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Judges appoint interim clerk of courts

Late Friday afternoon, the judges of the Northeastern Judicial Circuit appointed a local woman to serve as Dawson County's interim clerk of courts.

March 26, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Special election moved to May 11

Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has pushed back the date of a special election that will fill Georgia's vacant 9th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and two other vacancies under the Gold Dome.

March 25, 2010 | By Ashley Fielding DCN regional staff | Government


Special election set for April 27

A special election to fill former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal's seat in Congress will be on April 27. Qualifying for the election begins next week.

March 24, 2010 | By Ashley Fielding DCN regional staff | Government


Time to be counted

Mail carriers last week stuffed every residential mailbox in Dawson County with 2010 Census packets.

March 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Tempers boil over after peanut meeting

Tempers flared Monday when rival peanut salesmen showed up at the Dawsonville City Council meeting looking to set the record straight on their dealings downtown.

March 24, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Board of Commissioners work session agenda

4 p.m., Thursday at city hall

March 24, 2010 | | Government


DOT unveils new plan

Representatives with the state Department of Transportation say proposed changes to the bustling Ga. 400-Hwy. 53 crossing could be the first of their kind in Georgia.

March 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Humane society agrees to deal

Just weeks after the local humane society rejected a contract with the Dawson County commission, the group agreed last week to move forward with the deal.

March 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Negotiations continue

The inability to agree on a deal has brought Dawson County and the local humane society full circle.

March 10, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Project brings change

Dawsonville's city council has agreed to spend about $40,000 to finish the job a developer started at Burts Crossing II subdivision off Hwy. 9 South.

March 10, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Deal delays departure from House

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal has had a slight change of heart.

March 10, 2010 | By Ashley Fielding DCN regional staff | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

A. Roll call

March 03, 2010 | | Government


Graves to run for commission

Lionel Graves had little to no intention of running for public office when he retired to Dawson County about eight years ago.

March 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Representative resigning from congressional seat

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal announced Monday morning that he will leave Congress to concentrate on his bid to be Georgia's next governor.

March 03, 2010 | By Ashley Fielding DCN regional staff | Government


Humane society says funding not enough

Humane Society officials say Dawson County's offer to split the cost of a required audit may not be enough to seal a proposed contract.

March 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


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Commissioner questions annexation

A request to annex nearly 37 acres into Dawsonville has one Dawson County commissioner questioning the motives of city leaders.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Retail development expected to surge

At least six retail shops, including three restaurants, have contracts or commitments in place to be among the first to open in a new commercial development on Ga. 400.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Citizens academy seeks applicants

Residents who wish to learn more about their county government and how it works for them are encouraged to register for the Citizens Government Academy.

August 13, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Government


Tanner named ‘Champion of Cities’

The Georgia Municipal Association last week recognized local lawmaker Kevin Tanner with the group's 2014 Champion of Georgia's Cities award.

August 13, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Salary study finds pay lagging in Dawson

A recent salary study commissioned by Dawson County found there are positions within the government that are below the recommended minimum pay level compared to neighboring jurisdictions.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Authority closes on park land

The Downtown Development Authority has closed on a loan to buy 18 acres behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex for a planned city park.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Perdue bests Kingston in Senate runoff

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.

July 23, 2014 | From DCN regional staff reports | Government


Funding shift helps chamber

Dawson County commissioners last week approved a measure that will help the local office of tourism and development pay its rent.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Commission sets millage rate

Some Dawson County residents may see a slight property tax increase following the county commission's vote last week to set the millage rate at 8.138 mills.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


AT&T calling on city

Dawsonville once had just one choice for cable and Internet service, but the choices are rapidly expanding.

July 09, 2014 | David Renner | Government


County, city reach SPLOST agreement

County and city officials have reached an agreement on how funds will be split if the upcoming 1-cent sales tax extension is approved by voters in November.

July 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


School board sets millage

Citing a returning tax digest and economic upturn, the Dawson County Board of Education voted 4-0 during its July 7 meeting to maintain last year's millage rate of 17.246 mills.

July 09, 2014 | David Renner | Government


County continues tax rate discussions

A meeting last week was the public's first of three opportunities to weigh in on the county's millage rate.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


County, city near deal for tax split

Dawson County and Dawsonville officials are soon expected to ratify an agreement on a proposed extension of the 1-cent sales tax that will go before voters in November.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


First public hearing on millage rate is Thursday

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.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


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