Dawson’s Thurmond to address Squires & Stags May 4

By Bennett Whipple

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Billy Thurmond Photo courtesy of Dawson County

Billy Thurmond, Dawson County’s commission chair, will address Squires & Stags at the club’s Friday, May 4, breakfast meeting. Thurmond’s presentation will include a report on the growth of the county, especially along the GA 400 corridor, a popular shopping area for Big Canoe residents. He will also talk about the county’s service delivery demands and cover its revenue source

A 37-year employee of the county, Thurmond was elected to the office of chairman in 2017. Previously, he served as director of Dawson’s Emergency Services division. He is married to Lisa Thurmond, Dawson County’s magistrate judge. They have two sons and four grandsons. The Thurmans are members of Kilough Church by the Lake and he is a member of the Kiwanis Club.

Squires & Stags meets in the Mountains Grille at the Clubhouse at Lake Sconti. Big Canoe residents and guests are invited to attend the meeting. Reservations are required and must be received by Noon on Thursday before the Friday morning meeting. Coffee is ready at 7:45 a.m. followed by a buffet breakfast served at 8:00 a.m. The price of breakfast is $13 payable on your POA account or by cash at the door. You may make reservations for the breakfast meeting by calling Kim Cooper at (706) 268-3346 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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