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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

County continues tax rate discussions

A meeting last week was the public's first of three opportunities to weigh in on the county's millage rate.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

County, city near deal for tax split

Dawson County and Dawsonville officials are soon expected to ratify an agreement on a proposed extension of the 1-cent sales tax that will go before voters in November.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

First public hearing on millage rate is Thursday

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.

June 25, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

City, chamber make agreement

The city of Dawsonville has decided to provide money to a Dawson County organization in return for promotional services.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Government

Deadline looms for SPLOST agreement

Thursday is the deadline for county and city officials to reach an agreement on the upcoming special purpose local option sales tax extension set to go before voters in November.

June 18, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Dawsonville election will stay put in 2015

Dawsonville has decided keep its 2015 municipal election at the Dawson County Board of Elections instead of returning it to city hall.

June 18, 2014 | David Renner | Government

Council approves budget

The city of Dawsonville has approved a $2.6 million budget for fiscal year 2014-15, though one councilman expressed reservations with the suddenness of a pay increase for city workers.

June 18, 2014 | David Renner | Government

Counsel chosen for pay issue

County commissioners last week voted to retain an attorney after learning Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle plans to fight for salary increases for his employees.

June 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Candidate for governor set to visit Dahlonega

Democratic hopefuls and supporters will gather for a rally in Dahlonega next weekend.

June 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Government

Council approves park area

Dawsonville is another step closer to adding an activity center and green space.

June 04, 2014 | David Renner | Government

Fausett ready to serve

A week after winning the seat in a three-way race for the county's District 1 commission seat, Sharon Fausett is still ecstatic over the victory.

May 28, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

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County receives health and wellness grant

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners recently received a grant designed to improve employee health and wellness.

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

City sets qualifications for manager

The Dawsonville City Council has released the qualifications they want to see of applicants wishing to serve as the city's new manager and head ...

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Public addressed 2016 county budget concerns

An additional manned fire station, a wheelchair lift and more funds for non-profits were among the pleas heard from community members during the public hearing ...

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Drone study begins: Rules for aircraft to be established

The House study committee charged with developing regulatory policies for drone use across the state had its first meeting last week in Atlanta.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Dawsonville animal control fate uncertain

While it appeared that the issue of Dawsonville's animal control had been solved, concerned Lumpkin County citizens have spoken otherwise to their county commission.

September 30, 2015 | David Renner | Government

Commissioners considering proposed 2016 spending plan

Citizens have the chance to make comments on the county's proposed spending plan for 2016 during Thursday's meeting of the Dawson County Board ...

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Crumbling asphalt, potholes causing concern

County officials are looking at repair options for a private cut-through road they say has become a public safety issue.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Sosebee announces candidacy for sheriff

A 32-year law enforcement veteran is the fourth candidate to announce his intention to run for Dawson County Sheriff.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

DDA approves three downtown businesses grants

The group charged with bringing quality development to downtown Dawsonville on Monday night approved economic assistance grants to three local businesses.

September 30, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

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