• Collins calls for DOJ investigation of DA Howard

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) today sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr requesting the Department of Justice immediately open an investigation into the egregious abuse of power Fulton County District Attorney (DA) Paul Howard has demonstrated in his handling of the Rayshard Brooks case. “As someone who has dedicated their […]

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  • Dawsonville company cited for illegal fireworks

        INSURANCE AND SAFETY FIRE COMMISSIONER NEWS RELEASE ATLANTA – On Wednesday, the Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office issued a cease and desist order and monetary penalty against Dawsonville-based Bride Lights, LLC, for illegal fireworks activity. Bride Lights owner, Ty Smith, had initially contacted local authorities in mid-May for permission to host […]

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  • Board of Education meets Tuesday

    WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – The White County Board of Commissioners will meet in a voting session Tuesday (June 23) at 8 a.m. School Superintendent Dr. Laurie Burkett will review the voter-approved 2020 education special purpose local option sales tax. White County voters gave an overwhelming thumbs up to the $29,500,000 one percent tax on June […]

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  • Suspects arrested after armed robbery at Cleveland convenience store

    Cleveland Police Department Press Release CLEVELAND, Ga. — Saturday (May 23) at approximately 6:18 pm, a male subject entered the Chevron Convenience Store on East Kytle Street in the City of Cleveland brandishing two firearms and demanding money. The Clerk handed over the requested items and the subject left the scene getting into a small […]

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  • The race for 9th District State Rep. has attracted six candidates

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – One of the most important elections that will take place May 19 is the race for 9th District State Representative. The Ninth District includes all of Lumpkin County, the majority of Dawson County and a portion of Forsyth County. Meet the candidates:  STEVE LEIBEL                                                                                                 Steve is a successful attorney, small […]

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  • UPDATE candidate qualifying Day 4

    DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – The following is an update of the candidates that qualified to run in county, state and federal races through Thursday: COUNTY RACES Board of Commissioners Chairman — Billy Thurmond (I), Renee Duren County Commissioner District 2 – Chris Gaines (I) County Commissioner District 4 Emory Dooley Sheriff – Jeff Johnson (I), […]

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  • Sheriff Johnson seeks 15 percent pay increase for deputies

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Two weeks after Dawson County Fire and Emergency Services Director Danny Thompson made a heartfelt plea for a pay raise for his employees, Sheriff Jeff Johnson made the same request on behalf of his law enforcement officers during Tuesday’s work session. During an hour-long presentation, Johnson said the county is facing a […]

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  • Couple charged with trespassing, firing weapon in city limits

    CLEVELAND, Ga. — A White County woman and Hall County man face multiple charges for allegedly trashing a car and firing a weapon inside the city limits May 20. Officer Brandon Wood was on duty inside the Cleveland Police Department when he heard gunshots and went to investigate. Wood drove to the area of Mary’s […]

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