• 130-acre burn in Dawson County

    PRESS RELEASE – The Dawson County Government announced that they will be doing a controlled burn. In total, 130-acres will be burned and Dawson County Government is urging residents to try and stay clear if the area as it could bring heavy smoke. They issued the following statement. ”Weather permitting, the Georgia Forestry Commission will […]

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  • Dawson County uses drone to locate downed aircraft

    PRESS RELEASE – Dawson County Sheriff’s Office issued the following press release to address the discovery of a downed aircraft last month. Just after 9 AM on Friday, January 13th, DCSO was notified of a possible downed aircraft off of Shoal Creek Road in Dawson Forest WMA. 911 Operators dispatched deputies to the general area […]

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  • Valentine’s Day Giveaway

    Enter to win our free Valentine’s Day Giveaway, featuring exciting gifts from our local business communities! Love is in the air and to show you how much we care and appreciate you, we want to do something special! Here’s How To Enter: See below for details!   *If you are not yet a subscriber* Subscribe […]

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  • Pipeline project moving through Dawsonville

    PRESS RELEASE – The Cumming to Hall County Pipeline is projected to cross into Dawson County in the next three weeks. Crews are currently working at the junction near Spot Road where the Pipeline will cross underneath Hwy 9, in Forsyth County. Dawson County residents will have several weeks to prepare before crews move North […]

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  • Georgia State House District 7 Elections Results

    BREAKING NEWS – Johnny Chastain has won the runoff election for Georgia State House District 7. Chastain has won, taking 52.76% votes and Ralston earning 47.24%. This runoff election was tight and even closer than their race earlier this month. Chastain and Sheree Ralston faced off earlier this month on Jan. 3 as two of […]

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  • Dawson County Man Arrested for the Sexual Exploitation of Children

    PRESS RELEASE – On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, James Ricky Wiggins, age 55, of Dawson County, GA, was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of children by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit. The GBI CEACC Unit began an investigation into Wiggins after receiving a request […]

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  • Jon Burns Elected Georgia’s 75th Speaker of the House

    PRESS RELEASE – State Representative Jon Burns (R-Newington) was elected today as the 75th Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives. Speaker Burns was elected by acclamation without opposition. “I am honored to have the trust and confidence of my colleagues in the House to serve as their Speaker,” said Speaker Burns. “My vision for the […]

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  • Dawson County Man Arrested for the Sexual Exploitation of Children

    PRESS RELEASE – On Tuesday, December 20, 2022, John Leonard Maxfield Jr, age 41, of Dawson County, Georgia, was arrested and charged with nine counts (two counts of distribution and seven counts of possession and distribution of child sexual abuse material. Exploitation of Children by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit.  […]

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  • Georgia six-week abortion ban reinstated

    GEORGIA – Today, a week after Fulton County Superior Court overturned the Georgia six-week abortion ban, the Georgia Supreme Court has reinstated the ban. The Georgia Supreme Court effectively overturned the ruling made by Judge Robert McBurney when they put the lower court’s ruling on hold while the appeal is reviewed. When Judge McBurney ruled […]

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  • Speaker David Ralston has passed away

    GEORGIA – David Ralston, Speaker of the House for the Georgia House of Representatives, has passed away. The Georgia House of Representatives has put out the following statement following his passing: “Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), 73rdSpeaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, passed away today following an extended illness. He was 68 years old. […]

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  • Georgia abortion ban overturned by judge

    GEORGIA – A judge in Fulton County Superior Court has overturned the six week abortion ban in Georgia. Judge Robert McBurney made the decision today in a ruling to strike down the law that had been in place since July. McBurney ruled that the six week ban violated the U.S. Constitution and U.S. Supreme Court […]

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  • Governor has been called in Georgia

    Election results

    GEORGIA – The race for Georgia Governor has been called. Incumbent Brian Kemp has been named the winner with it currently standing at 53.9 percent over Abrams. The fight for U.S. Senate is very close with the results currently tied. Hershel Walker is running against Raphael Warnock. In Georgia, the winner must have over 50 […]

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  • Roe v. Wade overturned in Supreme Court precedent on abortion

    WASHINGTON – This morning, a divided United States Supreme Court, made the 5-4 decision to overturn the 50-year precedent of Roe v. Wade to legalize abortion the federal level. The door was opened to re-visit the abortion precedent that was set in 1973 in hearing the 2021 Mississippi case for Dobbs v. Jackson. The court […]

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  • Officer involved shooting in Cherokee County makes 60th GBI case this year alone

    HOLLY SPRINGS, Ga. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced they are investigating an officer involved shooting in Cherokee County, Georgia. This incident makes for the 60th officer involved shooting the GBI has been requested to investigate in 2022. According to a statement form the GBI, tis time last year there ere only 41 officer involved shootings […]

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  • Traffic stop recovers stolen items from vehicle at North Georgia Premium Outlets

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – A traffic stop in Cumming, Georgia ultimately led to the arrest of two individuals after the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office notified Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and the Cumming Police Department of a ‘theft from a vehicle that occurred at the outlet mall in Dawsonville’. According to the Cumming Police Department, the Dawson County […]

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