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Council for Quality Growth to speak at builder’s meeting

Representatives from the Council for Quality Growth will discuss a controversial water conservation plan at the Dawson County Homebuilder's Association's Oct. 21 meeting.

October 14, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Business Expo brings out big crowd

There was a time when you had to travel outside the county for many products and services.

October 14, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Workforce initiative awarded grant

Dawson County is one of five counties awarded a $35,000 state grant to improve the local workforce.

October 07, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Leadership Dawson class is now forming

The first leadership class in Dawson County was held in 1992. The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and the local extension office of the University of Georgia co-sponsored the original program and continue that partnership today.

September 30, 2009 | | BUSINESS


Developer closes on car park property

Less than 24 hours before a judge was to rule on a lawsuit aimed at stopping a proposed motorsports park in western Dawson County, the developer closed on the property.

September 23, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Time may be running out for day care

Ann Mullinax covered her face with her hands Thursday when she learned she likely will have to close her child care center in downtown Dawsonville.

September 23, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Farm Bureau collects food to help hungry Georgians

Dawson County Farm Bureau is collecting staple food items and monetary donations until Sept. 25., during the statewide Harvest for All Campaign.

September 16, 2009 | | BUSINESS


Plan for reservoir proceeds

Local officials are surprised at the pace with which the Atlanta City Council is moving on a proposal to sell 10,000 acres in Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area.

September 16, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Picnic draws crowd

Dawson County bid farewell to summer Sept. 8 during the 13th annual Community Picnic at Amicalola Falls State Park.

September 16, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Day care owner seeks longer lease

The operator of a local day care is holding out hope the Dawson County commission will vote to extend her lease Thursday.

September 16, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Unemployment rate drops in Dawson County

The Development Authority of Dawson County announced recently that the monthly unemployment rate dropped in Dawson County from a record high level in June.

September 09, 2009 | | BUSINESS


A reversal of fortune

Yvonne and Bill Bombardier were about to call it an early night.

September 02, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Life is a picnic in Dawson County

Hayrides, hot dogs, hamburgers and a whole lot of fun are expected at the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce Annual Community Picnic next week.

September 02, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Most Ga. counties are ‘distressed’

Dawson County's Local Option Sales Tax collections are down by 20 percent; its planning and zoning fee revenues are down by 50 percent; officials cut more than $4 million out of the county budget; and commissioners voted last week to furlough county employees. But it's not economically distressed.

August 26, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr DCN Regional Staff | BUSINESS


Reservoir proposed for site in forest

Long before a federal judge threatened to limit water withdrawals from Lake Lanier, officials with the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority had begun making plans to build a reservoir in Dawson County.

August 26, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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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


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


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


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


Variance makes way for new Aldi store on Ga. 400

Dawson County's Planning Commission approved a variance last week that could make way for a new grocery store on Ga. 400.

March 25, 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


Aldi is coming to Dawson County

Dawson County's Planning Commission approved a variance Tuesday that could make way for a new grocery store on Ga. 400.

March 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Annual gala honors chamber’s members

Despite the blustering winds and snow flurries last Friday, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce celebrated business in the style of the roaring 20s.

February 25, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Forecaster predicts Dawson’s population at 100,000 by 2030

Community leaders are both hopeful and hesitant after hearing a north Georgia real estate forecaster say he expects the county's population to quadruple in the next 15 years.

"Our plan has always been to have 50,000 folks in 2030," said Dawson County Commission Chairman Mike Berg.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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