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Seniors shine at honors night

Dawson County Schools honored some of its best and brightest recently during an awards ceremony at the high school.

May 11, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Senior named Beta scholar

The National Beta Club announced that Amanda Florentine has been named a Beta Scholar that entitles her to a scholarship award.

May 11, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Local celebrities read to students at Riverview

Students at Riverview Elementary School got a visit from some local leaders of the community last week during the new school's inaugural Celebrity Reader Day.

May 11, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Kids eat free in June

For the first time ever, the Dawson County School System will be offering free lunch during the month of June to all children.

May 04, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Art show exhibited at local high school

Young artists got to show their best work last week during Dawson County High School's biannual art show.

May 04, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Junior Fire Academy holding sign-ups for middle schoolers

Middle school students interested in joining the Junior Fire Academy, held by Dawson County Emergency Services, should apply before May 6 to be a part of the annual youth event.

April 27, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


April 30 event a fundraiser for literacy organization

A local literacy advocacy group has an evening of dancing and dining planned this week to help raise dollars for its ongoing efforts.

April 27, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Reinhardt students honored

Reinhardt University in Cherokee County held an honors day ceremony on April 10, where the college recognized 154 students and alumni for their achievements.

April 27, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Local receives scholarship from Sawnee Foundation

Sawnee Electric Membership Corp. has awarded 11 scholarships of $3,500 each to local high school seniors starting college this fall.

April 27, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Spring Fling at Black’s Mill

Black's Mill Elementary School will be hosting its annual Spring Fling event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 28 at the school.

April 27, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


School board cuts student calendar

It could be weeks before the Dawson County Board of Education approves next year's budget, but the trimming to prepare for hard times has begun.

April 20, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Sheriff announces upcoming academies

Applications recently went home with local fifth through ninth graders inviting them to sign up for the Dawson County Sheriff's Junior Law Enforcement Academy.

April 20, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education


Internship opportunities in local government

Students looking for an internship this spring and summer should explore opportunities available in county government. Dawson County is currently offering internships in the finance, government and community affairs, emergency services and community development departments through the Georgia County Internship Program.

April 13, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Florentine, Thieme named top students

Principal Jute Wilson said it's always a distinct honor to recognize Dawson County High School's academic elite.

April 13, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Woman graduates 13 years later

Amanda Worley was two credits shy of earning a diploma when she was allowed to walk across the stage as part of Dawson County High School's class of 1998.

April 06, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education


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Schools make up for January inclement weather

Dawson County Schools will be open on Feb. 20 to make up for a snow day taken last month.

February 15, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Lanier Tech student chosen as college’s GOAL winner

Lauren Hockaday, a firefighter and EMSP student at Lanier Technical College, has been named the school's winner for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership ...

February 08, 2017 | | Education


Dawson native, nursing student wins national recognition

Twenty-four-year-old nursing student Amberly Hedden is one of the lucky ones.

February 01, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Education


Kilough student to compete at international pageant

Nine-year-old Makana Tate loves her high heels.

February 01, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Eighth-grader out-spells competition

The culmination of several spelling bees across the Dawson County School System, last week's event in the Dawson County Junior High School auditorium resulted ...

February 01, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Donald W. Moss Scholarship now open to Dawson 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 ...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Education


Spelling bees take place in preparation for system-wide event

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 ...

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Board of ed approves Rick Brown as chief operations officer

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 ...

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Sawnee EMC accepting applications for scholarships and trip

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.

January 04, 2017 | | Education


Middle school math teacher quietly impacting her students

Sixth grade math teacher at Dawson County Middle School Christie Downs likes to, as she says, "fly under the radar."

December 28, 2016 | Amy French | Education


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