Though the roadway has long since been commonly referred to as Thunder Road, with Friday’s event, the state highway’s honorary designation is now official from the Forsyth/Dawson County line into the city of Dawsonville.
They are revving up here for the big event of the year, like the Chevrolet Camaro V8 engine of the son of this mountain town’s most famous resident, “Awesome Bill from Dawsonville.”
At the Dawsonville City Council meeting on Oct. 19, council members heard presentations by two Eagle Scout candidates, discussed the upcoming Mountain Moonshine Festival and recognized City Clerk Beverly Banister for earning her Georgia clerk certification.
Eason and the council members all said that at the end of the day, their main concern is making sure the citizens of Dawsonville are safe during the festival.
Unanswered questions regarding the 53rd annual Mountain Moonshine Festival have caused the Dawsonville City Council to call a special meeting to “reconsider the conditions” of the festival’s permit.
At its regular meeting and public hearing held on Monday, Sept. 14, the Dawsonville Planning Commission heard the concerns of local residents worried about a potential new subdivision near Perimeter Road in Dawson County.
At a special called meeting of the Dawsonville City Council on Sept. 10, council members approved the permit for K.A.R.E. for Kids to hold the 53rd annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.
The Dawsonville City Council has chosen to postpone a decision on the upcoming 53rd annual Mountain Moonshine Festival until this week, after a special called meeting failed to resolve outstanding questions about the festival’s safety procedures and locations.
The Dawsonville city government was awarded $169,000 for the first phase of CARES Act funding, according to the city’s finance administrator Hayden Wiggins. Out of this amount, the city has received $59,000 so far.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday that city officials in Dawsonville about 60 miles northeast of Atlanta are supporting an effort to obtain the title, “Bee City USA.” The Dawson County Women's Club is set to submit an application for the designation.