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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


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


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Articles by Section - 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 the pulpit on Sunday morning.

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 their kids to host drinking parties with their friends.

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 friends.

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


City passes budget for FY 2015-2016

The city of Dawsonville approved a $4.1 million budget for fiscal year 2015-16 during its Monday special called meeting.

June 17, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Tanner name chair of House Motor Vehicles Committee

Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, was recently named vice chairman of the House Motor Vehicle Committee.

June 17, 2015 | From staff reports | Government


City hears plans for historic cemetery designation

The city of Dawsonville recently heard a presentation by the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission to turn a local cemetery into a historic area.

June 10, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Gooch named legislator of the year

Sen. Steve Gooch was recently named one of three legislators of the year by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

June 10, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawsonville mayor named vice chair of regional commission

Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan last week was elected to serve as vice chair for the Georgia Mountain Regional Commission.

June 03, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


DOT plans three roundabouts in Dawson County

Dawson County officials have been asked to support improvements at three busy intersections across the county.

June 03, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


City, county at odds over animal control responsibility

The ongoing saga over animal control responsibility in the Dawsonville city limits may not be over yet.

June 03, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Public hearings set for proposal designed to prevent underage drinking in Dawson County

A proposed ordinance that would hold parents accountable if they allow their kids to host drinking parties with their friends is set to go before the public for discussion.

May 27, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


City clerk wins financial award for transparency

City Clerk Bonnie Warne has a new feather to put into her proverbial hat.

May 20, 2015 | David Renner | Government


City council decision delays economic grant

Potential Dawsonville businesses may have to wait another few weeks to take advantage of an economic development grant being proposed by the city.

May 20, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Dawson County welcomes three new principals

Three new principals have been named in the Dawson County School System, and will take their respective posts next school year.

May 13, 2015 | David Renner | Government


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