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Commissioners to work with sheriff on budget

A gallery of uniformed deputies, plainclothes officers and administrative staff filed into the Dawson County Board of Commissioner's meeting room on Thursday to see if budget demands made by the sheriff to increase pay would be approved.

November 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Councilman named to fill vacancy

The city of Dawsonville has appointed a new city councilman to replace a seat vacated earlier this month.

November 19, 2014 | David Renner | Government

Sen. Gooch elected Senate Majority Whip

State Sen. Steve Gooch was named to the third ranking leadership position in the Senate Republican Caucus for the upcoming legislative session on Monday.

November 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

County workers could see cost of living increases

County workers could see a pay increase on their next paychecks if commissioners approve a 2 percent cost of living adjustment suggested by County Manager Cindy Campbell.

November 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Advocates urge BOC to support adult literacy

The first of two public hearings required before commissioners can adopt the county's 2015 budget brought out a handful of speakers in support of adult literacy.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

House Republicans re-elect Ralston

Rep. David Ralston will retain his position as one of the most powerful leaders in the Georgia General Assembly after House Republicans unanimously approved his nomination as Speaker of the House for another two years during Monday morning's caucus meeting at the state capitol.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Road repaving could hinge on agreement with city

A portion of road could be skipped when the county begins a repaving project on Burt Creek Road if an agreement with the city isn't reached.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Amendment by local legislator passes

Georgia voters last week approved an amendment to the state's Constitution that imposes additional fees for reckless driving violations when they are pleaded down from driving under the influence.

November 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Salary study is complete

Results from a recent salary study show pay for workers in many Dawson County government positions lags behind the suggested minimum standards.

November 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

City councilman resigns

Dawsonville welcomed new residents to the city but also bid farewell to one of its council members during a meeting Monday night.

November 05, 2014 | David Renner | Government

First hearing on county budget is Thursday

Residents have their first chance to make comments on the county's proposed 2015 budget Thursday.

November 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

City, county authority receives state loan

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority recently made an announcement regarding both the city of Dawsonville and a Dawson County entity.

November 05, 2014 | David Renner | Government

SPLOST extension overwhelmingly passes

Voters in Dawson County overwhelmingly approved extending the current 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST).

November 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Budget includes employee pay increases

For the first time in six years, Dawson County's proposed 2014 budget includes pay increases for employees.

October 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Annexation coming to head

On Monday, Dawsonville residents will have one final chance to voice their opinions on the latest wave of annexation requests before the city council.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | Government

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Drone study begins: Rules for aircraft to be established

The House study committee charged with developing regulatory policies for drone use across the state had its first meeting last week in Atlanta.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Dawsonville animal control fate uncertain

While it appeared that the issue of Dawsonville's animal control had been solved, concerned Lumpkin County citizens have spoken otherwise to their county commission.

September 30, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Commissioners considering proposed 2016 spending plan

Citizens have the chance to make comments on the county's proposed spending plan for 2016 during Thursday's meeting of the Dawson County Board ...

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Crumbling asphalt, potholes causing concern

County officials are looking at repair options for a private cut-through road they say has become a public safety issue.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Sosebee announces candidacy for sheriff

A 32-year law enforcement veteran is the fourth candidate to announce his intention to run for Dawson County Sheriff.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

DDA approves three downtown businesses grants

The group charged with bringing quality development to downtown Dawsonville on Monday night approved economic assistance grants to three local businesses.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

City council prioritizes SPLOST spending plan

The Dawsonville City Council on Monday voted to prioritize projects that will be funded as special purpose local option sales tax dollars roll in.

September 23, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Lack of interest cancels city races

Dawsonville residents seem to be content with their current city leadership.

September 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

City election qualifying begins next week

Dawsonville citizens who want to be involved in their town's government will have the chance next week to toss their hat into the ring ...

August 26, 2015 | David Renner | Government

BOC votes to increase employee pay

County employees will soon see a few more dollars going into their wallets after the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved pay raises Thursday night.

August 26, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Water odor prompts filter examination

This year, the City of Dawsonville has been continuing with water improvement plans to update its water infrastructure. However, this has not come without a ...

August 25, 2015 | David Renner | Government

County leader believes future vision talks overdue

County Commission Chairman Mike Berg was seated next to School Superintendent Damon Gibbs last week at a chamber of commerce event when he mentioned two ...

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

City finds solution to animal control saga

The City of Dawsonville believes that it has finally solved its on-going animal control issues.

August 19, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Election qualifying begins soon

Qualifying for Dawsonville's Nov. 3 election opens in two weeks.

August 19, 2015 | David Renner | Government


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