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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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Our Take: Proceed With Caution

The debate has heated up over the past couple of weeks regarding the proposed reservoir on Shoal Creek in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area.

September 27, 2011 | Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

New website a good change

As always, this column is being written in advance of deadline, but if all went according to plan yesterday (Tuesday), readers of the Dawson News & Advertiser website should notice a lot of changes this week.

September 27, 2011 | Wayne Knuckles Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

Stolen laptop computer leads to arrests

A recovered laptop computer has not only landed a Dawsonville man in jail, but also a burglary suspect accused of taking numerous items from a Dawson County home last week.

September 27, 2011 | Kristen Cloud Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

Veterans remember the missing

The Dawson County Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 970 gathered at Veterans Memorial Park in Dawsonville earlier this month to remember its brethren that never made it home. Each year local veterans gather to honor America’s prisoners of war and those missing in action. Members of the Dawson County High School JROTC stand at attention during the ceremony.

September 27, 2011 | Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

Gingrich coming to Dawsonville

Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich will be visiting Dawson County for a campaign luncheon on Monday, Oct. 3. Gingrich is the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and a Republican candidate for the 2012 presidential race.

September 27, 2011 | Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

AMP approaching finish line

Construction is still under way at Atlanta Motorsports Park (AMP), but plans call for the park to be open by the end of the year.

September 27, 2011 | A.J. Puckett Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

Satellite tax office closing Friday

The Dawson Tax Commissioner’s satellite office is closing its doors Friday, Sept. 30, after only being open for nine months. The satellite office is located at Dawson County Emergency Services Station 2, at 145 Liberty Drive off Highway 53 East near The Tractor Supply.

September 27, 2011 | A.J. Puckett Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

Proposed Shoal Creek Reservoir creates debate

More than a dozen people weighed in on the proposed Shoal Creek Reservoir and grand park idea at Thursday evening’s Dawson County Board of Commissioners special called meeting.

September 27, 2011 | A.J. Puckett Dawson Advertiser | Dawson Advertiser

Gas line ruptured near Ingles

A work crew attempting to fix a water leak in the Ingles shopping center ruptured a gas main Monday afternoon, leading to the evacuation of nearby stores.

According to Dawson County Emergency Services Deputy Chief Tim Satterfield, the stores will remain evacuated for the near future.

September 26, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. | LOCAL

Concerns voiced over reservoir plan

Dawson County Commissioner Gary Pichon says he's heard every concern discussed Thursday night during a public hearing on a proposed reservoir in the county.

"I didn't hear any issues I haven't already heard before," he said. "I wish the community as a whole would understand that we do not own that property, the state does not own that property in the Dawson tract and the county does not own that property."

September 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | Government

Campus expansion

Lanier Technical College broke ground Thursday on a major expansion that will more than double educational space at its Dawson County campus.

"We're very excited to be here," said Russell Vandiver, president of the college. "We think it's a wonderful opportunity for the community, the county and the city of Dawsonville.

September 21, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education

Teen injured in wreck

A local teenager was flown to an Atlanta-area children's hospital after being trapped in a crushed pickup truck for nearly two hours Monday night.

According to authorities, the 13-year-old girl was a passenger in a Ford F-150 that struck a power pole near Harmony Church Road and Ga. 400 just after 11 p.m.

September 21, 2011 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Tourney benefits local boy

There is still time to register to participate in Team Soldier Boy's third annual one pitch softball tournament.

Proceeds from the event benefit 10-year-old Kenneth "Kenny" Stewart III of Dawsonville, who was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2008.

September 21, 2011 | Michele Hester | LOCAL

Triathlon benefits youth

More than 190 racers, ranging in age from 3 to 66, took part in the Bootlegger Super Spring Triathlon at Veterans Memorial Park on Sept. 11.

The event was hosted by Five Star Event & Timing.

September 21, 2011 | From staff reports | LOCAL

Lanier cleanup planned

The 23rd annual Lake Lanier Association Shore Sweep is planned for Saturday.

The event will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at 13 locations around the lake, including War Hill Park in Dawson County.

September 21, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. | LOCAL

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