• Dawsonville City Council Reviews Proposed FY 2017-18 Budget

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – City Clerk Bonnie Warren gave Dawsonville City Council members a preliminary look at the proposed $5,028,765.79 FY 2017-18 budget at Monday’s work session. The new spending plan reflects approximately $503,000 increase over the current budget which ends June 30. Public hearings are scheduled for June 5 and 19. Council will adopt the […]

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  • BOC Will Review Employee Health Benefits Thursday

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The Dawson County Board of Commissioners will review the cost of health insurance for county employees when they meet in a work session Thursday at 4 p.m. Jason Brady and David Asgari, of Northwestern Benefit Corporation, will present three options for commissioners to choose from to renew the benefits. Director of Treatment […]

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  • James Grogan Returns as Dawsonville Mayor Monday

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – James Grogan will return to the office of Mayor of the City of Dawsonville effective immediately, pending an appeal in the Superior Court of Dawson County. City Council voted 3-1 last Monday, with Councilman Mike Sosebee opposed, to impeach Grogan for alleged violations of the city code. But Grogan’s attorney Steven Liebel […]

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  • Dawson County Economy is Booming in 2017

      DAWSONVILLE Ga. – The economic doldrums of the past 10 years appear to be over in Dawson County. Charlie Auvermann, executive director of the Development Authority of Dawson County, says the 400 corridor is bustling with new business development, jobs are available for anyone who wants to work and sales tax revenue has experienced […]

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  • Mayor Grogan Appeals Removal from City Council

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan has appealed his removal from office by the City Council. On Monday, Dawsonville City Council voted 3-1, with Councilman Mike Sosebee opposed, to remove the mayor for alleged violations of the city code and charter. On Wednesday, Grogan’s attorney Steven Leibel filed an appeal in the Superior Court […]

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  • Commissioners Adopt New Budget Calendar

    A new class of Lumpkin County volunteer firefighters received certificates at last night’s Board of Commissioners meeting   DAHLONEGA, Ga. – The Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to amend the 2017 budget calendar for adoption of the 2018 budget at Tuesday’s meeting. The proposed budget will be presented at the Board of […]

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  • Commissioners Question Property Revaluation Process

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Dawson County Chief Tax Appraiser Kurt Tangel’s request for county commission approval of a two-year, $588,300 county-wide property revaluation sparked a flurry of questions from commissioners during Thursday’s work session. The county’s last revaluation was conducted in-house in 2006 and Commissioner Julie Nix wanted to know why it could not be done […]

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