• BOC to vote on adjustment to coroner’s budget

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga – The Dawson County Board of Commissioners is expected to vote on Coroner Ted Bearden’s request for funding for one additional deputy coroner position beginning on Oct. 1 when it meets in a regular session Thursday at 6 p.m. in the County Administration Building. The position has been approved for the 2019 budget, […]

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  • Coroner Bearden requests budget update

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Dawson County Coroner Ted Bearden appeared before the Dawson County Board of Commissioners during last week’s work session to request an increase in funding for this year’s  budget. Bearden told commissioners, “There is going to be a shortfall. There is just no way around it. That is based on the caseload. We […]

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  • Dawson County jailer arrested in Dahlonega

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. – For the second time in eight days, a Dawson County Sheriff’s Office jailer is in trouble with the law. John Michael Kormos, 30, a detention officer at the Dawson County Detention Center, was arrested in Dahlonega Tuesday and charged with simple battery and reckless conduct following a weekend argument with his estranged […]

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  • Coroner seeks increase to cover morgue expense

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Coroner Ted Bearden will request an additional $8,000 for his 2018 budget to cover morgue expenses and $3,876 to cover the fourth-quarter salary and benefits package for a deputy coroner when the Dawson County Board of Commissioners meets for a Thursday work session at 4 p.m. Bearden says his office was budgeted […]

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  • Dawson County observes Patriots Day

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people died when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes and crashed them into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and an open field in Pennsylvania. On Tuesday, the 17th anniversary of the horrific terrorist attack, people […]

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  • County receives health and wellbeing grant

    PRESS RELEASE For more information: Kristen Cloud 706-344-3501 kcloud@dawsoncounty.org Dawsonville, Ga. – Dawson County has been awarded the ACCG – Group Health Benefits Program Health Promotion & Wellbeing Grant by ACCG, Georgia’s County Association. The grant will be used to fund flu shots for county employees. Dawson County is one of 36 members to receive […]

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  • The single-county TSPLOST is gaining popularity among voters across Georgia

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Georgia voters rejected a regional transportation special purpose local option sales tax (TSPLOST) in May. Understandably. The idea of someone living in one county paying for road improvements several counties away did not appeal to most voters. But a “single-county TSPLOST” where residents of one county invest in paving or widening roads, […]

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  • Former Dawson County jailer is behind bars

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – One day after Fetch Your News published an article alleging that a former Dawson County Sheriff’s Office detention officer carried on a romantic relationship with a female prisoner, Luciano Pablo Betancourt was arrested and charged with violation of his oath of office. Betancourt, who resigned in lieu of termination on Aug. 14, […]

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