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Highway project put on hold indefinitely

A beautification project along a portion of Ga. 400 has been postponed indefinitely.

September 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Board approves budget for 2011

With no public comment in three meetings and little discussion among officials until the final hearing, the Dawson County commission voted 3-1 on Sept. 16 to approve the county's budget for 2011.

September 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Citizens police academy seeking participants

Spaces are quickly filling for the Dawson County Sheriff's Office's annual Citizens Law Enforcement Academy.

September 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Government academy enters its third year

The third annual Dawson County Citizens Academy is underway and proving to be as interesting and informative as in past years.

September 22, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


New Liberty fire station opens

When Donald Matheson tells you a new fire station for the Liberty community has been a long time coming, he's not kidding.

September 15, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Council names Warne clerk

The Dawsonville City Council voted Monday night to appoint Bonnie Warne as city clerk.

September 15, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

A. Roll Call

September 15, 2010 | | Government


Board considering beautification program

Grants, county funds and committed community involvement would be required if the Dawson County Board of Commissioners moves forward with a program to beautify portions of Ga. 400.

September 08, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Tax bills are on the way

Property tax bills will be in the mail Sept. 10, according to officials at the Dawson County Tax Commissioner Office.

September 08, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

A. Roll call

September 01, 2010 | | Government


Ceremony planned for fire station

Fire service in Dawson County's Liberty community has come a long way from its roots almost four decades ago.

September 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Regional development honors local mayor

Almost three decades have passed since Dawsonville Mayor Joe Lane Cox attended his first regional development meeting.

September 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Humane society presents audit

An auditor with a Marietta accounting firm gave the Dawson County Humane Society's finances a clean bill of health.

September 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Official had been demoted in spring

According to her personnel file, Dawsonville's highest non-elected official was disciplined by the mayor this spring, nearly three months before she was dismissed.

August 25, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Department taking ideas for road improvements

When it comes to planning for long-range improvement projects, the Georgia Department of Transportation is hoping to get input from the community.

August 25, 2010 | By Brandee A. Thomas DCN regional staff | Government


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Articles by Section - Government


Board of Elections member resigns, new woman voted in

Chief Registrar and Chairperson Glenda Ferguson is no longer able to claim that she is the only woman on the Board of Elections and Voter Registration board.

January 28, 2015 | David Renner | Government


McKee new administration director

A longtime employee was promoted last week to serve as Dawson County's director of administration.

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Tanner proposes bill to limit no-knock warrants

With an 18-year career in law enforcement, including many with a multi-county narcotics unit, State Rep. Kevin Tanner executed his fair share of arrest warrants.

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Yarbrough named to commission

Gov. Nathan Deal has named 33 state education experts, including columnist Dick Yarbrough, to the state Education Reform Commission.

January 28, 2015 | DCN regional staff | Government


Bridge repairs impacted due to federal cuts

Federal cuts have delayed repairs to two heavily traveled bridges in Dawson County.

January 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


BOC avoids arbitration

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners has avoided going into arbitration with the city of Dawsonville over an annexation dispute.

January 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Lawmaker outlines legislative plans at breakfast

The budget, transportation and education are expected to be hot issues under the Gold Dome now that state lawmakers have returned to Atlanta for the 2015 Legislative Session.

January 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Arbitration likely in annexation dispute

City officials on Monday said arbitration would be the next step in a more than four month dispute with the Dawson County Board of Commissioners over an annexation request.

January 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Legislator invites public to breakfast

State Rep. Kevin Tanner will carry on a longstanding tradition in the 9th legislative district by meeting with his constituents over breakfast each Saturday morning during the upcoming session.

January 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Ralston named among state’s most influential

A high-ranking member of Dawson County's legislative delegation has been recently named to a power list of the most influential leaders of Georgia in 2015.

January 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


New officials sworn in

A recent ceremony welcomed the county's newest elected officials to their respective positions in local government.

December 31, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioner bids farewell

Gary Pichon never planned to serve more than one term on the Dawson County Board of Commissioners.

December 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Emergency personnel recognized at banquet

An awards ceremony last month recognized several members of Dawson County Emergency Services for going above and beyond in 2014.

December 17, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Sheriff honors top staff at annual luncheon

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office recognized its top employees during the department's annual Christmas luncheon and celebration on Friday.

December 17, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City to hear new request

City officials continue to receive requests for annexation in to Dawsonville.

December 17, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


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