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Citizens Academy enters second year

Do you want to know how your government works? Residents are invited to go behind the scenes of government departments at Dawson County Citizens Academy.

September 16, 2009 | | Government


Training bridges the gap

Lt. Stephen Knowles comes from a long line of firefighters.

September 09, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners work session agenda

4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at city hall

September 09, 2009 | | Government


Six are seeking council seats

Six candidates have qualified to run for two seats on the Dawsonville City Council.

September 09, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Government


Emergency services collects money for muscular dystrophy

Motorists traveling through Dawson County played a part in Dawson County Emergency Services last month collecting more than $6,600 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

September 09, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

A. Roll call

September 02, 2009 | | Government


Townley to serve on tech board

Dawson County Tax Commissioner Linda G. Townley has been elected to the board of directors of Tax Commissioners' Technology Council of Georgia.

September 02, 2009 | | Government


City council qualifying gets under way this week

At least four people have said they plan to run for two seats on the Dawsonville City Council this fall.

September 02, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Government


Board considers merging precincts

Dawson County voters may have to travel farther to cast votes during elections next year.

September 02, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


New hours to begin at the parks

Local parks are the latest victim in the county's economic struggle.

September 02, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


County maintaining vehicles

With about 130 vehicles between emergency services, the sheriff's office, public works and the county administrative team, Dawson County spends about $200,000 a year on vehicle maintenance.

September 02, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Board approves furloughs

With tax revenue down by about 20 percent from last year, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners will save nearly $200,000 by furloughing all full time county employees.

August 26, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Board of Commissioners, 4 p.m. Thursday, city hall

K. New Business

August 26, 2009 | | Government


County opposes habitat proposal

Dawson County does not plan to join about a dozen other local governments in a habitat conservation plan for the Etowah River basin.

August 26, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Board of Commissioners regular meeting agenda

6 p.m. Thursday, city hall

August 19, 2009 | | Government


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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


City, chamber make agreement

The city of Dawsonville has decided to provide money to a Dawson County organization in return for promotional services.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Deadline looms for SPLOST agreement

Thursday is the deadline for county and city officials to reach an agreement on the upcoming special purpose local option sales tax extension set to go before voters in November.

June 18, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawsonville election will stay put in 2015

Dawsonville has decided keep its 2015 municipal election at the Dawson County Board of Elections instead of returning it to city hall.

June 18, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Council approves budget

The city of Dawsonville has approved a $2.6 million budget for fiscal year 2014-15, though one councilman expressed reservations with the suddenness of a pay increase for city workers.

June 18, 2014 | David Renner | Government


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