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New service organization geared toward young professionals

A group of local young professionals is moving closer to establishing a chapter of the Jaycees in Dawson County.

March 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


County raising hotel/motel tax

Travelers in Dawson County could see an increase in their hotel/motel stays by the new year.

March 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


County revisits impact fee structure

A representative from the Krystal Corporation told commissioners Monday that high impact fees may keep the southern regional chain from opening a restaurant in Dawson County.

February 25, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Forecaster says Dawson poised for great long-term growth

Frank Norton Jr., known for his North Georgia economic forecasts and predictions, told members of the Dawson County Home Builders Association last week that Dawson County is poised for great long-term growth, despite the lack of new development that took place in the county in the last year.

February 25, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Wal-Mart donates to local nonprofits

The giving and supporting spirit of the Dawson County Wal-Mart continues, even during hard economic times.

February 18, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Tyger named volunteer of the year

After spending the day setting up tables and decorating the banquet hall, Carol Tyger laughed in delight as she was named Volunteer of the Year at the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce Cowboy Ball.

February 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Decision on park bumped

The decision to delay action on a proposed motorsports park in western Dawson County until at least April 13 was greeted with relief by those on both sides of the divisive issue.

February 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Council delays vote on motorsports park

More than 200 people packed the Dawsonville Municipal Complex Monday night to hear the fate of a proposed motorsports park in western Dawson County.

February 16, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


More dining choices on the way in 2009

The uncertain economy has hurt the housing industry in north Georgia, but the restaurant industry seems to be thriving, at least in Dawson County.

February 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Tourism alive in Dawson County

Dawson County officials traveled to the state capital last week to put a spotlight on Georgia's and the county's second largest industry.

February 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Council delays vote on car park

As anticipated, the Dawsonville City Council rescheduled Monday's public hearing on the rezoning for a proposed 152-acre motorsports park in western Dawson County.

February 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Motorsports park moves on under caution

Plans for a motorsports country club in western Dawson County drew the blessing of Dawsonville's planning board Monday night.

January 28, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Chamber to host annual banquet

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual banquet Feb.13 at the Lakeview Center, 2057 Dawson Forest Road East, Dawsonville.

January 28, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Manufacturing plant named in country’s top 20

Nordson's Dawsonville location was selected in early January as one of the top 20 manufacturing plants in the nation in 2008 by Industry Week magazine.

January 28, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Vote could advance park

Officials are expecting a packed crowd for Monday night's Dawsonville Planning Commission meeting.

January 21, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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Business community thanks top teachers

The local business community last week paid tribute to the county's top teachers.

April 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Steel fabricator cleared to expand

A local steel fabricator received clearance last week to move forward with an expansion that will bring new jobs to Dawson County.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Unemployment rate on the rise

The Georgia Department of Labor announced last week that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region, which Dawson is a part of, is on the rise.

March 19, 2014 | By David Renner | BUSINESS


Manufacturer applies for building variance

A local steel fabricator has applied for a building variance in anticipation of expanding its manufacturing operations.

March 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Racing team moving headquarters here

Dawsonville continues to be a hotbed for NASCAR activity with the recent announcement that J.J. Yeley's race team has decided to bring its operations to town.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Senior facilities possible

Dawson County may soon be getting not one but two locations geared toward senior citizens.

Both Whitley Engineering Inc. and TBG Residential are looking at locations, one in the city and the other in the county.

February 26, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Lake, retail touted as area’s economic engine

Rising lake levels have played a role in the area's economic upturn, according to a local real estate expert.

February 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Internet provider faces settlement, layoffs

The Governor's Office of Consumer Protection announced Monday that the agency has entered into a $600,000 settlement with Internet service provider Windstream Communications over allegations of false advertising.

The office claims that Windstream advertised speeds it could not provide, mislead customers as to the nature of their infrastructure, misrepresented minimum connection speeds and failed to completely clarify subscription-based promotions.

February 26, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


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