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Commissioners approve bonuses for employees

Dawson County commissioners have approved a one-time bonus for government employees.

December 11, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City leader receives top honor

The mayor of Dawsonville has been named the 2013 Elected Official of the Year by the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission.

December 11, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Health board upholds animal control ruling

A family's 1-year-old German shepherd has been deemed "dangerous" following a ruling by the Dawson County Board of Health last week.

December 11, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Ralston to speak at holiday reception

Georgia's Speaker of the House David Ralston, a republican from Blue Ridge, will be the featured guest at next week's joint meeting of the Dawson County Republican and Dawson County Tea parties.

December 04, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Tanner will introduce sludge bill in session

The issue of sludge application is expected to go before lawmakers when the Georgia General Assembly convenes next year.

November 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Commission puts apartment zoning on hold

Dawson County commissioners have chosen to delay until next month a decision on a rezoning request for a large apartment complex near Ga. 400.

November 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Bridge replacement plans aired

State transportation officials outlined plans to replace the Etowah River bridge on Hwy. 136 north of Dawsonville during a public information meeting last week.

November 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Hotel-motel tax split reviewed

A Dawson County commissioner who is looking into the amount of hotel-motel tax revenue spent on promoting local tourism said he won't propose a change to the budget for the coming year.

November 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


No funds for reservoir

The city of Dawsonville has again been denied a state loan that would advance the planning phase of the proposed Calhoun Creek Reservoir.

November 13, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Meeting outlines detour, bridge work

Transportation officials are holding a public information open house meeting to discuss the proposed detour necessary for reconstruction of the Hwy. 136 bridge over the Etowah River in Dawsonville.

November 06, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Gold Creek battle ends

After more than six months of negotiations, the newest addition to the Gold Creek Foods Inc. property has been fully rezoned.

November 06, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Authority offers to buy water system

In their latest round of talks about a new service agreement, the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority has made Dawsonville an offer it's unlikely to accept - sell the authority the city's system.

November 06, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Incumbents carry city election

With all the ballots counted, Dawsonville has elected its incumbents back into office for city council.

Long-time councilman Mike Sosebee, who previously served more than 30 years on the council, and Angie Smith, who was elected last year after being appointed to fill an unexpired term, garnered the top two highest amounts of votes in the election.

November 05, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


City tests out WiFi

The city of Dawsonville is testing a new technology system designed to give residents additional Internet options.

October 30, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Standing water at school causes alarm

What could have been a much worse problem for Robinson Elementary is working its way to a resolution.

October 16, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


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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


Counsel chosen for pay issue

County commissioners last week voted to retain an attorney after learning Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle plans to fight for salary increases for his employees.

June 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Candidate for governor set to visit Dahlonega

Democratic hopefuls and supporters will gather for a rally in Dahlonega next weekend.

June 11, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Council approves park area

Dawsonville is another step closer to adding an activity center and green space.

June 04, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Fausett ready to serve

A week after winning the seat in a three-way race for the county's District 1 commission seat, Sharon Fausett is still ecstatic over the victory.

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


SPLOST talks to continue

Dawson County and Dawsonville officials have begun outlining the projects they would like to see funded if voters approve a 1-cent sales tax extension in November.

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


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