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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


Board of education, health department receive $1,000

The Board of Education and the Dawson County Health Department each received a $1,000 donation from Wal-Mart last week.

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


Chamber leaders offer advice to working women

The presidents of the chambers of commerce in Hall and Dawson counties are predicting a bright future for women in business.

March 25, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood DCN Regional Staff | BUSINESS


Opportunities await

New to Georgia, Kathryn Schultz is looking to re-enter the work force full time.

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


United Way pleased with campaign

The United Way of Dawson County is grateful for the community support that helped the organization nearly reach its 2009 campaign goal despite the economic downturn.

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


Council discusses car park

Dawsonville City Council held the first of a possible two work sessions to discuss a proposed motorsports park Monday night.

March 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Chamber honors teachers of the year

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce honored Dawson County School System's Teachers of the Year during the chamber luncheon at Peach Brandy Cottage Thursday.

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


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


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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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