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County names planning director

County officials last week announced that a new planning and development director has been named.

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City elections put on hold

With just one candidate qualifying for a city council seat, the City of Dawsonville will not be holding an election to fill the recently-appointed seat in March.

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County withdraws annexation objection

County leaders last week agreed they would not a fight a recent annexation into the city of Dawsonville.

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Mayor urges citizens to reject proposed transportation bill

Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan is urging citizens in the city and county to reject a proposed transportation bill floating through the state capitol.

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City qualifying continues

Only two days remain for those that wish to qualify for Dawsonville's March 7 special election.

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Retail center expected to break ground soon

Construction is expected to begin on a new retail center along Ga. 400 next month.

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City council qualifying to begin next week

Qualifying for Dawsonville's March 17 special election begins Tuesday.

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Board of Elections member resigns, new woman voted in

Board of Elections member resigns, new woman voted in

Chief Registrar and Chairperson Glenda Ferguson is no longer able to claim that she is the only woman on the Board of Elections and Voter Registration board.

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McKee new administration director

McKee new administration director

A longtime employee was promoted last week to serve as Dawson County's director of administration.

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Tanner proposes bill to limit no-knock warrants

With an 18-year career in law enforcement, including many with a multi-county narcotics unit, State Rep. Kevin Tanner executed his fair share of arrest warrants.

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Yarbrough named to commission

Gov. Nathan Deal has named 33 state education experts, including columnist Dick Yarbrough, to the state Education Reform Commission.

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Bridge repairs impacted due to federal cuts

Federal cuts have delayed repairs to two heavily traveled bridges in Dawson County.

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BOC avoids arbitration

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners has avoided going into arbitration with the city of Dawsonville over an annexation dispute.

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Lawmaker outlines legislative plans at breakfast

Lawmaker outlines legislative plans at breakfast

The budget, transportation and education are expected to be hot issues under the Gold Dome now that state lawmakers have returned to Atlanta for the 2015 Legislative Session.

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Arbitration likely in annexation dispute

City officials on Monday said arbitration would be the next step in a more than four month dispute with the Dawson County Board of Commissioners over an annexation request.

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Legislator invites public to breakfast

Legislator invites public to breakfast

State Rep. Kevin Tanner will carry on a longstanding tradition in the 9th legislative district by meeting with his constituents over breakfast each Saturday morning during the upcoming session.

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Ralston named among state’s most influential

Ralston named among state’s most influential

A high-ranking member of Dawson County's legislative delegation has been recently named to a power list of the most influential leaders of Georgia in 2015.

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New officials sworn in

New officials sworn in

A recent ceremony welcomed the county's newest elected officials to their respective positions in local government.

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