• Georgia General Assembly Back in Session

    ATLANTA — The Georgia General Assembly convened today. Legislators say there is a long list of issues to consider, including how to proceed following President-elect Donald Trump’s repeal of the Affordable Care Act, regional transportation planning, expansion of the medical marijuana bill and a renewed effort by Gov. Deal to pass an altered version of […]

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  • Commissioners Will Consider Increase in Funding for Juvenile Court

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Juvenile Court Judge Alison Toller is hoping the third time is a charm when she comes before the Dawson County Board of Commissioners at Thursday’s work session to request additional funding to pay for attorneys for indigent parents and children. Toller s asking to increase the amount paid to the child’s attorney […]

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  • New Commission Chairman Will Preside at Thursday Meeting

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dawson County’s new Board of Commissioners Chairman brings a very specific set of goals to his new job and if past success is a barometer, Billy Thurmond can be expected to achieve them. Thurmond, who will preside over his first county commission meeting on Thursday, served the county’s Emergency Management Agency for […]

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  • North Hall Outlasts Dawson County in Overtime

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. — North Hall outscored Region 7-AAA opponent Dawson County 9-3 in overtime Tuesday to claim a hard fought 60-55 win at the North Hall gym. Coach Chad Pittman’s Tigers (8-8, 2-2) trailed by as much as 10 points in the first half, but a fourth-quarter rally and layup by Cullen Reed with five […]

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  • Schools in Dawson, White, Lumpkin Closed Today

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Schools in Dawson, Lumpkin and White counties will be closed today. Ice remains on many secondary roads and ares school superintendents have decided to close schools today rather than risk hazardous travel for studentgs. In White County, Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson said the day will be utilized as a teacher work day. […]

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  • Schools Close Early Today as Winter Storm Approaches

    ATLANTA — The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a storm warning just after midnight as schools, road crews and public safety officials in Dawson, White and Lumpkin counties prepared for the first winter storm of 2017. Schools in White and Lumpkin counties announced they will close at noon today and Dawson County schools will close […]

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  • Blessed Trinity Outlasts Dawson County in Overtime

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Ben Sheppard calmly sank a pair of free throws with :07 left to lift Blessed Trinity to a thrilling 54-52 win over host Dawson County in a non-region  game Friday night. Blessed Trinity took the biggest lead of the game at 32-22 late in the third quarter oon Randall Dorvee’s  free throw […]

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  • Snowfall reaches 2 to 5 Inches in Dawson County

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dawson County Emergency Services Director Lanier Swafford said last night’s snowfall is about what was expected, 2.5 inches in town and 4.5 inches reported on Burnt Mountain. The road conditions improved during the day, but are still considered hazardous. Any unnecessary travel is discouraged. Dawson County parks and the transfer station are […]

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