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Beware of ‘winterizer’ fertilizer

If you have watched television or listened to radio in the past few months, chances are you have heard at least one commercial from Scotts brand fertilizer. Their television ads feature a rugged, red-bearded Scotsman named, of course, Scott. He informs us that fall is the best time to fertilize your lawn to help grow new roots for survival during the long winter ahead.

October 22, 2014 | Clark MacAllister Extension Agent | Lifestyle Columnists

Along came a spider, and another, and another

I hate spiders. I know they play their role in the food chain, eating mosquitoes. That is all they are good for. I hate them.

October 22, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Lifestyle columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Local emergency services trains for Ebola

As of late, the national news scene has been buzzing with one particular topic - the Ebola virus.

October 22, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Pheasant shoot goes off with a bang

Groups of hunters ranging from husband and wife to father and son teams flocked to one Dawson County mountain home to take part in a local charity's new fundraiser.

October 22, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Polls open Saturday for early voting

Polls are open Saturday in Dawson County for the upcoming Nov. 4 General Election.

October 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Voting opens for most popular NASCAR driver

It's another showdown between the rising stars and seasoned veterans of the NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR's seven touring series, as voting for the Most Popular Driver Awards opened Oct. 9.

October 22, 2014 | From staff reports | SPORTS

World War II veteran dies

One of Dawson County's most decorated World War II heroes died last week at the age of 97.

October 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Twist in annexation issue

With the continued cycle of requests to annex property into Dawsonville and Dawson County's objections to such moves, one city council member's seat may hinge on the issue.

October 22, 2014 | David Renner | Government

Lookout posted for fake cop

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is asking residents to be on the lookout for a man who reportedly impersonated a police officer on a local college campus.

October 22, 2014 | David Renner | CRIME/COURTS

Pumpkins benefit art

The pumpkin patch is full again this year, but you don't have to travel far to get the gourds.

October 22, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Festival here all weekend

It's not every day that white lightning and fast cars are harmoniously fused, except on the fourth weekend in October at the annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in downtown Dawsonville.

October 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Lady Tigers advance to Sweet Sixteen

The Lady Tigers' varsity softball game Thursday may go down as the most thrilling ever played at Jack Waldrip Field.

October 21, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Tigers fall in final minutes

The Dawson County High School varsity Tigers football team lost a heartbreaker in the final minutes of Friday night's game against Fannin County.

October 21, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Middle school runners finish in fourth place

Dawson County Middle School Lady Tiger Katya Bessiere set a new course record at the North Georgia Mountain League Championship cross country meet Oct. 9.

October 21, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Cheerleaders move to 4-0

The Dawson County High School Competition Cheerleaders are on a roll.

October 21, 2014 | Stephanie Woody | High School

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Thinking out alternatives for deer in Jekyll Island

I have one of the most interesting jobs in the world. One day I am advising world leaders on the nuances of international monetary policy. The next day I am consoling a distraught reader who thinks I need to "look within myself spiritually." The last time I looked within myself, I saw my navel. It was full of lint. Never again.

September 24, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Middle school media specialist named tops

Dawson County Middle School's Media Specialist Kim Dutton is in the school's library and media center each day to help students reach their goals.

September 24, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Shore Sweep set for Saturday

Hundreds of volunteers are expected to take part in clearing the shores of Lake Lanier on Saturday.

September 24, 2014 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Rezoning approved for retail center

The last 10 acres of a tract of land needed to develop a new retail center along Ga. 400 were rezoned last week.

September 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Official: March blaze no accident

The local investigation into an explosion and fire that leveled a southern Dawson County home in March is ongoing, but Allstate Insurance officials said they've denied the property owner's compensation claim because the incident wasn't an accident.

September 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Jailer resigns amid inquiry

A Dawson County Detention Center employee resigned earlier this month during an investigation that exposed an inappropriate relationship with a female inmate.

September 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Team set to face rival West Hall

Friday could be the biggest night of the season for the Dawson County Tigers as the play host to Region 7-AAA rival West Hall.

September 24, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Golfing brings green

With fall weather setting in a day early, there was little to slow turnout for the Dawsonville Lions Club's 19th annual golf tournament.

September 24, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Consolidation floated

A recent flurry of requests from Dawson County residents wanting to annex their property into Dawsonville has prompted officials to explore the possibility of a unified government.

September 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | Government

Dealing with the weeds of life

If I am being honest, there's more times than I count that things don't go my way.

September 24, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Larry Lynn

Larry G. Lynn, 74, of Dawsonville died Sept. 19, 2014.

September 24, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Zane Whelchel

Zane Grey Whelchel, 86, of Dawsonville, died Sept. 18, 2014.

September 24, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Calvin Chumley

Mr. Calvin Lee Chumley, 64, of Cumming died Sept. 16, 2014.

September 24, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Mozell Gilbert

Mozell Hubbard Gilbert, 90, died Sept. 17, 2014.

September 24, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Michael Adamson

Michael Brian Adamson, 35, died Sept. 15, 2014.

September 24, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

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