• Commissioners OK major road improvement plan

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga.  — Drivers who travel over Sweetwater Juno, Bailey Waters and Hugh Stowers roads should see some major improvements in driving conditions in the next six months. The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a $4 million contract with Blount Construction at Thursday’s voting session. The contract calls for the deep reclamation and paving […]

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  • Kayakers find man’s body on Amicalola River

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – During the late afternoon of Tuesday (May 19) the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center received a call reporting that a body of a white male had been found on the Amicalola River. The body was discovered by a couple who were kayaking. Dawson County Sheriff’s Office Investigators, along with the […]

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  • Dawson County voters will go to the polls Monday amid coronavirus outbreak

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – In the midst of a public health crisis, Georgia voters will begin the process of electing their federal, state, county and city officials. Early voting in the Presidential Preference Primary/General Primary/Non Partisan Election begins Monday (May 18). All votes in the early voting period will be cast at the Dawson County […]

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  • Drugs recovered during Dawson County traffic stop

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — A traffic stop on April 23 led to the arrest of a Gainesville man on charges of DUI and possession of and the recovery of a small amount of marijuana and 38 grams of methamphetamine. Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson reported that Sgt. Zach Smith conducted a traffic stop on a […]

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  • Sewell leads fundraising effort in Dawson County Sheriff’s race

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Campaign contribution disclosure reports on file with the Dawson County Elections office show that in the final week before Advanced Voting challenger Marcus Sewell has a lead over incumbent Sheriff Jeff Johnson in both the amount of money raised and the number of contributors. According to reports filed last week, Sewell has […]

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  • National Guard conducts daily COVID-19 tests

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. –The Georgia Army National Guard is conducting FREE Covid-19 testing in the North Georgia area.  The testing site is open EVERY DAY from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM (Except Mother’s Day, May 10th) at Rock Creek Park and Recreation, 445 Martin Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534.  The testing is open to the public and does […]

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  • Will Wade is the leading fundraiser in race for District 9 State House

    ATLANTA – Campaign contribution reports filed with the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office reveal former Dawson County School Board member Will Wade is the leading fundraiser in the race for District 9 State Representative. Entering the final week before advanced voting begins Wade, a banker by profession, clearly demonstrated he understands the art of fundraising. […]

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  • Monday is the last day to register to vote

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – Monday (May 11) is the last day to register to vote in the June 9 General Primary/Presidential Preference Primary Election. Advance voting begins May 18 and will continue Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. until June 5. All advanced voting will take place at the county elections office, […]

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  • Public Works Director asks BOC to approve major road improvements

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – Public Works Director David McKee asked commissioners to approve a contract for major road improvements with Blount Construction in the amount of $4,051,052.72 at their next voting session in May. The request came during the Board of Commissioners Thursday work session and included Sweetwater Juno, Bailey Waters and Hugh Stowers  roads. […]

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  • City officials hope to reopen City Hall May 18

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – City officials hope to reopen City Hall to the public by May 18. City Manager Bob Bolz made that recommendation during Monday’s City Council meeting. “Assuming there are no additional restrictions from the governor’s office, we recommend opening City Hall with certain stipulations,” Bolz said. Those stipulations included, but are not limited […]

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  • Goodwill Career Center virtual job fair Thursday

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — The Dawsonville Goodwill Career Center will host a VIRTUAL Multi-Employer Job Fair on Thursday (May 7) from 10 a.m. til 1 p.m. Log onto www.careerconnector.org to register anytime between now and the start of the job fair. Be sure to choose Dawsonville as your closest Career Center, NOT Virtual. Employers recruiting for immediate […]

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  • BOC will consider major road improvements during Thursday work session

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – Public Works Director David McKee will ask the Board of Commissioners to approve two major road construction projects when it meets in a work session Thursday (May 7) at 4 p.m. in the County Administration Building. Both projects will be funded by the voter approved special purpose local option sales tax […]

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  • School systems struggles to set FY ’21 budget amid economic uncertainty

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt the American economy a devastating blow. The International Monetary Fund says this is the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. More than 22 million Americans have lost their jobs. As city/county governments and school districts begin to prepare their FY ’21 budgets, there is widespread uncertainty. […]

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  • Amicalola Farmers’ Market returns Saturday

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Amicalola Regional Farmers Market will kick off Saturday, May 9th in Dawsonville. The market is opening on a new day in a new place. The 2020 market will be held every Saturday from 8 a.m. until sold out or noon at the brand-new City of Dawsonville Farmers Market Pavilion located on […]

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