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Forecaster says Dawson poised for great long-term growth

Frank Norton Jr., known for his North Georgia economic forecasts and predictions, told members of the Dawson County Home Builders Association last week that Dawson County is poised for great long-term growth, despite the lack of new development that took place in the county in the last year.

February 25, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Wal-Mart donates to local nonprofits

The giving and supporting spirit of the Dawson County Wal-Mart continues, even during hard economic times.

February 18, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Tyger named volunteer of the year

After spending the day setting up tables and decorating the banquet hall, Carol Tyger laughed in delight as she was named Volunteer of the Year at the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce Cowboy Ball.

February 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Decision on park bumped

The decision to delay action on a proposed motorsports park in western Dawson County until at least April 13 was greeted with relief by those on both sides of the divisive issue.

February 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Council delays vote on motorsports park

More than 200 people packed the Dawsonville Municipal Complex Monday night to hear the fate of a proposed motorsports park in western Dawson County.

February 16, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


More dining choices on the way in 2009

The uncertain economy has hurt the housing industry in north Georgia, but the restaurant industry seems to be thriving, at least in Dawson County.

February 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Tourism alive in Dawson County

Dawson County officials traveled to the state capital last week to put a spotlight on Georgia's and the county's second largest industry.

February 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Council delays vote on car park

As anticipated, the Dawsonville City Council rescheduled Monday's public hearing on the rezoning for a proposed 152-acre motorsports park in western Dawson County.

February 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Motorsports park moves on under caution

Plans for a motorsports country club in western Dawson County drew the blessing of Dawsonville's planning board Monday night.

January 28, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Chamber to host annual banquet

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual banquet Feb.13 at the Lakeview Center, 2057 Dawson Forest Road East, Dawsonville.

January 28, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Manufacturing plant named in country’s top 20

Nordson's Dawsonville location was selected in early January as one of the top 20 manufacturing plants in the nation in 2008 by Industry Week magazine.

January 28, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Vote could advance park

Officials are expecting a packed crowd for Monday night's Dawsonville Planning Commission meeting.

January 21, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Newspaper now features legal notices

Beginning with today's issue, The Dawson Community News serves as Dawson County's official legal organ.

January 07, 2009 | | BUSINESS


Economic slump hits home in 2008

The impact of 2008s economic downturn took its toll on Dawson County, in the housing market, local governments, retail industry and leisurely activities.

January 07, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Gulf hurricane causes panic at the pumps in 2008

Gas is currently at the lowest it has been in almost five years, but that was a different story in September when the nation saw gas climb to between $4 and $5 a gallon, after Hurricane Ike shut down refineries and halted fuel production.

January 07, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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Variance makes way for new Aldi store on Ga. 400

Dawson County's Planning Commission approved a variance last week that could make way for a new grocery store on Ga. 400.

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


County pursuing legal action to recover back taxes

Dawson County Commissioners last week agreed to move forward with litigation against a local innkeeper in an effort to recoup more than $30,000 in delinquent hotel/motel taxes.

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Aldi is coming to Dawson County

Dawson County's Planning Commission approved a variance Tuesday that could make way for a new grocery store on Ga. 400.

March 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Annual gala honors chamber’s members

Despite the blustering winds and snow flurries last Friday, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce celebrated business in the style of the roaring 20s.

February 25, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Forecaster predicts Dawson’s population at 100,000 by 2030

Community leaders are both hopeful and hesitant after hearing a north Georgia real estate forecaster say he expects the county's population to quadruple in the next 15 years.

"Our plan has always been to have 50,000 folks in 2030," said Dawson County Commission Chairman Mike Berg.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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