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Board opts out of swap

Dawson County commissioners have decided to opt out of a land swap agreement intended for future recreational growth.

May 29, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City seeks funding for reservoir

The city of Dawsonville has taken another step toward making the Calhoun Creek reservoir a reality.

May 15, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


County mulls land swap for soccer fields

County commissioners are weighing the option of swapping a 50-acre tract of land in exchange for 33 acres engineers say would be more conducive to developing additional soccer fields near Rock Creek Park.

May 15, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Revitalization plans aired during meeting

Conceptual plans to revitalize downtown Dawsonville were released during a town hall meeting last week.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


BOC approves communication upgrades

The county's emergency communication capabilities will be improved following votes by commissioners last week to fund system upgrades.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


BOC approves communication upgrades

The county's emergency communication capabilities will be improved following votes by commissioners last week to fund system upgrades.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Commissioners take no action against bar

County commissioners last week opted against taking action in the case of a local restaurant owner who initially filed sales tax reports showing Lorena's Food and Spirits sold more alcohol than food in 2012.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City to discuss water service

City council members on Monday said they want to renegotiate a longstanding agreement with Etowah Water and Sewer Authority involving service delivery in outlying areas of Dawsonville.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City looks to revise water deal

Dawsonville council members are contemplating service delivery changes that could impact residents in the outlying areas of the city.

May 01, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


Berg named ACCG president

When Mike Berg moved to Dawson County from Gwinnett years ago, he could have parked a lounge chair on a deck overlooking Lake Lanier and enjoyed retirement.

May 01, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Deal, delegates gather

Dawson County was in the spotlight last weekend as Republicans from across northeast Georgia rallied at the 9th Congressional District banquet and convention.

April 24, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Gooch named ‘most influential’

A local legislator was recently tapped among Georgia's most influential lawmakers.

April 24, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


District Republicans to rally Friday in Dawson

Gov. Nathan Deal will deliver the keynote address during the 9th Congressional District banquet Friday night at the Lakeview Center in Dawsonville.

Andrew Turnage, chairman of the district GOP, said the district is fortunate the banquet falls in line with the close of the 2013 state legislative session, which Deal is expected to highlight in his remarks.

April 17, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


City presented alternative

A month after Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan announced the city had interest in developing a regional reservoir with Georgia Reservoir Co., a Lumpkin County resident floated what she contends is a better plan.

Speaking on behalf of the Etowah Hills Corporation, Rebecca Reeves Carter urged the council Monday night to consider an alternative to Georgia Reservoir Co.'s proposed Calhoun Creek Regional Reservoir.

April 03, 2013 | Michele Hester | Government


Proposed city sign becomes a reality

The proposed digital sign for the city's municipal complex will become a reality following Monday night's regular Dawsonville City Council meeting.

The April 1 meeting saw both a variance and guideline proposal on the agenda. In order for the sign to become a reality, both of these would have to be approved by the city council.

April 03, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Government


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Council approves park area

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

June 04, 2014 | David Renner | Government


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