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With tax revenue down by about 20 percent from last year, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners will save nearly $200,000 by furloughing all full time county employees.
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Dawson County does not plan to join about a dozen other local governments in a habitat conservation plan for the Etowah River basin.
6 p.m. Thursday, city hall
The Dawson County commission will consider Thursday whether to make county employees take Sept. 4 and four other unpaid "days of rest" this year.
Less than a year after his appointment to Governor Sonny Perdue's Public Defender Standards Council, Dawson County Commissioner Mike Berg has agreed to chair the board.
G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at city hall
Homeowners can expect to pay between $200 and $300 more on their property taxes due to the cancellation of the state's homestead exemption for 2009.
It wasn't an easy decision, but Dawson County's finance and budget staff is recommending employee furloughs beginning next month.
County officials are considering an ordinance to regulate the use of all-terraine vehicles in Dawson County.
With the approval of the county's operating budget last week, residents can breath a sigh of relief that there will be no tax increase in 2010.
The Dawson County Board of Commissioners placed a moratorium on sign permits last week following a decision to settle a lawsuit with a marketing company wanting to set up billboards on Ga. 400.
Sometimes the voice answering a 911 call can mean the difference between life and death.
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An equipment operator on Dawson County's road crew was injured when he was struck by a tree on a job site Monday morning on Perimeter Road.
Dawson County Tax Commissioner Linda Townley recently announced the promotion of BJ Farley as the county's deputy tax commissioner.
While there was no official election for the city, City Councilman Caleb Phillips was sworn in during the city of Dawsonville's regular called meeting.
Neighbors living in and around Black's Mill Place subdivision have banded together in opposition to a cell phone tower proposed for the area.
County officials say the removal of 16 trees is part of the routine maintenance needed as workers prepare to open the campground of War Hill Park this weekend.
A vote last week by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners requires an annual audit of the local animal shelter's finances.
The latest in a long-term park development behind Dawsonville's Municipal Complex has taken a potential step forward.
After several years of planning and development, Etowah Water and Sewer Authority is nearing completion on the first phase of its Russell Creek Reservoir.
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