• Army Rangers conduct annual water jump into Lake Lanier

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – If there is ever a good day to jump out of a perfectly good aircraft, Wednesday was it. U.S. Army Rangers with the 5th Ranger Training Battalion conducted their annual water jump from War Hill Park into Lake Lanier under a beautiful clear, blue sky. Starting at 9 a.m., soldiers parachuted from […]

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  • Commissioners table decision on alcohol ordinance

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Dawson County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on modifications to the county’s alcohol ordinance Thursday then tabled a final vote until the May 17 meeting. County Attorney Lynn Frey has worked been working on changes as directed by commissioners, including licensing, permit fees, disciplinary issues, microbreweries and administrative issues […]

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  • Veteran fireman, EMS director Lanier Swafford resigns

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Lanier Swafford, a fixture in Dawson County’s Fire Department for almost 30 years, has announced he will resign effective Friday. Swafford served in the dual role of emergency services director and fire chief until the department was restructured earlier this year. At that time, Swafford accepted a voluntary demotion but retained both […]

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  • Ransomware still impacting Dawson County computers

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — As of Thursday afternoon, Dawson County had still not regained control of its computer system following Monday’s ransomware attack. County Manager David Headley said the attack started at 2 a.m. Monday and that it would have been more severe if not for an alert from the Information Technology Department. “I want to […]

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  • Early voting begins today for May 22 primary

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Today marks the beginning of the three-week early voting period for Georgia’s May 22 primary. Voters in many counties can vote for governor, U.S. Congress and the state legislature. In Dawson County, polls will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. until May 18. There will also be […]

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  • Hunter Hill bus tour stops in Dahlonega Wednesday

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Republican Gubernatorial candidate Hunter Hill will continue his “Battle- Tested Leadership Bus Tour” with a visit to Smokin’ Gold BBQ, 59 Main Street in Dahlonega, Wednesday at 11 a.m. The statewide tour started Tuesday and consists of nineteen stops in five days. Wednesday’s schedule will begin with a visit to Mike’s Ellijay […]

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  • Hill says he would beat Cagle in a runoff

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Former U.S. Army Ranger and Georgia State Senator Hunter Hill predicted Wednesday he would defeat Lt. Governor Casey Cagle in a runoff for the state’s highest office. About 30 people greeted Hill when his “Battle-Tested Leadership Bus Tour” RV pulled in at Smokin’ Gold BBQ on Main Street. Hill took time to […]

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  • Dawson County hit by ransomware attack

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dawson County has become the latest victim of a ransomware attack. County officials have confirmed that some of the county’s computer systems have been compromised. At this time, no personal data appears to have been compromised. This is the same kind of attack that struck the City of Atlanta and cost the […]

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