Hayrides, hot dogs, hamburgers and a whole lot of fun are expected at the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce Annual Community Picnic next week.
Dawson County's Local Option Sales Tax collections are down by 20 percent; its planning and zoning fee revenues are down by 50 percent; officials cut more than $4 million out of the county budget; and commissioners voted last week to furlough county employees. But it's not economically distressed.
Long before a federal judge threatened to limit water withdrawals from Lake Lanier, officials with the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority had begun making plans to build a reservoir in Dawson County.
One of the most anticipated events of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce for the past seven years, the Reverse Raffle, will be held on Aug. 27.
The parties named in a lawsuit aimed at blocking plans for a motorsports country club in western Dawson County hope a judge will dismiss the matter next month.
Employees and volunteers at the Dawson County Humane Society are considering hanging a "no vacancy" sign on the front door.
While many counties and cities across north Georgia are struggling with businesses closing down, the city of Dawsonville is experiencing a surprising growth spurt.
U.S. Congressman Nathan Deal will be the guest speaker at the Aug. 13 membership luncheon of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce.
Rick Palmer has always had a keen taste for chicken wings, especially the sauce that his most favorite finger food is doused with.
Officials with the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service are asking animal lovers to help save several endangered or threatened species, including three that can be found in Dawson County.
The operator of a day care facing eviction from a county-owned building can breathe a small sigh of relief after catching up on back rent.
Last week, Food Lion Charitable Foundation gave a $2,500 donation to the RIC Rack Charity Thrift Store and Food Pantry.
Wal-Mart recently donated $1,000 to a local reading program aimed to benefit the county's youngest residents.
Etowah Water and Sewer Authority voted to raise water and sewer rates Monday while at the same time lowering some tap-on fees.
Within the next six months, electric bills could look very different for Sawnee EMC customers.
The local business community last week paid tribute to the county's top teachers.
A local steel fabricator received clearance last week to move forward with an expansion that will bring new jobs to Dawson County.
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.
A local steel fabricator has applied for a building variance in anticipation of expanding its manufacturing operations.
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.
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.
Rising lake levels have played a role in the area's economic upturn, according to a local real estate expert.
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.
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