• Commissioners Cancel Bid on Covered Walkway at the Government Center

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. —  Dawson County Commissioners were hoping to move forward with construction of an awning and covered walkway at the Government Center but no qualified bidders attended a mandatory pre-bid meeting on Oct. 14 and, as a result, they canceled the bid for now. Purchasing Director said during the work session last week that […]

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  • Early Voter Turnout Smashes Previous Record

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Voters have turned out in record numbers in Dawson County to cast their votes in the 2016 Presidential Election. Director of Elections and Registration Glenda Ferguson said Friday that more than 7,554 of the county’s 14,591 active registered voters had voted by close of business Thursday and the poll will remain open […]

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  • Fire Station 8: A Public/Private Partnership That Save Lives

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — In the rugged mountain terrain near the Dawson and Pickens county lines, the roads are steep, narrow and winding. Prior to 2009 it took first responders 30 minutes to reach emergencies. But thanks to a vision, strong fundraising effort, community dedication and the cooperation of elected officials and fire departments Dawson […]

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  • Shooting at LongHorn Steakhouse Accidental

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dawson County investigators believe the shooting in the parking lot of LongHorn Steakhouse restaurant on Ga. 400 Monday afternoon was an accident. In an email, Dawson County Sheriff-elect Major Jeff Johnson said, “The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a 911 call reporting an accidental gunshot wound. Upon arrival, law enforcement […]

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  • Tigers Roll Past Indians 54-8 Face GAC For 7AAA Title Friday

      DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dawson County (7-1, 5-0) rolled past Lumpkin County 54 to 8 Friday to set up a high-stakes, winner-take-all showdown against No. 1-ranked Greater Atlanta Christian at Tiger Stadium next Friday to for the Region 7-AAA championship. If the Tigers were looking ahead to the title game, there was no sign of […]

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  • Authorities Investigate Shooting at LongHorn

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – A shooting outside LongHorn Steaks on Ga. 400 in Dawson County Monday afternoon is under investigation by the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office. EMS Director Lanier Swafford said emergency workers were dispatched to the Longhorns restaurant parking lot at approximately 3:50 p.m. The unnamed male victim was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center […]

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  • Tiger Closing in on Region 7-AAA Playoffs

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dawson County (5-1, 3-0) can clinch a spot in the Region 7-AAA playoffs Friday when they travel to Gainesville to take on the East Hall Vikings (2-5, 0-3). The Tigers only loss this season was a double overtime thriller to West Hall in a non-region game on the road. Since then, Coach […]

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