• Jury Finds Coroner Guilty

    DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Sources tell Fetch Your News that a Superior Court jury found Lumpkin County Coroner Ronald Fortner guilty of theft by deception and violation of his oath of office Friday evening. Fortner has been sentenced to 15 years with three to serve in jail and 12 years on probation. He will have to […]

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  • Commissioners Maintain 8.138 Millage Rate

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Dawson County Board of Commissioner held the third public hearing on the millage rate Thursday then voted unanimously to set the rate at 8.138 mils, the same as last year. Although the rate remains the same, it is higher than the rollback rate and represents an increase in property taxes of […]

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  • Lightning Cancels Tigers Season Opener

    Rain, Lightning  Cancel Tigers Season Opener DAWSONVILLE, Ga —  A torrential rainstorm and two hours of non-stop lightning brought a disappointing end to Dawson County High School’s season opener at Tiger Stadium last night. Junior quarterback Coey Watson ran for one touchdown and passed for another to stake the Tigers to a 14-9 lead over […]

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  • Opening of New Lane on Ga. 400 Delayed

    CUMMING — Commuters from Atlanta to Dawson, White and Lumpkin counties will have to wait a little longer for the third northbound lane of Ga. 400 to open. Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) officials, who expected to have the new lane between McFarland Parkway (Exit 12) and Peachtree Parkway (Exit 13) finished by September, now […]

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  • Chamber Hosts Luncheon Series for Area Non-Profits Tuesday

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga.–The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce is launching a luncheon series geared specifically to aid local non-profit organizations. Connect Dawson, hosted by the Community Development Committee of the Chamber will kick off its first luncheon in the series Tuesday, August 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the Professional Development Center. With more than 80 nonprofit […]

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  • One Lane of Ga. 400 Closed this Weekend

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — It may seem a little like rush hour traffic to anyone planning to use Ga. 400 to commute into Atlanta this weekend. Georgia Department of Transportation has closed one northbound lane between McFarland Parkway/Exit 12 and Peachtree Parkway/Exit 13. The lane was closed at 9 p.m Friday and will remain closed […]

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  • Commissioners Approve Grants for K-9 Unit and Family Connection

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Dawson County Board of Commissioners moved three time-sensitive items from the work session agenda to the special called meeting Thursday so they could vote on them before the first public hearing on the proposed millage rate. The Board unanimously approved ratification of the 2017 K-9 grant from the sheriff’s office. The […]

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  • County Holds Hearing on Millage Rate

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Dawson County Board of Commissioners held the first of three public hearings on the 2016 millage rate and property taxes. The proposal is to leave the millage rate at 8.138, effectively increasing homeowners’ property taxes by 4.32 percent. Commissioners say a millage rate higher than the rollback rate is needed to […]

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