• Sharon Fausett will run for second term on Board of Commissioners

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – District 1 Commissioner Sharon Fausett announced Thursday that she will run for a second term on the Dawson County Board of Commissioners in 2018. Fausett is a lifelong resident of Dawson County and a graduate of Dawson County High School and what was then North Georgia College and State University. She was […]

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  • Tim Satterfield will run for county commission

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Former Dawson County Deputy Emergency Services Chief Tim Satterfield announced today (Feb. 12) that he is a candidate for the District 3 seat on the Dawson County Board of Commissioners. In a phone interview with FetchYourNews, Satterfield said, “I just feel like I have some more to give back to Dawson County. […]

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  • Board of Commissioners to consider Blacks Mill Bridge replacement

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Dawson County Commissioners will consider a recommendation from Public Works Director David McKee regarding replacement of Blacks Mill Bridge when the board meets Thursday, Feb. 8, at 4 p.m. The bridge has been closed for replacement since August when staff presented three options. The options included approving staff to work with the […]

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  • Sheriff, county fail to reach budget agreement

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson and county officials failed to reach an agreement on the sheriff’s 2018 budget during a 90-minute meeting Tuesday which places the decision back in the hands of Senior Superior Court Judge Fred A. Bishop Jr. Johnson filed a lawsuit against the Board of Commissioners, claiming the budget […]

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  • Mayoral candidate forum scheduled Feb. 13

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate forum Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Dawson County Performing Arts Center at 1665 Perimeter Road to introduce the candidates in the upcoming special election for Mayor of Dawsonville. The format will allow citizens to submit questions to be asked […]

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  • What next in Sheriff Johnson vs. Dawson County?

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Both parties in the Sheriff vs. Dawson County Board of Commissioners Battle of the Budget agree on one thing:   The court has no authority to decide what amount of money is sufficient for Sheriff Jeff Johnson to carry out his sworn duties. Johnson’s attorney Joey Homans petitioned the court to order the […]

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  • Decision on sheriff, county rift continued to Feb. 15

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The bitter dispute between Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson and the Board of Commissioners will not be resolved until at least Feb 15. After a two-day hearing in Senior Superior Court Judge Fred A. Bishop’s courtroom, Johnson’s attorney Joey Homans and County Attorney Lynn Frey agreed to have the sheriff and county […]

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  • Dawson commissioners receive SPLOST VI update

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. –  The Dawson County Board of Commissioners received an update on Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI collections from Public Works Director David McKee during a rare Tuesday work session. SPLOST VI was initiated in 2015 and will run through 2021. Collections were expected to reach $46 million in six years. To […]

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