• BOC will consider employee compensation study Thursday

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The Dawson County Board of Commissioners will hold a 4 p.m. work session Thursday (Dec. 5) in the Dawson County Government Center Assembly Room, 25 Justice Way in Dawsonville, followed by a voting session at 6 p.m. During the 6 p.m. voting session Dr. Donald Long of the Management Advisory Group will […]

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  • U.S. Forest Service Announces Foothills Landscape Project

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. — The U.S. Forest Service released its environmental analysis for the Foothills Landscape Project. The project is designed to maintain and restore healthy forest, habitat and watershed within the Chattahoochee National Forest in portions of Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Habersham, Lumpkin, Murray, Rabun and White Counties. Beginning in 2016, partners and community members from […]

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  • ABL Management: “Sheriff acted in bad faith”

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Sheriff Jeff Johnson’s refusal to pay ABL Management $52,060.88 for inmate food services forced Dawson County commissioners to pick up the tab or go to arbitration. During an executive session last week, the Board decided to pay up. The amount, however, will come out of sheriff’s budget. According to a Demand for […]

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  • GSP preparing for busy Thanksgiving Holiday weekend

    ATLANTA –The 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1. “Reducing traffic crashes, deterring and correcting bad driving behaviors, and making the roadways safer is our job,” said Colonel Mark McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety. “To make […]

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  • Fire Department responds to fire on Tanner Road

    PRESS RELEASE DAWSONVILLE, Ga. –On November 21, Dawson County Fire & Emergency Services were dispatched to a residence on Tanner Road to a report of a smoke investigation. While en route, units were updated that the incident was an actual residential structure fire. Units arrived on scene with flames on the front porch and through […]

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  • Commission Chair candidate drops bombshell at BOC meeting

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Renee Duren – a recently announced candidate for Dawson County Commission Chairwoman – potentially saved county taxpayers thousands of dollars in lost grants and funding opportunities Thursday when she warned commissioners that Dawson county had already violated state rules and regulations once and was about to do so again. Duren’s announcement came […]

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  • BOC will vote on Ridgeline Land Development townhomes

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Dawson County commissioners will vote on a controversial rezoning request Thursday (Nov. 21) that could add 140 townhomes near the heavily-traveled intersection at Hwy. 53 and Lumpkin Campground Road. The voting session begins at 6 p.m., following the work session. Ridgeline Land Planning, LLC has requested rezoning the property from Commercial Highway […]

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