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Voters say yes to local legislation

Voters cast ballots on two pieces of local legislation last week concerning homestead exemptions.

November 10, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Deal and Cagle are victors in Dawson

During one of the highest Election Day turnouts many could recall, Dawson County residents picked their leaders and approved two homestead exemption matters for senior citizens.

November 10, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Work session agenda

L. New business

November 10, 2010 | | Government


Deal, Cagle carry Dawson

Dawson County election results are in.

November 03, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Emergency services director recognized

Each year, the Governor's Office of Public Safety awards individuals for their commitment to the profession.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Reports of alcohol at festival

The fall festival held annually in Dawsonville may be called the Mountain Moonshine Festival, but that doesn't mean local laws on alcohol don't apply during the celebration.

November 03, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Courthouse work is on schedule

Residents can expect an increase in activity as construction moves forward on the county's new courthouse over the next several months.

November 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Board of Commissioners work session agenda

4 p.m. Oct. 28 at city hall

October 27, 2010 | | Government


Board questions request

Pick almost any day each week and you'll find the county's IT department working on the sheriff's records management system.

October 27, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Regular meeting agenda

6 p.m. Oct. 21 at city hall

October 20, 2010 | | Government


Gun club dispute is set for court Monday

More than four years have passed since the Dawson County commission voted to sever a lease with the owner of a sporting clays gun club on the south end of the county.

October 13, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Work Session Agenda

4 p.m. Oct. 14 at city hall

October 13, 2010 | | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners regular meeting agenda

6 p.m. Oct. 7 at city hall

October 06, 2010 | | Government


German consul visits local officials

Local officials got a visit from a high-ranking German official last week, who felt "right at home" in North Georgia.

October 06, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Annexation process begins

In the coming weeks, the city of Dawsonville could see its population grow, if by just a little.

October 06, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


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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.

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


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.

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


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.

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


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.

March 25, 2015 | David Renner | Government


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.

March 25, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Humane society at risk to lose funds

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

March 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


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.

March 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


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.

March 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


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.

March 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


County names planning director

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

February 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


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.

February 25, 2015 | David Renner | Government


County withdraws annexation objection

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

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


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.

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


City qualifying continues

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

February 11, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Retail center expected to break ground soon

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

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


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