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County asks for DOT aid

Early estimates are showing Dawson County suffered nearly $600,000 in storm damage from heavy rainfall last month that flooded areas along the Etowah River and washed out several roads.

June 05, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


County seeks input on long-range plan

Officials are asking the public to weigh in on a future visioning plan for Dawson County.

June 05, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City to get reimbursement

The city of Dawsonville will be coming into a sum of money due to a billing error found in its favor.

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


Local distillery asks lawmakers for help

Several north Georgia legislators in town for the Georgia Mountain Region Commission's monthly meeting last Thursday were poised with a question when they toured the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery.

June 05, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Board opts out of swap

Dawson County commissioners have decided to opt out of a land swap agreement intended for future recreational growth.

May 29, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City seeks funding for reservoir

The city of Dawsonville has taken another step toward making the Calhoun Creek reservoir a reality.

May 15, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


County mulls land swap for soccer fields

County commissioners are weighing the option of swapping a 50-acre tract of land in exchange for 33 acres engineers say would be more conducive to developing additional soccer fields near Rock Creek Park.

May 15, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Revitalization plans aired during meeting

Conceptual plans to revitalize downtown Dawsonville were released during a town hall meeting last week.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


BOC approves communication upgrades

The county's emergency communication capabilities will be improved following votes by commissioners last week to fund system upgrades.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


BOC approves communication upgrades

The county's emergency communication capabilities will be improved following votes by commissioners last week to fund system upgrades.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners take no action against bar

County commissioners last week opted against taking action in the case of a local restaurant owner who initially filed sales tax reports showing Lorena's Food and Spirits sold more alcohol than food in 2012.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City to discuss water service

City council members on Monday said they want to renegotiate a longstanding agreement with Etowah Water and Sewer Authority involving service delivery in outlying areas of Dawsonville.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City looks to revise water deal

Dawsonville council members are contemplating service delivery changes that could impact residents in the outlying areas of the city.

May 01, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Berg named ACCG president

When Mike Berg moved to Dawson County from Gwinnett years ago, he could have parked a lounge chair on a deck overlooking Lake Lanier and enjoyed retirement.

May 01, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Deal, delegates gather

Dawson County was in the spotlight last weekend as Republicans from across northeast Georgia rallied at the 9th Congressional District banquet and convention.

April 24, 2013 | Michele Hester | 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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