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Going to the polls

Voters were standing in line as early as 6 a.m. for polls opening at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning in the nation's historic 2008 Presidential Election.

November 15, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government

Building to receive new name

Plans submitted last week call for the local government building to be renamed in honor of Dawson County's last sole commissioner.

November 09, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government

Commission approves courthouse site

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved a site plan Oct. 16 that includes a portion of downtown land currently owned by the Turner family for the new 1-cent tax approved courthouse.

November 09, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government

Dawson County Board of Commissioners

G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex, 4 p.m.

November 02, 2008 | | Government

Officials push for home sprinkler systems

In 2007, an estimated 78 percent of all structural fires occurred in residences, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

November 02, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government

Countywide fire drill planned for Friday

Dawson County Emergency Services urges the community to take a lesson from the school system, which teaches students how to react in the event of a fire on campus, by participating in a countywide home fire escape drill planned for Friday.

November 02, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government

County collecting food for upcoming holidays

With the holidays just around the corner and the number of families needing assistance growing due to the nation's sagging economy, local government employees want to give back.

November 02, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government

Dawson County Board of Commissioners

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

October 26, 2008 | | Government

Board considers court site

Commissioners last week saw preliminary site plans for the county's proposed new courthouse and heard a request to consider re-investing a portion of the courthouse bond to yield a higher return.

October 26, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government

Large numbers turn out for early voting

A larger than anticipated number of Dawson County voters has taken advantage of the state's early voting period.

October 26, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government

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

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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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