• 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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  • Hwy. 53 Townhome/Condo Development Back on Tuesday’s Agenda

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Tuesday’s Dawson County Board of Commissioners meeting could be both lively and lengthy with three highly controversial rezoning requests, one public hearing and nine New Business items on the agenda. ZA 1604, 1605 and 1606 have been around since last summer. They involve the rezoning of more than 76 acres off Ga. […]

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  • Bolz Takes Post as City Manager

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Management, supervision and leadership fit Bob Bolz, Dawsonville’s new city manager like a glove. Wednesday was Bolz’s third day on the job and he took time to talk to Fetch Your News about his new position. “What has impressed me most so far is the quality of people I work with,” he […]

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  • Chamber, Racing Hall of Fame and Dawsonville Distillery Review 2016 for City Council

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Dawsonville City Council heard presentations from the Bill Elliott Dawsonville Distillery, Dawsonville History Museum and Chamber of Commerce during its work session Monday. Council also considered its meeting schedule for 2017 and appointments and mayor and council board member designations. Dawson Chamber of Commerce President Christie Haynes gave the Chamber presentation, […]

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  • School Board Reviews CCRPI Performance at First 2017 Meeting

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dawson County Director of Teaching and Learning Nicole LeCave shared FY16 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) results when the Board of Education met in a work session Tuesday. In discussing the county’s elementary schools, LeCave said, all elementary schools scored above the state score. Riverview Elementary increased its score from […]

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  • Dawson County Boys, Girls Teams Beat Lumpkin County

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Dawson County boys and girls basketball teams took twin wins over rival Lumpkin County Tuesday. The Lady Tigers (2-7, 1-1) placed three players in double figures to roll past the Lady Indians 55-27. Abi Chatham led the way with 20 points, followed by Kaylee Sticker and Cadey Ayers with 12 each. […]

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  • Commissioners Reject Controversial Rezoning

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    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dawson County Commissioners said no to two controversial zoning requests that would have allowed approximately 330 single-family housing units for seniors age 55 and up in the 400-corridor on Hwy 53 East at Tuesday’s meeting. One 15-acre plot, located between Slack Auto Parts and Farmington Creek, would have contained a 95-unit town […]

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  • Dawson County Splits Non-Region Games with Habersham County

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Dawson County boys turned in their most impressive win of the season Monday, beating visiting Habersham County 66 to 39 in a non-region game. The win lifts the Tigers record to 7-5 heading into the Commerce Christmas Tournament next week. The Lady Tigers held a 10-point lead when the fourth quarter […]

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