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Transportation board position open

Dawson County could soon have new representation on the State Transportation Board.

February 09, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | Government


Officials recognized

Dawson County Emergency Services personnel attended the 39th Annual Firefighters Recognition Day held at the state capitol on Feb. 1. The event recognizes and pays tribute to the firefighting community.

February 09, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Program helps clear roadsides in county

A new program designed to give community service workers a way to complete court-mandated service hours is clearing roadsides throughout the county.

February 02, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Communications now to include e-mail updates

Dawson County Government has expanded its communication services to bring news and other information to residents through e-mail updates.

February 02, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Gooch added to transportation projects board

State Sen. Steve Gooch was named last week as the senate appointee to the Georgia Mountains Transportation Roundtable.

February 02, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Voting Session Agenda

6 p.m. Feb. 3 at city hall

February 02, 2011 | | Government


Mayor, city council terms to expire in 2011

Public office terms ending this year are the posts of Dawsonville City Council members Mike Wilson and Mike Sosebee. The term of Mayor Joe Lane Cox will also expire.

January 26, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


City, school officials take helm for year

The Dawson County School Board and the Dawsonville City Council each respectively chose new offices for members last week.

January 26, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Commission approves historical designation

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to establish a new zoning designation that could deem certain locations in the county as "historic."

January 26, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


City may condemn land

Calvin Byrd said Dawsonville officials have spoken with downtown merchants and polled visitors.

January 26, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


County objects to city annexation

A farmer's application for annexation into the city, which was withdrawn earlier this month, was met recently with some opposition from Dawson County government.

January 26, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Director says ‘attaboy’ to locals

Despite record-breaking snowfall and the accumulation of ice on heavily-traveled routes last week, Billy Thurmond said Dawson County roadways looked pretty darn good.

January 19, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Annexation request withdrawn

A Dawson County landowner has withdrawn his request to annex property near the site of a controversial motorsports park into Dawsonville.

January 19, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Senator tapped for top post

While last week's arctic blast cut into the state's legislative activities, the new District 51 state senator said to expect great things to happen when the Senate reconvenes Jan. 24.

January 19, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Local official tapped for regional post

The group charged with pushing a new 1-cent sales tax for regional transportation projects met for the first time last week as it aims to put the vote on a ballot in 2012.

January 12, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


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County names new planning commission

The new year has brought new members to the county planning commission. All four planning board members, as well as the chair, had terms that ...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Tanner appointed to transportation committee

The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments recently named Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee.

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


County manager plans community discussion workshop

Citizens of Dawsonville are invited to attend a joint community connections workshop next week.

January 11, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


David Ralston re-elected as speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives

David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, has again been re-elected as Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives. Ralston was first elected as speaker in January 2010 ...

January 11, 2017 | | Government


State lawmakers talk first 2017 session plans

Before the first session of the 154th general assembly began Monday local lawmakers discussed what they think will be the biggest and most important issues ...

January 11, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Commission to interview county attorney applicants

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners have announced that there will be a special called meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday with the purpose of ...

January 11, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Sheriff ends final term with radio sign-off

Dawson County's long-serving sheriff, Billy Carlisle, officially ended his last term of service on Friday with a party and farewell ceremony at the sheriff ...

January 04, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


State committee says tax incentives, funds could boost broadband internet in rural areas

A committee headed up by Sen. Steve Gooch, R-Dahlonega, that is focused on obtaining high-speed broadband internet access for all Georgians held its final meeting ...

January 04, 2017 | By Allie Dean | Government


Elected officials get sworn in

Dawson County's newest elected officials pledged their allegiance to Dawson County and were sworn in Thursday morning at the Dawson County Government Center by ...

December 28, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


County bids farewell to officials

The county will be losing four leaders this month as their final elected terms come to an end.

December 21, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


County advertises for new staff attorney

Commissioners voted last week to officially begin the search for an applicant to fill an internal legal services position that, if accepted, would be the ...

December 21, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Citizen government academy class graduates

A ceremony was held last week to celebrate the newest graduates of the Dawson County Citizens Academy.

November 23, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


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