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84 Lumber closes store in Dawson

Thirteen employees at the Dawson County 84 Lumber location were offered a transfer or lost their jobs when the lumberyard closed Oct. 25.

November 16, 2008 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Authority supports AllergyFree Foods expansion

The Development Authority has been asked by AllergyFree Foods Inc. to finance a $12 million expansion of the firm's Dawson County facility.

November 09, 2008 | | BUSINESS


Never too old to work

Horace Beasley tried retirement once at age 56, but that got old after just a couple of months.

November 09, 2008 | By Frank Reddy DCN Regional Staff | BUSINESS


Gibson elected to board

Lake Gibson is looking forward to serving on a board of directors that he said will help shape the future of Dawson County.

November 09, 2008 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Association chooses member for trade show board of directors

Charles Buckner, First Citizens Bank of Georgia, Dawsonville, was elected to the board of directors for Community Bankers Association of Georgia as Member at Large.

October 19, 2008 | | BUSINESS


Chestatee State CEO responds to FDIC report

DAWSONVILLE - The president and chief executive of Chestatee State Bank said Tuesday that his bank has taken steps to address most of the practices cited in a recent report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

October 12, 2008 | By Harris Blackwood DCN Regional Staff | BUSINESS


Appalachian Community Bank appoints branch manager

Appalachian Community Bank has appointed Teresa B. Boulware as branch manager of its Dawsonville branch. She is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the branch. Boulware has most recently served as vice-president of retail lending at the bank's Dahlonega office. She will continue her role as a lender in Dawsonville.

October 12, 2008 | | BUSINESS


Business Expo planned for Oct. 7

Booth space is still available for the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce's eighth annual business expo to be held Oct. 7 at the Lakeview Center on Dawson Forest Road.

October 12, 2008 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Cottage Concert Series set to begin this Friday

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will host the first Cottage Concert Series at Peach Brandy Cottage Oct. 3.

October 12, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | BUSINESS


Highway earns distinction for its hospitality

First Ga. 400 was called Hospitality Highway. Now it's being called the best travel attraction of the year.

October 05, 2008 | By Jennifer Sami DCN Regional Staff | BUSINESS


Operators receive licenses

Etowah Water and Sewer Authority announced last week that two members of its staff completed Class III certification to receive their wastewater treatment operator licenses.

September 28, 2008 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


MBA program opens its doors

It was a toss-up when Amy Davidson was narrowing her graduate school options.

September 07, 2008 | By Jennifer Sami DCN Regional Staff | BUSINESS


Operation Roundup works to change lives of those in need

The Amicalola EMC Trust Operation Roundup quarterly board meeting was held on July 29.

September 07, 2008 | | BUSINESS


Proposal fuses hospitality and healthcare

Dawson County is one of several north Georgia communities considered ideal for a new adult living initiative that would fuse hospitality with healthcare.

September 07, 2008 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Reverse raffle tickets now on sale

If you had a choice between going home with a brand new car or $10,000 in cash, which would you choose?

August 31, 2008 | Michele Hester | 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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