• Lake Level Six Feet Below Full Pool

    ATLANTA – The water level at Lake Lanier continues to drop and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division has declared that a Level 1 drought exists in Dawson, Lumpkin, White and 50 other north Georgia counties. The lake level has dropped more than 10 feet since the start of this year. On Dec. 31, 2016, the […]

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  • Roswell Blogger Tisdale Heads Back to Court

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – To say that Roswell blogger Nydia Tisdale is becoming a frequent visitor to north Georgia courtrooms would be an understatement. The Roswell blogger has filed three civil lawsuits in federal court, she is the defendant in one criminal case and plans to file a criminal complaint against a Dawson County deputy in […]

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  • Headley Lone Finalist for County Manager Job

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Dawson County Board of Commissioners announced at Thursday’s regular meeting that Dawsonville City Manager David Headley is the lone finalist to become the next Dawson County Manager. Headley, who has more than 30 years of local government experience, served as the county’s director of public works for 10 years before being […]

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  • 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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