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Retirement plan could be cost saver

A recent decision by the Dawson County commission to offer some employees early retirement could save local government about $20,000 per year, according to officials.

March 09, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government

Government receives excellence award

For the third time in six years, Dawson County's government has been recognized for its efforts and efficiency.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

Chief appraiser to retire in April

It's just a coincidence that Dawson County's chief tax appraiser's last day is April 15.

February 23, 2011 | | Government

Dawson County Board of Commissioners work session

4 p.m. Feb. 24 at City Hall

February 23, 2011 | | Government

Dawsonville may land airstrip

The city of Dawsonville has big plans for land owned by its most famous racing family.

February 23, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government

Council approves study on parking

The city council has directed Dawsonville's engineer to provide a cost estimate for conducting a parking study of the historic downtown area.

February 23, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government

City may pursue parking study

Before city officials begin plans for a downtown parking and commons area in Dawsonville's historic district, Mayor Joe Lane Cox said they'll need to "prove a need for it."

February 16, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government

Simulator hones officers’ skills behind wheel

The last time Dawson County Sheriff's Deputy Charles Brantley took a defensive driving course, he was going through the academy.

February 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

Dawson County Board of Commissioners work session agenda

4 p.m. Feb. 10 at city hall

February 09, 2011 | | Government

Transportation board position open

Dawson County could soon have new representation on the State Transportation Board.

February 09, 2011 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | Government

Officials recognized

Dawson County Emergency Services personnel attended the 39th Annual Firefighters Recognition Day held at the state capitol on Feb. 1. The event recognizes and pays tribute to the firefighting community.

February 09, 2011 | From staff reports | Government

Program helps clear roadsides in county

A new program designed to give community service workers a way to complete court-mandated service hours is clearing roadsides throughout the county.

February 02, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

Communications now to include e-mail updates

Dawson County Government has expanded its communication services to bring news and other information to residents through e-mail updates.

February 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Government

Gooch added to transportation projects board

State Sen. Steve Gooch was named last week as the senate appointee to the Georgia Mountains Transportation Roundtable.

February 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Government

Dawson County Board of Commissioners Voting Session Agenda

6 p.m. Feb. 3 at city hall

February 02, 2011 | | Government

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Articles by Section - Government

Dawsonville animal control fate uncertain

While it appeared that the issue of Dawsonville's animal control had been solved, concerned Lumpkin County citizens have spoken otherwise to their county commission.

September 30, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Commissioners considering proposed 2016 spending plan

Citizens have the chance to make comments on the county's proposed spending plan for 2016 during Thursday's meeting of the Dawson County Board ...

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Crumbling asphalt, potholes causing concern

County officials are looking at repair options for a private cut-through road they say has become a public safety issue.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Sosebee announces candidacy for sheriff

A 32-year law enforcement veteran is the fourth candidate to announce his intention to run for Dawson County Sheriff.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

DDA approves three downtown businesses grants

The group charged with bringing quality development to downtown Dawsonville on Monday night approved economic assistance grants to three local businesses.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

City council prioritizes SPLOST spending plan

The Dawsonville City Council on Monday voted to prioritize projects that will be funded as special purpose local option sales tax dollars roll in.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Lack of interest cancels city races

Dawsonville residents seem to be content with their current city leadership.

September 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

City election qualifying begins next week

Dawsonville citizens who want to be involved in their town's government will have the chance next week to toss their hat into the ring ...

August 26, 2015 | David Renner | Government

BOC votes to increase employee pay

County employees will soon see a few more dollars going into their wallets after the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved pay raises Thursday night.

August 26, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Water odor prompts filter examination

This year, the City of Dawsonville has been continuing with water improvement plans to update its water infrastructure. However, this has not come without a ...

August 25, 2015 | David Renner | Government

County leader believes future vision talks overdue

County Commission Chairman Mike Berg was seated next to School Superintendent Damon Gibbs last week at a chamber of commerce event when he mentioned two ...

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

City finds solution to animal control saga

The City of Dawsonville believes that it has finally solved its on-going animal control issues.

August 19, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Election qualifying begins soon

Qualifying for Dawsonville's Nov. 3 election opens in two weeks.

August 19, 2015 | David Renner | Government

City council updates spending policy

The Dawsonville City Council on Monday voted unanimously to revise its current financial policy to move toward a spending reimbursement system rather than the use ...

August 05, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


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