• City Council Approves Water/Sewer Rate Hike

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dawsonville residents can expect to see an increase in their water and sewer rates this summer. City council voted 3-0, with Councilwoman Angie Smith absent, in favor of a 15 percent hike beginning in July. City Manager David Headley said it’s been a long time since the last rate hike and the […]

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  • No I.D. on Body Found in Lake Lanier

    HALL COUNTY, Ga. — Hall County authorities are trying to identify the badly decomposed body of a female that was found floating in Lake Lanier by two fishermen Sunday. The men discovered the body near the Dawsonville Highway bridge not far from the Dawson County line. Hall County spokeswoman Nicole Bailes said the body has […]

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  • Sheriff’s Candidates Square off at Forum

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — With just 8 weeks left before the May 24 Republican Primary, Dawson County residents had another opportunity to evaluate the candidates for sheriff during Tuesday night’s forum at Dawson County Middle School. The four — Jeff Johnson, Tony Wooten, Jeff Perry and Frank Sosebee — are all veteran law enforcement officers with […]

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  • LTPP Hosts Challengers to Congressman Doug Collins

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Bernard “Bernie” Fontaine, Mike Scupin, Roger Fitzpatrick and Dr. Paul Broun are the challengers to 9th District Congressman Doug Collins in the May 24 Republican primary. Thursday night they were featured speakers at the Lanier Tea Party Patriots (LTPP) meeting. Fontaine is a Vietnam Veteran and retired Georgia National Guard Brigadier General […]

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  • Sheriff’s Candidates Debate in Dawson Co.

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dawson County will lose a wealth of crime fighting experience when highly respected Sheriff Billy Carlisle retires after 18 years as the county’s top cop at the end of the year. But residents can take comfort in the fact that four outstanding and highly experienced officers have stepped forward to campaign to […]

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  • Dawson County 911 Dispatcher and Husband Charged in Drug Bust

      DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — A Dawson County 9-1-1 dispatcher and her husband have been charged with possession of a controlled substance and manufacturing marijuana. Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle said the drugs were discovered during a drug bust at the home of Sara Lynn Reeves and Phillip Jonathan Reeves off Dawsonville Highway. Sara Reeves has […]

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  • Sheriff, Tax Commissioner Races Will Be Hotly Contested

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The three local races that have attracted the most interest in Dawson County this year are County Commission Chairman, Sheriff and Tax Commissioner where a total of nine candidates will campaign. Sheriff Billy Carlisle, who has been Dawson County’s top cop for 18 years, will not seek reelection. Chairman Michael Berg, who […]

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  • White County Man Killed in ATV Crash

    CLEVELAND, Ga. — A White County man was killed Tuesday evening when his all-terrain vehicle careened off May White Road and ran into a ditch. Sgt. Anthony Coleman of the Georgia State Patrol said the accident happened about 6:30 p.m. as Brian Keith Seymore, 23, was driving alone on a four-wheeler in the southern part […]

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