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Road closing for repairs at creek

An area of Roscoe Collette Road in southwestern Dawson County will be closed April 2-10 for county public workers to replace a pipe at the creek crossing.

March 16, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Airport authority stalled

Concerns that the process was moving too fast and lacked public input appear to have halted the city's plans for creating an authority to operate and acquire a local airstrip.

March 16, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Walking trail is on sales tax wish list

A 10-mile walking trail that would begin near Riverview Middle School and end at War Hill Park is one of several Dawson County projects that could be funded by a regional 1-cent transportation tax.

March 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners' agenda

4 p.m. Thursday at city hall

March 09, 2011 | | Government


Power enters council race

Political newcomer Jason Power announced Saturday that he will seek a seat on the Dawsonville City Council in the November election.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Sheriff shifting positions

The struggling economy, evolving crime trends and the county's new courthouse have forced Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle to re-evalute his agency's operations.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Speaks named assistant chief

A career firefighter and paramedic was recently named assistant chief for Dawson County Emergency Services.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Retirement plan could be cost saver

A recent decision by the Dawson County commission to offer some employees early retirement could save local government about $20,000 per year, according to officials.

March 09, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Government receives excellence award

For the third time in six years, Dawson County's government has been recognized for its efforts and efficiency.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Chief appraiser to retire in April

It's just a coincidence that Dawson County's chief tax appraiser's last day is April 15.

February 23, 2011 | | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners work session

4 p.m. Feb. 24 at City Hall

February 23, 2011 | | Government


Dawsonville may land airstrip

The city of Dawsonville has big plans for land owned by its most famous racing family.

February 23, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Council approves study on parking

The city council has directed Dawsonville's engineer to provide a cost estimate for conducting a parking study of the historic downtown area.

February 23, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


City may pursue parking study

Before city officials begin plans for a downtown parking and commons area in Dawsonville's historic district, Mayor Joe Lane Cox said they'll need to "prove a need for it."

February 16, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Simulator hones officers’ skills behind wheel

The last time Dawson County Sheriff's Deputy Charles Brantley took a defensive driving course, he was going through the academy.

February 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


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Articles by Section - Government


Local lawmakers disappointed in governor’s 'religious liberty' bill veto

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

March 28, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Deal says he will veto 'religious liberty' bill

Gov. Nathan Deal said Monday morning he will veto a controversial "religious liberty" bill, saying the First Amendment was protection enough for the concerns raised ...

March 28, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Political newcomer announces bid for county tax commissioner seat

A Dawson County resident with deep roots in the community recently announced her intention to be the county's next tax commissioner.

March 28, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Backlash rises over faith-based bill

A faith-based bill that won approval in the state House and Senate and is now awaiting the governor's signature is receiving a corporate backlash ...

March 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Sheriff’s candidates discuss crime prevention, employee retention at forum

Candidates running to be Dawson County's next sheriff answered questions on crime prevention and deputy retention during a political forum held last week by ...

March 23, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Lifelong Dawson County resident announces commission seat bid

A local truck driver with deep roots in the community officially announced on Monday he will run for the Dawson County Board of Commissioners District ...

March 17, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Architect will run for county commission chair

A local architect who has served many years on the county's development authority recently announced he wants to be Dawson County's next commission ...

March 17, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners nix intersection measure

County commissioners last week voted down a measure that would offset some of the costs to intersection improvements at Hwy. 53 at Stephens Road where ...

March 16, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Slate of candidates set for May 24 primary

Now that the slate of local candidates is set for the upcoming General Primary, several events are popping up for voters to hear from the ...

March 16, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawsonville hears annexation request

The Dawsonville City Council on Monday night heard the first reading of a request to annex nearly 80 acres of county land into the city ...

March 09, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


A Trump town: ‘The Donald’ wins Dawson

Turn on the national news, scroll through social media or try to watch one of your favorite TV shows, and you'll undoubtedly see one ...

March 09, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County political races draw numerous early qualifiers

The political signs started popping up months ago as numerous men and women vowed to run for local office.

March 09, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


Local woman declares bid for tax commissioner

Karin McKee hopes the second time is the charm in her run for Dawson County Tax Commissioner.

March 08, 2016 | Michele Hester | Government


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