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County asked for pet license fee

Commissioners were asked last week to consider imposing a registration fee for pets in the county.

August 21, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Reaction on roundabout mixed

Residents have mixed feelings about a proposed roundabout at Hwy. 53 and Elliott Family Parkway, though many agree something is needed to slow traffic in the area west of Dawsonville.

August 21, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Qualifying begins next week for city

Qualifying for Dawsonville's Nov. 5 election begins Monday.

August 21, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Authority funding may be reinstated

The group responsible for bringing new commercial and industrial developments to Dawson County could be in danger of closing within the next 18 months if it doesn't secure county funding.

August 14, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Roads reflect racing

Formerly-numbered streets in Dawsonville will be renamed, though the move doesn't appear to be quite as popular as first thought.

August 07, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


DOT proposes roundabout

State transportation officials have announced a public meeting to discuss proposed improvements to the intersection of Hwy. 53 West and Elliott Family Parkway.

July 31, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Center dedicated to Weaver

Last week would have been Margie Weaver's 30th anniversary as director of the local senior center. To mark the occasion, the center now shares her name.

July 31, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


No tax increase for county residents

County residents will not see a property tax increase for the 10th consecutive year after commissioners last week voted to maintain the current rate.

July 24, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


County plans no tax hike

Dawson County commissioners are expected to adopt the tax digest on which the 2014 budget will be based without raising the millage rate Thursday.

July 17, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


County will not close bridge

County commissioners last week opted for new guard rails and safety caution signs rather than closing an aging bridge in southern Dawson County.

July 10, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Council changes zoning

The Dawsonville City Council voted last week to change the zoning for a recently annexed property to residential after an attorney discovered it had been improperly classified.

July 10, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


County opposes reservoir

Dawson County commissioners have made their opposition to the proposed Calhoun Creek Reservoir official.

July 10, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Council proposes change to alcohol ordinance

Dawsonville is looking to amend an ordinance that would allow restaurants in the city limits to serve distilled spirits on Sundays.

July 10, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


City rolls back millage rate

Dawsonville is continuing its longstanding tradition of not levying a city property tax on residents.

July 10, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonews.com | Government


Commissioners considering closing crossing

County commissioners are considering closing a local bridge that state transportation officials have deemed functionally obsolete.

July 03, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


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Articles by Section - 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


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


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


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


AT&T calling on city

Dawsonville once had just one choice for cable and Internet service, but the choices are rapidly expanding.

July 09, 2014 | David Renner | Government


County, city reach SPLOST agreement

County and city officials have reached an agreement on how funds will be split if the upcoming 1-cent sales tax extension is approved by voters in November.

July 09, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government


School board sets millage

Citing a returning tax digest and economic upturn, the Dawson County Board of Education voted 4-0 during its July 7 meeting to maintain last year's millage rate of 17.246 mills.

July 09, 2014 | David Renner | Government


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