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Voters have a chance to meet candidates at forum
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Dawsonville voters will have a chance to find out where the candidates for city council stand on the issues Nov. 4 when the Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Candidate Forum at Dawson Middle School beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Hats off to the Chamber for providing this valuable service.

Good leadership is always vital to the success of any community. Perhaps now more than ever, as economic conditions have played havoc with the old, established patterns of expansion and growth for local governments, the choice of leadership will undoubtedly play a major role in the way Dawsonville begins to pull out of the economic recession.

Through a series of articles in this newspaper, voters have begun to become aware of the candidates and their stand on the various issues Dawsonville faces.

Next weeks candidate forum will be yet another resource that voters can utilize to gather information before making their decision on who will lead the city forward.

Dawsonville is blessed with some excellent candidates this election, and choosing those who will provide the best leadership is by no means an easy task.

As we all know, voter participation has been below acceptable levels for many years now in elections both local and national.

The next few years are critical to the future of Dawsonville and its residents, and its perhaps more important than ever that citizens come out to the polls and make their voices heard.

Using the newspaper, the candidate forum and other means, voters should be able to arm themselves with enough information to make an informed choice on Election Day.

We urge you to get out and meet the candidates at the Chamber of Commerce forum.

And we urge you to take what you learn and put it to good use at the polls on Nov. 8.