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Speeding promotion angers foe of park

The wording of a press release from the developer of a controversial motorsports park has at least one Dawson County resident up

January 27, 2010 | Frank Reddy | BUSINESS


County considering tweaks to regulations

Dawson County planners say proposed revisions to residential zoning areas will better align districts with the county's future land-use plan.

January 27, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Chamber awards members

Taylor Wallace admits he spends a whole lot of time traveling throughout the community asking other people for money in support of several local service organizations.

January 27, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Dawson chamber starts shop local campaign

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce has announced a stepped up effort to encourage county citizens to remember to shop local.

January 27, 2010 | | BUSINESS


Dine out for United Way is Thursday

Dine out Thursday at participating restaurants and help a neighbor in need.

January 13, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


High-speed networks heading for the hills

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.

January 13, 2010 | By Jessica Jordan DCN regional staff | BUSINESS


Dawson takes hit in 2009

Dawson County took an economic hit in 2009 as the unemployment rate rose, businesses shuttered and home foreclosures soared.

January 06, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


On the road to success

Dawsonville's own Michael Patrick, who works for the Georgia Department of Transportation, just got a big promotion.

January 06, 2010 | Frank Reddy | BUSINESS


Recovery grants could create jobs

Dawson is among 17 north Georgia counties where forestry jobs will be created as part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

January 06, 2010 | | BUSINESS


Dining out for a cause

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.

January 06, 2010 | Frank Reddy | BUSINESS


Dawson man attends summit

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.

December 30, 2009 | Frank Reddy | BUSINESS


Nordson named in top 10

For the second consecutive year, Nordson has been named one of the top manufacturing plants in the nation by Industry Week magazine.

December 23, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Store donates to public service

Emergency services and sheriff's officials say donations collected by Fred's Hometown Discount Store from shoppers will help a variety of community initiatives.

December 23, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Doors close for furloughs

The Dawson County Library will be closed a little longer than usual for the holidays this year, as a result of staff furloughs.

December 16, 2009 | Frank Reddy | BUSINESS


Rotary Club recognizes top employees

Many service organizations tend to honor their own at end of the year banquets.

December 16, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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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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