• Amicalola Scenic Byway project in second stage

    Google Map of Scenic Byway

    DAWSONVILLE, GA. – The Amicalola Scenic Byway project was presented at the October 7, 2021 Dawson County Commissioners meeting. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Mandy Power, announced that Dawson, Gilmer and Pickens counties will all have a part in the new scenic byway that will run through all three counties. Power read the definition […]

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  • Dawson county bus driver arrested over child cruelty

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    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Carl Cox, a former Dawson County schools bus driver, was arrested on Oct. 1 with warrants for simple battery and cruelty to children first degree, the latter of which is a felony charge. The warrants were issued after an incident occurred on September 27 when Cox allegedly hit a 7-year-old student and […]

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  • Dawson Board of Education announces projects on the horizon

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    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The Dawson Board of Education announced that they will qualify for approximately two million dollars worth of funding for two projects to take place in 2022. Superintendent Dr. Damon Gibbs said that the projects will be formally brought in front of the board in December, but the intended projects would be to […]

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  • 33rd Annual Lake Lanier Shore Sweep

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    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Dawson County is preparing for the 33rd annual Lake Lanier Shore Sweep to take place this Saturday, on Sept. 25, from 8 a.m. to 1p.m. The Shore Sweep, which is put on by Lake Lanier Association, is expected to help collect and properly dispose of tons of trash. In fact, “over 32 […]

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  • City council discusses COVID-19 vaccine incentive

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    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The Dawsonville City Council met Monday evening, Sept. 20, and discussed several topics on the agenda, including a possible vaccine incentive for city employees. Dawsonville City Manager, Bob Bolz, spoke on the proposed vaccine incentive for city employees to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. He said that they already have approved for workers […]

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  • Roger D. Slaton AgriScience Center plans approved

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    Dawsonville, Ga. – Plans to move forward with the Roger D. Slaton AgriScience Center are ‘100% complete’ as of this week, The Dawson County Board of Education announced at the Sept. 14 meeting Tuesday night. Dr. Damon Gibbs addressed the other members of the board with an update on the Roger D. Slaton AgriScience project […]

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  • Dawson County BOC approved the widening of Elliot Road

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    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The Dawson County Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted to widen Elliot Road at the Sept. 16 meeting Thursday night. Elliot Road in Dawson County originates on SR53 East and terminates on Sunset Drive. The project will cost around $23,000 and will be funded through the SPLOST VI. The budget for the […]

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  • Etowah Water and Sewer Authority vote to replace water main line

    Main Sign at Etowah Water and Sewer Authority

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The Etowah Water and Sewer Authority voted to replace the water main line on SR136 from Toto Creek Bridge to Chestatee Bridge and approved a lift station for Dawson Forrest Road. Brooke Anderson, the General Manager of the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority, said that there were two projects already in place […]

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  • Stigma Kills: Dawson County Holds Suicide Prevention Conference

    People attending the Dawson County Suicide Prevention Conference

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga – In honor of suicide prevention week, Mental Health America of Georgia hosted a Suicide Prevention Conference in Dawson County to bring awareness to the issue and just how close this topic hits home. “We came specifically to Dawson County because it is ground zero for death by suicide in the state of […]

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  • Barry Slaton Named New Member of Dawson County Board of Education

    Dawson County Board of Education Voting on a New Member Barry Slaton

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga – Dawson County Board of Education selected a new member to fill the open seat on the board Tuesday night, Mr. Barry Slaton. Slaton is the son of the late member Mr. Roger Slaton and he said he intends to carry out his father’s legacy and is excited to serve on the board. “It’s […]

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