• Rep. Andrew Clyde denounces H.R. 1319, Speaker Pelosi’s Payoff to Progressives Act

    PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Andrew Clyde issued the following statement Friday, denouncing H.R. 1319, commonly known as the Payoff to Progressives Act: “H.R. 1319, Speaker Pelosi’s $1.9 trillion so-called ‘stimulus’ package, is nothing more than a payoff to progressives at taxpayer expense. The Payoff to Progressives Act doesn’t incentivize schools to reopen, fails to encourage people to […]

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  • City Council to consider Solar Resiliency Program Matching Grant

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – City Council members will consider applying for the Solar Resiliency Program Grant to fund installation of a solar panels at City Hall and possibly the wastewater treatment plant when they meet Monday (March 1). The grant, offered by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority is an 85/15 matching grant that could provide up […]

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  • Early voting on $60 million SPLOST starts Monday

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — The dust has barely settled following January’s special election in Georgia’s U.S. Senate race but Dawson County Republicans and Democrats will return to the polls starting Monday (Feb 22) to vote on a $60 million, 6-year Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. Early voting will last until Friday, March 12. Local […]

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  • Board approves two new residential subdivisions

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga – County Commissioners approved the development of two new subdivisions during Thursday’s voting session but tabled another to give the developer and nearby property owners time to work out a compromise. Speaking as the agent for the property owners, attorney George Butler requested rezoning 111.9 acres on Dawson Forest Road near the […]

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  • BOC to consider renewal of agreement with Georgia Forestry Commission Thursday

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – Director of Emergency Services Danny Thompson will ask the Board of Commissioners to renew a Memorandum of Understanding with the Georgia Forestry Commission during Thursday’s work session. The agreement will facilitate the purchase and operation of Georgia Forestry equipment and trucks at a reduced cost to address response to urban wildlife […]

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  • Tues. Feb 16 is online learning for Dawson schools

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — Due to significant concerns of icy roadways, Dawson County Schools will have an online learning day for all students Tuesday (Feb. 16). Full time virtual student schedules will remain the same. 12 month employees should report only when safe to do so.”

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  • City Council work session, regular meeting Monday

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – City Council will hold a combined regular meeting and work session Monday (Feb. 15) at 5 p.m. in the G.L. Gilleland Council Chambers in City Hall, 415 Hwy. 53 East. The meeting is available via teleconference or by phone: https:// global.gotomeeting.com/join/. You can also access the meeting by calling +1 (872) […]

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  • Sen. Gooch Gold Dome update: Week 4

    By: Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) After completing another four legislative days, the Senate wrapped up its fourth full week of business here at the Capitol. While a great deal of time this week was spent in our individual committees, we made some significant progress on a number of legislative issues. With 12 legislative […]

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  • Dawsonville man charged in connection with riot in Capitol Building

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – Federal authorities have arrested 22-year-old Benjamin Harry Torre of Dawsonville in connection with the riot that took place Jan. 6 at the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. According to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, an anonymous tipster who claimed to know Torre identified photos […]

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  • Firefighter charged with driving under the influence

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – A veteran Dawson County firefighter has been placed on administrative leave following his arrest on a DUI charge on February 1. Lt. Mike Baumgartner, 31, was arrested at 4:45 p.m., following a single-vehicle crash at 6175 Hwy. 9, just south of the Forsyth County line. He was not on duty at […]

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  • Chairman challenges Sheriff’s need for additional staffing

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – Sheriff Jeff Johnson must have felt like he had walked into a minefield when he presented a request for more staffing during Thursday’s Board of Commissioners work session. He was met by a commission chairman, who not only questioned the need for additional staffing, but the overall efficiency of Johnson’s operation. […]

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  • Passarello provides Development Authority update

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – Development Authority of Dawson County (DADC) Chairman Tony Passarello gave the Board of Commissioners an update on the Authorities work on behalf of the citizen during Thursday’s voting session. DADC recently elected new members to the Executive Board, including Mandy Powers, the new Chairman of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce. […]

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  • Dawson County Commissioners meeting Thursday

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — The Dawson County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session Thursday (Feb. 4) at 4 p.m. to be followed immediately by a voting session in the Government Center Assembly Center, 25 Justice Way in Dawsonville. Item No. 1 under New Business will be a request by Sheriff Jeff Johnson for […]

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  • Gooch reviews first week in Gen. Assembly

    PRESS RELEASE By: Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) ATANTA — On Monday, Jan. 11, members of the Senate and the House officially gaveled in to begin the 2021 Legislative Session. The new session brings with it many familiar motions and procedures, including formally electing our President Pro Tempore, Secretary of the Senate, and Sergeant […]

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  • Gov. Kemp addresses security concerns at Capitol

    PRESS RELEASE ATLANTA, Ga. — In a joint press conference held Tuesday at the Georgia Capitol, Governor Brian Kemp; Major General Thomas Carden, Adjutant General of the Georgia Department of Defense; and Colonel Chris Wright, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS), addressed security concerns following the events that occurred at the United […]

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