• UPDATE: Dawsonville man charged in wreck that injured five people

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – A Dawsonville man faces several charges, including DUI, serious injury by vehicle and reckless driving following the Jan. 31 single-vehicle accident that injured five people on Hwy. 136 in Dawson County. SFC Curtis Bradshaw of Georgia State Patrol Post 37 in Cumming reports that Michael Don Land was the driver of a […]

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  • Collins introduces bill to lower prescription drug cost

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Doug Collins reintroduced key legislation last week aimed at lowering the cost of prescription medication and increasing transparency in the drug pricing process. Introduction of this legislation comes after President Trump called on Congress to directly address the rising cost of prescription drugs during his State of the Union address. H.R. […]

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  • Dawson BOC work session Thursday

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Dawson County Public Works Director David McKee will ask commissioners for $44,000 to complete the intersection improvements at Hwy. 53/Lumpkin Campground Road when the Board of Commissioners meets in a work session at 4 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 14). Commissioners approved $56,000 for Vertical Earth to complete the curb work and an amount […]

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  • Tourism industry sets new record for economic impact

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Numbers released last week at Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the State Capitol show that the state’s tourism industry, and the tourism industry in Dawson County, generated a record-breaking economic impact in 2017. The day brings hospitality and arts industry professionals from around the state to downtown Atlanta to celebrate the […]

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  • It’s official: NGHS to build hospital in Lumpkin Co.

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) announced plans to offer hospital services at the former home of Chestatee Regional Hospital later this year and begin developing a new replacement hospital along Georgia 400 in Lumpkin County. “We’re thrilled to share this exciting news, which ensures people in and around Lumpkin County will have […]

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  • City Council approves mayor’s pay raise, 3-1

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – The Dawsonville City Council voted 3-1 Monday (Feb. 4) to approve an amendment to the city charter that will increase the mayor’s salary from $600 to $1,000 per month starting in 2020. Councilman Mark French, who has opposed the pay raise from the beginning, cast the dissenting vote. Other changes to the […]

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  • No injuries reported as tractor trailer overturns on Hwy. 53

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – Dawson County Emergency Services Director Danny Thompson reported that a tractor trailer overturned at 11:05 a.m. today on SR 53 just east of GA 400. There were no injuries and the investigation is under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol. No further details are available at this time. Fetch Your News […]

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