• No injuries in Thursday morning house fire

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — Dawson County E-911 received a transferred call from Forsyth for a reported structure fire on Coltrane Rd. at 05:54 a.m. Thursday (Aug. 13). First units arrived on scene at 06:05 a.m. to find a single story, single family dwelling with heavy fire showing. Unit’s began a defensive attack and the fire […]

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  • Dawson County Schools issues statement about COVID-19 testing

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – The Dawson County School System issued the following statement via REMIND, a private mobile messaging platform that aims to help teachers, parents, students, and administrators in K–12 schools to communicate with everyone at once: “Based on the of Public Health guidance, any person that is being tested or has been tested […]

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  • Two students test positive for COVID-19

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – Two Dawson County students – one at Dawson County High School, the other at Kilough Elementary School — tested positive for COVID-19 today according to a notice published via REMIND, a private mobile messaging platform that aims to help teachers, parents, students, and administrators in K–12 schools to communicate with everyone at […]

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  • Andrew Clyde, Will Wade win runoff elections

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga — Andrew Clyde, a pro-life, pro-gun, pro Trump conservative making his first run for elected office, outpolled two-term State Representative Matt Gurtler to win the Republican nomination for 9th District U.S. Congress tonight (Aug. 11). With 95 percent of precincts reporting Clyde received 48,581 votes to Gurtler’s 37,741 in what many insiders […]

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  • All precincts will be open for primary runoff races Tuesday

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — All precincts will be open Tuesday (Aug. 11) from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. when Dawson County voters cast their ballots in two key General Primary Runoff races — 9th District U.S. Congress and 9th District State House of Representatives. The west precinct is located at Fire Station 6, 2142 Hubbard […]

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  • Three county commission meetings set Thursday

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – The Board of Commissioners will have a full day of meetings Thursday (Aug. 6), starting with the first of three public hearings on the 2020 millage rate and property taxes. At 4 p.m., commissioners will hold a work session during which they will hear a presentation of the FY 2019 Audit […]

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  • Council approves CARES Act expenditures

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Finance Administrator Hayden Wiggins reported Monday (Aug. 3) the city has received approximately $51,000 of the $169,000 allocated by the federal government under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Wiggins also presented a spread sheet for council that shows how the funds are being used to respond to the […]

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  • Authorities search for driver who fled from GSP

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – Authorities are still searching for 31-year-old Joshua Bush, who led Georgia  State Patrol troopers on a high-speed chase through Dawson County Friday afternoon before he abandoned his vehicle and fled into the woods. According to the incident report, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Stephen Boykin attempted to stop the Bush vehicle, a […]

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  • Andrew Clyde bus tour rolls into Dawson County

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — The Andrew Clyde for 9th District U.S. Congress bus tour rolled through Dawson County Tuesday with a midday stop at Atlanta Motorsports Park. Dawson County Republican Party Chairwoman Seannie Zappendorf introduced Clyde, a gun store owner who told approximately 30-40 supporters that he was motivated to run his first political campaign […]

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  • GBI: Dawson County inmate death due to combined drug intoxication

    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation Medical Examiner has ruled the 18-year-old Dawson County inmate found dead in a cell on June 2, died due to a combined drug intoxication. Jonathan Sanford who had just graduated from high school and was planning to attend college in the Fall, was arrested on a DUI charge and possession […]

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  • Farmer’s Market Grand opening July 18

      DAWSOVILLE, Ga. — Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black will be the guest of honor at the grand opening of the Amicalola Regional Farmers Market and ribbon cutting for the new City of Dawsonville Farmers Market Pavilion on July 18 at 8:15 a.m. The fourth season of the market opened earlier this spring and […]

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  • Frogtown Fire Station now staffed 24/7

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. – Lumpkin County Fire Station No. 7 (Frogtown) is now being staffed around the clock. “We have some exciting news and a big step forward for our Emergency Services Department,” Fire Chief David Wimpy said last week. “We are pleased to be able to offer full time staffing at this station. It […]

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  • Dawsonville company cited for illegal fireworks

        INSURANCE AND SAFETY FIRE COMMISSIONER NEWS RELEASE ATLANTA – On Wednesday, the Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office issued a cease and desist order and monetary penalty against Dawsonville-based Bride Lights, LLC, for illegal fireworks activity. Bride Lights owner, Ty Smith, had initially contacted local authorities in mid-May for permission to host […]

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  • City, county begin talks on SPLOST VII

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – On Friday, (June 26) city and county officials began talks on the intergovernmental agreement (IGA) that must be approved before a SPLOST VII referendum can be placed before the voters in March 2021. If voters approve – and given the current state of the economy, that is far from a certainty […]

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