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Real first responders

In a time of crisis, they're the calming voice on the other end of the phone line, the one with answers or advice.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

Tea Party Patriots in town for rally

Tea Party Patriots from across North Georgia rallied Saturday for tax cuts and to stop wasteful spending.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

County, Etowah give back bonds

Last week, Etowah Water and Sewer Authority agreed to Dawson County government's plans to give back $1.8 million in bond money.

April 20, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government

Sheriff’s office reaches out with social media

Increasing numbers of law enforcement agencies are using Web sites and other social media outlets to communicate with the public to help solve crimes and to let people know about crimes happening near them.

April 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Government

Council hears findings of recent parking study

As the city considers plans for a downtown parking and commons area in the historic district, it has employed the help of a professional to study the need.

April 13, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government

BOC agenda, 4 p.m.

1. Presentation of Permit for Assembly: Kiwanis Club 5K/10K races application for parade and assembly, Planning Director David McKee and Kiwanis Club

April 13, 2011 | | Government

Officials bracing for budget pain

Budget woes topped discussion as the Dawson County commission gathered for a retreat at Amicalola Falls State Park.

April 06, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

Finance director retires

After a decade of dedicated service, Dawson County's finance director has retired.

April 06, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

City backs off plans for airport

The city of Dawsonville has decided to shelve its plans to create an airport authority.

April 06, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government

Dawson County Board of Commissioners

Voting session agenda, 6 p.m. April 7 at city hall

April 06, 2011 | | Government

Airport talk stirs ire

Residents concerned about the creation of a Dawsonville Airport Authority thronged Thursday night's public hearing at city hall.

March 31, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government

Secretary of State makes rounds through county

Secretary of State Brian Kemp made several stops throughout Dawsonville last week in an effort to meet constituents and leaders from each of the state's 159 counties this year.

March 30, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

Fire chief named to council

Dawson County Emergency Services/Fire Chief Lanier Swafford was recently named to the Georgia Firefighters Standards and Training Council.

March 30, 2011 | | Government

Authority approves Hwy. 183 extension

In a 4-0 vote last week, the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority moved forward with plans for a $320,000 extension of water service on Hwy. 183.

March 30, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government

Residents ready for airport meeting

One might say Pepper Pettit is unhappy with the city of Dawsonville's plan to form an airport authority.

March 30, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government

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County receives health and wellness grant

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners recently received a grant designed to improve employee health and wellness.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

City sets qualifications for manager

The Dawsonville City Council has released the qualifications they want to see of applicants wishing to serve as the city's new manager and head ...

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Public addressed 2016 county budget concerns

An additional manned fire station, a wheelchair lift and more funds for non-profits were among the pleas heard from community members during the public hearing ...

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

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

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