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City election Tuesday
Candidates to discuss issues at forum Friday
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A forum Friday night will give Dawsonville voters a chance to learn more about municipal candidates before heading to the polls Tuesday.

The ballot features the mayor's post and two seats on the city council.

Mayor Joe Lane Cox, who has served since 2004, is running unopposed.

Incumbent Councilmen Mike Sosebee and Mike Wilson face Frank Craft, a veteran of local politics, and newcomers Chris Gaines and Jason Power.

The two highest vote-getters will claim the posts.

In addition, the city's nearly 1,300 registered voters will also weigh in on a referendum that would allow package sales of alcohol by Dawsonville retailers from 12:30 to 11:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Voters can cast their ballots from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Dawson County Board of Elections office at Maple Street and Academy Avenue.

Early voting is under way at the same location from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Friday.

As of earlier this week, more than 90 people had voted.

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a candidates' forum at 6 p.m. Friday in Dawson County Middle School.

The forum will provide a platform to learn more about the candidates.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. to allow attendees time to visit with the candidates.

Linda Williams, chamber president, said each of the city council hopefuls have confirmed they will be there.

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