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Interest along Ga. 400 spikes

Interest along the busy Ga. 400 corridor continues to spike after several years of sluggishness, officials say.

David McKee, Dawson County's planning director, said his office has seen building permits and business license applications surge by about 40 percent from a year ago.

February 06, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Northside Hospital now offers MRI in Dawsonville

Northside Hospital is pleased to announce another expansion of its radiology services in Dawsonville with the addition of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) for brain, spine and orthopedic exams.

Since 2008, Northside/Dawson Imaging has offered high-quality radiology/imaging services for patients of all ages.

January 30, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Doughnut franchise opening this summer

A nationally known doughnut chain has submitted plans to build a location off Ga. 400.

The Development Authority of Dawson County last week announced Dunkin' Donuts has submitted plans for the construction of a standalone building, north of the outlet mall.

January 30, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Gala honors members

In a year when change topped the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce's agenda, the move to a new facility for the group's 22nd annual award's ceremony and gala brought a fun, festive and memorable experience Friday night.

Held at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, the event marks the chamber's accomplishments of 2012 and honors many in the community for their contributions. It's also one of the organization's largest fundraisers.

January 30, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Fresh n’ Frugal grocer open in Dahlonega

Fresh n' Frugal-Cost Plus Foods, is a new concept supermarket open in Dahlonega. The business operates in the location formerly occupied by J&J Foods in the Greenbriar Shopping Center.

January 23, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Chamber gala is Friday at hall of fame

Dust off those dancing shoes and get ready for an evening of food and fun as the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce holds its annual gala and awards ceremony Friday night.

With a "Postcards from Dawson County" theme, the event will be held for the first time at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in downtown Dawsonville.

January 23, 2013 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Chamber gala approaching

The 22nd annual Dawson County Chamber of Commerce banquet is just around the corner.

The gala will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. This year's theme will be "Postcards from Dawson."

January 02, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Distillery gets green light on tastings

Distillers on Friday got the final approval needed to begin offering samples of the first legal moonshine produced in Dawsonville.

"I'm so excited," said owner Cheryl Wood. "We're all really excited."

December 05, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Deals worth the wait

The holiday shopping season is officially here. And judging by the lines at local retailers, shoppers were happy with the deals they were finding on Black Friday.

Sales events started at 8 p.m. Thursday at Walmart and continued throughout the evening and into the weekend.

November 28, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Urgent care center set to open Monday

The community is invited to a reception tomorrow in celebration of Northside Hospital's opening of an urgent care center in Dawson County.

"We're excited about being up here in Dawson County," said CEO Skip Putnam. "This is just part of our expansion and we're going to continue to expand services up here in this area. We appreciate everyone's support and we look forward to a very long relationship with Dawson County."

November 28, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Holiday shopping season kicks-off Thursday night

The official Christmas shopping season is still a couple days away, but retailers are bracing for one of the busiest Black Friday shopping events in years.

According to a report by the National Retail Federation, an estimated 147 million people will shop either at stores or online during the Black Friday weekend, which draws its name from an accounting term that indicates retailers have made a profit, or are "in the black."

November 21, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Distillery gets green flag

The backwoods moonshining business birthed one of the nation's most popular sports in NASCAR, so it fits that the state's newest legal moonshine distillery is under the same roof as the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

In fact, the distillery - Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery on Hwy. 53 in Dawsonville - can't make the liquor fast enough to take the checkered flag ahead of its demand.

November 21, 2012 | By Lee Johnson DCN regional staff | BUSINESS


Newspaper holding open house Friday

The public is invited to an open house Friday at the Dawson Community News' new home.

The staff will welcome guests from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to the office at 76 Howard Ave. East, Suite 140, in Dawsonville Business Park.

November 07, 2012 | From staff reports | BUSINESS


Belk to host semiannaul charity sale on Saturday

Belk will host its semiannual charity sale on Saturday, which benefits local nonprofits and schools.

To participate, shoppers should buy a $5 ticket from a participating nonprofit or at their local Belk store.

October 31, 2012 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | BUSINESS


Membership director named

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce has chosen a familiar face as its new member­ship director.

Long­time chamber member and community volunteer Kara Hewatt accepted the position last week. Today is her first day on the job.

October 31, 2012 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


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Part of Hospitality Highway to be renamed in honor of tourism pioneer

The portion of Hospitality Highway that runs through Dawson and Lumpkin counties will soon be named in honor of the man first responsible for branding the state a tourism destination.

June 24, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Hunger Games crew returns to Dawsonville

Crews from the widely successful Hunger Games movie franchise returned to Dawsonville last week to wrap-up scenes for Mockingjay Part 2, the last segment in the four-part series.

June 10, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Dawsonville council approves business start-up grant

A plan for providing starting funds to new Dawsonville businesses has passed one of the final hurdles to becoming a reality.

June 03, 2015 | David Renner | BUSINESS


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


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