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County suspends take-home vehicles

With a steady rise in gas prices and measures already in place to cut costs in the unsteady economy, Dawson County Government suspended the use of employee take-home vehicles.

October 19, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Work Session Agenda Thursday, Oct. 9

K. New Business

October 19, 2008 | | Government


Turner property may not be needed

Three versions of plans for the new courthouse will be presented to the Dawson County Board of Commissioners on Thursday.

October 19, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Station closer to reality

Response times for fire calls on Burnt Mountain in west Dawson County can range from 12 to 15 minutes.

October 19, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Corps seeking input for Lanier operational plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold five public meetings in October on updating operational manuals for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin, which includes Lake Lanier.

October 12, 2008 | By Debbie Gilbert DCN Regional Staff | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

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

October 12, 2008 | | Government


Records may soon go digital

Dawson County is one of two counties in the state selected to pilot a new digital records management system for Microsoft.

October 12, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Newspaper chosen as legal organ

The Dawson Community News has been selected to serve as Dawson County's official legal organ beginning Jan. 1, 2009.

October 05, 2008 | | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

The G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at City Hall

October 05, 2008 | | Government


Early voting under way in Dawson

Georgia jumped on the early-voting-bandwagon, along with 35 other states making accommodations for all voters to cast their ballots up to six weeks before Election Day, if so desired.

October 05, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Government


Race for governor will be costly

September 28, 2008 | By Harris Blackwood DCN Regional Staff | Government


County saves with new insurance plan

A contract renewal with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia is expected to save the county around $200,000 in the next year.

September 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Puckett named to planning commission

Longtime Dawson County resident Rory Puckett was unanimously approved last Thursday as the county's newest planning commissioner.

September 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Firemedics recognized for heroics

April 9 was an ordinary day for Dawson County Firemedics Andy Scott and Frankie Everhart.

September 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


County’s appreciation of firefighters acknowledged

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed August as Dawson County Firefighters Appreciation Month.

August 31, 2008 | | Government


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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


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


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