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Engineer announces commission seat bid

A political newcomer has announced plans to run for the Dawson County commission District 1 post.

January 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Deal speaks to Republicans

In one of his first public appearances of the new year, Gov. Nathan Deal addressed area Republicans during a fireside chat Thursday in Dahlonega.

January 08, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Governor to address Republicans Thursday

Gov. Nathan Deal will kick off the New Year with a fireside chat Thursday in Dahlonega during a joint meeting of the Dawson and Lumpkin County republican parties and the Foothills Republican Women.

December 31, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City Council to begin active work sessions

Starting in January, the Dawsonville City Council has decided to renew its policy of holding monthly work sessions.

December 31, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Zoning for apartments approved

Dawson County commissioners have approved a rezoning to allow a new apartment complex near Ga. 400.

December 24, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City close on contract for new Internet option

Following a special called meeting Dec. 17, the city of Dawsonville is one step closer to having a new option when it comes to high-speed Internet service.

December 24, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


County recognizes employee service milestones

Billy Thurmond was still in high school when he first starting working with Dawson County Park and Recreation in the late 1970s.

December 18, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


State board recognizes Tanner for legislation

The state's Sexual Offender Registration Review Board recently recognized Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, for his work on House Bill 122.

December 18, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners approve bonuses for employees

Dawson County commissioners have approved a one-time bonus for government employees.

December 11, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City leader receives top honor

The mayor of Dawsonville has been named the 2013 Elected Official of the Year by the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission.

December 11, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Health board upholds animal control ruling

A family's 1-year-old German shepherd has been deemed "dangerous" following a ruling by the Dawson County Board of Health last week.

December 11, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Ralston to speak at holiday reception

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.

December 04, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Tanner will introduce sludge bill in session

The issue of sludge application is expected to go before lawmakers when the Georgia General Assembly convenes next year.

November 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Commission puts apartment zoning on hold

Dawson County commissioners have chosen to delay until next month a decision on a rezoning request for a large apartment complex near Ga. 400.

November 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Bridge replacement plans aired

State transportation officials outlined plans to replace the Etowah River bridge on Hwy. 136 north of Dawsonville during a public information meeting last week.

November 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


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Governor set to sign sludge bill

Gov. Nathan Deal will be in Dawsonville this morning to sign into law a bill that will place tougher regulations on sludge application.

April 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


District 7 candidates square off

In their first public debate, candidates for the District 7 seat in the state House of Representatives met last week in Dawsonville.

April 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Forum’s focus on issues

Several dozen local voters filled the auditorium at Dawson County Middle School last week to hear from candidates vying for the county's District 1 commission seat.

April 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


County seeks back taxes from business

County officials are once again seeking legal action against a local hotel owner over delinquent taxes.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


County plans hearings on proposed burn ordinance

Dawson County officials have agreed to move forward with public hearings on a proposed ordinance that would limit where debris from construction sites can be burned.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City of Dawsonville to hold week of events

The city of Dawsonville will be hosting a week of events as part of a statewide initiative to boost town tourism and appreciation.

April 09, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Second political forum scheduled for Tuesday

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will be holding a political forum for candidates running for local elected office.

April 09, 2014 | David Renner | Government


City issues bonds to restructure water debt

Concluding nearly a year of talks, the city of Dawsonville has issued bonds to restructure debt on previous loans from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority and U.S. Department of Agriculture.

April 09, 2014 | David Renner | Government


City plans bond issue for water

After almost a year of talks and planning, the city of Dawsonville is finally ready to issue bonds aimed at restructuring debt.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Candidates debate issues

Citizens had their first chance to hear from candidates vying for the county's District 1 Commission seat last week during a political forum held by the Dawson County Republican Party.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Board of commissioners consider burn ordinance

County commissioners are considering an ordinance that would place new regulations on where debris from construction sites can be burned.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


County looking at grant

Dawson County officials are looking into several grants intended to accelerate the construction of a major retail center along Ga. 400.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Senate passes bill for sludge

Legislation that would place tougher regulations on sludge application overwhelmingly passed in the Senate last week and now awaits the governor's approval.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Deadline Monday for health care sign-ups

With open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act closing next Monday, there is not much time left to sign up for health insurance if you are not already covered.

March 26, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Chair: Road needs repairs

The chairman of the Dawson County Board of Commissioners last week declared a state of local emergency for a section of Kelly Bridge Road that officials say needs immediate repair.

March 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


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