• Additional staff request for SWMP tabled to explore other options

    Additional staff request by Public Works tabled until later session.

    Originally presented at an earlier work session, the additional staff request for the Public Works Department’s Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) will require further examination. The Board of Commissioners voted to table the request until Public Works can evaluate other options, such as contracting work out to third parties. While no timeframe has been given, the […]

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  • Controlled burn could cause smoke in Lumpkin County

    Controlled burn could cause smoke in Lumpkin County.

    LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. – Educating residents on the controlled burn occurring, Lumpkin County Government shared on social media its possible effects: Georgia Forestry is doing a prescribed burn today in Dawson Forest. It will be around 400 acres, so there is a probability of smoke drifting our way from the west side of the county. […]

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  • Warrants and charges incurred in January’s auto theft case

    Warrants and charges incurred in January's auto theft case.

    PRESS RELEASE — Since the investigation’s start in January, the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office has now announced its progress with warrants and charges on social media. January Entering Autos Update: During the investigation of the recent Entering Autos and Auto Thefts, there were 27 Entering Autos and four vehicles stolen. So far, three of the […]

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  • Sheriff’s office increases reward in armed robbery case

    Sheriff's office increases reward in armed robbery case.

    Since the original offering, the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office raised the reward for information. The reward for the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects involved in the armed robbery at Crisson Gold Mines on February 3, 2022 has been increased to $10,000. To read about the initial reward, visit https://lumpkin.fetchyournews.com/2022/02/09/reward-offered-for-information-on-armed-robbery/.

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  • Reward offered for information on armed robbery

    Reward offered for information regarding robbery.

    Following the recent robbery, Sheriff Stacy Jarrard announced a reward on social media: A $1000 Reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects involved in the Crisson Gold Mine Store Armed Robbery. For initial coverage on the robbery, visit https://lumpkin.fetchyournews.com/2022/02/04/crisson-gold-mine-store-robbed-at-gunpoint/.

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  • Storm drainpipe replacement will require road closure

    Replacement of storm drainpipe will require road closure.

    Before the weekend commences, the Lumpkin County Government warns work on a storm drainpipe will affect commuting: Tomorrow, Jan. 29, Cain Bridge Road will be closed between Cain Bridge Spur and Chesterra Drive from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for replacement of a storm drainpipe. All addresses between the closure points will be accessible from […]

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  • Outdoor burning not recommended this weekend

    Weather hazards make outdoor burning risky this weekend.

    After viewing the latest weather conditions for the weekend, the Dawson County Fire and Emergency Services issued a statement: Multiple weather hazards this weekend. We recommend no outdoor burning tomorrow. Also, please use caution when using alternative heating methods.

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  • Recycling budget increase proposed to Board of Commissioners

    Recycling budget increase proposed at Board of Commissioners meeting.

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – At the Dawson County Board of Commissioners meeting held on Jan. 20, the Public Works Department requested a recycling budget increase as well as direction in repairing the transfer station. Denise Farr, the director of the Public Works Department, explains the county currently uses the single-stream recycling process. This process handles cardboard, […]

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  • Vehicles burglarized in Dawson County

    Vehicles broken into in Dawson County.

    PRESS RELEASE – The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a rash of Entering Autos and stolen vehicles which took place across Dawson County last night. If you had any items stolen from your vehicles, please give us a call at 706-344-3636. We ask that everyone please ensure your vehicles are locked and valuables […]

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  • Investigation leads to suspect taken into custody

    Vehicles broken into in Dawson County.

    PRESS RELEASE – As an update to the Entering Autos and stolen vehicles from earlier in the week – this is an ongoing investigation and we will update as we are able. Currently we have one suspect in custody and 2 of the 4 stolen vehicles have been recovered. Please continue to forward any footage […]

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