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Health board upholds animal control ruling

A family's 1-year-old German shepherd has been deemed "dangerous" following a ruling by the Dawson County Board of Health last week.

December 11, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Ralston to speak at holiday reception

Georgia's Speaker of the House David Ralston, a republican from Blue Ridge, will be the featured guest at next week's joint meeting of the Dawson County Republican and Dawson County Tea parties.

December 04, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Tanner will introduce sludge bill in session

The issue of sludge application is expected to go before lawmakers when the Georgia General Assembly convenes next year.

November 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Commission puts apartment zoning on hold

Dawson County commissioners have chosen to delay until next month a decision on a rezoning request for a large apartment complex near Ga. 400.

November 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Bridge replacement plans aired

State transportation officials outlined plans to replace the Etowah River bridge on Hwy. 136 north of Dawsonville during a public information meeting last week.

November 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Hotel-motel tax split reviewed

A Dawson County commissioner who is looking into the amount of hotel-motel tax revenue spent on promoting local tourism said he won't propose a change to the budget for the coming year.

November 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


No funds for reservoir

The city of Dawsonville has again been denied a state loan that would advance the planning phase of the proposed Calhoun Creek Reservoir.

November 13, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Gold Creek battle ends

After more than six months of negotiations, the newest addition to the Gold Creek Foods Inc. property has been fully rezoned.

November 06, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Authority offers to buy water system

In their latest round of talks about a new service agreement, the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority has made Dawsonville an offer it's unlikely to accept - sell the authority the city's system.

November 06, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Meeting outlines detour, bridge work

Transportation officials are holding a public information open house meeting to discuss the proposed detour necessary for reconstruction of the Hwy. 136 bridge over the Etowah River in Dawsonville.

November 06, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Government


Incumbents carry city election

With all the ballots counted, Dawsonville has elected its incumbents back into office for city council.

Long-time councilman Mike Sosebee, who previously served more than 30 years on the council, and Angie Smith, who was elected last year after being appointed to fill an unexpired term, garnered the top two highest amounts of votes in the election.

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


City tests out WiFi

The city of Dawsonville is testing a new technology system designed to give residents additional Internet options.

October 30, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Standing water at school causes alarm

What could have been a much worse problem for Robinson Elementary is working its way to a resolution.

October 16, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Crossing reopens to traffic

A project to improve safety at a busy crossing along Hwy. 53 is nearly finished.

October 16, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Advance voting begins in city

Advance voting is under way for the Nov. 5 General Election.

October 16, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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


City to form Historic Preservation Commission

After reviewing an ordinance regarding the city's historical preservation, one city council member has decided to expand the role.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | Government


SPLOST, governor’s race on Tuesday’s ballot

Proponents for extending the county's 1-cent sales tax for six more years hope their campaign mail-outs, speaking engagements and social media presence to promote a "yes" vote resonates at the polls.

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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