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Council swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday

The public is invited to meet Dawsonville's two new councilmen Tuesday afternoon as Calvin Byrd and James Grogan are sworn into office.

November 25, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government

Dawson County Board of Commissioners regular meeting agenda

6 p.m. Thursday at city hall

November 18, 2009 | | Government

Voting locations trimmed to three

Most Dawson County voters can expect to cast their ballots at a new location next year.

November 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government

Commission curbs pet fee proposal

Dawson County commissioners have made it clear they are not interested in collecting fees from pet owners.

November 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government

Courthouse bids under budget

Bids to build Dawson County's new courthouse and administration building have come in at nearly half the projected cost.

November 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government

Votes are in

Political newcomers Calvin Byrd and James Grogan were elected to the Dawsonville City Council Tuesday night.

November 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government

Dawson County Board of Commissioners Work Session Agenda

4 p.m. Thursday at city hall

November 11, 2009 | | Government

Little interest in polling change

Glenda Ferguson said she was surprised no one wanted to speak at a recent public hearing on plans to consolidate the county's voting precincts.

November 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government

Dawson County Board of Commissioners regular meeting agenda

6 p.m. Thursday at city hall

November 04, 2009 | | Government

Pheasant shoot to benefit seniors

A time-honored European tradition comes to Dawsonville Dec. 12 with the Inaugural Dawson County European Pheasant Shoot at the Whitmire Farm on Goldmine Road.

November 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government

Deal says meeting ‘a beginning’

While a meeting between lawmakers from Georgia, Florida and Alabama did not end the tri-state water wars last Wednesday morning, U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, said it was a start.

November 04, 2009 | By Ashley Fielding DCN Regional Staff | Government

Precinct plan goes to public

Consolidating Dawson County's eight polling locations will be the topic of discussion at a public hearing Friday morning.

November 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government

Society asks county to collect fees

In an effort to help offset costs at the Dawson County Humane Society, shelter volunteers have asked the county to consider charging pet owners a license fee.

October 28, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government

Forum opportunity to meet candidates

With six candidates vying for two open seats, Dawsonville election officials aren't sure what to expect in the Nov. 3 City Council election.

October 21, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government

Board will seek public input

Election officials on Monday decided to ask voters what they think about a plan to consolidate the county's polling places.

October 21, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government

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Articles by Section - Government

Annexation coming to head

On Monday, Dawsonville residents will have one final chance to voice their opinions on the latest wave of annexation requests before the city council.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | 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

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