• County Names Finalists for In-House Attorney

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The two finalists for the position of staff attorney for Dawson County are Hiawassee City Manager Richard H. Stancil and M. Lynn Frey III, former in-house attorney for the City of Brunswick from 1998 until 2011. Frey has over 35 years’ experience in civil practice, including litigation, local government, contracts, employment law […]

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  • Dawson Co. Students Will Make Up for Snow Day in Feb.

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The snow that kept Dawson County students out of school this week will send them back for an extra day next month. Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs said that Mon. Feb. 20, has been added to the calendar as a regular school day due to the inclement weather day utilized this […]

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  • Christie Haynes Presents Chamber Update

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Dawson County Chamber of Commerce President Christie Haynes presented an update of the Chamber and Office of Tourism Development activities at Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting. Among the highlights: The county’s revenue from the hotel/motel tax continues to grow. In 2015, the tax generated $386,297. That grew to $430,876 in 2016 and […]

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  • DOJ Should Investigate Antifa, Black Lives Matter

    The lunatic fringe left in America cries out in anguish for President Trump to denounce the violence in Charlottesville — which, incidentally, he has done. But willfully ignores the threats and intimidation tactics of domestic terrorist groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa that are responsible for initiating the violence not only in Charlottesville, but […]

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  • Two Snakebites Reported in Dawson County

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Two Dawson County residents suffered snake bites this weekend. On Saturday, an individual was bitten by a copperhead and was transported to Mountainside Hospital in Jasper. The second was bitten by a non-venemous black snake and did not request transport. Dawson County Deputy Fire Chief Tim Satterfield cautioned residents to be aware […]

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  • City Council Addressed AMP-Related Issues

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The Dawsonville City Council was expected to render a decision on Atlanta Motorsports Park’s request to modify existing zoning stipulations at the track at Monday’s meeting but the applicant decided last week to withdraw the request. Several related issues were on the agenda. An ethics complaint against former Downtown Development Authority member […]

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  • Dawson County Motorcycle Crash Kills One Person

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – An unidentified man was killed Friday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding crashed near the intersection of Ga. Hwy. 400 and Industrial Park Road in Dawson County. Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson said Georgia State Patrol requested Dawson County’s help at approximately in pursuit of a motorcycle rider that refused to […]

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  • City Council Votes 3-1 to Remove Mayor Grogan

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The Dawsonville City Council voted 3-1 Monday, with Councilman Mike Sosebee opposed, to remove Mayor James Grogan from office for violations of the city charter. The mayor’s attorney Steve Leibel said his client would appeal the decision. “This was not a fair hearing,” Leibel said. “(Council) violated the Constitution in finding against […]

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