• Dawson County Election Results

    General Primary Election Results With 100 % of precincts reporting May 24, 2016 U.S. House 9th District Doug Collins 50,272 Paul Brown 18045 Roger Fitzpatrick 8,667 Mike Scupin 2,795 Bernie Fontaine 2,269 State Senate, 51st District Steve Gooch 20,593 John Williamson 7,562 Chairman County Commission Billy Thurmond 3,041 Peter J. Hill 1,000 County Commission Dist. […]

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  • Dawson Elections Chief Pleased with Early Turnout

    DAWSONVILLE — With the May 24th General Primary election day fast approaching, Director of Elections and Registration Glenda Ferguson and her staff have been kept busy during the advanced voting period. “So far, as of 9 a.m. Friday, 990 ballots have been cast for an average of about 100 per day,” Ferguson said. “I always […]

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  • Nicole Stewart, Candidate Tax Commissioner

    To provide voters the information they need to make an informed choice in the May 24 General Primary election, Fetch Your News will work hard to present a profile of each candidate running for public office. All candidates will be contacted and offered an opportunity to respond to questions. DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — After more than […]

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  • Tisdale Files Federal Lawsuit Against Dawson Deputies

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Who says you can’t fight City Hall? Fourteen months after Nydia Tisdale, a self-described citizen journalist, won a $200,000 settlement in a federal lawsuit against the City of Cumming, she’s at it again. This time Tisdale is suing three Dawson County deputies. At a Tuesday press conference outside the Federal Courthouse in […]

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  • Fitzpatrick Has Strong Performance at Town Hall

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Roger Fitzpatrick, an ex-Marine and former White County administrator, appears to have established himself as the No. 1 contender for 9th District Congressman Doug Collins’ job with a strong performance during the AccessWDUN/Gainesville Times town hall meeting at Brenau Downtown Center last night. Fitzpatrick demonstrated confidence, knowledge of the issues and likeability […]

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  • Commissioners Reject Revision to IGA

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Amid groans of disapproval from area stakeholders, Dawson County Commissioners voted against a revised intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with Etowah Water and Sewer Authority that would have resulted in water main replacement, a water line extension program and installation of fire hydrants in a currently under served area of the county. The Board […]

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  • Candidates Make Their Case at Dawson Forum.

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — With the May 24 General Primary three weeks away, candidates for Dawson County Commission Chairman, Tax Commissioner and Commission Districts 2 and 4 presented their case for election Monday night in the Dawson County High School Auditorium. County Commission Chairman Commission Chairman candidate Billy Thurmond has served the citizens of Dawson County […]

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  • Johnny Glass, Candidate for Tax Commissioner

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dawson County native Johnny Glass, who is campaigning to become the county’s next Tax Commissioner, says he will bring a strong work ethic, business ownership experience and a good personality to the job. Glass, 48, has owned several businesses, including a successful contracting business until the economy went south and hurt a […]

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