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News receives press awards

The Dawson Community News earned seven overall awards Friday night in the Georgia Press Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest.

June 12, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Tournament to benefit chamber

The inaugural Boot, Shoot and Boogie Clay Shooting Tournament is two weeks away and the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce is looking for teams and sponsors to join the competition.

May 29, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Tickets available for leadership simulcast

Tickets are still available for a national leadership development seminar that will be simulcast locally.

May 08, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Company to add jobs

A steel fabricator plans to add more than 150 jobs over the next three years at its Dawson County plant to supply parts for a new Caterpillar production facility in Athens.

May 01, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Belk annual charity sale set for April 27

Belk has invited schools and other nonprofit organizations in the company's 16-state market area to participate in its semiannual Belk Charity Sale from 6 to 10 a.m. April 27.

The four-hour, in-store shopping event serves as a fundraising tool for participating organizations, allowing shoppers to support local charities while taking advantage of special discounts.

April 24, 2013 | From DCN regional staff editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Widespread Internet outage resolved

A hardware failure at Windstream's central office in Dahlonega is reportedly to blame for last week's widespread Internet outage in Dawson County.

April 24, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Norton Agency opens Dawson County Annex

Dawson County will soon be seeing more of that familiar yellow sign popping up.

The Norton Agency, a real estate service that also specializes in mortgage, insurance, commercial brokerage, relocation, management, rentals, home repair, home warranty and closing services officially opened a new branch in Dawson County last week.

April 17, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Manufacturer breaks ground

Five Star Architectural, an industry leader in commercial and residential cabinetry, broke ground Monday on a new 22,000-square-foot manufacturing facility off Grizzle Road in the former Grogan Business Park.

"We're excited about what this groundbreaking means to all of us," said Eric Sutton, president and CEO. "And to my employees, I truly appreciate everything that you guys do to make this a successful company. It's because of you guys that people support us ... that will allow us to grow here in Dawson County."

April 10, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Medical plaza opens in Dawson

Health care offerings continue to improve in Dawson County with the opening of Northeast Georgia Health System's Medical Plaza 400.

"We are thrilled to be extending our services in this market and excited about the opening of our new Medical Plaza 400 and all of the services," said Carol Burrell, president and CEO of Northeast Georgia Health System.

April 03, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Interest in Ga. 400 continues to grow

Representatives with Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen applied for a front setback variance on a piece of property along Ga. 400 in Dawson County on Feb. 8.

According to Dawson County Planning Director David McKee, the restaurant would sit on less than 1-acre just south of Kauffman Tire near Beartooth Parkway's intersection with the highway.

April 03, 2013 | | BUSINESS


Business moving here

A nationwide manufacturer of custom hotel and hospitality millwork announced last week it will relocate to Dawson County.

"We're excited to be coming home to Dawson County," said Eric Sutton, president of Five Star Architectural, an industry leader in commercial and residential cabinetry.

March 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Alcohol license under scrutiny

The owner of a local restaurant and bar has until April 22 to submit corrected calculations documenting her sales after initial reports showed she may have sold more alcohol than food in 2012.

Dawson County's alcohol ordinance requires eateries to draw 50 percent of their gross sales from food.

March 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Leadership program seeking applicants

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for its upcoming Leadership Dawson program.

Established in 1992 as a joint program between the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and the local University of Georgia Extension office, more than 150 local residents have graduated from Leadership Dawson.

March 22, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Chamber unveils new logo

Officials with the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce hope a new logo unveiled last week will change the perception of the business organization.

"The chamber really turned a corner last year, not just in that we hired a new director, but also that we have a new staff that's come on," said Peter Hill, board chairman. "With the transition and renovation, it's a perfect opportunity to rebrand and put a new face with the organization."

March 20, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Expert sees retail impact

An area real estate and economic expert views Dawson County as a beacon for shoppers and encouraged the community to pay close attention to the "tremendous potential" of Ga. 400.

"You're attracting retail here, which is attracting housing here, which will attract business here, which will improve here," Frank Norton Jr. said. "We are now mecca - not to worship, they are coming to spend money."

March 06, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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Renovation under way at state park lodge

A makeover at Amicalola Falls State Park lodge is on schedule to be complete in time for the fall season.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Goodwill opens

Judging from the line waiting for the doors to open and the steady customer flow all day, Dawson County residents have welcomed the opening of a new Goodwill store on Ga. 400.

July 23, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Humane Society boutique opens

The Dawson County Humane Society opened its Resale Shop and Boutique last Thursday to excited patrons from around the county.

July 23, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Intersection changes will begin in spring

State transportation officials are now saying changes to the county's busiest crossing will begin early next year.

July 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Tourism office faces rent woes

Dawson County's office of tourism development has requested an additional $41,000 to cover its portion of the rent at the Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center on Ga. 400.

July 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Gold Creek Foods purchases Gainesville facility

Gold Creek Foods, founded and headquartered in Dawsonville, acquired a forth distribution and production facility.

July 09, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | BUSINESS


Head returns to DCN for summer internship

For the second consecutive summer, Amanda Head returns to the Dawson Community News as part of the Georgia Press Association's college internship program.

June 25, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


DCN earns nine statewide awards

The Dawson Community News earned four first-place awards and nine overall Friday night in the Georgia Press Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest.

June 11, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Store cleared to sell beer, wine to public

A convenience store in southern Dawson County is once again able to sell beer and wine.

June 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Respected business leader mourned

Friends, family and colleagues are mourning the death of a well-respected business leader known for his generosity and civic involvement.

June 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Chamber committee supports SPLOST

County road improvements and a park in downtown Dawsonville top the wish lists of potential projects to be funded if voters approve a 1-cent sales tax extension in November.

June 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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