Gov. Sonny Perdue visited North Georgia College & State University on Jan. 5 to award a $2.5 million grant from the OneGeorgia Authority to pave the way for the area's electronic super highway.
Dawson County took an economic hit in 2009 as the unemployment rate rose, businesses shuttered and home foreclosures soared.
Dawsonville's own Michael Patrick, who works for the Georgia Department of Transportation, just got a big promotion.
Dawson is among 17 north Georgia counties where forestry jobs will be created as part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
United Way for Dawson County plans to announce a list of restaurants participating in a fundraiser that gives back a percentage of money spent dining out Jan. 14.
A Dawson County man attended a conference last month in Los Angeles that brought together 100 of the nation's top players in the custom electronics industry.
For the second consecutive year, Nordson has been named one of the top manufacturing plants in the nation by Industry Week magazine.
Emergency services and sheriff's officials say donations collected by Fred's Hometown Discount Store from shoppers will help a variety of community initiatives.
The Dawson County Library will be closed a little longer than usual for the holidays this year, as a result of staff furloughs.
Many service organizations tend to honor their own at end of the year banquets.
The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces the local graduates from the 2009 Region 2 Multi-Day Training Program.
Matthew Grizzle needed a laptop computer with the latest Windows 7 operating system for college.
The weak economy may set a more successful stage for local builders now that Dawson and Lumpkin counties' home builders associations have joined forces.
For the last few years, volunteers at the RIC Rack thrift store and community food pantry have wanted to expand the charity operation.
Hall of fame pitcher Phil Niekro, 70, recalled his fondest baseball memories and answered questions about his career last Friday at Chestatee Golf Club.
A local steel fabricator is in talks with Dawson County officials about possible tax incentives for an upcoming project.
This year, instead of waiting until the first minutes of Black Friday to begin at midnight, retailers opened their stores Thanksgiving night to give shoppers the deals they had been waiting on.
During a Nov. 12 joint work session and board meeting, the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority voted on several financial matters, two of which go hand-in-hand.
Thanksgiving is next week and with that comes the official start of another tradition - holiday shopping.
Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation has announced a second rate reduction for its customers.
County commissioners last week approved a rezoning that has potential to bring a large-scale tourism development to western Dawson.
Belk department store is hosting its semi-annual charity sale next month and is inviting local schools and nonprofit organizations to participate.
A German-based leader in welding and exhaust safety equipment recently bought more than 15 acres near Ga. 400 in Dawson County for its North American operations.
Legislators representing Dawson County will speak Thursday during the local chamber of commerce monthly luncheon at Peach Brandy Cottage.
A local community banker was recently recognized for his three-decade career in the industry. Mike Underwood, executive vice president at First Citizens Bank of Georgia, on Thursday received a lifetime service award from the Community Bankers Association of Georgia. The organization pays tribute to bankers who have marked a significant milestone in the banking industry.
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