• Board of Commissioners overturns setback variance approval

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – In a rare occurrence Thursday, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners reversed a decision by Planning and Development Director Jason Streetman to grant a setback variance for a convenience store located at the intersection of Hwy. 53 and War Hill Park Road. Business owner Dipikaben Patel requested a 10-foot front setback variance […]

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  • Dawson commissioners to hear multiple annexation requests

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Multiple requests for annexation into the city of Dawsonville are expected to be voted on when the Dawson County Board of Commissioners meets Thursday at 6 p.m. The Dawsonville City Council has notified commissioners that the owners of several single-family dwellings on Gold Bullion Drive in the Gold Creek subdivision have petitioned […]

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  • Wade seeks flexibility in education tax spending

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Board member William Wade made a plea during Monday’s Dawson County Board of Education meeting for citizen support of HB 781, that would give Georgia school systems more flexibility in spending education sales tax revenue. The bill, which is sponsored by state Rep. Kevin Tanner, would allow Georgia school systems to amend […]

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  • Billy Carlisle will not seek commission seat

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Former longtime Sheriff Billy Carlisle stunned Dawson County voters today by announcing that he will not be a candidate for the District 3 seat on the Board of Commissioners. Less than three weeks after announcing his candidacy, Carlisle issued the following statement: “After much prayer and thought, I have decided against qualifying […]

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  • Crash claims life of Dawson County High student

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – A two-vehicle accident on Hwy. 53 near Buddy Burt Road claimed the life of 18-year-old Grace Elizabeth Sheer Monday morning. Sheer was a senior at Dawson County High School and the 2017 Homecoming Queen. A Georgia State Patrol incident report indicated she was driving a 2002 Honda CR-V west on Hwy. 53 […]

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  • Goodwill to host hiring event for new Beall’s store

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The Goodwill Career Center in Dawsonville will host a hiring event Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. for the new Beall’s Outlet coming to Dawsonville.  The location will be the Career Center (inside the Goodwill Store on Hwy. 400). […]

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  • City officials report missing funds to sheriff

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Dawsonville city officials have reported the disappearance of an undisclosed amount of money collected by the city between 2014 and 2017 to the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office. Interim Mayor Mike Eason revealed the missing funds following a Dawsonville City Council executive session Monday evening but declined to say how much money is […]

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  • Sharon Fausett will run for second term on Board of Commissioners

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – District 1 Commissioner Sharon Fausett announced Thursday that she will run for a second term on the Dawson County Board of Commissioners in 2018. Fausett is a lifelong resident of Dawson County and a graduate of Dawson County High School and what was then North Georgia College and State University. She was […]

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