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Proposed Black’s Mill cell tower draws opposition

Neighbors living in and around Black's Mill Place subdivision have banded together in opposition to a cell phone tower proposed for the area.

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Removal of trees part of ‘routine maintenance’

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.

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No adjustment to humane society funds

A vote last week by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners requires an annual audit of the local animal shelter's finances.

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City’s Main Street Park development proceeding

The latest in a long-term park development behind Dawsonville's Municipal Complex has taken a potential step forward.

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Reservoir leaps one more hurdle to permitting

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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Humane society at risk to lose funds

Commissioners are considering a measure that could reduce funding for the local animal shelter.

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House passes state parole board bill

A change in policy that would make one of the state's most secretive agencies more transparent overwhelmingly passed in the Georgia House last week.

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Clean-up expected to take months

Clean-up from the ice storm that knocked down an estimated 1,000 trees in Dawson County is expected to take several months.

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Regional commission invests in Dawson County

Sewer lines at the outlet mall, support of adult education and dollars set aside to ease traffic at the county's busiest intersection are among projects the Appalachian Regional Commission has had a direct hand in bringing to Dawson County.

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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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