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Dawsonville backs off plans for airport authority
Mayor: Well leave it alone for a while
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The city of Dawsonville has decided to shelve its plans to create an airport authority.

"In talking with people ... I've come to the conclusion to just let it lay," Mayor Joe Lane Cox said Tuesday. "We'll take some time out, and we'll leave it alone for a while."

Cox said the decision was reached through informal talks with fellow councilmen after a March 31 public hearing on the matter drew at least 250 residents.

Many of those who came were concerned with the city's proposal to acquire and operate the Elliott Family's airstrip in northern Dawson County.

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