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Contract is set for reservoir

The Etowah Water and Sewer Authority has officially entered into a 50-year contract to help build and operate a reservoir along Shoal Creek, although the property owner hasn't agreed to join in the project.

The proposed 2,000-acre reservoir would be built on the hilly, wooded landscape of Dawson Forest, a 10,000-acre tract the city of Atlanta has owned since the early 1970s.

July 25, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | BUSINESS


The DCN is moving

The Dawson Community News is moving.

Effective Monday, you will find the newspaper's office at 76 Howard Ave. East, Suite 140, off of Hwy. 9 South.

July 25, 2012 | | BUSINESS


Chamber bids farewell to longtime president, VP

Tears were flowing Monday during a retirement party for the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce's top two officials.

Longtime president Linda Williams and husband Marty Williams, the organization's vice president of travel and tourism, announced in May they would step down together.

July 04, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


State lifts Pool Room’s tax lien

The state tax lien against a local eatery has been lifted, though attorneys for the owner of the Dawsonville Pool Room say it's too early for a celebration.

The downtown, landmark restaurant was seized in May by the Georgia Department of Revenue for more than $80,000 in unpaid state taxes and fees.

June 27, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Impact of new plant felt here

According to officials, a local steel fabrication supplier has recently been approved to provide parts to a massive Caterpillar assembly plant being built near Athens.

The news followed an announcement that the plant will focus on suppliers in a 50-mile radius that includes Dawson County.

June 27, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | BUSINESS


Chamber to celebrate 35 years

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate 35 years of community service next week.

In celebration, the chamber will host the monthly Business After Hours event at 5 p.m. June 26 at the chamber offices on Ga. 400.

June 20, 2012 | Chelsea Thomas | BUSINESS


Events planned aim to ‘Save the Pool Room’

Several events are planned in the coming weeks aimed to save Dawsonville's historic Pool Room.

The downtown, landmark eatery was seized by the Georgia Department of Revenue for delinquent taxes. According to a notice that remains posted on the front door, owner Gordon Pirkle owes more than $84,000 in unpaid taxes and fees.

June 20, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Fiber optic work nears completion

Construction of a fiber optic network that could mean lightning-fast Internet service for thousands of businesses and households in north Georgia is nearing completion.

Crews were in downtown Dawsonville last week installing what is described as middle- and last-mile fiber runs. These lines will connect to core lines that were put in over the last several months.

June 20, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Northeast Georgia Health System expanding

Health care offerings continue to expand in Dawson County with Northeast Georgia Health System's purchase of the former Moto 400 building near Ga. 400.

The hospital system plans to renovate the 23,000-square-foot facility and develop a multi-purpose medical office building to serve the community's growing needs, according to a spokeswoman.

June 06, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


County now ‘Work Ready’

The Governor's Office of Workforce Development recently announced Dawson County is officially a Work Ready Community.

Established in 2006, Work Ready is a certification process based on a skills assessment for job seekers and a job profiling system for businesses designed to generate a workforce that meets the needs of local businesses.

May 30, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Leaders to discuss future of 400

An economic development luncheon that aims to provide the region's business leaders and elected officials an opportunity to discuss the future of Ga. 400 will be held at 11:30 a.m. June 7 at the Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center.

The 2012 Ga. 400 Summit will address numerous questions, including how the region's leaders can help reduce congestion and how they can improve the road's qualities.

May 30, 2012 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Official: Delinquent motel taxes remain unpaid

Dawson County officials say a local motel owner still owes several thousand dollars in back taxes despite management's claims that most of the debt has been paid.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Comfort Inn on Beartooth Parkway was nearly $10,000 behind in hotel/motel taxes, according to Kaye Molden, the county's senior accountant.

May 30, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Childcare center closing

A local childcare center is closing its doors on Friday.

"It's been a wonderful 12 years. This has become an extension of our family," said Barry Slaton, who with his father, Roger, opened Dawson Learning Center in August 2000.

May 30, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Pool Room closed

The future of a landmark Dawson County eatery lies in the balance after the Georgia Department of Revenue seized the Dawsonville Pool Room at lunchtime May 9.

According to a notice posted on the front door of the downtown restaurant, the seizure stems from nearly $84,000 in unpaid taxes and fees.

May 16, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Longtime chamber president to retire

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce is preparing for a leadership transition after its top two officials announced plans to retire.

Longtime president Linda Williams and husband Marty Williams, vice president of travel and tourism, said last week they will step down together July 6.

May 16, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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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


Renovation under way at state park lodge

A makeover at Amicalola Falls State Park lodge is on schedule to be complete in time for the fall season.

July 30, 2014 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Goodwill opens

Judging from the line waiting for the doors to open and the steady customer flow all day, Dawson County residents have welcomed the opening of a new Goodwill store on Ga. 400.

July 23, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS


Humane Society boutique opens

The Dawson County Humane Society opened its Resale Shop and Boutique last Thursday to excited patrons from around the county.

July 23, 2014 | David Renner | BUSINESS


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