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Newspaper now features legal notices

Beginning with today's issue, The Dawson Community News serves as Dawson County's official legal organ.

January 07, 2009 | | BUSINESS


Economic slump hits home in 2008

The impact of 2008s economic downturn took its toll on Dawson County, in the housing market, local governments, retail industry and leisurely activities.

January 07, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Gulf hurricane causes panic at the pumps in 2008

Gas is currently at the lowest it has been in almost five years, but that was a different story in September when the nation saw gas climb to between $4 and $5 a gallon, after Hurricane Ike shut down refineries and halted fuel production.

January 07, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Dawson Wal-Mart donates $1,000 to local groups

The Dawson County Woman's Club and local Young Life organization each received $1,000 Dec. 29 from the Dawson County Wal-Mart on Ga. 400.

January 07, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Food Lion opens for business in Dawsonville

The crowds arrived early and were ready to shop when Food Lion roared into town and opened at 8 a.m. last Wednesday morning.

January 04, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton & Michele Hester Staff Writers | BUSINESS


Santa sighting at local bank

There was a Santa sighting last Friday at the local United Community Bank's Ga. 400 location.

December 28, 2008 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Motorsports park hearing Monday

Plans for a motorsports country club on more than 150 acres off Duck Thurmond Road will go before the Dawsonville Planning Commission on Monday.

December 21, 2008 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Nunley appointed regional president of Appalachian

ELLIJAY - Appalachian Community Bank has appointed Jonathan "Bart" Nunley IV as regional president of their Dawson and Lumpkin County locations.

December 21, 2008 | | BUSINESS


Roaring in to town

City and company officials are hailing the Dec. 17 opening of Dawsonville's first full-service grocery store.

December 21, 2008 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Holiday shopping off to strong start this season

The Christmas shopping season is off to a rousing start at North Georgia Premium Outlets, which drew large crowds hunting deals and discounts over the Thanksgiving weekend.

December 14, 2008 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Two new attorneys with local ties join Boling Rice

The law firm of Boling Rice has added two new associates, Clint Garry Bearden and Collin A. Gravitt, both of whom have been admitted to practice law in Georgia.

December 14, 2008 | | BUSINESS


Help for high-tech on the way

Fiber optic communication capabilities are widespread south of Dawson County and north of Union County.

December 14, 2008 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Etowah Water named Collections System of the Year

Etowah Water and Sewer Authority picked up its fourth award this year, winning first place for Collections System of the Year on Nov. 18.

December 07, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | BUSINESS


Group kicks off ‘Shop Local’ initiative

A local group hopes a new initiative will encourage the community to shop in Dawson County this holiday season.

December 07, 2008 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Interest in park peaks

The proposed Atlanta Motorsports Park received glowing endorsements from several big names in the speed industry Saturday morning.

November 30, 2008 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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Articles by Section - BUSINESS


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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