The parental pressure of purchasing school supplies will be lessened for some Dawson County families this fall, thanks in part to the efforts of Dawson County Family Connection.
Nancy Stites, coordinator of the organization, received nearly 30 scientific calculators July 7, donated by the Nordon Corporation for the organization's Stuff the Bus school supply drive.
Dawson Community News welcomes Morgan Bennett as the paper's editorial intern for the summer.
A 2011 Dawson County High School graduate, Bennett, 18, said the internship is an excellent opportunity to get more involved and to learn more about her community.
In June, Dawson County Senior 4-H members Madison Adams and Autumn Callahan attended the Georgia 4-H State Council Conference. The annual meeting held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatonton gathers members from across the state to learn about topics of interest for teens, participate in the Iron Clover competition and elect the Georgia 4-H Board of Directors.
"State Council is a great time for high school members," Ian Cowie, county 4-H agent said. "It brings the best 4-H members together to learn, to share and to have fun."
A delay in the expected cost increase for testing has led more students to seek their GED before year's end.
General Educational Development test-takers currently pay $95 for the full battery of five tests that measure reading, writing, social studies, science and mathematics.
Students returning Tuesday for summer quarter at the local campus of Lanier Technical College began attending classes at a new, temporary location.
With the exception of automotive technology courses, all Lanier Tech Dawson classes for the next year or so will shift to the former Crossroads Alternative School building.
The Dawson County Board of Education has scheduled several public hearings this month on a proposed tax hike.
The school board recently announced its intention to raise property taxes by 3.25 percent over the rollback millage rate to help offset a projected $300,000 budget deficit for the coming year.
Dawson County students as a whole exceeded the state average on the Criterion-Referenced-Competency Test, according to preliminary systemwide scores released last week.
"The scores were outstanding," said Superintendent Keith Porter. "Our students and teachers did a great job for us again this year."
Dressed in full turnout gear, young cadets in training maneuvered their way through a dark maze, used the Jaws of Life to extricate a victim from a vehicle and extinguished a forest fire.
For a fighter, it's all in day's work. For cadets in Dawson County Emergency Service's Junior Fire Academy, it's work, but it's also a whole lot of fun.
At the May 26 meeting of the Dawson County Republican Party, the inaugural recipient of the Charles C. Smith, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was presented.
Todd Bennett, a senior at Dawson County High School, was selected by a committee of Dawson County GOP members.
Leigh Wilson enjoys watching television shows like CSI and Law and Order.
She said watching those shows has taught her a thing or two about law enforcement, a field she plans to enter as an adult.
Over the next several weeks, residents will have a chance to weigh in on a possible tax increase proposed by the Dawson County Board of Education.
School officials are considering a millage rate hike in order to help offset a projected $300,000 budget deficit for 2012.
The Dawson County school system has joined the ranks of 13 others in Georgia that have received greater flexibility to govern local education.
Among other aspects, that flexibility could allow officials to examine new classroom settings, sizes and times.
Not only is Dawson County Schools doing its part to battle childhood obesity, the system is being recognized at the national level for its efforts.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation - founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. [Bill] Clinton Foundation - has named three local elementary schools and one middle school recipients of National Recognition Awards.
At the May meeting of Dawson County's Retired Educators Association, President Nicky Gilleland displayed 11 certificates that the unit had been awarded at the annual state convention of retired educators. They included recognition for increase in membership, having a scrapbook of excellence, and maintaining good public relations.
The unit was also commended for providing an annual scholarship to a teacher who desires to further his/her education. The 2011 scholarship was awarded to Torina Walls, who has been working as a substitute teacher and attending Gainesville State College to obtain a degree in Early Childhood Education.
The Rotary Club of Dawson County recently recognized the 2011 Laws of Life Essay Contest winners during a special awards program.
The Laws of Life program is an essay contest promoting literacy and character building, focused on high school students.
The Donald Moss Scholarship Fund is now open for applications. This is the first year that the scholarship is open to Dawson County students who ...
Thirty middle school spellers sat nervously on stage at Dawson County Middle School last week for the annual spelling bee that ended up going through ...
During last week's Dawson County Board of Education meeting, the board approved current Chief Academic Officer Rick Brown to take on a new position ...
The Sawnee Foundation Youth Scholarship program, a part of Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation (Sawnee EMC) is currently accepting applications for scholarships for high school seniors.
Sixth grade math teacher at Dawson County Middle School Christie Downs likes to, as she says, "fly under the radar."
The Community Based Instruction (CBI) program at Dawson County High School has embarked on another community venture-this time with the Dawson County Emergency Services.
For the second year in a row, the Dawson County Board of Education was named an Exemplary Board by the Georgia School Board Association (GSBA).
Dawson County High School math teacher Michelle Gee knew early on she loved math.
The Dawson County Board of Education voted on and unanimously approved the adoption of the final draft of next year's school calendar during the ...
Art students from Dawson County High School hosted their first ever show in the Performing Arts Center on campus last week.
Dawson County Middle School Media Specialist Cherie Powell says that education is part of who she is.
In reports released last week by the Georgia Department of Education, Dawson County Schools had a slight dip on the College and Career Ready Performance ...
Fourth grade teacher Brittany Bronson has just entered her third year of teaching and tears up when she talks about the first class she ever ...
Dawson County High School sophomore Jack Trammell was announced as this year's Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Award winner last week.
During Monday night's meeting, the Dawson County Board of Education unanimously approved the purchase of land on Elliott Family Parkway for future use by ...