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Board agrees to settle sign suit

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners placed a moratorium on sign permits last week following a decision to settle a lawsuit with a marketing company wanting to set up billboards on Ga. 400.

July 22, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson 911 officers enhance life saving skills

Sometimes the voice answering a 911 call can mean the difference between life and death.

July 22, 2009 | | Government


Longtime employee honored

Margie Weaver was not looking forward to the July 16 Dawson County commission meeting.

July 22, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

The G.L. Pete Gilleland chambers at city hall

July 15, 2009 | | Government


County may settle sign suit

Dawson County is weighing whether to settle a lawsuit with a marketing company that wants to set up billboards along a main traffic corridor.

July 15, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

The G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at City Hall

July 08, 2009 | | Government


Community welcomes fire station

Dawson County Emergency Services recently welcomed a new member to its family, Fire Station 8.

July 08, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Government


Plan may give ‘teeth’ to park enforcement

Angry parents tossed from youth league games don't have much to worry about at Dawson County parks.

July 01, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Regular meeting agenda

A. Roll Call

July 01, 2009 | | Government


County plans to appoint surveyor

Dawson County officials plan to appoint a new county surveyor rather than holding a costly special election in November.

July 01, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


City adopts $1.16M budget

The Dawsonville City Council adopted its 2009/2010 budget at a special called meeting Monday.

July 01, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Government


County offers drug discount card

Dawson County residents now have the opportunity to save up to 20 percent on their prescription drug costs.

June 24, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Dental care grant aims to aid local children

A $1,000 grant from the local Wal-Mart will benefit dental health needs for children in the community without dental care.

June 24, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

The G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at city hall

June 24, 2009 | | Government


City expected to adopt budget $1.16 million Monday

The Dawsonville City Council is expected to adopt its 2009/2010 budget at a special called meeting at 4 p.m. Monday at city hall.

June 24, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


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Articles by Section - Government


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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