• Ga. Dept. of Public Health closely monitors coronavirus

    PRESS RELEASE ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is closely monitoring the outbreak of 2019-nCoV (coronavirus) occurring in China and regularly coordinating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. DPH has not confirmed any novel (new) coronavirus cases to date, however the situation could change. DPH is advising healthcare providers statewide […]

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  • Dawsonville man caught in undercover child sex sting

    WOODSTOCK, Ga.  — A Dawsonville man is one of six people arrested during an undercover child sting that targeted online sexual predators. The arrests are the result of a three-day investigation conducted by Woodstock police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Jason Bryan Major, 33, of Dawsonville, faces charges […]

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  • Dawsonville Ethics Board delays decision until Feb. 19

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – A decision in the ethics complaint filed against City Councilman Mark French will have to wait until Feb. 19 at the earliest. Steven Leibel, French’s attorney, raised several objections at Tuesday’s Ethics Board hearing that Abbott (Abb) Hayes, the attorney representing the City of Dawsonville, was not prepared to answer. Hayes […]

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  • Rep. Tanner holds first 2020 town hall meeting

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga – State Rep. Kevin Tanner (R-Dawsonville) held the first town hall meeting of 2020 Saturday to update constituents on what happened at the state capitol during the first week of the 155th General Assembly. Tanner holds the meetings weekly alternating between the Gordon Pirkle Room in the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame […]

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  • Senate unveils priorities for 155th General Assembly

    ATLANTA, Ga. –As our state’s constitution demands, my Senate colleagues and I convened the second Monday in January – for the latter half of the 155th Georgia General Assembly. Of course, with a new session always comes new challenges, and the most daunting challenge for this year’s forty-day sprint will be adjusting to the absence […]

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  • DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – The $29.9 million 2020 budget Dawson County Commissioners adopted in October grew by more than $900,000 during Thursday’s regular meeting. The Board voted 3-0 – with Commissioner Julie Hughes Nix absent due to an illness in her family – to amend the budget by $836,000 to fund a pay raise for […]

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  • City, county officials call for $45 million TSPLOST

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — In a special joint called meeting Tuesday, the Dawsonville City Council and Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution calling for a voter-approved referendum on collection of a $45 million transportation special purpose local option sales tax (T-SPLOST). The question to be placed before voters on the May 19 general […]

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  • School system initiates Community Engagement Session

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. –The Dawson County School System will initiate a Community Engagement Session Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Professional Development Center, 28 Main St., next to the Board of Education Building. All parents, citizens, district employees, and high school students are encouraged to attend. If an interpreter is required, please notify […]

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