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Center dedicated to Weaver

Last week would have been Margie Weaver's 30th anniversary as director of the local senior center. To mark the occasion, the center now shares her name.

July 31, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


No tax increase for county residents

County residents will not see a property tax increase for the 10th consecutive year after commissioners last week voted to maintain the current rate.

July 24, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


County plans no tax hike

Dawson County commissioners are expected to adopt the tax digest on which the 2014 budget will be based without raising the millage rate Thursday.

July 17, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


County will not close bridge

County commissioners last week opted for new guard rails and safety caution signs rather than closing an aging bridge in southern Dawson County.

July 10, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Council changes zoning

The Dawsonville City Council voted last week to change the zoning for a recently annexed property to residential after an attorney discovered it had been improperly classified.

July 10, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


County opposes reservoir

Dawson County commissioners have made their opposition to the proposed Calhoun Creek Reservoir official.

July 10, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Council proposes change to alcohol ordinance

Dawsonville is looking to amend an ordinance that would allow restaurants in the city limits to serve distilled spirits on Sundays.

July 10, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


City rolls back millage rate

Dawsonville is continuing its longstanding tradition of not levying a city property tax on residents.

July 10, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonews.com | Government


Commissioners considering closing crossing

County commissioners are considering closing a local bridge that state transportation officials have deemed functionally obsolete.

July 03, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City approves proposed 2013-14 budget

Dawsonville has a working budget for fiscal year 2013-14.

June 26, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Divisive issue set for DNR board vote Tuesday

More than 2,800 people have spoken publicly on the polarizing issue, with voices ranging from wildlife advocates and park supporters to prosecutors and former state officials.

June 21, 2013 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | Government


Board decides to stay put

Despite talks of moving and grants, the Dawson County Board of Elections has decided not to move forward with changing poll locations for the west precinct.

June 21, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


City to discuss budget at meeting

The city of Dawsonville will hold its second reading of the 2013-14 budget at 5 p.m. tonight at city hall.

June 19, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Commissioner opposes reservoir

At least one county commissioner is opposed to the use of state or federal dollars to fund a proposed local reservoir.

June 19, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Annexation request approved

A highly contested plot of land adjacent to the Gold Creek Foods plant is part of Dawsonville - but with stipulations.

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


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County seeks back taxes from business

County officials are once again seeking legal action against a local hotel owner over delinquent taxes.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


County plans hearings on proposed burn ordinance

Dawson County officials have agreed to move forward with public hearings on a proposed ordinance that would limit where debris from construction sites can be burned.

April 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City of Dawsonville to hold week of events

The city of Dawsonville will be hosting a week of events as part of a statewide initiative to boost town tourism and appreciation.

April 09, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Second political forum scheduled for Tuesday

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will be holding a political forum for candidates running for local elected office.

April 09, 2014 | David Renner | Government


City issues bonds to restructure water debt

Concluding nearly a year of talks, the city of Dawsonville has issued bonds to restructure debt on previous loans from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority and U.S. Department of Agriculture.

April 09, 2014 | David Renner | Government


City plans bond issue for water

After almost a year of talks and planning, the city of Dawsonville is finally ready to issue bonds aimed at restructuring debt.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Candidates debate issues

Citizens had their first chance to hear from candidates vying for the county's District 1 Commission seat last week during a political forum held by the Dawson County Republican Party.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Board of commissioners consider burn ordinance

County commissioners are considering an ordinance that would place new regulations on where debris from construction sites can be burned.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


County looking at grant

Dawson County officials are looking into several grants intended to accelerate the construction of a major retail center along Ga. 400.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Senate passes bill for sludge

Legislation that would place tougher regulations on sludge application overwhelmingly passed in the Senate last week and now awaits the governor's approval.

March 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Deadline Monday for health care sign-ups

With open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act closing next Monday, there is not much time left to sign up for health insurance if you are not already covered.

March 26, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Chair: Road needs repairs

The chairman of the Dawson County Board of Commissioners last week declared a state of local emergency for a section of Kelly Bridge Road that officials say needs immediate repair.

March 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City looking at land

Dawsonville is working to acquire property between the Municipal Complex and library to use as an activity center and green space.

March 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


2012 election complaints investigated

Dawson County election officials are confident the Secretary of State's office will find no merit in complaints a resident filed in 2012.

March 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Employee reprimanded for using county vehicle

A longtime Dawson employee has been reprimanded and suspended without pay for one day after he admitted to using his county-owned vehicle to haul firewood to his home last week.

March 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


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