Frank Norton Jr., known for his North Georgia economic forecasts and predictions, told members of the Dawson County Home Builders Association last week that Dawson County is poised for great long-term growth, despite the lack of new development that took place in the county in the last year.
The giving and supporting spirit of the Dawson County Wal-Mart continues, even during hard economic times.
After spending the day setting up tables and decorating the banquet hall, Carol Tyger laughed in delight as she was named Volunteer of the Year at the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce Cowboy Ball.
The decision to delay action on a proposed motorsports park in western Dawson County until at least April 13 was greeted with relief by those on both sides of the divisive issue.
More than 200 people packed the Dawsonville Municipal Complex Monday night to hear the fate of a proposed motorsports park in western Dawson County.
The uncertain economy has hurt the housing industry in north Georgia, but the restaurant industry seems to be thriving, at least in Dawson County.
Dawson County officials traveled to the state capital last week to put a spotlight on Georgia's and the county's second largest industry.
As anticipated, the Dawsonville City Council rescheduled Monday's public hearing on the rezoning for a proposed 152-acre motorsports park in western Dawson County.
Plans for a motorsports country club in western Dawson County drew the blessing of Dawsonville's planning board Monday night.
The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual banquet Feb.13 at the Lakeview Center, 2057 Dawson Forest Road East, Dawsonville.
Nordson's Dawsonville location was selected in early January as one of the top 20 manufacturing plants in the nation in 2008 by Industry Week magazine.
Officials are expecting a packed crowd for Monday night's Dawsonville Planning Commission meeting.
Beginning with today's issue, The Dawson Community News serves as Dawson County's official legal organ.
The impact of 2008s economic downturn took its toll on Dawson County, in the housing market, local governments, retail industry and leisurely activities.
Gas is currently at the lowest it has been in almost five years, but that was a different story in September when the nation saw gas climb to between $4 and $5 a gallon, after Hurricane Ike shut down refineries and halted fuel production.
A resolution signed last week outlines how much of the county's hotel-motel tax revenue will be split with the chamber of commerce for promoting tourism.
A local steel fabricator is in talks with Dawson County officials about possible tax incentives for an upcoming project.
This year, instead of waiting until the first minutes of Black Friday to begin at midnight, retailers opened their stores Thanksgiving night to give shoppers the deals they had been waiting on.
During a Nov. 12 joint work session and board meeting, the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority voted on several financial matters, two of which go hand-in-hand.
Thanksgiving is next week and with that comes the official start of another tradition - holiday shopping.
Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation has announced a second rate reduction for its customers.
County commissioners last week approved a rezoning that has potential to bring a large-scale tourism development to western Dawson.
Belk department store is hosting its semi-annual charity sale next month and is inviting local schools and nonprofit organizations to participate.
A German-based leader in welding and exhaust safety equipment recently bought more than 15 acres near Ga. 400 in Dawson County for its North American operations.
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