All but one of the subdivisions in Dawsonville has cleaned up its retention pond over the past month at the request of the city, officials said, with the lone holdout possibly requiring further action. "We've had reported to our street department and to the mayor numerous problems with the retention pond at the Howser Mill subdivision," City Attorney Dana Miles told council members during their meeting Monday night.
County commissioners voted last week to officially close two roads that were impacted by summer flooding until a time when funds are available to make repairs. In separate unanimous actions, commissioners agreed that it would better serve the county to close Etowah River Road and Hubbardsville Circle than to legally abandon the two.
Dawson County has a new assistant registrar to help out with elections. Chief Registrar Glenda Ferguson announced that, starting Monday, long-time county employee Rachelle Thurmond would be taking the place left by former Assistant Registrar Karen Armstrong.
As of Monday, Dawson County no longer had a branch office of New Hope Counseling, which is reportedly the focus of a state investigation.
Two county roads damaged by severe flooding over the summer may not be repaired and reopened. Commissioners on Thursday will be faced with the options - to close Etowah River Road and Hubbardsville Circle or legally abandon the two. While abandoning the roads, which shuts off permanent public access, would be the less expensive route in the long term because the county would no longer be responsible for its maintenance, closures would enable the county ...
The dramatic rescue of a hiker who fell nearly 30 feet off Cochran Falls last year earned several local first responders with awards of valor.
Since February, Dawson County has been home to the Health, Empowerment, Linkage and Possibilities, or HELP, Court.
The Dawson County commission on Thursday voted to restore funding to the group responsible for recruiting industrial development.
Qualifying for the Dawsonville City Council election Nov. 5 closed with three candidates, including two incumbents, filing to run.
Dawsonville and the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority have begun talks on a new agreement that could allow the city to expand its water and sewer customer base.
Citizens have one last chance to make comments on the county's proposed spending plan for 2014.
Communications officers from Dawson and Lumpkin counties took a training course last week that "should be mandated statewide," according to the instructor.
Candidates who wish to qualify for Dawsonville's Nov. 5 election have until Friday to submit their forms.
A longtime communications officer with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office was recently named the 2013 Terminal Agency Coordinator of the Year for the northeast region.
Commissioners were asked last week to consider imposing a registration fee for pets in the county.
Georgia's Speaker of the House David Ralston, a republican from Blue Ridge, will be the featured guest at next week's joint meeting of the Dawson County Republican and Dawson County Tea parties.
The issue of sludge application is expected to go before lawmakers when the Georgia General Assembly convenes next year.
Dawson County commissioners have chosen to delay until next month a decision on a rezoning request for a large apartment complex near Ga. 400.
State transportation officials outlined plans to replace the Etowah River bridge on Hwy. 136 north of Dawsonville during a public information meeting last week.
A Dawson County commissioner who is looking into the amount of hotel-motel tax revenue spent on promoting local tourism said he won't propose a change to the budget for the coming year.
The city of Dawsonville has again been denied a state loan that would advance the planning phase of the proposed Calhoun Creek Reservoir.
Transportation officials are holding a public information open house meeting to discuss the proposed detour necessary for reconstruction of the Hwy. 136 bridge over the Etowah River in Dawsonville.
After more than six months of negotiations, the newest addition to the Gold Creek Foods Inc. property has been fully rezoned.
In their latest round of talks about a new service agreement, the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority has made Dawsonville an offer it's unlikely to accept - sell the authority the city's system.
With all the ballots counted, Dawsonville has elected its incumbents back into office for city council. Long-time councilman Mike Sosebee, who previously served more than 30 years on the council, and Angie Smith, who was elected last year after being appointed to fill an unexpired term, garnered the top two highest amounts of votes in the election.
The city of Dawsonville is testing a new technology system designed to give residents additional Internet options.
What could have been a much worse problem for Robinson Elementary is working its way to a resolution.
A project to improve safety at a busy crossing along Hwy. 53 is nearly finished.
Advance voting is under way for the Nov. 5 General Election.
Dawsonville has moved forward with two pieces of business that will allow it to expand water infrastructure.
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