• New Attorney Reports to Work Amid Uncertainty

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Monroe Lynn Frey III, Dawson County’s new staff attorney, reported to work Monday amid a great deal of uncertainty about compensation, the need to hire a secretary or paralegal, and a potentially costly transition period. The Board of Commissioners has yet to vote in a regular meeting on Frey’s compensation, although County […]

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  • Commissioners Select Julie Nix as New Vice Chair

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Julie Nix, now in her fourth term, was named vice chairman of the Dawson County Board of Commissioners Thursday and Danielle Yarbrough was reappointed to new term as County Clerk. The Commission’s busy agenda included proclaiming Jan. 20 as Raymond Parks Day in honor of the Dawson County native and stock car […]

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  • Georgia General Assembly Back in Session

    ATLANTA — The Georgia General Assembly convened today. Legislators say there is a long list of issues to consider, including how to proceed following President-elect Donald Trump’s repeal of the Affordable Care Act, regional transportation planning, expansion of the medical marijuana bill and a renewed effort by Gov. Deal to pass an altered version of […]

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  • Commissioners Will Consider Increase in Funding for Juvenile Court

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Juvenile Court Judge Alison Toller is hoping the third time is a charm when she comes before the Dawson County Board of Commissioners at Thursday’s work session to request additional funding to pay for attorneys for indigent parents and children. Toller s asking to increase the amount paid to the child’s attorney […]

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  • New Commission Chairman Will Preside at Thursday Meeting

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dawson County’s new Board of Commissioners Chairman brings a very specific set of goals to his new job and if past success is a barometer, Billy Thurmond can be expected to achieve them. Thurmond, who will preside over his first county commission meeting on Thursday, served the county’s Emergency Management Agency for […]

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  • North Hall Outlasts Dawson County in Overtime

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. — North Hall outscored Region 7-AAA opponent Dawson County 9-3 in overtime Tuesday to claim a hard fought 60-55 win at the North Hall gym. Coach Chad Pittman’s Tigers (8-8, 2-2) trailed by as much as 10 points in the first half, but a fourth-quarter rally and layup by Cullen Reed with five […]

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  • Schools in Dawson, White, Lumpkin Closed Today

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Schools in Dawson, Lumpkin and White counties will be closed today. Ice remains on many secondary roads and ares school superintendents have decided to close schools today rather than risk hazardous travel for studentgs. In White County, Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson said the day will be utilized as a teacher work day. […]

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  • Schools Close Early Today as Winter Storm Approaches

    ATLANTA — The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a storm warning just after midnight as schools, road crews and public safety officials in Dawson, White and Lumpkin counties prepared for the first winter storm of 2017. Schools in White and Lumpkin counties announced they will close at noon today and Dawson County schools will close […]

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