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.
Black Friday begins early at the North Georgia Premium Outlets with Midnight Madness, an after-Thanksgiving weekend sale where more than 140 designer and name brand stores will offer special holiday discounts beginning at midnight on Friday.
Golfers enjoyed a nice day on the links last week at the annual Dawson County Chamber of Commerce golf tournament.
Plaintiffs in a law suit filed to halt the construction of a motorsports park across from their property in western Dawson County scored a win earlier this week when the judge ruled they could move forward with the suit.
Georgia's Secretary of State Karen Handel made a stop in Dawson County last Thursday as she continues her campaign for governor.
Just two months into the 2010 campaign, United Way for Dawson County officials are saying they are concerned about reaching a $100,000 goal.
One of Dawson County's largest employers plans to expand its operation and create 15 to 20 new jobs in the next year.
Officials with RaceTrac convenience stores are putting the finishing touches on a site plan for a new gas station along Ga. 400.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Financial Management Service recently announced the 12 financial institutions that have taken top spots in a national program to convert Social Security check recipients to direct deposit as part of its nationwide Go Direct campaign.
Charles Buckner, First Citizens Bank of Georgia, Dawsonville, was elected to the Board of Directors for Community Bankers Association of Georgia as member at large.
A pool tournament fundraiser and silent auction to support Army personnel in Kabul, Afghanistan, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Cherokee Music & Arcade.
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From women's clubs to civic organizations, health iniatives to beautification projects and humanitarian efforts, volunteer opportunities abound in Dawson County.
Commissioners last week approved a rezoning that will make way for a new grocery store and retail center at the intersection of Ga. 400 and Dawson Forest Road.
An estimated 140 million shoppers will take advantage of holiday sales, some opting to forego the traditional Thanksgiving dinner and hitting the stores early in hopes of getting one of those advertised pre-Black Friday super deals.
The unemployment rate for Dawson and neighboring counties in the region continues to fall.
The job search has changed dramatically over the years. Advances in technology and the decline in the economy have changed the way people get hired.
A local charity clinic has opened the doors on its new dental clinic.
Advance voting begins Monday for the Nov. 4 election, which includes a referendum asking voters to extend Dawson County's 1-cent sales tax.
While the weather Monday morning was gloomy and overcast, that didn't stop Dawson County Chamber of Commerce members and friends from showing up to golf.
Unemployment continues to improve across the north Georgia region and officials believe the busy holiday shopping season will bring even lower rates in the coming months.
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