• Dawson County Planning Commission reelects officers for 2019

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – In the first meeting of 2019, the Dawson County Planning Commission met and elected officers for the new year. All of the officers will remain the same as 2018. Jason Hamby was reelected chairman, Emory Dooley was reelected vice chairman and Planning and Development Director Jameson Kinley was reelected secretary. All votes […]

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  • Monday’s mobile home fire is being investigated

      DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Investigators with Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, State Fire Marshal’s Office, Dawson County Fire Marshal’s office and Dawson County Sheriff’s Office are working to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a mobile home at 39 Red Pine Drive Monday. The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire and […]

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  • BOC needs more time to finalize comp plan

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The Dawson County Board of Commissioners held one final public hearing on the 2018 comprehensive plan Thursday. The plan is one of the county’s most important documents because it provides elected officials with a road map to use in planning the county’s future. It was developed after months of gathering public input […]

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  • Dawson Co. to surrender control of Fire Station 8

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dawson County is expected to surrender operational control of Fire Station 8 off Monument Road to Pickens County this month, once a new intergovernmental agreement (IGA) is ratified by the two governments. Under the current IGA, Dawson County has operated the station located in the remote Wildcat Community, parts of which are […]

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  • Brrr! Wind chill will drop into teens on Thursday rain, snow and sleet predicted for Friday

    PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. —  The National Weather Service issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook today at 5:23 a.m. for the following counties Dawson, White, Lumpkin, Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Bibb, Bleckley, Butts, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattahoochee, Chattooga, Cherokee-Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta,Crawford, Crisp, Dade, DeKalb, Dodge, Dooly, Douglas, Emanuel-, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Glascock, Gordon, Greene, Gwinnett, […]

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  • Friday wreck on Hwy. 9 injures Dawsonville woman

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – A 71-year-old Dawsonville was injured and transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville following a single-vehicle crash on Ga. Hwy. 9 Friday (Jan. 4). Sgt. Casey Coffee, assistant commander of Georgia State Patrol Post 37 in Cumming, reported that a GMC Terrain driven by Marye Elizabeth Chastain was traveling north on […]

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  • Bodies identified in suspected murder-suicide

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating what appears to have been a murder-suicide at 111 Crane Road in Dawson County Wednesday. The deceased were identified today as Stacy and Ralph Mathews. The Dawson County 911 center received a call about a shooting at that location at […]

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