• BOC passes property tax relief resolution during special called meeting

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — A special called meeting of the Dawson County Board of Commissioners Thursday (March 26) lasted just a shade over 5 minutes, but it brought welcome relief to county taxpayers. Commissioners unanimously approved a property tax relief resolution that gives the Tax Commissioner authority to waive penalties and interest that accrue due […]

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  • Dawson County GOP elects delegates to district, state conventions

    “It was a wild time,” Convention Chairman Mike Berg said. “We sent out an email in advance telling folks not to come.” The caucus usually attracts between 30 and 40 attendees. “Eight people showed up,” Berg said. “We really only expected three of four.” Those who helped work through the election process included Republican Party […]

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  • Schools to remain closed through April 24

    ATLANTA — In an effort to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp issued an executive order today, (Mar. 26) that mandates all public elementary and secondary schools remain closed for in-person instruction through April 24. Kemp said Thursday that students may be able to return to school on Monday, April […]

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  • National forest closes camping, group rec sites

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Camping and group recreation sites on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests have been closed indefinitely for the health and safety of visitors and staff. In response to guidance from State of Georgia health officials and experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), camping and group recreation sites will be closed […]

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  • BOC adopts emergency COVID-19 resolution

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — In responding to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution at Thursday’s meeting declaring that an emergency exists “that affects life, health, property and public peace.” The resolution declares: All matters requiring a public hearing are stayed for 60 days from the date of […]

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  • UPDATED First case of coronavirus reported in Dawson County

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) confirmed on Friday that Dawson County has recorded its first confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19). DPH updates its list of confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus at noon and 7 p.m. each day. Today’s noon update shows the number of cases in Georgia has […]

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  • The race for 9th District State Rep. has attracted six candidates

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – One of the most important elections that will take place May 19 is the race for 9th District State Representative. The Ninth District includes all of Lumpkin County, the majority of Dawson County and a portion of Forsyth County. Meet the candidates:  STEVE LEIBEL                                                                                                 Steve is a successful attorney, small […]

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  • UPDATED Closings and Cancellations due to Covid-19/Corna Virus 

    UPDATED 3/20 DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — Stay up to date with closings and cancellations in Dawson County and keep visiting Fetch Your News daily to find out the latest closings and cancellations as they are announced. GOVERNMENT Georgia General Assembly suspended indefinitely. Effective Wednesday, March 18th all offices of Ninth District Opportunity will close from […]

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  • NGHS issues guide for visitors, patients and employees

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Northeast Georgia Health System has issued this press release to guide visitors at each Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) hospital: Each patient and visitor will be screened for COVID-19 as they enter. You can see a complete list of open entrances, updated visitation limitations and other helpful information at www.nghs.com/covid-19. “These simple […]

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  • Mall report of employee testing positive for COVID-19 not accurate

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — Dawson County Public Safety Director Danny Thompson said today (March 16) the announcement by North Georgia Premium Outlets that a part-time employee has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) is not correct. North Georgia Premium Outlets posted on its website that , “the employee, who was employed at an undisclosed tenant of […]

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  • Dawsonville City Council meeting Monday

    Dawsonville City Hall

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga.  — The Dawsonville City Council will hold a combined regular meeting and work session Monday (March 16) at 5 P.M. on the second floor in Dawsonville City Hall, 415 Hwy. 53 East Commissioners are expected to approve Planning Commission training for Susan Theisen in the amount of $350 and a resolution to […]

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  • Suspects in the Hannah Bender murder case plead not guilty

    Dawson County Courthouse

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – Austin Todd Stryker, Dylan Patrick Reid, Isaac Huff and Jerry Nesbit Harper entered not guilty pleas yesterday (March 12) in Superior Court  in connection with the murder of a 21-year-old Lumpkin County woman last September. Authorities believe Hannah Bender was murdered in Lumpkin County and her body was taken to Forsyth […]

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  • 6 Candidates campaign for State House Dist. 9

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – One of the most important elections that will take place May 19 is the race for 9th District State Representative. The Ninth District includes all of Lumpkin County, the majority of Dawson County and a portion of Forsyth County. Meet the candidates:   STEVE LEIBEL                                                                                                 Steve is a successful attorney, […]

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  • UPDATED Closings and Cancellations due to Covid-19/Corna Virus 

    UPDATED 3/17 GOVERNMENT Georgia General Assembly suspended indefinitely Effective Wednesday, March 18th All offices of Ninth District Opportunity will close from March 18-26 Georgia Presidential Primary election delayed until May 19 All University System of Georgia institutions closed until Mar 29 Georgia High School Athletic Association has suspended all extracurricular activities and sports Dawson County […]

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  • UPDATED Closings and Cancellations due to Covid-19/Corna Virus 

    UPDATED 3/18 DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — Stay up to date with closings and cancellations in Dawson County and keep visiting this article daily to find out the latest closings and cancellations as they are announced. GOVERNMENT Georgia General Assembly suspended indefinitely Effective Wednesday, March 18th all offices of Ninth District Opportunity will close from March […]

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