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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


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


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


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


Leader graduates program

The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces the local graduates from the 2009 Region 2 Multi-Day Training Program.

December 09, 2009 | | BUSINESS


Shoppers scramble for deals

Matthew Grizzle needed a laptop computer with the latest Windows 7 operating system for college.

December 02, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Homebuilders combine in Dawson, Lumpkin

The weak economy may set a more successful stage for local builders now that Dawson and Lumpkin counties' home builders associations have joined forces.

December 02, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Thrift shop, food pantry expand charity operation

For the last few years, volunteers at the RIC Rack thrift store and community food pantry have wanted to expand the charity operation.

December 02, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Hall of famer speaks to Jaycees

Hall of fame pitcher Phil Niekro, 70, recalled his fondest baseball memories and answered questions about his career last Friday at Chestatee Golf Club.

November 25, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Outlet mall to open doors at midnight for Black Friday

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.

November 25, 2009 | | BUSINESS


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Part of Hospitality Highway to be renamed in honor of tourism pioneer

The portion of Hospitality Highway that runs through Dawson and Lumpkin counties will soon be named in honor of the man first responsible for branding the state a tourism destination.

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Hunger Games crew returns to Dawsonville

Crews from the widely successful Hunger Games movie franchise returned to Dawsonville last week to wrap-up scenes for Mockingjay Part 2, the last segment in the four-part series.

June 10, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Dawsonville council approves business start-up grant

A plan for providing starting funds to new Dawsonville businesses has passed one of the final hurdles to becoming a reality.

June 03, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Manufacturer moving to Dawson

A manufacturer currently based in north Forsyth broke ground on its new plant in Dawson County earlier this month.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Lawmakers recap legislative session

The state's new transportation funding mechanism was among the key topics last week when Dawson County's state delegation met to recap the 2015 legislative session.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Kroger confirms move to new shopping center on Ga. 400

A new Kroger Marketplace will soon be the anchor store for a major retail development in Dawsonville.

May 13, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Governor’s seal lifts local moonshiners’ spirits

Visitors touring the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery will soon have the option to take home a bottle of its signature backwoods spirits.

May 13, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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