The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its 20th annual awards banquet and gala to be held March 2.
The ceremony pays tribute to individuals who have made great contributions to the community in volunteerism, leadership and entrepreneurship.
Dawson Community News welcomed a new reporter to its editorial staff earlier this month.
Chelsea Thomas is covering city government, education and water issues, as well as community events, activities and happenings.
Economic forecasts in recent years have seemed to be an endless stream of bad news.
Local real estate guru and economic trend detector Frank Norton aims to reverse that trend - though not without some notes of caution.
In a society that is constantly becoming more reliant on technology, Sawnee EMC is joining the movement with a new street light outage reporting application for smartphones.
The electric cooperative had already launched an online application and will soon release its smartphone application, said Sawnee EMC Vice President of Member Services Blake House.
A furniture designer is the new general manager at Badcock Home Furniture and More in Dawsonville.
Fritz Verbarg, 50, of Dawsonville, accepted the position late last year after working for the company nearly 13 months.
Moviegoers took a walk on the wild side last week at the cinema in Dawsonville.
Chestatee Wildlife Preserve, a nonprofit zoo and rescue in Dahlonega, brought several exotic animals to the theater Dec. 23 to celebrate the opening of "We Bought a Zoo," starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson.
To celebrate the opening of acclaimed filmmaker Cameron Crowe's movie "We Bought a Zoo," Chestatee Wildlife Preserve will be at the Dawsonville 400 Stadium Cinemas 10 from 2 to 7 p.m. on Friday.
Molly Potts, cinema general manager, said having zoo animals at the movies on opening day seemed like a perfect fit.
North Georgia is one step closer to the high-speed Internet that Vice President Joe Biden promised would come with federal recovery funds.
Parts of eight counties whose access to high-speed service has previously been blocked by the mountains will have it in early 2012, said Bruce Abraham, the president and Chief Executive Officer of North Georgia Network.
A prominent fixture in local banking is retiring next week after nearly 43 years on the job.
Senior Vice President Jimmy Bruce's last day at United Community Bank in downtown Dawsonville is Dec. 31.
The Black Friday madness in Dawsonville started early as bargain hunters descended on North Georgia Premium Outlets for the center's annual Midnight Madness after Thanksgiving shopping event.
Many stores chose to open by 9 p.m. Thursday to accommodate the most dedicated bargain hunters.
The madness in Dawsonville started early Thursday as bargain hunters began arriving at North Georgia Premium Outlets for the center's annual Midnight Madness after Thanksgiving shopping event.
Jakia Hopgood drove in from Decatur hoping to find a deal on designer handbags.
United Community Bank recently introduced the 2011-12 Junior Board of Directors for Dawsonville.
The junior board consists of 15 high school seniors from Dawson County High School. The educational program is designed to introduce students to banking, leadership and community service. Applicants were chosen by representatives of both the high school and the bank based on academic excellence, extracurricular involvement and overall leadership abilities.
Russ Marcotte was still a little apprehensive Sunday afternoon as he prepared to open City Liquor.
But within the first twenty minutes, he had tallied 25 sales.
With the official start of the holiday shopping season just hours away, thrifty shoppers and bargain hunters have begun looking for those special deals.
Black Friday, as the day after Thanksgiving shopping tradition is known, draws its name from an accounting term that indicates retailers have made a profit, or are "in the black."
An agency tasked at promoting industry in the tri-county area has selected Charlie Auvermann to chair its board of directors.
Auvermann, executive director of the Development Authority of Dawson County, was elected last week to chair the joint development authority for Dawson, Lumpkin and White counties.
The local business community last week paid tribute to the county's top teachers.
A local steel fabricator received clearance last week to move forward with an expansion that will bring new jobs to Dawson County.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced last week that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region, which Dawson is a part of, is on the rise.
A local steel fabricator has applied for a building variance in anticipation of expanding its manufacturing operations.
Dawsonville continues to be a hotbed for NASCAR activity with the recent announcement that J.J. Yeley's race team has decided to bring its operations to town.
Dawson County may soon be getting not one but two locations geared toward senior citizens.
Both Whitley Engineering Inc. and TBG Residential are looking at locations, one in the city and the other in the county.
Rising lake levels have played a role in the area's economic upturn, according to a local real estate expert.
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.
Page 1 of 1