• Firefighters battle Long Mountain Fire

      PRESS RELEASE WHITE COUNTY, Ga. –Yesterday’s beautiful spring weather brought warm temperatures, low humidity and a gentle breeze which the National Weather Service labeled a HIGH FIRE DANGER DAY. At 5:13PM, White County received a reported woods fire on Long Mountain Trail which turns off Jeb Drive off Hwy 115 W.  The fire was […]

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  • Johns Creek, Forsyth County score key drug bust

    FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Surveillance of a suspected drug dealer’s home paid off big time last week when Johns Creek and Forsyth County detectives arrested five people on various drug and weapon charges and took a sizeable amount of drugs off the street. Detectives spotted the suspect, Levi Brown, 27, of Dawsonville leaving the home, […]

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  • Early voting on $60 million SPLOST starts Monday

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. — The dust has barely settled following January’s special election in Georgia’s U.S. Senate race but Dawson County Republicans and Democrats will return to the polls starting Monday (Feb 22) to vote on a $60 million, 6-year Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. Early voting will last until Friday, March 12. Local […]

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  • White County deputies chase, arrest burglary suspect

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – Alert White County deputies arrested a Cleveland man who is suspected of burglary Tuesday. According to a White County Sheriff’s Office press release, deputies had been searching for Corey Franklin Cantrell for several weeks in connection with a burglary investigation. While searching for Cantrell, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of […]

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  • Dawsonville man charged in connection with riot in Capitol Building

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – Federal authorities have arrested 22-year-old Benjamin Harry Torre of Dawsonville in connection with the riot that took place Jan. 6 at the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. According to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, an anonymous tipster who claimed to know Torre identified photos […]

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  • Cleveland man charged with battery, stalking

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – A Cleveland man has been charged with battery, family violence, aggravated stalking, resisting arrest and cruelty to children, following a domestic violence incident on Ivy Hills Drive on Jan. 14. White County deputies were called to the scene shortly after midnight where they were confronted by an angry Danny Ramey, age […]

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  • Chairman challenges Sheriff’s need for additional staffing

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – Sheriff Jeff Johnson must have felt like he has walked into a minefield when he presented a request for more staffing during Thursday’s Board of Commissioners work session. He was met by a commission chairman, who not only questioned the need for additional staffing, but the overall efficiency of Johnson’s operation. […]

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  • Gov. Kemp addresses security concerns at Capitol

    PRESS RELEASE ATLANTA, Ga. — In a joint press conference held Tuesday at the Georgia Capitol, Governor Brian Kemp; Major General Thomas Carden, Adjutant General of the Georgia Department of Defense; and Colonel Chris Wright, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS), addressed security concerns following the events that occurred at the United […]

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  • Sen. Gooch comments on protest in US Capitol

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Before heading to the state capitol and the start of the 156th General Assembly, Republican Senate Majority Whip Steve Gooch expressed concern about the events that took place Jan. 6 in the U.S. Capitol Building and the nation’s move toward socialism. Five people died and more than 40 were arrested after a […]

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  • Spiritual gift to NGHS Foundation names new Spiritual Care Center

    PRESS RELEASE GAINESVILLE, Ga. – During their 60-year marriage, Verdis C. and Mary Puckett lived by the values of faith, humility, kindness, service, stewardship and most of all, love. Now, through a signature gift to the Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) Foundation, Mary and her late husband have ensured those same values continue to be […]

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  • Time running out for early voting in Senate races

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – Georgia voters have only four more days to cast an early vote in the crucial General Election U.S. Senate runoff. Advance voting ends Thursday (Dec. 31). Election Day is Jan. 5 Until then, all voting will take place at the Elections Office, 96 Academy Avenue in Dawsonville between the hours of 8 […]

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  • Department of Public Health began to administer COVID-19 vaccine Monday

    HALL COUNTY, Ga. – Georgia received its first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine last week. On Monday Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) District 2 began to administer the vaccine to first responders in the community. DPH Public Information Officer Dave Palmer said 35 firefighters, EMTs and other first responders were signed up to be […]

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  • NGHS may have to ration health care asks for help from community

    PRESS RELEASE GAINESVILLE, Ga. – As the number of COVID-19 cases across the region, state and nation continue to climb, Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) leaders are asking for your help – and warning another post-holiday spike may force them to start rationing care. “We’re struggling to find staff and space to care for people, […]

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  • NGHS frontline staff receives COVID-19 vaccine

    PRESS RELEASE GAINESVILLE, Ga. – Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is now offering nearly 5,000 Doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to frontline staff and physicians. “It feels like Christmas came early,” says Carol Burrell, NGHS president and CEO. “It’s been a long eight months for our organization and our community, as we continue to see […]

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  • 765 in-person ballots cast on first day of voting

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – The county elections office reported today (Dec. 15) that 765 in-person votes were cast on the first day of advance voting in the General Election Runoff for state and federal offices. Voters tend to turn out in lower numbers for runoff elections. By contrast, the November general election with President Donald […]

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