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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


84 Lumber closes store in Dawson

Thirteen employees at the Dawson County 84 Lumber location were offered a transfer or lost their jobs when the lumberyard closed Oct. 25.

November 16, 2008 | 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


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