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A farmer's application for annexation into the city, which was withdrawn earlier this month, was met recently with some opposition from Dawson County government.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Annexation request withdrawn

A Dawson County landowner has withdrawn his request to annex property near the site of a controversial motorsports park into Dawsonville.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


Commission approves mobile unit for shelter

A vote by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners last week allows a modular building that will be used as a surgical center to be placed next to the local animal shelter.

January 12, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


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


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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


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


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