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Amicalola dodges restructuring

Amicalola Falls State Park appears to have dodged the state's first round of restructuring, but Department of Natural Resources officials say the lodge may not be so fortunate.

June 03, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

A work in progress

Some of Dawson County's young professionals gathered for the third time May 22 in efforts to bring a local chapter of the United States Junior Chamber, also known as Jaycees, to Dawson County.

June 03, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS

Free early learning videos available to families

The creator of an award-winning children's educational video collection announced earlier this month he plans to give the DVDs to Dawson County children free of charge.

May 27, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Impact fees put on hold

Developers have a year to begin new construction if they want to take advantage of the county's new impact fee structure.

May 27, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Options for medical care expand

The growing number of residents who lack health insurance and the money to pay for medical care have a new option that's nearly as good as a house call.

May 20, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Dawsonville not in running for car plant

Recent talk that a high performance police car automaker was considering a site in Dawsonville may have been wishful thinking on the part of a local real estate agent.

May 13, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Unemployment rate slows down

The Development Authority of Dawson County announced April 23 that the county's unemployment rate slowed during the month of March, even though the rate was higher than the previous month.

May 06, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS

Golf tournament benefits local, global initiatives

Teams are still forming for Dawson County Rotary Club's annual charity golf tournament to be held at Chestatee Golf Club next Tuesday.

May 06, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

City in hunt for police car plant

Dawsonville is in the running for an assembly plant that would build a specialized, high performance police car.

May 06, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Friends and colleagues recall late chamber director

Nearly two decades have passed since the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce board of directors made a decision to hire a full-time director.

April 29, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Fees may soon be stopped

In an effort to stimulate the local economy, the Dawson County commission has proposed doing away with impact fees on new development for up to two years.

April 22, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

Trade officials come calling

The Kangaroo Conservation Center in Dawson County played host to more than 25 foreign trade officials Friday.

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

Gold Creek Foods buys now-closed Mohawk plant

A former carpet yarn plant in Dahlonega is about to be sold as a poultry further-processing plant with prospects for 1,000 new jobs.

April 15, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood DCN regional staff | BUSINESS

Vote likely will trigger legal fight

Dawsonville City Council's decision to approve a high-end motorsports park in western Dawson County signals the start of what opponents vow will be a long and costly legal battle.

April 15, 2009 | By Michele Hester and Stephanie Griffin Staff Writers | BUSINESS

Bank controls Gold Creek golf course

Few details have surfaced in the week since Regions Bank emerged from auction with control of the defunct Gold Creek Golf course. Members of the Gold Creek Homeowners Association are relieved the bank has the site, while an attorney for the former owners has not ruled out further legal action. No outside parties submitted bids April 7. James M. Ottley, the attorney who handled the foreclosure for Regions, said he was not authorized to comment on the matter, though he did confirm the bank has possession of the property. Joe Brakebill, association president, said the community hopes the bank wants ...

April 15, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS

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