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Local government workers complete management course

Cathy Brooks, public affairs coordinator for Dawson County, wiped her brow and smiled last Tuesday as she accepted a certificate for completing the Management Development Program with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

November 16, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Recapping the election

Running on a platform of change, Barack Obama broke through barriers to become the nation's first African American president Tuesday with an early win over Arizona Senator John McCain.

November 16, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at City Hall, 6 p.m.

November 16, 2008 | | Government


Going to the polls

Voters were standing in line as early as 6 a.m. for polls opening at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning in the nation's historic 2008 Presidential Election.

November 15, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Building to receive new name

Plans submitted last week call for the local government building to be renamed in honor of Dawson County's last sole commissioner.

November 09, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Commission approves courthouse site

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved a site plan Oct. 16 that includes a portion of downtown land currently owned by the Turner family for the new 1-cent tax approved courthouse.

November 09, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex, 4 p.m.

November 02, 2008 | | Government


Officials push for home sprinkler systems

In 2007, an estimated 78 percent of all structural fires occurred in residences, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

November 02, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Countywide fire drill planned for Friday

Dawson County Emergency Services urges the community to take a lesson from the school system, which teaches students how to react in the event of a fire on campus, by participating in a countywide home fire escape drill planned for Friday.

November 02, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


County collecting food for upcoming holidays

With the holidays just around the corner and the number of families needing assistance growing due to the nation's sagging economy, local government employees want to give back.

November 02, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners

The G.L. Pete Gilleland Council Chambers at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex, 6 p.m.

October 26, 2008 | | Government


Board considers court site

Commissioners last week saw preliminary site plans for the county's proposed new courthouse and heard a request to consider re-investing a portion of the courthouse bond to yield a higher return.

October 26, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Large numbers turn out for early voting

A larger than anticipated number of Dawson County voters has taken advantage of the state's early voting period.

October 26, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


County suspends take-home vehicles

With a steady rise in gas prices and measures already in place to cut costs in the unsteady economy, Dawson County Government suspended the use of employee take-home vehicles.

October 19, 2008 | Michele Hester | Government


Dawson County Board of Commissioners Work Session Agenda Thursday, Oct. 9

K. New Business

October 19, 2008 | | Government


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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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