• Runoff races bring heavy turnout in Dawson Co.

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – With three days of advanced voting remaining, Dawson County Director of Elections and Registration Glenda Ferguson is delighted with the turnout thus far. “We have had more votes cast in the runoff already than we had in the May primary,” she said. As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, 696 Dawson County voters had […]

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  • Dawson County may participate in litigation against the federal government

    DAWSONVILLE Ga. – The Dawson County Board of Commissioners could vote as early as this afternoon’s meeting whether to participate in a class-action lawsuit against the federal government to recover money the county is due under the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program. The program allows the federal government to make payments to local […]

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  • BOC says no to smaller lot sizes in Chestatee

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The Dawson County Board of Commissioners unanimously denied a request by Brian Ferris and Chestatee Development Corporation to amend Chestatee subdivision’s Master Plan during Tuesday’s meeting. Ferris wanted to change the master plan that called for lots in the Linkside section to have 100 foot widths to allow 70-foot widths to accommodate […]

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  • Pickup truck crashes into building on Hwy. 53

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – On Friday, June 29, a 2001 GMC Sierra driven by 36-year-old Jeremy Robert Kittle of Dahlonega was traveling east on Highway 53 in Dawson County when it crossed the middle lane and ran into a building at 300 Dawson Commons Circle. Neither the driver nor his passenger, Jessica Kittle, 33, nor anyone […]

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  • Commissioner Fausett receives ACCG certification

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga.  – Dawson County District 1  Commissioner Sharon Fausett has completed all courses required to earn her certificate of recognition as a Certified County Commissioner from The University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government, in partnership with the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG). Fausett, who took office in January 2015, successfully completed […]

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