• New Commissioner’s Top Priority is Improved High-Speed Cable Access

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — When Chris Gaines is sworn in on Dec. 22nd, he will bring a strong record of public service to the Dawson County Board of Commissioners. A graduate of North Georgia College and State University with a degree in Business Management, Gaines has been a Dawsonville City Councilman, a member of the Board […]

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  • Dawson County Splits Games in Christmas Tourney

    Tigers, Indians fight for loose ball

    COMMERCE, Ga. — In checking his list, Santa must have decided the Dawson County boys basketball team had been naughty but the girls had been nice so he delivered the appropriate gifts Tuesday at the Commerce Christmas Tournament. The Lady Tigers defeated Stephens County 45 to 34 and will move on to play the winner […]

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  • Dawson County Closer to Hiring Staff Attorney

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Although there has been no formal vote, Dawson County is one step closer to ending its relationship with the law firm of Fox, Chandler, Homans, Hicks and McKenna and hiring a staff attorney after a 12-member committee met today and began to outline the scope of work that would be expected if […]

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  • Dawson County May Bring Legal Services In-house

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Dawson County Board of Commissioners dedicated much of Thursday’s work session to a discussion about bringing the function of county attorney in-house as opposed to contracting the work. “It’s mainly an efficiency and economics issue,” said County Manager David Headley who added the county has used the firm of Fox, Chandler, […]

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  • New Kroger Opens in Dawson County

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The long-awaited new Kroger’s grocery store opened in Dawsonville today. Believed to be one of the largest grocery stores in the state, the new 123,000-square foot Kroger’s is located in the new shopping mall on the south side of Ga. 400 between Whitmire and Dawson Forest Roads and features a nine-pump Kroger […]

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  • Commissioners End County Funding for Development Authority

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. –The Board of Commissioners approved the $24.2 million FY 2017 budget Thursday, but not until adopting several amendments proposed by District 3 Commissioner Jimmy Hamby, one of which was to withhold a  $154,000 in county funding for the Development Authority. Hamby proposed removing $150,000 from agency’s budget plus another $4,000 in the form […]

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  • Despite Drought, Few Brush Fires Reported in Dawson County

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Monday, Gov. Nathan Deal banned the ignition of fireworks in counties the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Division have declared to be in a drought area. Those counties in north Georgia include Dawson, Fannin, Forsyth, Habersham, Lumpkin, Pickens, Rabun, and Union. Fetch Your News reached out today to Dawson […]

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  • Tigers Open AAA Playoffs Against Lovett

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — For the first time since the second game of the season, Coach Sid Maxwell’s Dawson County Tigers need to pick themselves up, dust themselves off and get back in the game when they host Lovett in the opening round of the state AAA playoffs Friday. On Sept. 16, the Tigers lost a […]

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