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.
Northside Hospital-Forsyth Administrator Lynn Jackson, on behalf of the hospital, recently presented Dawson County Senior Center Director Margie Weaver with a check for $1,000 to benefit the center's elevator fund. "I am very thankful to Northside Forsyth for the donation," Weaver said. "Just over $38,000 has been contributed so far with another $22,000 needed to fund the project.
Neighborhood Convenience Store on Hwy. 9 in Dawsonville recently sold a winning $50,000 prize ticket in the Georgia Lottery game Jumbo Bucks Classic. "Oh wow," said store owner Andy Sam when he learned he had sold the winning ticket. "That's very, very good."
A local architect was recently named to the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission. House Speaker David Ralston, of Blue Ridge, appointed Peter Hill, of Dawsonville, to the commission during the group's June 30 meeting in Rabun County.
The CEO of one of America's top performing banks said he sees great potential in Georgia. George Gleason, who is also chairman of Bank of the Ozarks, made a visit recently to north Georgia along with the bank's board of directors.
Dawson Community News took first place honors this month for local news coverage in the annual Georgia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The award, announced June 10 at the GPA's 125th annual convention at Jekyll Island, was among five won by Dawson Community News.
Etowah Water and Sewer Authority is calling on the help of its customers to commemorate what General Manager Brooke Anderson calls a "significant milestone." A customer appreciation cookout is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Etowah Water and Sewer Authority's offices - an event to honor the company's years of service.
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.
Dawson County will soon be seeing more of that familiar yellow sign popping up. The Norton Agency, a real estate service that also specializes in mortgage, insurance, commercial brokerage, relocation, management, rentals, home repair, home warranty and closing services officially opened a new branch in Dawson County last week.
Five Star Architectural, an industry leader in commercial and residential cabinetry, broke ground Monday on a new 22,000-square-foot manufacturing facility off Grizzle Road in the former Grogan Business Park. "We're excited about what this groundbreaking means to all of us," said Eric Sutton, president and CEO. "And to my employees, I truly appreciate everything that you guys do to make this a successful company. It's because of you guys that people support us ... that ...
Health care offerings continue to improve in Dawson County with the opening of Northeast Georgia Health System's Medical Plaza 400. "We are thrilled to be extending our services in this market and excited about the opening of our new Medical Plaza 400 and all of the services," said Carol Burrell, president and CEO of Northeast Georgia Health System.
Representatives with Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen applied for a front setback variance on a piece of property along Ga. 400 in Dawson County on Feb. 8. According to Dawson County Planning Director David McKee, the restaurant would sit on less than 1-acre just south of Kauffman Tire near Beartooth Parkway's intersection with the highway.
A nationwide manufacturer of custom hotel and hospitality millwork announced last week it will relocate to Dawson County. "We're excited to be coming home to Dawson County," said Eric Sutton, president of Five Star Architectural, an industry leader in commercial and residential cabinetry.
The owner of a local restaurant and bar has until April 22 to submit corrected calculations documenting her sales after initial reports showed she may have sold more alcohol than food in 2012. Dawson County's alcohol ordinance requires eateries to draw 50 percent of their gross sales from food.
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