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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

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

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Council announces top city manager candidates

Council members intend to vote next month to hire a new city manager.

October 12, 2016 | Allie Dean | Government

City bar and restaurant alcohol sales extended one hour

Council members on Monday approved an amendment of the City of Dawsonville Alcohol Ordinance, extending the time frame that local businesses can serve alcohol for ...

October 05, 2016 | Allie Dean | Government

County hires new planning and development director

The county planning commission announced last week that Jason Streetman will serve as the county's new planning and development director.

September 28, 2016 | Allie Dean | Government

Headley hired as County Manager

Commissioners voted last week to appoint David Headley as Dawson County's next county manager.

September 21, 2016 | Allie Dean | Government

Proposed 2017 county budget includes higher property tax, raises

County Commission Chair Mike Berg presented a $36.4 million budget for fiscal year 2017 last week that includes raises, new vehicles and capital improvement ...

September 21, 2016 | Allie Dean | Government

Board of Commissioners vote to keep current millage rate

During Thursday night's work session and special called meeting, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted to keep the current millage rate unchanged following ...

August 31, 2016 | Allie Dean | Government


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