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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


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


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Rezoning to bring grocer

Commissioners last week approved a rezoning that will make way for a new grocery store and retail center at the intersection of Ga. 400 and Dawson Forest Road.

November 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Holiday shoppers looking to hit stores on Thanksgiving night

An estimated 140 million shoppers will take advantage of holiday sales, some opting to forego the traditional Thanksgiving dinner and hitting the stores early in hopes of getting one of those advertised pre-Black Friday super deals.

November 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Unemployment rate continues to fall

The unemployment rate for Dawson and neighboring counties in the region continues to fall.

November 19, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Lanier Tech to host job fair

The job search has changed dramatically over the years. Advances in technology and the decline in the economy have changed the way people get hired.

November 05, 2014 | By Kristen Oliver DCN regional staff | BUSINESS


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


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