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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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Manufacturer moving to Dawson

A manufacturer currently based in north Forsyth broke ground on its new plant in Dawson County earlier this month.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Lawmakers recap legislative session

The state's new transportation funding mechanism was among the key topics last week when Dawson County's state delegation met to recap the 2015 legislative session.

May 20, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Kroger confirms move to new shopping center on Ga. 400

A new Kroger Marketplace will soon be the anchor store for a major retail development in Dawsonville.

May 13, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Governor’s seal lifts local moonshiners’ spirits

Visitors touring the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery will soon have the option to take home a bottle of its signature backwoods spirits.

May 13, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Blanchard announces Kroger-anchored shopping center

Blanchard Real Estate has announced it will be developing a Kroger‐anchored power center in Dawsonville.

May 07, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Healthcare system plans expansion

Officials with Northeast Georgia Health Systems last week confirmed the hospital has purchased a building on Ga. 400 with plans to expand medical services in Dawson County.

April 15, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Dawsonville on international display with VIP tour

Dawsonville is among several destinations a group of international dignitaries will be touring across northeast Georgia this week.

April 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Verizon pulls plans for cellphone tower

A proposed cellphone tower will not be built on property in southern Dawson County after a group of neighbors came out in strong opposition to the measure.

April 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Bill opens new doors for local distillery

Visitors touring the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery who want to take home a bottle of the signature backwoods spirits today have to leave the premises, drive a half mile away and shop at the local package store.

April 08, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Aldi cancels plans for Dawson store

Corporate officials have announced that plans for an Aldi grocery store in Dawson have been called off.

April 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Comfort Inn pays back hotel/motel taxes

The owner of a local inn paid more than $30,000 in late hotel/motel taxes last week, but still owes nearly $10,000 to the county in penalties and interest.

April 01, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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


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