Jeremy Gibson probable cause hearing set for Wednesday

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Jeremy Gibson, the Dawsonville man who shot and killed his wife Amy Alexandria Gibson, in front of witnesses at Fire Station 7 July 29, will be in Dawson County Magistrate Court (Courtroom A, 3rd floor) Wednesday for a probable cause hearing.

Gibson appeared before Dawson County Chief Magistrate Judge Lisa A. Poss-Thurmond last Wednesday where he is charged with five felonies – two counts of murder, one county one of cruelty to children in the first degree, one count of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

During that first appearance, Gibson a former Army Ranger who has been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), told the judge he understood English but could not read or write due to a traumatic brain injury.

Friends told Fetch Your News the trouble between the couple started two years ago and began to escalate leading to the shooting.

Amy Gibson was fleeing from her husband and apparently drove to the fire station seeking a safe haven But her husband jumped from his vehicle and fired several shots into her car, killing her in front of her children ages 5 and 8.

 

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BOC to hold final public hearing on 2019 budget

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DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Dawson County citizens will have one last chance to express their views on the proposed 2019 budget when the Board of Commissioners holds the third and final public hearing Thursday at 6 p.m. in the County Administration Building.

Following that hearing, commissioners can vote to approve the $27.1 million spending plan that includes 23 new employees –19 full-time and four part-time.

The full-time positions include a legal assistant for County Attorney Lynn Frey, a training captain for emergency services, an administrative assistant for fleet maintenance, a human resources specialist, IT coordinator, two park maintenance employees, a building inspector for planning and development, an assistant public defender, three public works employees, a custodian for the senior center, two patrol officers for the Sheriff’s Office and two transfer station workers.

The part-time positions include, a weekend judge for Chief Magistrate Lisa Poss-Thurmond’s court, a clerk for the probate court and a deputy coroner.

The 2019 budget is about $700,000 higher than this year’s budget. The new positions will cost taxpayers approximately $932,632.

Commissioners are also expected to vote on:

  • An application for a new alcohol license for Blackrock Food Service, LLC D/B/A Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ located in the Dawson Crossroads Shopping Center;
  • A request to accept a 2019 Victims of Crime Act Grant funds in the amount of $74,088.84. No county match is required;
  • A request to apply for a Department of Natural Resources Land & Water Conservation Fund Grant to repair/replace the fishing pier at War Hill Park. The minimum fund grant that can be applied for is $25,000. The maximum grant if $100,000 and the county will have to provide a 50 percent match;
  • A request to hire a legal assistant. The position is already included in the 2019 budget, but the request is to fill the position this year at an additional cost of $6,956.20 for five pay periods through the end of December;
  • A Service Delivery Strategy Agreement;
  • A request by Michael Turner, executor for the estate of Kenneth K. Turner to have property located at the intersection of Perimeter Road and Allen Street annexed into the City of Dawsonville. The Dawsonville Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the issue on Oct. 8. The Dawsonville City Council will hold a public hearing on Oct. 22 and the annexation could be awarded final approval on Nov. 5;
  • A request by Board of Tax Appraisers Chief Appraiser Elaine Garrett to approve a contract for the services of an additional appraiser for the current year and next tax year.

 

 

 

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