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Unemployment rate drops in Dawson County

The Development Authority of Dawson County announced recently that the monthly unemployment rate dropped in Dawson County from a record high level in June.

September 09, 2009 | | BUSINESS


A reversal of fortune

Yvonne and Bill Bombardier were about to call it an early night.

September 02, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Life is a picnic in Dawson County

Hayrides, hot dogs, hamburgers and a whole lot of fun are expected at the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce Annual Community Picnic next week.

September 02, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Most Ga. counties are ‘distressed’

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.

August 26, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr DCN Regional Staff | BUSINESS


Reservoir proposed for site in forest

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.

August 26, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Reverse raffle tickets on sale at the chamber

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.

August 19, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Defendants want lawsuit dismissed

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.

August 19, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


No vacancy at shelter

Employees and volunteers at the Dawson County Humane Society are considering hanging a "no vacancy" sign on the front door.

August 19, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


New tastes in town

While many counties and cities across north Georgia are struggling with businesses closing down, the city of Dawsonville is experiencing a surprising growth spurt.

August 12, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Nathan Deal to speak at chamber luncheon

U.S. Congressman Nathan Deal will be the guest speaker at the Aug. 13 membership luncheon of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce.

August 05, 2009 | | BUSINESS


‘Old Dad’s’ is back

Rick Palmer has always had a keen taste for chicken wings, especially the sauce that his most favorite finger food is doused with.

August 05, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Public comment meetings address endangered fish

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.

August 05, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Day care settles up on debt

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.

July 29, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Food Lion donates to food bank

Last week, Food Lion Charitable Foundation gave a $2,500 donation to the RIC Rack Charity Thrift Store and Food Pantry.

July 29, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Wal-Mart donates to program

Wal-Mart recently donated $1,000 to a local reading program aimed to benefit the county's youngest residents.

July 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


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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


Blanchard announces Kroger-anchored shopping center

Blanchard Real Estate has announced it will be developing a Kroger‐anchored power center in Dawsonville.

May 07, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Healthcare system plans expansion

Officials with Northeast Georgia Health Systems last week confirmed the hospital has purchased a building on Ga. 400 with plans to expand medical services in Dawson County.

April 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Dawsonville on international display with VIP tour

Dawsonville is among several destinations a group of international dignitaries will be touring across northeast Georgia this week.

April 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Verizon pulls plans for cellphone tower

A proposed cellphone tower will not be built on property in southern Dawson County after a group of neighbors came out in strong opposition to the measure.

April 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Bill opens new doors for local distillery

Visitors touring the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery who want to take home a bottle of the signature backwoods spirits today have to leave the premises, drive a half mile away and shop at the local package store.

April 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Aldi cancels plans for Dawson store

Corporate officials have announced that plans for an Aldi grocery store in Dawson have been called off.

April 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Comfort Inn pays back hotel/motel taxes

The owner of a local inn paid more than $30,000 in late hotel/motel taxes last week, but still owes nearly $10,000 to the county in penalties and interest.

April 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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