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New commissioner makes appointments

Dawson County's newest commissioner selected familiar faces as his appointments to the county's planning commission.

January 12, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government




New state laws affect taxes, roads

The start of 2011 will usher in several new state laws.

January 05, 2011 | By Melissa Weinman DCN regional staff | Government


Board of commissioners voting session agenda

6 p.m. Jan. 6 at city hall

January 05, 2011 | | Government


Regional roads group meets today

Dawsonville plans to submit a downtown resurfacing project to a group tasked with influencing the direction of a proposed regional transportation tax, though the mayor is skeptical of its chances.

January 05, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Vacancy ahead on transportation board

Northeast Georgia could be without a representative on the State Transportation Board for a couple of months.

January 05, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | Government


Farmer wants to annex into city

A property owner across from the future site of a controversial motorsports park is looking to annex his land into the city of Dawsonville.

January 05, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Black has big shoes to fill as new ag leader

Gary Black is the state's new face of agriculture for the first time in 40 years.

December 29, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist DCN regional staff | Government


Lawman continues to recover from surgery

A Dawson County Sheriff's deputy who collapsed while en route to a call last week has been released from the hospital after undergoing emergency surgery.

December 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


City adopting water rules

The Dawsonville City Council approved an outdoor water use ordinance during a called meeting last week to keep in line with new Georgia codes.

December 22, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Five honored for achievements

Dawson County Emergency Services recently paid tribute to five individuals who made significant contributions to their profession and the department over the last three decades.

December 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Leaders sworn in

Public officials, both new and experienced, were sworn into office last week at the courthouse by the Dawson County Probate Judge.

December 22, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Blackwood to lead state highway safety office

December 17, 2010 | | Government


Chairman of commission receives regional honor

Mike Berg received an unexpected honor earlier this month when the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission named him its 2010 Elected Official of the Year.

December 15, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


City employees will get raise

For the second time this year, the Dawsonville City Council has voted to give municipal employees a raise.

December 15, 2010 | Frank Reddy | 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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