• Dawson Forest Road to Get Major Facelift

    Dawson County BOC

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — A major highway in Dawson County is about to get a long-awaited and badly -needed makeover. County Commissioners voted Thursday to move forward with a full-depth reclamation of Dawson Forest Road, awarding the contract to Blount Construction, the low bidder for $2,367,486.50. The work will be done in three segments. Segment 1 […]

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  • Defense Attorney Wants D.A. Disqualified from the Nydia Tisdale Trial

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Lee Darragh, District Attorney for the Georgia’s Northeastern Judicial Circuit District, declined to comment specifically on a defense motion asking that he be disqualified in the Nydia Tisdale case and that a Grand Jury indictment be dismissed. Tisdale faces several criminal charges, including felony obstruction of an officer stemming from a political […]

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  • Dawson Co. Schools Will Not Follow Federal Government’s Transgender Guidelines

    DAWSONVILLE Ga. — Dawson County School Superintendent Dr. Damon Gibbs said Thursday that he considers the Obama Administration’s guidelines regarding transgender students’ use of school bathrooms to be just that, a guideline and not a directive. He said Dawson County schools will not follow that particular guideline. “They are guidelines, not a directive,” Gibbs said. […]

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  • Vendor Protests Awarding of Jail Demolition Project

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Dawson County Board of Commissioners held an abbreviated meeting Thursday, with only one thorny issue involving a protest from Wrecking Corp, Inc. over the awarding of a bid for the demolition of the old jailhouse. Commissioners recently voted to award the contract to Townley Construction of Dawsonville with a bid of […]

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  • Dawson County Commissioners Meet in Work Session

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Dawson County Board of Commissioners met in a work session Thursday afternoon. Commissioners listened to a request by the Dawson County Civitan Club to allocate a space at Veterans Memorial Park for the club to donate and install new inclusive playground equipment. The civic organization would like to make the park […]

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  • Dawson County Women Face Charges for Violation of School Truancy Laws

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Two Dawson County mothers have been arrested and charged with violating Georgia’s school truancy laws. Morgan Lee, 30, was arrested May 18. She remains in the Dawson County jail and is charged with 14 violations. Anna Peacock was arrested Tuesday. She faces three truancy charges and has been released on her own […]

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  • Dawson County Election Results

    General Primary Election Results With 100 % of precincts reporting May 24, 2016 U.S. House 9th District Doug Collins 50,272 Paul Brown 18045 Roger Fitzpatrick 8,667 Mike Scupin 2,795 Bernie Fontaine 2,269 State Senate, 51st District Steve Gooch 20,593 John Williamson 7,562 Chairman County Commission Billy Thurmond 3,041 Peter J. Hill 1,000 County Commission Dist. […]

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