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Authority funding may be reinstated

The group responsible for bringing new commercial and industrial developments to Dawson County could be in danger of closing within the next 18 months if it doesn't secure county funding.

August 14, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Roads reflect racing

Formerly-numbered streets in Dawsonville will be renamed, though the move doesn't appear to be quite as popular as first thought.

August 07, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


DOT proposes roundabout

State transportation officials have announced a public meeting to discuss proposed improvements to the intersection of Hwy. 53 West and Elliott Family Parkway.

July 31, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Center dedicated to Weaver

Last week would have been Margie Weaver's 30th anniversary as director of the local senior center. To mark the occasion, the center now shares her name.

July 31, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


No tax increase for county residents

County residents will not see a property tax increase for the 10th consecutive year after commissioners last week voted to maintain the current rate.

July 24, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


County plans no tax hike

Dawson County commissioners are expected to adopt the tax digest on which the 2014 budget will be based without raising the millage rate Thursday.

July 17, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


County will not close bridge

County commissioners last week opted for new guard rails and safety caution signs rather than closing an aging bridge in southern Dawson County.

July 10, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Council changes zoning

The Dawsonville City Council voted last week to change the zoning for a recently annexed property to residential after an attorney discovered it had been improperly classified.

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


County opposes reservoir

Dawson County commissioners have made their opposition to the proposed Calhoun Creek Reservoir official.

July 10, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


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


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Articles by Section - Government


SPLOST approval could generate $9.6 million

If voters approve a proposed extension of the 1-cent sales tax next month, the measure could generate as much as $9.6 million for projects within downtown Dawsonville.

October 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Tanner receives award for legislative leadership

Rep. Kevin Tanner was recently recognized by the Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission for his leadership in passing legislation that could transfer additional funding to help those with traumatic brain injuries.

October 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Official keeps pushing for consolidation

Commissioner Gary Pichon may have just two more months as an elected official, but that isn't stopping him from pushing for a consolidated government in Dawson County.

October 08, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Annexation disagreement continues

The Dawsonville City Council continues to field annexation requests, despite objections from the Dawson County commission.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Government


County reviews insurance coverage

The Dawson County commission is examining ways to reduce risks in liability involved with large public gatherings.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Swafford named state’s top deputy coroner

Lanier Swafford was recently named the state's top deputy coroner by the Georgia Coroner's Association.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Consolidation floated

A recent flurry of requests from Dawson County residents wanting to annex their property into Dawsonville has prompted officials to explore the possibility of a unified government.

September 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


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


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