• Runoff Races Front and Center in Dawson, Lumpkin today

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Georgians will head back to the polls today to decide key races, including several in Dawson and Lumpkin counties. In Dawson County, voters will vote in a new sheriff and tax commissioner. The sheriff candidates are veteran law enforcement officers Captain Tony Wooten and Major Jeff Johnson. Nicole Stewart and Andi Henson […]

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  • Dowling Resigns as Dawson County Manager

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga — Less than six months after the Dawson County Board of Commissioners unanimously selected him as county manager, Randall Dowling abruptly announced his resignation Thursday. In a memo to the Board, Dowling did give the required 60 days notice but gave no reason for his departure. He will be replaced immediately by the […]

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  • Commissioners To Advertise Reduction in Millage Rate

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — After receiving a strong financial report earlier this month, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners decided Thursday to give taxpayers a break next year. The Board will advertise a reduced millage rate of 7.8 mils for 2017, a slight reduction from 8.138 mils in 2016. Commissioners will hold public hearings on Aug. […]

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  • Chairman Berg Requests Rollback in Millage Rate

    Dawson County BOC

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Setting the 2016 millage rate and the State Route 53 Overlay District Development and Design bids were among the key topics discussed at the Dawson County Board of Commissioners work session Thursday. Commissioners will vote on those and other issues at the regular meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 21. Commission Chairman Mike […]

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  • City Still Considering Lawsuit Against Dawson County

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dawsonville City Manager David Headley said Thursday that no decision has been made yet on whether or not the city will move forward with its threatened lawsuit against Dawson County. “We just received some documents from the county last Friday and we are reviewing them with our finance and accounting folks before […]

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  • Early Voting for Primary Runoff Races Ends Friday

    DAWON COUNTY, Ga. — Early voting ends Friday for the July 26 general election primary runoffs. The races in Forsyth County are between Tony Wooten and Jeff Johnson to decide who will replace retiring Sheriff Billy Carlisle and tax commissioner where two newcomers, Andi Henson Juliette and Nicole Stewart, are seeking to fill the vacancy […]

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  • Sheriff, Tax Commissioner Candidates Square Off

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — A standing-room-only crowd got one last chance to evaluate the candidates for Dawson County Sheriff and Tax Commissioner Tuesday in the Meeting Room of Fire Station No.2 on Dawsonville Highway. Tax Commissioner candidates Nicole Stewart and Andi Henson-Juliette provided a tepid, respectful opening act for a slightly more combative performance by Sheriff […]

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