican Party for the last several years promises to bring a fresh perspective and new ...

April 27, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Drone bill waits Deal’s approval

A House bill awaiting the governor's signature has potential to set the stage for Georgia to be a leader in the unmanned aircraft industry.

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners reject long-term hydrant contract

County commissioners last week said they were not comfortable approving a long term contract with the local water and sewer authority for hydrants.

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Events planned to meet local candidates

Early voting for the May 24th Election gets underway in less than three weeks, but there is still time to get to know the local ...

April 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


GOP House debate contrasts styles of 5 candidates

It's no surprise to see some agreement during a primary debate.

April 13, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


City gives GDOT nod to review Elliott airfield for FAA

The Dawsonville City Council on Monday voted to give the Georgia Department of Transportation its blessing to update a review of Elliott Airfield for the ...

April 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Agreement would add fire hydrants to underserved area

An agreement between the Dawson County Board of Commissioners and Etowah Water and Sewer Authority could bring more fire hydrants to the underserved areas of ...

April 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


More poll workers needed

Officials were expecting a larger than usual voter turnout for elections this year, but no one quite anticipated the influx of constituents ready to cast ...

April 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


9th Congressional District GOP primary debate set for Saturday

The Hall County GOP will host a Republican primary debate for U.S. 9th Congressional District candidates this Saturday in Gainesville.

April 06, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent DCN regional staff | Government


Williamson to challenge Gooch for 51st Senate district

One of the founders of Gilmer County's Tea Party has challenged State Sen. Steve Gooch for the 51st Senate District.

April 06, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Grant funds available to promote downtown business

Funds are once again available for entrepreneurs interested in bringing their businesses to Dawsonville.

March 30, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Deal veto lets down lawmakers

Local lawmakers expressed their disappointment in Gov. Nathan Deal's decision to veto a controversial faith-based bill that opponents said discriminates against same-sex couples.

March 30, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


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