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Graves to run for commission

Lionel Graves had little to no intention of running for public office when he retired to Dawson County about eight years ago.

March 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Representative resigning from congressional seat

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal announced Monday morning that he will leave Congress to concentrate on his bid to be Georgia's next governor.

March 03, 2010 | By Ashley Fielding DCN regional staff | Government


Humane society says funding not enough

Humane Society officials say Dawson County's offer to split the cost of a required audit may not be enough to seal a proposed contract.

March 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


County discusses possibility of creating TADs

A stretch of Ga. 400 near Henry Grady Hwy., where rundown buildings have sat vacant for years, could fit the criteria for a tax allocation district, according to one Dawson County official.

March 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


History of a ‘distinctive people’

So much can be said about the city of Dawsonville on its 150th birthday, but perhaps Mayor Joe Lane Cox summed it up best:

February 24, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Despite growth, city has ‘closeness’

City of Dawsonville Mayor Joe Lane Cox says if folks from yesteryear saw the city these days "it would blow their minds."

February 24, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


County to share cost of audit

It's been nearly two months since the Dawson County commission approved a contract with the local humane society to care for stray animals.

February 24, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Officials honor day care director

A former longtime day care director was honored last week as Dawson County officials dedicated the election office's new home in her name.

February 24, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Rep. Amerson answers questions from residents

The state's current economic climate topped the list of concerns late last month when State Representative Amos Amerson sat down with constituents for breakfast.

February 17, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners regular meeting agenda

A. Roll Call

February 17, 2010 | | Government


Measure would ban implanted microchips

The technology isn't that widespread, but already the "Chips" are stacked against it.

February 10, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami DCN regional staff | Government


Local pastor serves as Chaplain of the Day

Tom Stradley, pastor at Amicalola Baptist Church in Dawsonville, recently served as the state senate's Chaplain of the Day.

February 10, 2010 | | Government


Land use hearing draws ire

Tempers flared Thursday night as Dawson County commissioners and residents sounded off on proposed changes to residential land use districts, which could affect short-term rental, home business and accessory buildings.

February 10, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Government


Work gets under way at courthouse

Tractors began moving dirt within moments of Dawson County officials breaking ground on a new courthouse and government center Jan. 28.

February 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


Search, rescue welcomes new recruit

A six-week-old chocolate lab named Nitro is the newest recruit on the Dawson County Emergency Services K-9 search and rescue team.

February 03, 2010 | Michele Hester | Government


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County discusses millage rate

A meeting Thursday will be the public's first of three opportunities to weigh in on a proposed increase to the county's millage rate.

July 02, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Local churches take stance on same-sex marriage

Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage drew both jeers and cheers, and was followed by ministers across the state taking the issue to the pulpit on Sunday morning.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Public has one more chance to speak on social hosting ordinance

The public has one more chance to voice their concerns on a proposed county ordinance that, if approved, would hold parents accountable if they allow their kids to host drinking parties with their friends.

July 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Parent group supports social hosting ordinance

County commissioners are considering a proposed ordinance that, if approved, would hold parents accountable if they allow their kids to host drinking parties with their friends.

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


City passes budget for FY 2015-2016

The city of Dawsonville approved a $4.1 million budget for fiscal year 2015-16 during its Monday special called meeting.

June 17, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Tanner name chair of House Motor Vehicles Committee

Rep. Kevin Tanner, R-Dawsonville, was recently named vice chairman of the House Motor Vehicle Committee.

June 17, 2015 | From staff reports | Government


City hears plans for historic cemetery designation

The city of Dawsonville recently heard a presentation by the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission to turn a local cemetery into a historic area.

June 10, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Gooch named legislator of the year

Sen. Steve Gooch was recently named one of three legislators of the year by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

June 10, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawsonville mayor named vice chair of regional commission

Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan last week was elected to serve as vice chair for the Georgia Mountain Regional Commission.

June 03, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


DOT plans three roundabouts in Dawson County

Dawson County officials have been asked to support improvements at three busy intersections across the county.

June 03, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


City, county at odds over animal control responsibility

The ongoing saga over animal control responsibility in the Dawsonville city limits may not be over yet.

June 03, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Public hearings set for proposal designed to prevent underage drinking in Dawson County

A proposed ordinance that would hold parents accountable if they allow their kids to host drinking parties with their friends is set to go before the public for discussion.

May 27, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


City clerk wins financial award for transparency

City Clerk Bonnie Warne has a new feather to put into her proverbial hat.

May 20, 2015 | David Renner | Government


City council decision delays economic grant

Potential Dawsonville businesses may have to wait another few weeks to take advantage of an economic development grant being proposed by the city.

May 20, 2015 | David Renner | Government


Dawson County welcomes three new principals

Three new principals have been named in the Dawson County School System, and will take their respective posts next school year.

May 13, 2015 | David Renner | Government


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