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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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Tigers drive past Bobcats

The beat marches on for the Dawson County middle school Tigers football team.

September 23, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | Middle School

Girls on a roll

Senior pitcher Joy Lewis had an outstanding week as the Lady Tigers recorded 32 strikeouts while only surrendering one walk as Dawson County picked up three wins.

September 23, 2014 | Pam Jacobs | High School

Suspect indicted in credit card scheme

A Riverdale man has been indicted on nearly two dozen charges in connection with a credit card scheme and high-speed chase last summer.

September 17, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

System honors award winners

Two Dawson County High School students were recognized during the last board of education meeting.

September 17, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Men indicted for rape, kidnapping

Two men accused in unrelated rape and kidnapping cases were indicted last week by a Dawson County grand jury.

September 17, 2014 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS

Motorsports Park plans groundbreaking

With plans for expansion approved, Atlanta Motorsports Park is celebrating by breaking ground on the site.

September 17, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS

9/11 ceremony held at Station 1

Dawson County paused last week to remember those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

September 17, 2014 | David Renner | LOCAL

Finding a common musical ground

According to Mama, I am not a grown up yet. I do not have a full appreciation of country music and until I do, I cannot be deemed a grown up.

September 17, 2014 | Sudie Crouch Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Actively looking forward

September is not only the full-fledged beginning of the new school year, it is also start-up time for organization activities that have filled many planning hours during the "dormant" days of July and August.

September 17, 2014 | Helen Taylor Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Trying to find positive in this world can be negative

The Woman Who Shares My Name instructed me that this week's column was to be about positive things. She says she is tired of bad news and thought you felt the same way. "Surely, you can find some positive things to write about," she said, "and temporarily take people's minds off all the terrible things going on in the world. I think your readers would appreciate that."

September 17, 2014 | Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion: Letters/Columns

Cover crops for home gardens

It seems like summer is slowly beginning to turn to fall. Some vegetable gardens may still be producing well, but others are beginning to wind down for the season. For those of us whose gardens have given up, consider planting a cover crop this fall to improve your vegetable garden next summer.

September 17, 2014 | Clark MacAllister Columnist | Lifestyle Columnists

Montine Richards

Montine Richards, 90, of Alpharetta died Sept. 12, 2014.

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Erwin Topper

Erwin Topper, 72, of Dawsonville died Sept. 13, 2014.

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

William “Dean” Hulsey

SMSgt. William "Dean" Hulsey, U.S.A.F. (Ret.), 88, of Dawsonville died Sept. 11, 2014.

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

Anne Davis

Anne Davis, 82, of Dawsonville died Sept. 11, 2014.

September 17, 2014 | | OBITUARIES

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