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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


Water, sewer rates to rise

Etowah Water and Sewer Authority voted to raise water and sewer rates Monday while at the same time lowering some tap-on fees.

July 15, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Sawnee reviews billing structure

Within the next six months, electric bills could look very different for Sawnee EMC customers.

July 15, 2009 | By Jennifer Sami DCN regional staff | BUSINESS


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Business community thanks top teachers

The local business community last week paid tribute to the county's top teachers.

April 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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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