• City tables Allen Street Properties annexation request

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The Dawsonville City Council voted 3-0, with Councilman William Illg, absent, to table the Allen Street Properties, LLC and  B&K Turner Family LLP petition to annex into the city limits of Dawsonville during Monday’s regular meeting. The annexation request was the subject of an objection filed by the county in December. The […]

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  • BOC approves 145-unit development off Hwy. 53

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – The Board of Commissioners approved two rezoning requests for Jim King Thursday, one for ZA 21-08 to rezone 30.48 acres off Hwy. 53 and Forest Road  from RA (Residential Agriculture) to RMF (Residential Multi-Family) for the purpose of developing a 145 semi-attached residential neighborhood. The vote was 3-1 with Commissioner Laura […]

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  • Board of Commissioners will vote on 145-unit residential development Thursday

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. –Most of the Board of Commissioners’ Thursday voting session will address zoning requests, including a major new development of 145 semi-attached homes on 30.48 acres requested by Jim King who has requested the property be rezoned from RA (Residential Agriculture) to RMF (Residential Multi-Family). The voting session will begin immediately following the […]

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  • Portion of Rock Creek Walking Trail temporarily closed

    PRESS RELEASE DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — A portion of the Rock Creek Park walking trail will be closed to the public for approximately 2 weeks as crews work on the berm near the soccer fields and large pavilion area.  We appreciate everyone’s patience while we work to improve this area of Rock Creek. The time frame […]

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  • Dawsonville woman charged with DUI

    CORNELIA, Ga. — When 38-year-old Ashly Sophia Tolbert, 38, of Dawsonville was told she was under arrest for DUI, she chose to flee instead and crashed into another vehicle. She now faces additional charges. The early investigation shows that the incident began after a 911 call that led to a Be On the Lookout (BOLO) […]

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  • Jones draws large crowd at Dawson County Republican Party meeting

    Republican Candidate for governor Vernon Jones delivered a rousing speech to Dawson County Republicans Monday that was frequently interrupted by loud applause. DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – In addressing a standing-room-only crowd of Dawson County Republicans Monday, Georgia Republican Gubernatorial candidate Vernon Jones’ speech sounded like it had been written by President Donald J Trump’s speech […]

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  • Dawson City Council approves budget resolution

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – City Council unanimously approved the resolution to adopt the FY 2021-2022 budget at Monday’s meeting. The General Fund budget is balanced at $5,390,489 in projected revenue and expenditures. City Administration is budgeted at $947,570 followed by roads at $520,996 and Planning at $380,300. SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) is expected […]

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  • Dawson Co. Planning Commission meets Tuesday

    DAWSON COUNTY—The Dawson County Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday (June 15) in the Government Center Assembly Room, 25 Justice Way in Dawsonville. Under New Business in commissioners will consider a request by Paul Stowers for a variance in Dawson County Land Use Resolution Article Section 319 Table 3.2 for side setback reduction […]

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  • Flash flood warning in effect through Tuesday

    PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — A flash flood warning was issued at 11:24 a.m. today fo the following counties Dade-Walker-Catoosa-Whitfield-Murray-Fannin-Gilmer-Union-Towns-Chattooga-Gordon-Pickens-Dawson-Lumpkin-White-Floyd-Bartow-Cherokee and Polk and the citiesof f , Dahlonega, Calhoun, Rome, Cleveland, and Cartersville. The warning will remain in effect through Tuesday evening. A cold front will bring periods of moderate to heavy rainfall across portions of […]

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  • Man dies at construction site in Dawson County

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — A young man in his early 20s died Wednesday afternoon following injuries suffered at a construction site in Dawson County. Dawson County Fire and Emergency Services Chief Danny Thompson said the accident took place in a residential section at Pine Needle Drive off Harry Sosebee Roat at approximately 12:31 p.m. The […]

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  • County welcomes new Public Works Director

    PRESS RELEASE DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — Dawson County Government welcomed Denise Farr as the county’s Public Works director on April 26. Farr has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of engineering and project management. She has expertise in the development, implementation and maintenance of strategic capital project plans, a strong capacity in […]

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