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Council proposes change to alcohol ordinance

Dawsonville is looking to amend an ordinance that would allow restaurants in the city limits to serve distilled spirits on Sundays.

July 10, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


City rolls back millage rate

Dawsonville is continuing its longstanding tradition of not levying a city property tax on residents.

July 10, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonews.com | Government


Commissioners considering closing crossing

County commissioners are considering closing a local bridge that state transportation officials have deemed functionally obsolete.

July 03, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City approves proposed 2013-14 budget

Dawsonville has a working budget for fiscal year 2013-14.

June 26, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Divisive issue set for DNR board vote Tuesday

More than 2,800 people have spoken publicly on the polarizing issue, with voices ranging from wildlife advocates and park supporters to prosecutors and former state officials.

June 21, 2013 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | Government


Board decides to stay put

Despite talks of moving and grants, the Dawson County Board of Elections has decided not to move forward with changing poll locations for the west precinct.

June 21, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


City to discuss budget at meeting

The city of Dawsonville will hold its second reading of the 2013-14 budget at 5 p.m. tonight at city hall.

June 19, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Commissioner opposes reservoir

At least one county commissioner is opposed to the use of state or federal dollars to fund a proposed local reservoir.

June 19, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


County asks for DOT aid

Early estimates are showing Dawson County suffered nearly $600,000 in storm damage from heavy rainfall last month that flooded areas along the Etowah River and washed out several roads.

June 05, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


County seeks input on long-range plan

Officials are asking the public to weigh in on a future visioning plan for Dawson County.

June 05, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City to get reimbursement

The city of Dawsonville will be coming into a sum of money due to a billing error found in its favor.

June 05, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Local distillery asks lawmakers for help

Several north Georgia legislators in town for the Georgia Mountain Region Commission's monthly meeting last Thursday were poised with a question when they toured the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery.

June 05, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Annexation request approved

A highly contested plot of land adjacent to the Gold Creek Foods plant is part of Dawsonville - but with stipulations.

June 05, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Board opts out of swap

Dawson County commissioners have decided to opt out of a land swap agreement intended for future recreational growth.

May 29, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City seeks funding for reservoir

The city of Dawsonville has taken another step toward making the Calhoun Creek reservoir a reality.

May 15, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


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More are seeking to annex

Despite protests from Dawson County officials concerning recent annexation requests, Dawsonville continues to receive applications from people who want to live in the city limits.

September 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City hears request for annexation

The city of Dawsonville held a public hearing Monday night on a Dawson County-contested annexation of 37 acres on Duck Thurmond Road.

September 10, 2014 | David Renner | Government


County objects to annexation into the city

Commissioners last week voted to deny the application from a county resident that wants to annex his west side property in the city of Dawsonville.

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Retail development expected to surge

At least six retail shops, including three restaurants, have contracts or commitments in place to be among the first to open in a new commercial development on Ga. 400.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioner questions annexation

A request to annex nearly 37 acres into Dawsonville has one Dawson County commissioner questioning the motives of city leaders.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Citizens academy seeks applicants

Residents who wish to learn more about their county government and how it works for them are encouraged to register for the Citizens Government Academy.

August 13, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Government


Tanner named ‘Champion of Cities’

The Georgia Municipal Association last week recognized local lawmaker Kevin Tanner with the group's 2014 Champion of Georgia's Cities award.

August 13, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Salary study finds pay lagging in Dawson

A recent salary study commissioned by Dawson County found there are positions within the government that are below the recommended minimum pay level compared to neighboring jurisdictions.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Authority closes on park land

The Downtown Development Authority has closed on a loan to buy 18 acres behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex for a planned city park.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Perdue bests Kingston in Senate runoff

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.

July 23, 2014 | From DCN regional staff reports | Government


Funding shift helps chamber

Dawson County commissioners last week approved a measure that will help the local office of tourism and development pay its rent.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Commission sets millage rate

Some Dawson County residents may see a slight property tax increase following the county commission's vote last week to set the millage rate at 8.138 mills.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


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