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Authority elects new chairman

Members of the Downtown Development Authority met this week and nominated insurance agent Chris Gaines as the new chairman of the seven-member board.

November 17, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Board of Commissioners Regular meeting agenda

6 p.m. Nov. 18 at city hall

November 17, 2010 | | Government


Budget is promising at midyear

Kevin Tanner delivered some good news to the Dawson County commission last week when he presented the 2010 midyear budget update.

November 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Cagle stripped of power to appoint committees

MACON - Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has lost the power to appoint committee members and chairmen following a contentious meeting of the Senate Republican Caucus on Friday in Macon.

November 10, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist DCN regional staff | Government


Commission meeting date changed

In recognition of Veterans Day and the local ceremonies planned to honor the men and women who served their country, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners will not meet Thursday.

November 10, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Deal names full transition team

Gov.-elect Nathan Deal has announced the full list of members of his transition committee.

November 10, 2010 | From regional staff reports | Government


Board seeks comment on historical designation

A proposed ordinance to create historical zoning districts is set to go before the public for comment.

November 10, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


DCSO to get new records system

Despite future financial concerns, Dawson County commissioners have approved spending more than $273,000 on a new records management system for the sheriff's office.

November 10, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


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


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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


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


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