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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


Officials plan for drop in tax digest

More than a month remains before property tax assessments go out, but local officials are bracing for at least a 10 percent drop in collections.

April 27, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners need more time with sign ordinance

After much discussion over proposed changes to the Dawson County sign ordinance, the board of commissioners decided to hold off on a vote for another month.

April 20, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Real first responders

In a time of crisis, they're the calming voice on the other end of the phone line, the one with answers or advice.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Tea Party Patriots in town for rally

Tea Party Patriots from across North Georgia rallied Saturday for tax cuts and to stop wasteful spending.

April 20, 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


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