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Byrd announces bid for city council

Dawson County native Calvin Byrd confirmed Thursday he will seek a seat on the Dawsonville City Council.

May 13, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Board approves noise ordinance

Dawson County residents must keep "quiet hours at night" thanks to a new law that took effect last week.

May 13, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


County renews contract with humane society

For the past year, Dawson County has paid $120 per animal taken to the Dawson County Humane Society.

May 13, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

The G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at City Hall

May 13, 2009 | | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

The G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at City Hall

May 06, 2009 | | Government


A big ‘Deal’ for north Georgia

Standing before a crowd of more than 500 supporters in Gainesville, Nathan Deal on Friday announced his "quest to be elected governor of Georgia."

May 06, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood DCN Regional Staff | Government


Big Canoe dusts off old study

Looking for ways to improve their community, Big Canoe leaders plan to revisit a 2006 study that examined the possibility of cityhood.

April 29, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Government


Cagle rules out returning to governor’s race

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on Sunday closed the door on a possible return to the governor's race.

April 22, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood DCN Regional Staff | Government


Dawson County engineer tapped for state board

A Dawson County engineer and general contractor was appointed last week to the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

April 22, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Chairman selected as party’s district local elected official

Dawson County Board of Commissioners Chair Mike Berg was named, last Saturday, as the local elected official of the year by Georgia's 9th Congressional District Republican Party.

April 22, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners work session

G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers, city hall K. New Business

1. Renewal of Mutual Aide Agreement with Gilmer County – EMA Director Billy Thurmond

April 22, 2009 | | Government


City considering building for local non-profit organizations

The city of Dawsonville is considering building a 9,000 square foot building for several local non-profit organizations.

April 22, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Fees may have less of impact

In the face of slowing growth, officials continue to study Dawson County's impact fee structure and ways to trim the capital improvements it funds.

April 15, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Board may send station out for bid

A revision to the initial site plan presented to the Dawson County Board of Commissioners for a new fire station near Ga. 400 would save the county about $300,000.

April 15, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Motorsports club gets green light

The Dawsonville City Council waved the green flag Monday night when they unanimously approved a high-end motorsports park set for northwestern Dawson County.

April 13, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


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County discusses millage rate

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.

July 02, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Local churches take stance on same-sex marriage

Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage drew both jeers and cheers, and was followed by ministers across the state taking the issue to the pulpit on Sunday morning.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Public has one more chance to speak on social hosting ordinance

The public has one more chance to voice their concerns on a proposed county ordinance that, if approved, would hold parents accountable if they allow their kids to host drinking parties with their friends.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Parent group supports social hosting ordinance

County commissioners are considering a proposed ordinance that, if approved, would hold parents accountable if they allow their kids to host drinking parties with their friends.

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


City passes budget for FY 2015-2016

The city of Dawsonville approved a $4.1 million budget for fiscal year 2015-16 during its Monday special called meeting.

June 17, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Tanner name chair of House Motor Vehicles Committee

Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, was recently named vice chairman of the House Motor Vehicle Committee.

June 17, 2015 | From staff reports | Government


City hears plans for historic cemetery designation

The city of Dawsonville recently heard a presentation by the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission to turn a local cemetery into a historic area.

June 10, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Gooch named legislator of the year

Sen. Steve Gooch was recently named one of three legislators of the year by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

June 10, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawsonville mayor named vice chair of regional commission

Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan last week was elected to serve as vice chair for the Georgia Mountain Regional Commission.

June 03, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


DOT plans three roundabouts in Dawson County

Dawson County officials have been asked to support improvements at three busy intersections across the county.

June 03, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


City, county at odds over animal control responsibility

The ongoing saga over animal control responsibility in the Dawsonville city limits may not be over yet.

June 03, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Public hearings set for proposal designed to prevent underage drinking in Dawson County

A proposed ordinance that would hold parents accountable if they allow their kids to host drinking parties with their friends is set to go before the public for discussion.

May 27, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


City clerk wins financial award for transparency

City Clerk Bonnie Warne has a new feather to put into her proverbial hat.

May 20, 2015 | David Renner | Government


City council decision delays economic grant

Potential Dawsonville businesses may have to wait another few weeks to take advantage of an economic development grant being proposed by the city.

May 20, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Dawson County welcomes three new principals

Three new principals have been named in the Dawson County School System, and will take their respective posts next school year.

May 13, 2015 | David Renner | Government


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