• Yarbrough earns certification as HR manager

    AUGUSTA, Ga. – Dawson County Human Resources Director Danielle Yarbrough has been recognized as a Certified Human Resources Manager (CHRM) by the Georgia Local Government Personnel Association (GLGPA). Yarbrough, who served as Dawson County Clerk for six years before being named Human Resources Director in January, received the certification last month from GLGPA during their […]

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  • GSP gearing up for holiday travel period

    ATLANTA—Georgia State Troopers are gearing up for the July Fourth holiday travel period. The holiday period begins at 6 p.m. today (July 3) and lasts for 30 hours, ending at 11:59 p.m. on July Fourth. Last year, the holiday period was 102 hours long. The Georgia State Patrol investigated 645 traffic crashes that resulted in 323 […]

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  • Multi-employer job fair July 18 in Dawsonville

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Goodwill Career Center will hold a multi-employer job fair Wednesday, July 18 from 10 a.m. until noon at 66 South 400 Center Lane, in Dawsonville. This is a great opportunity to meet with hiring managers of over 20 local businesses (including Amicalola State Park, Big Canoe, BOS Medical Staffing, Chick-Fil-A, Etcon […]

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  • Inmate escapes from Lumpkin Co. Detention Center

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Lumpkin County Sheriff Stacy Jarrard reports that an inmate escaped from the Lumpkin County Center today (June 29). He was last seen wearing handcuffs and an orange jumpsuit. Jarrard asks that you secure your homes and vehicles while authorities search for the inmate. If you see any suspicious activity, please call 911 […]

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  • Georgians set to begin early voting next week

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Advanced voting for the July 24 General primary runoff starts Monday, July 2 and will be held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. through July 20 with the exception of July 4 when, all county offices are closed. There will be no Saturday voting in this election. All votes […]

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  • CPA firm Rushton Company declares Dawson County is in good financial shape

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Chris Hollifield of the certified public accounting firm of Rushton Company presented the results of the firm’s 2017 audit during Thursday’s Dawson County Board of Commissioners work session and declared the county to be in “good financial shape.” Highlights of the audit included these statements: Government assets exceed liabilities at the close […]

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  • BOC delays vote on Chestatee variance

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The Dawson County Board of Commissioners tabled a variance request by Chestatee Development Corporation Thursday to gain a better understanding of the legal complexities surrounding the issue. The petitioner has asked for a variance to the master plan for Chestatee subdivision that would allow Brian Ferris, the property owner, to build lots […]

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