• Commissioners will consider additional SRO funding

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Increased safety for schools and school children will be on the agenda when the Dawson County Board of Commissioners meets in a Thursday work session starting at 4 p.m. Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson is expected to request additional funding for three additional school resource officers (SRO). Currently, SROs also must vacate […]

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  • Eason defeats Grogan in special election 195-120

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Mayor Mike Eason, a 31-year special agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the state’s first inspector general, defeated former Mayor James Grogan 195-120 in a special election Tuesday. Eason, 67, was appointed mayor last December after Dawsonville City Council removed Grogan for alleged violations of the city’s charter. Eason said, […]

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  • Judge rules against sheriff’s lawsuit against county

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Senior Superior Court Judge Fred A. Bishop has ruled against Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson in his lawsuit against the Dawson County Board of Commissioners. Johnson claimed the $8,273,080 budget approved by the commissioners for 2018 is inadequate for him to perform the duties of his office. He requested his budget be […]

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  • Former Mayor Grogan upbeat despite court ruling

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Former Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan was surprisingly upbeat Wednesday despite the fact that Superior Court Judge C. Andrew Fuller ordered him to pay the city $25,060.88, the salary and benefits he received from the city while he appealed his impeachment. Grogan said he was disappointed but not surprised by the judge’s ruling […]

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