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County asks for DOT aid

Early estimates are showing Dawson County suffered nearly $600,000 in storm damage from heavy rainfall last month that flooded areas along the Etowah River and washed out several roads.

June 05, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


County seeks input on long-range plan

Officials are asking the public to weigh in on a future visioning plan for Dawson County.

June 05, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City to get reimbursement

The city of Dawsonville will be coming into a sum of money due to a billing error found in its favor.

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


Local distillery asks lawmakers for help

Several north Georgia legislators in town for the Georgia Mountain Region Commission's monthly meeting last Thursday were poised with a question when they toured the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery.

June 05, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Board opts out of swap

Dawson County commissioners have decided to opt out of a land swap agreement intended for future recreational growth.

May 29, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City seeks funding for reservoir

The city of Dawsonville has taken another step toward making the Calhoun Creek reservoir a reality.

May 15, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


County mulls land swap for soccer fields

County commissioners are weighing the option of swapping a 50-acre tract of land in exchange for 33 acres engineers say would be more conducive to developing additional soccer fields near Rock Creek Park.

May 15, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Revitalization plans aired during meeting

Conceptual plans to revitalize downtown Dawsonville were released during a town hall meeting last week.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


BOC approves communication upgrades

The county's emergency communication capabilities will be improved following votes by commissioners last week to fund system upgrades.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


BOC approves communication upgrades

The county's emergency communication capabilities will be improved following votes by commissioners last week to fund system upgrades.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners take no action against bar

County commissioners last week opted against taking action in the case of a local restaurant owner who initially filed sales tax reports showing Lorena's Food and Spirits sold more alcohol than food in 2012.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City to discuss water service

City council members on Monday said they want to renegotiate a longstanding agreement with Etowah Water and Sewer Authority involving service delivery in outlying areas of Dawsonville.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City looks to revise water deal

Dawsonville council members are contemplating service delivery changes that could impact residents in the outlying areas of the city.

May 01, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Berg named ACCG president

When Mike Berg moved to Dawson County from Gwinnett years ago, he could have parked a lounge chair on a deck overlooking Lake Lanier and enjoyed retirement.

May 01, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Deal, delegates gather

Dawson County was in the spotlight last weekend as Republicans from across northeast Georgia rallied at the 9th Congressional District banquet and convention.

April 24, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


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BOC race draws third candidate

A lifelong county resident is the third candidate to announce her plans to run for the county's District 1 commission seat.

March 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Field set for May 20 primary

Several candidates filed qualifying papers last week to run for local office in the May 20 primary.

March 12, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Candidates file papers to qualify for local office

Several candidates this week filed papers to qualify for a local election run.

March 05, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City approves request for residential annexation

It appears a couple's two-month struggle to annex their property into Dawsonville is drawing to a close.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


House adopts legislator’s four bills

A bill designed to protect citizens from having nude photographs or material distributed to the Internet without their consent was approved in the Georgia House of Representatives.

February 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Lawman announces commission post run

A veteran lawman has announced his intentions to run for the Dawson County District 1 Commission seat.

February 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


400 facelift in the works

Dawson County commissioners on Thursday are expected to discuss ways to spruce up the Ga. 400 corridor in an attempt to attract economic development to the area.

February 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


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