• County to Receive $369,131 from State Fuel Tax

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Director of Public Works David McKee outlined projects included in the 2017 Local Maintenance Improvement Grant (LMIG) at Thursday’s Dawson County Board of Commissioners Work Session. LMIG is a state program that allocates counties money collected by the State Fuel Tax. This year, the state allocated $369,131.93 to Dawson County. The grant […]

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  • City Imposes Moratorium on New Demolitions until 2017

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Dawsonville City Council voted unanimously Monday to place a moratorium on the permitting of any demolition of a city building until Jan. 14, 2017. The moratorium does not impact demolition already permitted. City Attorney Dana Miles said, “Anything currently permitted can move forward. But no new permits will be issued.” Council […]

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  • Tigers Host Lumpkin County Friday

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Highly-motivated Lumpkin County is next up for Coach Sid Maxwell’s Dawson County Tigers and the Indians would like nothing better than to swing into Tiger Stadium Friday and upset the state’s No. 10-ranked Class AAA team. Lumpkin County (4-4, 2-2) is still hoping to earn the second seed in the Region 7-AAA […]

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  • Tigers Rally for 38-24 Win over Vikings

      GAINESVILLE, Ga. – After being held to just 3 points in the first half, Dawson County’s usually high-scoring offense erupted for 35 second-half points en route to a 38-24 win over stubborn East Hall Friday. But on this cold, windy night, it wasn’t the offense that kept the Tigers unbeaten in Region 7-AAA play, […]

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  • Variance for “Clothing Optional” Resort Approved

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Nothing brings concerned citizens to a Board of Commissioners meeting quite like a rezoning request by the owner of a “clothing-optional resort” to expand the facility. When Jeff Wasserman, owner of Paradise Valley Resort, appeared before Dawson County commissioners Thursday to ask for approval to grow his facility by 5.946 acres, 22 […]

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  • Dawson EMS Director Hosts Risk Reduction Meeting

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Lake Lanier has again fallen to a dangerously low level. The drought index in Georgia is as high as anyone can remember and there is little or no rain in sight. More than 41 brush fires have been reported in North Georgia in the last week and Georgia Forestry Commission Chief Ranger Mark Munns, says, […]

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  • Dawson Commissioners Hold Work Session, Public Hearing

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The Dawson County Board of Commissioners held the first of two public hearings on an Ambulance Billing Ordinance Revision during Thursday’s work session. There were no objections to the revision and the second public hearing will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27. Court Administrator Reggie Forrester asked the Board to consider a […]

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  • Water Authority to Replace Broken Water Main on Hwy. 53

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The Etowah Water and Sewer Authority (EWSA) Board of Directors unanimously approved the replacement of a water main at Hwy. 53 where it crosses Lake Lanier near War Hill Park and Dawson Forest Road at a cost of $68,500 during its monthly meeting Tuesday. EWSA General Manager Brooke Anderson said, “It has […]

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