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Senator tapped for top post

While last week's arctic blast cut into the state's legislative activities, the new District 51 state senator said to expect great things to happen when the Senate reconvenes Jan. 24.

January 19, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Local official tapped for regional post

The group charged with pushing a new 1-cent sales tax for regional transportation projects met for the first time last week as it aims to put the vote on a ballot in 2012.

January 12, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Commission approves mobile unit for shelter

A vote by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners last week allows a modular building that will be used as a surgical center to be placed next to the local animal shelter.

January 12, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


New commissioner makes appointments

Dawson County's newest commissioner selected familiar faces as his appointments to the county's planning commission.

January 12, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government




New state laws affect taxes, roads

The start of 2011 will usher in several new state laws.

January 05, 2011 | By Melissa Weinman DCN regional staff | Government


Board of commissioners voting session agenda

6 p.m. Jan. 6 at city hall

January 05, 2011 | | Government


Regional roads group meets today

Dawsonville plans to submit a downtown resurfacing project to a group tasked with influencing the direction of a proposed regional transportation tax, though the mayor is skeptical of its chances.

January 05, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government


Vacancy ahead on transportation board

Northeast Georgia could be without a representative on the State Transportation Board for a couple of months.

January 05, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | Government


Farmer wants to annex into city

A property owner across from the future site of a controversial motorsports park is looking to annex his land into the city of Dawsonville.

January 05, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government


Black has big shoes to fill as new ag leader

Gary Black is the state's new face of agriculture for the first time in 40 years.

December 29, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist DCN regional staff | Government


Lawman continues to recover from surgery

A Dawson County Sheriff's deputy who collapsed while en route to a call last week has been released from the hospital after undergoing emergency surgery.

December 29, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


City adopting water rules

The Dawsonville City Council approved an outdoor water use ordinance during a called meeting last week to keep in line with new Georgia codes.

December 22, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Five honored for achievements

Dawson County Emergency Services recently paid tribute to five individuals who made significant contributions to their profession and the department over the last three decades.

December 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Leaders sworn in

Public officials, both new and experienced, were sworn into office last week at the courthouse by the Dawson County Probate Judge.

December 22, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


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DNR ranger up for national boating officer award

Come fall, Cpl. Jason Roberson, a Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement ranger from Dawsonville, could be the nation's top boating officer.

July 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County chairman presented award at chamber luncheon

While it wasn't a new honor for County Commission Chair Mike Berg, it was the first time that his fellow commissioners and county employees ...

July 22, 2015 | David Renner | Government


City considers firearm discharge ordinance

After some citizen complaints, the Dawsonville City Council is taking into consideration an ordinance to curb firearm discharge within the city limits.

July 22, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Bond burning marks government center payoff

Haynes Johnson has driven by the Dawson County Government Center thousands of times, and yet, he's still awestruck by the structure.

July 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


School leaders plan to lower millage rate

With two of its three required hearings held, the Dawson County Board of Education has announced that it will be lowering its millage rate.

July 22, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Performance pay raises in works for county employees

County officials are looking to put extra dollars into their employees' wallets.

July 22, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


County bond burning ceremony planned Thursday

It was three and a half years ago that the then new Dawson County Government Center officially opened for business.

July 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Sheriff proposes pay raises for longtime employees

Longtime employees of the Dawson County Sheriff's Office are likely to get pay increases in the coming weeks.

July 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Berg gives constituents update on county progress

County Commission Chair Mike Berg gave a very bright outlook for Dawson County during his annual State of the County address last week at the ...

July 15, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Chairman to address state of the county at luncheon

Dawson County Commission Chairman Mike Berg will deliver his annual state of the county address to the local chamber of commerce membership Thursday.

July 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawsonville makes millage rollback official

The city of Dawsonville can now officially say it is continuing its tradition of no city taxes for its residents.

July 08, 2015 | David Renner | Government


County discusses millage rate

A meeting Thursday will be the public's first of three opportunities to weigh in on a proposed increase to the county's millage rate.

July 02, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Local churches take stance on same-sex marriage

Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage drew both jeers and cheers, and was followed by ministers across the state taking the issue to ...

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Public has one more chance to speak on social hosting ordinance

The public has one more chance to voice their concerns on a proposed county ordinance that, if approved, would hold parents accountable if they allow ...

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Parent group supports social hosting ordinance

County commissioners are considering a proposed ordinance that, if approved, would hold parents accountable if they allow their kids to host drinking parties with their ...

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


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