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Friends and colleagues recall late chamber director

Nearly two decades have passed since the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce board of directors made a decision to hire a full-time director.

April 29, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Fees may soon be stopped

In an effort to stimulate the local economy, the Dawson County commission has proposed doing away with impact fees on new development for up to two years.

April 22, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Trade officials come calling

The Kangaroo Conservation Center in Dawson County played host to more than 25 foreign trade officials Friday.

April 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Gold Creek Foods buys now-closed Mohawk plant

A former carpet yarn plant in Dahlonega is about to be sold as a poultry further-processing plant with prospects for 1,000 new jobs.

April 15, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood DCN regional staff | BUSINESS


Vote likely will trigger legal fight

Dawsonville City Council's decision to approve a high-end motorsports park in western Dawson County signals the start of what opponents vow will be a long and costly legal battle.

April 15, 2009 | By Michele Hester and Stephanie Griffin Staff Writers | BUSINESS


Bank controls Gold Creek golf course

Few details have surfaced in the week since Regions Bank emerged from auction with control of the defunct Gold Creek Golf course. Members of the Gold Creek Homeowners Association are relieved the bank has the site, while an attorney for the former owners has not ruled out further legal action. No outside parties submitted bids April 7. James M. Ottley, the attorney who handled the foreclosure for Regions, said he was not authorized to comment on the matter, though he did confirm the bank has possession of the property. Joe Brakebill, association president, said the community hopes the bank wants ...

April 15, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Regions Bank takes possession of Gold Creek

What was once billed as a premier golfing destination in Dawson County, Gold Creek Golf Club failed to go to a bidder on the courthouse steps yesterday as part of the property's foreclosure proceedings, and is now the property of Regions Bank.

April 08, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Bank to host poker run to support Relay for Life

United Community Bank's Junior Board of Directors is at it again, planning another community service event.

April 08, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Council to vote on car park Monday

Mayor Joe Lane Cox is pretty certain the Dawsonville City Council will make a decision on the motorsports park at Monday night's meeting.

April 08, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Kangaroo center on VIP Tour

Dawson County is on a list of stops on a north Georgia tour for top diplomats and business officials from across the globe.

April 08, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Water treatment plant receives award

Last week, Dawson County's water treatment plant, the Hightower Water Treatment Facility, received a 2007 Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

April 01, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Unemployed in county exceeds state, nation

Information released Thursday from the Georgia Department of Labor proved last week's prediction from the local development authority to be accurate.

April 01, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Berg to address chamber of commerce

Chairman of the Dawson County Board of Commissioners Mike Berg is the guest speaker April 9 for the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Peach Brandy Cottage.

April 01, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Ranks of jobless climbing

The local development authority expects Dawson County's unemployment rate to continue its climb based on preliminary data released Thursday by the state Department of Labor.

March 25, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Belk event to benefit local organizations, schools

Belk is looking for local charities interested in taking part in its Spring Charity Sale on May 2.

March 25, 2009 | | BUSINESS


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New hardware store is looking to break ground

The owner of a hardware store in Dahlonega is expanding to Dawson County after officials last week approved a request to rezone nearly three acres at Hwy. 53 East and Stephens Road.

January 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Convention center falls into foreclosure

The economic downturn felt across north Georgia and much of the nation has taken its toll on the owners of a popular community gathering place.

December 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Auvermann named GMRC appointed official of the year

The man charged with bringing quality economic development to the county has been recognized for his work.

December 17, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Intersection changes to begin in spring

Sweeping changes at Dawson County's busiest intersection has at least one national eatery planning a move away from the crossing.

December 17, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Commemorative Chase Elliott T-shirts arrive

Be the first to own a part of Dawsonville's unique racing history.

December 12, 2014 | | BUSINESS


Season of spending begins

By noon, the women of Sugar Valley Country Club had already stocked up on the early morning, after-Thanksgiving bargains at North Georgia Premium Outlets and were hoping some leftover turkey and veggies would give them the blast of energy needed to continue their Black Friday shopping tradition.

December 03, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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