Deputies: Driver left pedestrian critically injured after crash at Dawson County intersection
DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. - Deputies are searching for a driver who left a pedestrian fighting for their life at a Dawson County Intersection late Saturday night,. Officials say the crash happened just before midnight where Dawson Forest Road intersects with Blacks Mill Valley Road. At that time, investigators believe a...
Pedestrian in critical condition after hit-and-run in Dawson County
The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding the driver in a hit-and-run crash that left a pedestrian in critical condition.
Special Weather Statement issued for Dawson, Hall, Lumpkin, White by NWS
Instruction: People outdoors should seek shelter immediately. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Motorists should slow down and be prepared for possible loss of control due to hydroplaning.
Suspect sought in Dawson Co hit-and-run
The wreck left a pedestrian in critical condition.
Forestry Commission warns of southern pine beetle outbreak
The Georgia Forestry Commission is urging residents in four Georgia counties to be on the lookout for damage signs from the destructive southern pine beetle. In a recent survey by GFC foresters, Echols, Twiggs, Dawson and Greene counties were identified as locations with the highest probabilities of experiencing an SPB outbreak this year.
GO Roofing aiming to bring customer-centered services to their clients
On Wednesday May 31, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for GO Roofing Atlanta, a local roofing company aimed at bringing the highest quality service possible to its clients. GO Roofing Atlanta is a company that serves the North Georgia area and provides residential roofing,...
These Dawson County roadways will soon close for construction
Portions of two Dawson County roadways will soon temporarily close for different projects, County Manager Joey Leverette said at the Board of Commissioners’ June 1 work session. This story continues below. About a one-third-mile stretch of Blacks Mill Road ending at Dawson Forest Road will close starting Monday, June...
‘The Appalachian Trail of boating’-Dawson County couple recognized for this worldwide boating feat
Dawson County couple Chuck Haddon and Leigh Denton recently finished one of the most unique international adventures. This story continues below. The couple recently earned their BaccaLOOPerate degree from America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association (AGLCA) for finishing the international boating trek of the same name, according to a recent press release from the organization.
How to check if you qualify for senior tax exemptions in Dawson County
Since estimated property tax assessments were mailed to Dawson County landowners in May, relief for seniors has been top of mind for many locals. Concerns have centered around how an increase in taxes would hurt seniors, particularly those of them living on fixed incomes. DCN previously published a guide on...
This Dawsonville pastor is helping give homeschooled kids athletic opportunities
In youth sports, most kids who reach a certain skill level after the parks and rec ages typically move on to travel teams and school programs. While many options exist for public and private school pupils, one particular group of students has historically had fewer options — homeschoolers. (Story...
DEVELOPING: DCSO investigating gunshots incident at Devil’s Elbow landmark
Authorities are investigating a report of gunshots Tuesday near the Devil’s Elbow landmark in Dawson County, according to DCSO Sgt. Matthew Blackstock. The agency is aware of a report regarding gunshots the evening of May 30 “in the area of Devil’s Elbow, which nearly struck a group of teens,” Blackstock said.
Legal fates decided for remaining defendants in armed robbery case linked to Hannah Bender murder
Another part of the saga surrounding 21-year-old Hannah Bender’s 2019 murder in Dawson County has reached its conclusion. Proceedings have ended for two defendants in the Lumpkin County armed robbery case tied to the motive for Bender’s murder. This story continues below. Austin Todd Stryker, 26, will not...
Dawson County man pleads on charges related to holding family hostage with a gun
A Dawsonville man has pleaded guilty to multiple charges after being accused of allegedly holding a woman and her three children hostage in a home for several hours with a firearm, according to a document filed May 12 in Dawson County Superior Court. This story continues below. Billy Dale Crisp,...
New agriscience center, multipurpose athletic building officially open at DCHS
Dawson County High School students now have more space for agricultural classes and events and athletic practices, thanks to the school system’s new agriscience center and multipurpose athletic building that are now finished and open at the high school. On Friday May 26, Dawson County Schools and the Dawson...
Dawson County man charged in 2021 fatal Applebee’s fight case avoids trial
The Dawson County man charged with fatally injuring 19-year-old Kaleb Duckworth two years ago will no longer go to trial. This story continues below. Daniel Lee Roberts, 22, entered a negotiated plea of guilty in his case involving Duckworth. Roberts was previously accused of getting into a fight with Duckworth...
City of Dawsonville hires Jameson Kinley as new Planning and Zoning Director
The City of Dawsonville has hired Jameson Kinley, a Dawson County resident with years of experience in the field of local government, as its new Planning and Zoning Director. Kinley officially began his new position with the city on May 15, bringing several years of experience with him from previous positions he’s held with Dawson County and with the City of Dahlonega.
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