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Ranks of jobless climbing

The local development authority expects Dawson County's unemployment rate to continue its climb based on preliminary data released Thursday by the state Department of Labor.

March 25, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Belk event to benefit local organizations, schools

Belk is looking for local charities interested in taking part in its Spring Charity Sale on May 2.

March 25, 2009 | | BUSINESS


Board of education, health department receive $1,000

The Board of Education and the Dawson County Health Department each received a $1,000 donation from Wal-Mart last week.

March 25, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | BUSINESS


Chamber leaders offer advice to working women

The presidents of the chambers of commerce in Hall and Dawson counties are predicting a bright future for women in business.

March 25, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood DCN Regional Staff | BUSINESS


Opportunities await

New to Georgia, Kathryn Schultz is looking to re-enter the work force full time.

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


United Way pleased with campaign

The United Way of Dawson County is grateful for the community support that helped the organization nearly reach its 2009 campaign goal despite the economic downturn.

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


Council discusses car park

Dawsonville City Council held the first of a possible two work sessions to discuss a proposed motorsports park Monday night.

March 18, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Chamber honors teachers of the year

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce honored Dawson County School System's Teachers of the Year during the chamber luncheon at Peach Brandy Cottage Thursday.

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


New service organization geared toward young professionals

A group of local young professionals is moving closer to establishing a chapter of the Jaycees in Dawson County.

March 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


County raising hotel/motel tax

Travelers in Dawson County could see an increase in their hotel/motel stays by the new year.

March 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


County revisits impact fee structure

A representative from the Krystal Corporation told commissioners Monday that high impact fees may keep the southern regional chain from opening a restaurant in Dawson County.

February 25, 2009 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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


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Clinic opens doors for dental exams

A local charity clinic has opened the doors on its new dental clinic.

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Business group supports SPLOST

Advance voting begins Monday for the Nov. 4 election, which includes a referendum asking voters to extend Dawson County's 1-cent sales tax.

October 08, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Chamber golf tourney successful despite weather

While the weather Monday morning was gloomy and overcast, that didn't stop Dawson County Chamber of Commerce members and friends from showing up to golf.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Holiday season to bring jobs

Unemployment continues to improve across the north Georgia region and officials believe the busy holiday shopping season will bring even lower rates in the coming months.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Rezoning approved for retail center

The last 10 acres of a tract of land needed to develop a new retail center along Ga. 400 were rezoned last week.

September 24, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Motorsports Park plans groundbreaking

With plans for expansion approved, Atlanta Motorsports Park is celebrating by breaking ground on the site.

September 17, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Network links will aid education in area

Three communications networks in north Georgia have come together to form an education network.

September 10, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Governor recognizes county for tourism

The Dawson County Office of Tourism Development has been formally recognized by the governor for steps taken to promote the county.

September 09, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Motorsports Park submits expansion plans

Plans to expand the Atlanta Motorsports Park were heard during a meeting last week.

August 27, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS


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