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Commission submits district lines

Proposed changes to the Dawson County commission and school board districts have been sent to the state.

The county commission voted last week to submit a new district map after recent census numbers showed the local population increased by nearly 40 percent from 2000 to 2010.

June 15, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Recap by Ralston focuses on issues

David Ralston covered a range of topics during an address last week to a packed clubhouse in the Big Canoe community.

Ralston briefed the gathering about the 2011 session of the General Assembly, over which he presides as Speaker of the House, as well as upcoming issues.

June 08, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Tax assessments in mail this week

Dawson County property owners should expect to find their tax assessment notices in the mailbox this week.

Chief tax appraiser Michael Roberts said the notices were delayed about a week due to the state's new assessment program.

June 08, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Revision to proposed sign ordinance online

The public has two more weeks to review proposed changes to the county's sign ordinance.

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners plans to wait until June 2 to vote on the proposed changes in order to give the public time to review the document, which is available online at dawsoncounty.org.

May 25, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Sunday sales a possibility

It appears Dawsonville residents will get to decide in November whether to allow package sales of alcohol at stores in the city on Sundays.

In a rare 3-2 decision, two Dawsonville city councilmen and Mayor Joe Lane Cox voted Monday night to hold the referendum.

May 25, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Sacrifice remembered

Lori Mitchell held a handmade memorial and wiped tears from her eyes as she thought about the men and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

May 18, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


District lines may be shifted

Recent census numbers have officials looking at the possibility of redrawing the Dawson County commission districts.

May 18, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Board considering fire lane ordinance

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners is considering an ordinance that would target motorists who block fire lanes and park in handicap designated spaces without permits.

May 18, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Firefighters have drive for burn foundation

For the next three weekends in Dawson County and throughout Georgia, firefighters will be in the streets and at local shopping centers collecting funds for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation's 2011 "Give Burns the Boot" drive.

May 11, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Local businessman announces council bid

A downtown businessman announced Monday he will seek a seat on the Dawsonville City Council in the November election.

May 11, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Peace officer memorial service set for Monday

Each day, more than 900,000 law enforcement officers nationwide put their lives on the line for the safety and protection of others.

May 11, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


City to reconsider referendum on Sunday sales

At least two Dawsonville officials are feeling heartburn over an item discussed at the May 2 city council meeting.

May 11, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


City talks Sunday alcohol

While no vote was taken Monday night, Dawsonville's city council doesn't seem to be sold on the idea of Sunday alcohol sales at stores.

May 04, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Official honored for work

A local official was recognized by his peers Monday night for contributions to public service in county government.

May 04, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Commission backs raising lake level

Dawson is the latest county to sign a resolution in favor of raising the water level of Lake Lanier.

April 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


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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


Commissioners defund development authority

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted during a special called meeting last week to approve the 2017 county budget, which includes defunding the local ...

November 16, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Gaines elected District 2 Commissioner

Former city councilman Chris Gaines has been elected Dawson County District 2 Commissioner.

November 16, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Chris Gaines elected District 2 Commissioner

Dawson County election results are in and Republican Chris Gaines (R) has been declared District 2 Commissioner, beating out Independent Robert Wiley.

November 08, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Bob Bolz offered city manager position

The city council voted Monday to offer the vacant city manager position to Bob Bolz after releasing the names of the final three applicants early ...

November 08, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


County ambulance billing rates to increase

Commissioners approved a revision last week to Dawson County's ambulance billing ordinance that will increase the rates that patients are charged per ride.

November 08, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


More 2017 road work proposed

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners last week approved an application for county money to be used to repair several roads in Dawson County.

November 08, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Election 2016 Preview: County to select District 2 commissioner next week

With early voting winding down, Dawson County residents are well on their way to having one of the best turnouts in recent memory.

November 02, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


Early voting running smoothly

Early voting is underway and the first week was smooth sailing according to Dawson County Board of Elections Chairwoman and Election Supervisor Glenda Ferguson.

October 26, 2016 | | Government


Commission holds first of two budget hearings

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners held the first of two public hearings last week on the proposed 2017 county budget.

October 26, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Government


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


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