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County offers Rx discount card

Dawson County citizens will soon have the opportunity to save up to 20 percent on their prescription drug costs.

March 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Officials seek to ‘live within our means’

Dawson County is looking for ways to trim nearly $5 million from its 2009 operating budget to make up for a drop in revenue during the economic downturn.

March 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Board of Commissioners Work session agenda

K. New Business

March 11, 2009 | | Government


Electronic Recycling Day set for March 14

For the first time, Keep Dawson County Beautiful has partnered with Atlanta Recycling Solutions of Alpharetta to hold an electronic's recycling day in Dawson County.

March 04, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Regular meeting agenda

The G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at city hall

March 04, 2009 | | Government


Maintaining the fleet

A change in several policies could help Dawson County keep track of its 131 vehicles.

March 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


A new way to go green

Recycling is important to 14-year-old Autumn Callahan.

March 04, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Government


Recycling center to hold ‘green’ opening

The community is invited to a "green" ribbon cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Thursday to officially kickoff the county's new single stream recycling program.

February 25, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Two public hearings set on proposed noise ordinance

After wrestling with the idea for over three months, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners agreed on Thursday to send a proposed noise ordinance draft to public hearings for comments.

February 25, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

G.L. Pete Gilleland Chambers at city hall, 4 p.m.

February 25, 2009 | | Government


Locals named to regional water council

Two Dawson County residents were among 25 in the Coosa North Georgia region named to the governor's regional water planning councils.

February 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting Agenda

A. Roll Call

February 18, 2009 | | Government


Rowan named chief deputy

Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle shifted several top-level staff in January, elevating Lt. Colonel Greg Rowan, an 18-year department veteran to second in command.

February 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Legislators split session to discuss stimulus plan

The Georgia House and Senate voted Feb. 5 to split their 40-day session into two parts, meeting on a slower schedule through March and then reconvening in June.

February 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


Emergency services promotes ‘next generation of leaders’

Dawson County Emergency Services made history last week by promoting 15 employees to supervisory positions.

February 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | Government


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Articles by Section - Government


More are seeking to annex

Despite protests from Dawson County officials concerning recent annexation requests, Dawsonville continues to receive applications from people who want to live in the city limits.

September 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


City hears request for annexation

The city of Dawsonville held a public hearing Monday night on a Dawson County-contested annexation of 37 acres on Duck Thurmond Road.

September 10, 2014 | David Renner | Government


County objects to annexation into the city

Commissioners last week voted to deny the application from a county resident that wants to annex his west side property in the city of Dawsonville.

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Retail development expected to surge

At least six retail shops, including three restaurants, have contracts or commitments in place to be among the first to open in a new commercial development on Ga. 400.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioner questions annexation

A request to annex nearly 37 acres into Dawsonville has one Dawson County commissioner questioning the motives of city leaders.

August 20, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Citizens academy seeks applicants

Residents who wish to learn more about their county government and how it works for them are encouraged to register for the Citizens Government Academy.

August 13, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Government


Tanner named ‘Champion of Cities’

The Georgia Municipal Association last week recognized local lawmaker Kevin Tanner with the group's 2014 Champion of Georgia's Cities award.

August 13, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Salary study finds pay lagging in Dawson

A recent salary study commissioned by Dawson County found there are positions within the government that are below the recommended minimum pay level compared to neighboring jurisdictions.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Authority closes on park land

The Downtown Development Authority has closed on a loan to buy 18 acres behind the Dawsonville Municipal Complex for a planned city park.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Perdue bests Kingston in Senate runoff

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.

July 23, 2014 | From DCN regional staff reports | Government


Funding shift helps chamber

Dawson County commissioners last week approved a measure that will help the local office of tourism and development pay its rent.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


Commission sets millage rate

Some Dawson County residents may see a slight property tax increase following the county commission's vote last week to set the millage rate at 8.138 mills.

July 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


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