The Development Authority of Dawson County announced recently that the monthly unemployment rate dropped in Dawson County from a record high level in June.
Yvonne and Bill Bombardier were about to call it an early night.
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.
The man charged with bringing quality economic development to the county has been recognized for his work.
Sweeping changes at Dawson County's busiest intersection has at least one national eatery planning a move away from the crossing.
Be the first to own a part of Dawsonville's unique racing history.
By noon, the women of Sugar Valley Country Club had already stocked up on the early morning, after-Thanksgiving bargains at North Georgia Premium Outlets and were hoping some leftover turkey and veggies would give them the blast of energy needed to continue their Black Friday shopping tradition.
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.
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