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Part of Hospitality Highway to be renamed in honor of tourism pioneer

The portion of Hospitality Highway that runs through Dawson and Lumpkin counties will soon be named in honor of the man first responsible for branding the state a tourism destination.

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Hunger Games crew returns to Dawsonville

Crews from the widely successful Hunger Games movie franchise returned to Dawsonville last week to wrap-up scenes for Mockingjay Part 2, the last segment in the four-part series.

June 10, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Dawsonville council approves business start-up grant

A plan for providing starting funds to new Dawsonville businesses has passed one of the final hurdles to becoming a reality.

June 03, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Manufacturer moving to Dawson

A manufacturer currently based in north Forsyth broke ground on its new plant in Dawson County earlier this month.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Lawmakers recap legislative session

The state's new transportation funding mechanism was among the key topics last week when Dawson County's state delegation met to recap the 2015 legislative session.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Governor’s seal lifts local moonshiners’ spirits

Visitors touring the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery will soon have the option to take home a bottle of its signature backwoods spirits.

May 13, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Kroger confirms move to new shopping center on Ga. 400

A new Kroger Marketplace will soon be the anchor store for a major retail development in Dawsonville.

May 13, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Blanchard announces Kroger-anchored shopping center

Blanchard Real Estate has announced it will be developing a Kroger‐anchored power center in Dawsonville.

May 07, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Healthcare system plans expansion

Officials with Northeast Georgia Health Systems last week confirmed the hospital has purchased a building on Ga. 400 with plans to expand medical services in Dawson County.

April 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Dawsonville on international display with VIP tour

Dawsonville is among several destinations a group of international dignitaries will be touring across northeast Georgia this week.

April 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Bill opens new doors for local distillery

Visitors touring the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery who want to take home a bottle of the signature backwoods spirits today have to leave the premises, drive a half mile away and shop at the local package store.

April 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Verizon pulls plans for cellphone tower

A proposed cellphone tower will not be built on property in southern Dawson County after a group of neighbors came out in strong opposition to the measure.

April 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Aldi cancels plans for Dawson store

Corporate officials have announced that plans for an Aldi grocery store in Dawson have been called off.

April 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Comfort Inn pays back hotel/motel taxes

The owner of a local inn paid more than $30,000 in late hotel/motel taxes last week, but still owes nearly $10,000 to the county in penalties and interest.

April 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


County pursuing legal action to recover back taxes

Dawson County Commissioners last week agreed to move forward with litigation against a local innkeeper in an effort to recoup more than $30,000 in delinquent hotel/motel taxes.

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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Midwest company purchases Impulse Manufacturing

BTD Manufacturing, Inc., a subsidiary of Otter Tail Corporation, announced Tuesday it has acquired Dawsonville's Impulse Manufacturing for $30.5 million in cash.

September 02, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Sawnee EMC reduces power rate for rest of year

Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation has announced it is lowering rates for most members by reducing the component with which most power bills are calculated.

September 02, 2015 | By Kayla Robins DCN Regional Staff | BUSINESS


Workforce development crew coming to Dawson County

Those interested in working on finishing that much-needed GED or learning new workforce skills will have the opportunity to get all the help they need.

September 02, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Tax credits available for employers that help workers get GEDs

New tax credits are available for employers who help their employees earn their GEDs.

September 02, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Applications now available for Downtown Development Authority Project Fund Grant

Entrepreneurs wishing to bring their business to or improve already existing businesses in Dawsonville can now apply for a grant for city assistance.

August 26, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


More retail, restaurants eye Dawson

Hobby Lobby, Panda Garden, Ulta, Academy Sports, Organic Nails.

August 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Dawsonville man appointed to state committee

A community banker from Dawsonville was recently appointed to serve on a state committee charged with studying and identifying guidelines to be utilized in partnerships ...

August 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


City development authority nears completion on application

The Dawsonville Downtown Development Authority is nearing completion on its application process for a $25,000 grant program.

August 19, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Foothill Community Bank introduces Lewis as interim president and CEO

Foothills Community Bank on Monday announced John Lewis interim CEO and president as part of the Dawsonville-based bank's recapitalization plan.

August 12, 2015 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


High-speed Internet provider acquires local wireless network service

Two players in North Georgia's Internet game have come together.

August 12, 2015 | From Staff Reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Retailers commit to Dawson Crossroads shopping center

The first truckloads of dirt were moved over the weekend to make way for a new shopping center on Ga. 400 near Dawson Forest Road.

August 12, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Assisted living center opens in downtown Dawsonville

Dawsonville has its first assisted living center, and it's located within walking distance of downtown.

August 05, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


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