• Dawson Chamber, Office of Tourism receive  Tourism Partnership Champion Award

      DAWSONVILLE, Ga. –The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism Development, along with the six other communities that make up Hospitality Highway, received the Bill Hardman Sr. Tourism Partnership Champion Award during the 2018 Governor’s Tourism Conference on Wednesday, August 29. The award is given to an alliance that collaborates to increase […]

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  • Expect lane closures on SR 52 starting Thursday

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Motorists planning to travel on State Route 52 toward Amicalola Falls should be aware that traffic will be directed by flagging operators starting Thursday ( Sept. 6). Construction partners with Georgia Department of Transportation  will be closing lanes each day between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. through Friday, September 14. This work […]

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  • Jailer who resigned accused of sexual misconduct

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Dawson County detention officer Luciano Pablo Betancourt could land behind the same bars he once guarded if the sheriff’s office investigates the claim that he engaged in illegal sexual misconduct with a female prisoner. April Finnegan, 31, told Fetch Your News Saturday that during her incarceration in the Dawson County Detention Center, […]

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  • Goodwill hosts hiring event for CNAs

    The Goodwill Career Center will hold a hiring event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4. This is a great chance to meet with BOS Medical Staffing. They will be conducting on-site interviews and taking applications. BOS Medical Staffing offers per-diem, contract, temp-to-perm, and direct hire Certified Nursing Assistant employment opportunities in hospitals, […]

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  • Seniors react to $750,000 grant: “Praise the Lord”

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — “Praise the Lord.” That was the reaction to Senior Center Director Dawn Pruett’s announcement this afternoon that Dawson County has been selected to receive a $750,000 state grant to help construct and furnish a new senior center. “I just announced it 30 minutes ago,” an excited Pruett said Friday. “I am so […]

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  • Driver injured when cement truck overturns

    PICKENS COUNTY, Ga. – A cement truck overturned on Rimrock Road just inside the Pickens County line Monday, Aug. 20, at approximately 9:25 a.m. Dawson County Emergency Services (DCES) responded along with the Georgia State Patrol. The driver inside the vehicle and had to be extricated by first responders. He was transported to Kennestone Hospital […]

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  • Commissioners set millage rate, impact fees

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Dawson County’s 2019 millage rate is set at 8.138. During Thursday’s third and final public hearing, commissioners voted 3-1 to keep the rate the same as it has been for the last 10 years. The rollback rate of 7.393 would have generated the same amount of revenue as it has in 2018. […]

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  • Commission to set millage rate, impact fees

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dawson County Commissioners have two important issues to decide during Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting:  The millage rate and impact fees. The millage rate is set for the third of three required public hearings. Commissioners could vote to keep the current millage rate 8.138, apply the rollback rate of 7.393 mills or […]

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