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City urged to take time on rezoning

The Dawson County commission has encouraged the Dawsonville City Council to take a long look at plans for a proposed motorsports park.

February 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


County can’t pay hospital’s tab

Grady Health System wants Dawson County to pay nearly $211,000 to cover the cost of medical care the Atlanta trauma hospital says it provided to 35 local patients in 2008.

February 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners regular meeting agenda

City Hall, 6 p.m.

February 04, 2009 | | Government


Romantic day at the courthouse

Love is in the air in Dawson County.

February 04, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

The G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at City Hall, 4 p.m.

January 28, 2009 | | Government


Vote may end battle over plan

After more than two years of litigation, developers of the Chestatee community can move forward with plans for a new residential phase, amenities package and bed and breakfast.

January 28, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


New home on horizon

Capt. Douglas Wofford has waited 30 years for a new fire station to serve the eastern side of Dawson County.

January 21, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Veteran officer tapped to serve as county marshal

Veteran law enforcement officer Jeff Johnson was selected last week to lead the county marshal's office.

January 21, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Work Session Agenda

Thursday, Jan. 15

January 14, 2009 | | Government


Homeland Security grant aids in emergency notification

Like clockwork, Dawson County's eight severe weather sirens sound promptly at 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday morning to verify the notification system will be operational in the event a true emergency arises.

January 14, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Pearson reappointed as State Economic Development chair

State Sen. Chip Pearson, R-Dawsonville, was named Chairman of the Senate Economic Development Committee. Lt. Governor Casey Cagle announced the reappointment last week.

January 14, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Department names battalion chiefs

The new year brought change to Dawson County Emergency Services as Chief Lanier Swafford named the department's first three battalion chiefs.

January 07, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


2008 elections bring new leaders

Jennifer Burt, Julie Hughes Nix, James Swafford and Lisa Thurmond were elected to politically serve the Dawson community for the next four years.

January 07, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

The G.L. Pete Gilleland Council

January 07, 2009 | | Government


Downtown redevelopment continues in 2008

Food Lion, the newest addition to Dawsonville, brought much excitement to the community with its grand opening Dec. 17.

January 07, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Government


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Articles by Section - 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


Polls open Saturday for early voting

Polls are open Saturday in Dawson County for the upcoming Nov. 4 General Election.

October 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Twist in annexation issue

With the continued cycle of requests to annex property into Dawsonville and Dawson County's objections to such moves, one city council member's seat may hinge on the issue.

October 22, 2014 | David Renner | Government


SPLOST approval could generate $9.6 million

If voters approve a proposed extension of the 1-cent sales tax next month, the measure could generate as much as $9.6 million for projects within downtown Dawsonville.

October 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Tanner receives award for legislative leadership

Rep. Kevin Tanner was recently recognized by the Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission for his leadership in passing legislation that could transfer additional funding to help those with traumatic brain injuries.

October 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Official keeps pushing for consolidation

Commissioner Gary Pichon may have just two more months as an elected official, but that isn't stopping him from pushing for a consolidated government in Dawson County.

October 08, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Annexation disagreement continues

The Dawsonville City Council continues to field annexation requests, despite objections from the Dawson County commission.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Government


County reviews insurance coverage

The Dawson County commission is examining ways to reduce risks in liability involved with large public gatherings.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Government


Swafford named state’s top deputy coroner

Lanier Swafford was recently named the state's top deputy coroner by the Georgia Coroner's Association.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Consolidation floated

A recent flurry of requests from Dawson County residents wanting to annex their property into Dawsonville has prompted officials to explore the possibility of a unified government.

September 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


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