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Second hearing for sign ordinance April 7

Proposed changes to the county's sign ordinance are set to go before the Dawson County Board of Commissioners next week.

March 30, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

County increases by 39 percent

The City of Dawsonville grew by more than 139 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to U.S. Census results released last week.

March 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

Road closing for repairs at creek

An area of Roscoe Collette Road in southwestern Dawson County will be closed April 2-10 for county public workers to replace a pipe at the creek crossing.

March 16, 2011 | From staff reports | Government

Airport authority stalled

Concerns that the process was moving too fast and lacked public input appear to have halted the city's plans for creating an authority to operate and acquire a local airstrip.

March 16, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government

Walking trail is on sales tax wish list

A 10-mile walking trail that would begin near Riverview Middle School and end at War Hill Park is one of several Dawson County projects that could be funded by a regional 1-cent transportation tax.

March 16, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

Commissioners' agenda

4 p.m. Thursday at city hall

March 09, 2011 | | Government

Power enters council race

Political newcomer Jason Power announced Saturday that he will seek a seat on the Dawsonville City Council in the November election.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

Sheriff shifting positions

The struggling economy, evolving crime trends and the county's new courthouse have forced Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle to re-evalute his agency's operations.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

Speaks named assistant chief

A career firefighter and paramedic was recently named assistant chief for Dawson County Emergency Services.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

Retirement plan could be cost saver

A recent decision by the Dawson County commission to offer some employees early retirement could save local government about $20,000 per year, according to officials.

March 09, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government

Government receives excellence award

For the third time in six years, Dawson County's government has been recognized for its efforts and efficiency.

March 09, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

Chief appraiser to retire in April

It's just a coincidence that Dawson County's chief tax appraiser's last day is April 15.

February 23, 2011 | | Government

Dawson County Board of Commissioners work session

4 p.m. Feb. 24 at City Hall

February 23, 2011 | | Government

Dawsonville may land airstrip

The city of Dawsonville has big plans for land owned by its most famous racing family.

February 23, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government

Council approves study on parking

The city council has directed Dawsonville's engineer to provide a cost estimate for conducting a parking study of the historic downtown area.

February 23, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Government

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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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