The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce's annual golf tournament still needs participants. Set to begin with a shotgun start at noon Oct. 7 at the Chestatee Golf Club, the tournament currently has a number of both player and sponsor slots open.
The local development authority announced Friday that Dunkin' Donuts is currently looking to open a franchise in Dawson County. The well-known doughnut company is seeking a potential franchise owner interested in starting a business in the area.
Officials want to know why some Dawson County residents are paying a Lumpkin County entity a much higher rate for water that originates from the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority. In all, nearly 50 Dawson County homeowners receive water from the Lumpkin County Water and Sewerage Authority.
Etowah Water & Sewer Authority recently received its fifth consecutive Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Award from the Government Finance Officers Association. The award, which was given for fiscal year 2010, is given to the reporting business or organization that shows exceptional accuracy in its financial reporting during the year.
The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce's Amazing Race membership drive was Aug. 30 and two local women took home the grand prize. Carol Tyger, ambassador representative for the chamber, and State Farm agent Carla Boutin teamed up to secure five memberships for the chamber and win the race.
Northside Hospital recently announced the expansion of its radiology services with the addition of CT, or computed tomography, services at its Dawsonville location. Since 2008, Northside/Dawsonville Imaging has offered high-quality digital mammography and digital X-ray services for patients of all ages. The new 16-slice CT scanner brings more state-of-the-art imaging for patients, across a number of specialties, closer to home.
The Development Authority of Dawson County has announced RaceTrac Petroleum expects to begin building a gas station and convenience store on Ga. 400 within the next month. Initial permits were issued last week for a facility at Ga. 400 South and Whitmire Road.
After a long day at work last Thursday, Taylor Wallace planned to spend a relaxing evening at home. But as 9 p.m. approached, his phone started to ring.
Businesses may show renewed interest in Dawson County thanks to lower fees from Etowah Water and Sewer Authority. As of Sept. 1, the authority will reduce its capital recovery fees for new commercial and residential water and wastewater connections.
A four-day, three-night stay at a beach condo is up for grabs at the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce. The chamber will celebrate the end of its summer membership drive by having a one-day race to see which team can bring in the most new or returning members.
Jay Walker didn't live in Dawson County the last 10 years, but he made Dawsonville his home. "This community has taken care of my family," Walker said. "I've just always felt that it was important to give back to the community that's taken care of you."
It has been a year of anniversaries for Roger Slaton. In June, Slaton celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary with his wife, Loretta, and followed that by celebrating 30 years as a State Farm Insurance agent Aug. 1.
There is still $10,000 in cash up for grabs in the annual Dawson County Chamber of Commerce reverse raffle. According to Chamber President Linda Williams, there are still several tickets available for the raffle.
Congressman Tom Graves will be the guest speaker at the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon at noon Thursday.
Etowah Water and Sewer Authority has begun a water meter replacement project with the goal of improving the accuracy of meter readings for its 5,200 commercial and residential customers. The new water meters have already been installed at 50 residential locations, including the homes of each member of the authority's board of directors.
Dawson County Chamber of Commerce President Christie Haynes has been named to the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism by Gov. Nathan Deal.
An apartment complex designed with seniors in mind is planned near the Ga. 400 corridor.
The threat of rough weather caused the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce to reschedule its inaugural Boot, Shoot and Boogie Shooting Clay Tournament event.
The Dawson Community News earned seven overall awards Friday night in the Georgia Press Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest.
The inaugural Boot, Shoot and Boogie Clay Shooting Tournament is two weeks away and the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce is looking for teams and sponsors to join the competition.
Tickets are still available for a national leadership development seminar that will be simulcast locally.
A steel fabricator plans to add more than 150 jobs over the next three years at its Dawson County plant to supply parts for a new Caterpillar production facility in Athens.
Belk has invited schools and other nonprofit organizations in the company's 16-state market area to participate in its semiannual Belk Charity Sale from 6 to 10 a.m. April 27. The four-hour, in-store shopping event serves as a fundraising tool for participating organizations, allowing shoppers to support local charities while taking advantage of special discounts.
A hardware failure at Windstream's central office in Dahlonega is reportedly to blame for last week's widespread Internet outage in Dawson County.
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