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Musician and storyteller to perform at library

The Dawson County Public Library will soon play host to a nationally known singer and storyteller.

March 25, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Kindergarten registration April 17

The Dawson County School System is already looking ahead to its newest generation of students.

March 25, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Program helps Dawson County students achieve

Dawson County students who otherwise may not have been able to afford college are getting another shot at higher education.

March 18, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Week highlights children of all abilities

Each year, the Dawson County school system sets aside a week for "exceptional students."

March 18, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Voters approve education tax extension

Dawson County voters have decided to extend the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for a fifth time.

The tax received 398 votes (83.44 percent) in favor to 79 votes (16.56 percent) against it.

March 17, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Sales tax referendum set for next week

Dawson County voters will get a say this and next week over whether or not they want a 1-cent educational sales tax to continue.

March 11, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Schools plan make-up days

Students returned to school last week following a period of wintry weather that left 75 percent of the county without power and nearly 1,000 trees down in the area for several days.

March 11, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Dawson County student and teacher reaching for the STARs

Some students plan and schedule to be the best student they can be. For others, hard work and a thirst for knowledge help them reach for the stars.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Dawson crowns best school speller

With words like "spaceship" flying out of the caller's mouth, the Dawson County System-wide Spelling Bee was sure to make its winner "famous," which, coincidentally, was another of the words that the county's best spellers had to figure out to move on.

February 04, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Middle School poets printed in annual writing collection

Students from Dawson County Middle School were recently given the chance to have their writing works published for a much wider audience to see.

January 21, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Lanier Technical College names semi-finalists for GOAL award

Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college's semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL award, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the Lanier Technical College's GOAL program.

January 21, 2015 | | Education


Spelling bees begin to buzz for students

Dawson County elementary and middle school spellers are warming up and moving on to compete in this year's district spelling bee.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


High school named to district honor roll

Dawson County High School has yet another accolade to add to its list - this time in academics.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Superintendent addresses chamber

Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs gave his first address to the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce during its monthly luncheon last week.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


School leaders examine future

While it may be quite a way off, local school leaders are looking at ways to help students transition from middle to high school.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Lifelong Dawson County educator to retire

Outgoing Robinson Elementary School Principal Roxanne Howard has spent literally her entire life in the Dawson County School System.

May 20, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Seniors ready to walk

With only a few days left until graduation, Dawson County High School students are taking the time to say their last goodbyes to their classmates -some of which have been together since pre-school.

May 20, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Local optimist wins state speaking contest

A Dawson County Middle School student has been named the best speaker in the entire state in the Optimist International's annual oratorical contest.

May 20, 2015 | David Renner | Education


BOE ready to build performing arts center

The Dawson County Board of Education will soon have $15 million in hand to begin school improvements.

May 13, 2015 | David Renner | Education


High school scholars awarded for hard work

Dawson County High School announced last week how much its graduating class had earned in scholarships to help them with their futures.

May 13, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


Riverview Middle School principal says goodbye

As the school year winds to a close, Riverview Middle School is also preparing to say goodbye to its principal.

May 13, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Board of Education passes tentative budget

The Dawson County School System has a tentative budget set for the 2016 fiscal year, despite having little to no input from other entities regarding changing taxes for the next year.

May 13, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Dawson County says goodbye to three principals

The Dawson County School System is saying farewell to three of its long-time principals at the end of the school year.

April 29, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Rotary Club essay winners reflect on life lessons

Nearly a dozen Dawson County High School students were recognized on April 23 for sharing the challenges they have faced in their young lives during this year's Laws of Life essay contest.

April 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


Teachers recognized for dedication to students

Dawson County recently took a moment to recognize some of its most dedicated teachers.

April 29, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Kindergarten Roundup tries new format

Each year, Dawson County's youngest students tag along with their parents to begin the next 13 years of their lives.

April 22, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Dawson County Spring Games take center stage

After rain delays and changes in venue, the 2015 Dawson County Spring Games were finally able to be held last week.

April 22, 2015 | David Renner | Education


‘Superior’ voices: High school ensemble receives top marks

Dawson County High School Chorus Director Spencer Wright has proven that, once again, his chorus is superior.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Kindergarten registration is Friday

The Dawson County School System is already looking ahead to its newest generation of students.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Long-time educator and administrator remembered

One of Dawson County's most decorated education veterans was laid to rest last week following a tragic house fire.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | Education


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