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Indoor cockroach control

One insect that is universally loathed is the cockroach.

October 07, 2015 | By Clark MacAllister For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

Two places, one lesson

Singapore was a very interesting place back in the late 80s. I travelled through there frequently working on a project that took me repeatedly from ...

October 07, 2015 | By Charlie Auvermann For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

How do you know what’s happening?

Ironically, my last column advised county residents to subscribe to our local newspapers as a good way to keep up with what's happening. But ...

October 07, 2015 | By Helen Taylor For the Dawson County News | VIEWPOINT

Going to the barbershop more for company than a cut

Sitting in for Ronda this week is her husband, John Tinker... "Tink."

October 07, 2015 | | Lifestyle Columnists

This insomniac is jealous of those who get a good night’s sleep

I am deeply envious of those who get a full night's sleep.

October 07, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson County News | Lifestyle Columnists

Remembering a special group of Georgians in Iraq

What a difference a decade makes.

October 07, 2015 | | VIEWPOINT

River clean-ups planned on Amicalola, Etowah

Two events are planned within the next week to celebrate October as Clean Water month in Dawson County.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Crews moving dirt for new shopping center on Ga. 400

Crews began moving dirt on the second of two new shopping centers planned on Ga. 400 in Dawson County.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Smarter than a 10-year-old contest set for Tuesday

As adults, we'd all like to think we can remember the geography, history, language arts and math we learned so many years ago in ...

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Authorities investigating multiple break-ins at workshop

Investigators with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office are asking for help in identifying the two suspects that allegedly broke into a local workshop three ...

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Rotary recognizes student of the month

The Rotary Club of Dawson County's Student of the Month for September is Megan Morley, a fifth grader at Black's Mill Elementary.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Spirited cheer dad can’t hide his Tiger pride

Isaac Barnes showed up at his daughter's first cheer practice to help his wife teach the young cheerleaders a thing or two about football.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

3 injured when teen driver collides head-on with fire engine

The teen driver that collided head-on with a Dawson County fire engine last week remained hospitalized on Tuesday with injuries she sustained in the crash.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Drone study begins: Rules for aircraft to be established

The House study committee charged with developing regulatory policies for drone use across the state had its first meeting last week in Atlanta.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

Inmate charged with making up murder story

Authorities have charged a Lumpkin County man with giving false statements after he reportedly took local investigators on what they are calling a wild goose ...

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

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The whole she-bang predicament

Men, I'm gonna go ahead and warn you - you may not be able to relate to this.

July 29, 2015 | By Sudie Crouch For the Dawson Community News | Lifestyle Columnists

Dawson Living magazine on racks now

In this issue of the Dawson Community News, you'll find our "Dawson Living" magazine.

July 29, 2015 | | LOCAL

Summer renovations wrapping up at DCHS

With the final week of summer on the horizon, the Dawson County Board of Education is putting the finishing touches on renovations going on in the system.

July 29, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Elliott and NAPA team inch closer in championship at Indy

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, finished 10th in Saturday's Lilly Diabetes 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

July 29, 2015 | From staff reports | SPORTS

Community holds vigil and balloon release for family killed in murder-suicide

SOUTH FORSYTH - The yellow crime scene tape had been taken down by Thursday. What drivers passing by could see was the pile of stuffed animals resting against the sign for True Way Baptist Church on Old Atlanta Road, surrounded by candles and a small wooden cross.

A note from a classmate rested on the ground. Above it sat two small, framed pictures. Each one showed the faces of the Smith brothers, 8- and 9-year-old Jared and Jacob, who were shot to death along with their mother July 22 by her husband.

July 29, 2015 | By Kayla Robins DCN Regional Staff | CRIME/COURTS

High speed chase ends in arrest

A Dahlonega man is in custody following a high speed chase on Ga. 400 overnight Saturday.

Jerry Dakhota McCranie, 29, was being pulled over during a routine traffic stop for a tail light violation when he fled north toward Lumpkin County.

July 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Georgia racing legend to serve as festival grand marshal

A Georgia racing legend has been selected to serve as grand marshal for this year's 48th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in October.

July 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

DNR ranger up for national boating officer award

Come fall, Cpl. Jason Roberson, a Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement ranger from Dawsonville, could be the nation's top boating officer.

July 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government

The spirit of campmeeting

Mardie Townley remembers the Thursday night of Lumpkin Campmeeting eight years ago like it was yesterday.

July 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | LIFE

Dawson County Business Card & Resource Directory 2015

Click here to view Dawson County Business Card & Resource Directory 2015

July 28, 2015 | Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

$1.1 million for ice storm clean-up

Dawson County EMS Director Billy Thurmond asked the board of commissioners Thursday for nearly $1 million to pay for debris clean up after a two-day ice storm in February.

July 28, 2015 | Denise Ray Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

Hall of Fame receives large check for library

The Walmart Foundation on Thursday presented the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame a $2,500 check to help fund a new library.

July 28, 2015 | Joe Argento Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

Reader’s Choice Awards, BEST OF Dawson County starts today

The Dawson News & Advertiser today launched its annual Reader’s Choice awards contest for the 2015 BEST OF in Dawson County.

July 28, 2015 | Staff Report Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

Man faces 13 charges after fleeing deputies

A local man airlifted to an Atlanta hospital after striking a power pole has been arrested on 13 charges, including choking a woman and assaulting a neighbor, authorities said.

July 28, 2015 | Kimberly Boim Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

Lower taxes for residents, higher pay for teachers

The Dawson County Board of Education on Monday lowered its millage rate and earlier raised its teachers’ salaries for fiscal year 2015-16.

July 28, 2015 | Kimberly Boim Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

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