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Popularity of tattoos grows

When Bob Shelton opened Dragon's Den tattoo studio at War Hill almost two decades ago, he was one of only a few tattoo artists in north Georgia.

July 08, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Jewelry fundraiser set for Thursday

Looking for quality jewelry that makes for a great gift, even if it's for yourself?

July 08, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Fresh off the vine

It was a few weeks early for corn, okra and tomatoes, but beans, potatoes and squash were ripe for the picking as the Dawson County Farmers Market opened July 1.

July 08, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Local spa thanks local bank, state for business funding

May 11 was a milestone in the lives of Chad and Nicole Wimpy, owners of Jolie Day Spa, one of the newest businesses the county has recently welcomed.

July 01, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Campers answer the call of the wild

Brent Troncalli, owner of The Outside World in Dawsonville, is noticing a trend with his business this year. Whenever families spend less on traveling and big vacations, sales for camping go up.

July 01, 2009 | By Mitch Blomert DCN Regional Staff | BUSINESS


Produce market set to open July 1

Once again the Dawson County Extension Service will host a produce market in Dawsonville.

June 24, 2009 | | BUSINESS


State eases restrictions on water use

The state's recent decision to declare the two-year drought over and relax water use restrictions was welcomed in Dawson County.

June 17, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Jungle Paradise to hold an open garden event

For the first time in more than 13 years, Suzanne Franklin plans to open her exotic garden, Jungle Paradise, free to the public June 20 and 21.

June 17, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Lawsuit challenges motorsports park

The attorney for a couple attempting to block the construction of a motorsports country club in western Dawson County vows a lengthy legal battle.

June 17, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Porter in talks to lure businesses to car park

Negotiations between Atlanta Motorsports Park developer Jeremy Porter and a high-performance repair facility that wants to relocate to Dawsonville are in the final stages.

June 10, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Banks receives top legal award

Rafe Banks III has been named Appellate Attorney of the Year for 2009 by the Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers Group.

June 10, 2009 | | BUSINESS


Mason named rep of the year

Jessica Mason, billing clerk at Etowah Water and Sewer Authority, had an end to her workday Monday that was unlike any other.

June 10, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Update to lake manual on the fast track

BUFORD - Jerry Barnes, pulled from retirement out of his home in the scenic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, first thought the task of modernizing the water control plan for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin would take three years.

June 10, 2009 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | BUSINESS


Meeting to focus on water manual update, lake’s economic impact

A consultant leading a study to update the operating manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin plans to give an update on his work at a public forum tonight.

June 03, 2009 | By Jeff Gill DCN Regional Staff | BUSINESS


Dawson unemployment rate drops

The Development Authority of Dawson County announced Friday that the monthly unemployment rate dropped in Dawson County for the first time since August of last year.

June 03, 2009 | | BUSINESS


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Steel fabricator cleared to expand

A local steel fabricator received clearance last week to move forward with an expansion that will bring new jobs to Dawson County.

April 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Unemployment rate on the rise

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.

March 19, 2014 | By David Renner | BUSINESS


Manufacturer applies for building variance

A local steel fabricator has applied for a building variance in anticipation of expanding its manufacturing operations.

March 19, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Racing team moving headquarters here

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.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Senior facilities possible

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.

February 26, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Lake, retail touted as area’s economic engine

Rising lake levels have played a role in the area's economic upturn, according to a local real estate expert.

February 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Internet provider faces settlement, layoffs

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.

February 26, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


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