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Use oils for insect control

Winter doesn't seem like a good time for insect control in your home orchard or landscape, does it? The frigid temperatures of February aren't conducive to much insect activity. However, right now insects are hiding out on your trees and shrubs waiting for the warm temperatures of spring to pop out and mess with your plants.

February 04, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Tigers crown two varsity wrestling champions

Gavin Brown and Harrison Adams were crowned champions on Saturday during the 7-AAA Traditional Wrestling Tournament at Lumpkin County High School.

February 03, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

On the verge of history

The Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tigers basketball team is on the verge of making history again.

February 03, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Tigers score needed win

The Dawson County High School varsity boys' basketball team picked up a much needed win over Franklin County last week in Dawsonville. The Tigers scored 17 fourth quarter points to come away with the 53-39 win.

February 03, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School


Meth lab found in southeast Dawson

Drug agents were on the scene Wednesday morning of what they are calling a methamphetamine lab at a home on Hanging Dog Road in southeastern Dawson County.

January 28, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Robert G. “Slim” Denny

Robert G. "Slim" Denny, 75, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 19, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITS

Edwin Donald Gravitt

Edwin Donald Gravitt, 75, of Cumming, died Jan. 20, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITS

G. Dan Hulsey

G. Dan Hulsey, 62, of Dumfries, Va., died Jan. 21, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITS

Brian Thomas Johnson

Brian Thomas Johnson, 27, of Cumming, died Jan. 21, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITS

Virginia Louise Vaughn

Virginia Louise Vaughn, 77, of Cumming, died Jan. 19, 2015.

January 28, 2015 | | OBITS

What goes down will also go up

Forty years ago I embarked on a career in the oil industry that has covered decades. That career has taken me around the world far more than once. It has taken me from oil rigs to refineries, to massive tanker ships to the highest corporate towers.

January 28, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Fire Blight control tips

Backyard apple trees are very popular in this area of Georgia. Many people see the apples being grown just down the road in Ellijay and assume it should be easy to grow them at home.

January 28, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Georgia’s juvenile justice system going to the dogs and that’s a good thing

The State of Georgia's Juvenile Justice System is going to the dogs. And that's a good thing.

January 28, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Gov. Deal wants to add to the number of uninsured in Georgia

Georgia is still refusing the federal funds to expand Medicaid to cover more than 500,000 uninsured people. This decision will cost the state's health care system about $34 billion over the next decade, according to a new report by two well-respected research organizations.

January 28, 2015 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

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Tigers take tri-meet

The Dawson County High School varsity wrestlers traveled to Blue Ridge Jan. 20 for a tri-match with host Fannin County and Towns County. The Tigers came away with victorious with a 54-21 win over Fannin County and a 48-33 victory over Towns County.

January 27, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Lady Tigers remain perfect

The Dawson County High School varsity Lady Tigers' basketball team didn't miss a beat after being off for 10 days. Coach Steve Sweat's team made the long trip to Homer on Friday and defeated Banks County, 55-40.

January 27, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Banks County outlasts team

Playing on the road in a very hostile environment and against the No. 2 team in Region 7-AAA was not a good combination for Coach Thad Burgess' varsity boys' basketball team Friday night. The Tigers dropped to 4-17 after losing to Banks County 73-38.

January 27, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Middle school grapplers finish fifth

The Dawson County Middle School wrestling team finished in fifth place at the recent state duals at Cass High School.

January 21, 2015 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Getting down to business

The 2015 legislative session is off to a fast and busy start. The Georgia State Senate swore in all 56 senators last week, including 10 new freshman senators, and announced committee assignments shortly thereafter.

January 21, 2015 | By Steve Gooch For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

Time to pay attention

It's that time of year again.

January 21, 2015 | | LETTERS/COLUMNS

2015 session underway

We began the 153rd Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly on Jan. 12. Last Monday marked the first day of the 2015-2016 term, all the members of the Georgia House of Representatives were sworn into office. We then promptly got to work on our first order of business: Electing leaders to guide the Georgia House of Representatives through our next two years of public service.

January 21, 2015 | By Kevin Tanner For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

State of the column: Never been stronger

My fellow Georgians: In order to keep my national certification as a modest and much-beloved columnist, it is required that I submit to you at the first of every year my State of the Column message. (Yay! Clap! Clap! Clap!)

January 21, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough For the Dawson Community News | LETTERS/COLUMNS

The next best thing

Being raised an only child meant I spent a lot of time reading and pretending.

January 21, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

The time to prune vines approaching

Muscadines are grapes native to America, and they are a staple of home gardens all over the Southeast.

January 21, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Middle School poets printed in annual writing collection

Students from Dawson County Middle School were recently given the chance to have their writing works published for a much wider audience to see.

January 21, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Lanier Technical College names semi-finalists for GOAL award

Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college's semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL award, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the Lanier Technical College's GOAL program.

January 21, 2015 | | Education

New hardware store is looking to break ground

The owner of a hardware store in Dahlonega is expanding to Dawson County after officials last week approved a request to rezone nearly three acres at Hwy. 53 East and Stephens Road.

January 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Local teen charged as adult in molestation case

A 15-year-old from Dawsonville has been charged as an adult in the alleged molestation of a young child.

January 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Iowa man indicted after alleged rape at local motel

An Iowa man accused of sexually assaulting an employee at a local motel late last year was indicted on the charges by a Dawson County grand jury last week.

January 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

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