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Dawson County, state of Georgia still voting ‘Red’

Running on a platform of change, Barack Obama broke through barriers to become the nation's first African American president last Tuesday with an early win over Arizona Senator John McCain.

November 23, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Racing hall of fame board disbanded

Citing the need for a full-time employee, the Dawsonville City Council voted last week to disband the five-member volunteer panel that oversaw the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

November 23, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Just one of the guys

Growing up in the west Georgia town of Franklin, Lori Barrett learned early how to tend to a garden and work in the fields.

November 23, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Local government workers complete management course

Cathy Brooks, public affairs coordinator for Dawson County, wiped her brow and smiled last Tuesday as she accepted a certificate for completing the Management Development Program with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

November 16, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Recapping the election

Running on a platform of change, Barack Obama broke through barriers to become the nation's first African American president Tuesday with an early win over Arizona Senator John McCain.

November 16, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at City Hall, 6 p.m.

November 16, 2008 | | Government


Going to the polls

Voters were standing in line as early as 6 a.m. for polls opening at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning in the nation's historic 2008 Presidential Election.

November 15, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Building to receive new name

Plans submitted last week call for the local government building to be renamed in honor of Dawson County's last sole commissioner.

November 09, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Commission approves courthouse site

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved a site plan Oct. 16 that includes a portion of downtown land currently owned by the Turner family for the new 1-cent tax approved courthouse.

November 09, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex, 4 p.m.

November 02, 2008 | | Government


Officials push for home sprinkler systems

In 2007, an estimated 78 percent of all structural fires occurred in residences, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

November 02, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Countywide fire drill planned for Friday

Dawson County Emergency Services urges the community to take a lesson from the school system, which teaches students how to react in the event of a fire on campus, by participating in a countywide home fire escape drill planned for Friday.

November 02, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


County collecting food for upcoming holidays

With the holidays just around the corner and the number of families needing assistance growing due to the nation's sagging economy, local government employees want to give back.

November 02, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

The G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex, 6 p.m.

October 26, 2008 | | Government


Board considers court site

Commissioners last week saw preliminary site plans for the county's proposed new courthouse and heard a request to consider re-investing a portion of the courthouse bond to yield a higher return.

October 26, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


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More are seeking to annex

Despite protests from Dawson County officials concerning recent annexation requests, Dawsonville continues to receive applications from people who want to live in the city limits.

September 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City hears request for annexation

The city of Dawsonville held a public hearing Monday night on a Dawson County-contested annexation of 37 acres on Duck Thurmond Road.

September 10, 2014 | David Renner | Government


County objects to annexation into the city

Commissioners last week voted to deny the application from a county resident that wants to annex his west side property in the city of Dawsonville.

August 27, 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


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


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


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