• Dawson Co. Students Return to Classrooms This Week

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dawson County students will return to the classroom on Friday. But first, there is Open House for parents and students at all school levels. Open House at the elementary schools will begin Tuesday at 3 p.m. Open House at Dawson County Middle School will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and […]

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  • Johnson Elected Dawson County Sheriff

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Jeff Johnson eked out a narrow victory over Tony Wooten in Tuesday’s General Primary runoff to be elected Dawson County Sheriff. Johnson will replace long time top cop Billy Carlisle who is resigning at the end of this year. Johnson received 1,890 votes or 52.07 percent of the total votes cast to […]

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  • Wiley Qualifies to Run for County Commision as Independent

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dawson County Elections Supervisor Glenda Ferguson confirmed Tuesday that Robert Wiley, a retired U.S. Army major and combat veteran, has qualified to run for the District 2 Board of Commissioners seat as an independent in November. Wiley needed to obtain the signatures of 5 percent of Dawson County’s registered voters (about 661) […]

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  • Johnson is Elected Dawson County Sheriff

    In Tuesday’s General Primary runoff races, Major Jeff Johnson was elected sheriff, beating Captain Tony Wooten by 150 votes, 1,890 to 1,740 and Nicole Stewart won the tax commissioner’s race, beating Andi Henson Juliette, 1,889 to 1,624. Results are unofficial until certified by the Dawson County Elections Office on Friday.

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  • 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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