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Lake, retail touted as area’s economic engine

Rising lake levels have played a role in the area's economic upturn, according to a local real estate expert.

February 26, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Internet provider faces settlement, layoffs

The Governor's Office of Consumer Protection announced Monday that the agency has entered into a $600,000 settlement with Internet service provider Windstream Communications over allegations of false advertising.

The office claims that Windstream advertised speeds it could not provide, mislead customers as to the nature of their infrastructure, misrepresented minimum connection speeds and failed to completely clarify subscription-based promotions.

February 26, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Unemployment rates steady

Unemployment rates continue to hold firm in the northeastern part of Georgia, according to recent numbers.

February 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Publix eyes Dawson

Officials confirmed last week that representatives with Publix Super Markets want to open a store in Dawson County.

January 29, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Liquor bill is designed to boost tourism at distilleries

A bill expected to be introduced in the Georgia General Assembly soon is intended to boost tourism at the state's distilleries.

January 22, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Big Canoe developer looks to expand, seeks investors

Big Canoe Company LLC is in search of an investment partner to expand the residential mountain resort.

January 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Chamber celebrates year

The stars shone brightly Friday night as the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce celebrated a successful year and honored many for their community contributions.

January 15, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Chamber gala Friday, new chair welcomed

With the 23rd Annual Chamber of Commerce Gala this Friday, chamber members will be gathering to celebrate the past year's accomplishments.

January 08, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Bank changes name

Dawson County-based First Citizens Bank of Georgia will open Thursday as Foothills Community Bank.

December 31, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Stars abound for chamber gala

The 'stars' will be over Dawsonville when the 23rd Annual Chamber of Commerce Gala is held in just a few short weeks.

December 31, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Authority advises against tax abatement

The authority charged with boosting economic development in Dawson County has determined the timing may not be right for possible tax incentives to help a local manufacturer expand.

December 24, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Contract inked on revenue from hotel-motel tax

A resolution signed last week outlines how much of the county's hotel-motel tax revenue will be split with the chamber of commerce for promoting tourism.

December 11, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Company planning to expand

A local steel fabricator is in talks with Dawson County officials about possible tax incentives for an upcoming project.

December 04, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Thanksgiving Day sales take precedence

This year, instead of waiting until the first minutes of Black Friday to begin at midnight, retailers opened their stores Thanksgiving night to give shoppers the deals they had been waiting on.

December 04, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Etowah Water sets budget, raises rates

During a Nov. 12 joint work session and board meeting, the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority voted on several financial matters, two of which go hand-in-hand.

November 27, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | 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


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