• Scathing Report Alleges Mayor Violated City Charter

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The Dawsonville City Council voted unanimously Monday to begin a process that could lead to the removal of Mayor James Grogan from office following a report that alleges he repeatedly violated the City Code and Charter. A public hearing has been set for May 15 that could determine the mayor’s fate. City […]

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  • Road Repair Projects Could Begin as Early as May 1

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Several new road improvement projects are about to begin in Dawson County, pending approval by the Board of Commissioners. During Tuesday’s work session, Public Works Director David McKee requested approval of a contract with CW Mathews for rehabilitation projects on Tanner Road, Kelly Bridge Road and Steve Tate Highway as part of […]

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  • Commission Approves Variances for Dollar General

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Following a public hearing Thursday, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners granted two variances to allow Hibbymo Properties Nix Br., LLC, to move forward with development of a Dollar General store at the intersection of Harmony Church and Nix Bridge roads. The 1.73 acre property is zoned Commercial Community Business (CCB) which […]

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  • Commission Will Have to Amend 2017 Budget to Implement Employee Pay Raise

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dawson County Chief Financial Officer Vickie Neikirk told the Board of Commissioners during Thursday’s work session that implementation of the salary study approved earlier this month would require an increase in the 2017 budget of $374,441. The salary study calls for a 2% cost of living allowance (COLA) for all employees, placement […]

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      For Release March 6, 2017 Contact: Glenn Allen Phone: 404-463-0729     HUDGENS: WHEN YOU CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS CHANGE YOUR SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES     ATLANTA — Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging everyone to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks to […]

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  • Commissioners OK County Employee Pay Raise

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Hoping to slow the exit of county employees leaving for higher-paying jobs in surrounding counties and reducing the high-cost of training their replacements, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to adopt an enhanced pay plan created by the Archer Company. The new pay scale will take effect April 8. […]

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  • Commissioners Discuss Agreements with Probation Company, Legacy Link

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Judge Andrew Fuller presented a request for renewal of the contract between Dawson County and Northeast Georgia Probation Services, Inc. (NGPSI) for Probation Supervision and Rehabilitation Services during Thursday’s Board of Commissioners work session. The letter designates NGPSI as the sole provider of probation services for the county as ordered by Superior […]

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  • Dawson County Commission Work Session Set Thursday

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Dawson County Board of Commissioners has a work session scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday in the Government Center Assembly Room. Judge Andrew Fuller will present a request to commissioners for annual renewal of a contract with Northeast Georgia Probation Services for probation supervision and rehabilitation services. Family Connection Coordinator Nancy Stites […]

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