Dawson County's school chief says the system will pay closer attention to critical writing after students posted lower SAT scores.
Classes started back Tuesday at Southern Catholic College in Dawsonville, but school leaders have been on campus for more than a week preparing for the new year.
Dawson County school and safety officials are urging calm in the wake of the first confirmed case of H1N1 virus, or swine flu.
The Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind recently held its "Lions Day at the Camp," an event that gives the Lions of Georgia an opportunity to visit the camp while it is in session, so they can observe campers participating in the various activities.
Lanier Technical College held its annual graduation ceremony Aug. 21 to congratulate all those who had passed the GED (General Educational Development) test this past school year.
The Dawson County Special Olympics is clearing hurdles with a new management team that is aiming to regenerate and improve the organization, one that is deemed necessary to the community, and is currently seeking volunteers.
Dawson County's student health coordinator has been tapped to serve on a state panel charged with developing policies for handling reports of child abuse by school employees.
Just before school started, Leigh Ann Bagley took a trip to New York City where she was presented with an award based on efforts made to promote wellness and healthier life choices among students, faculty and staff at Black's Mill Elementary School.
Recently, Dawson County's Cassandra Tallant and Jennifer Wooten completed graduation requirements for the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Teacher Academy.
Late Saturday morning, 23-year-old Megan Smith woke up with an orange dragon tattooed on her neck and no recollection of how it got there.
This summer presented a first time opportunity for many students at Robinson Elementary.
Transitioning into middle school can be full of excitement, sadness and anxiety, all of which are emotions that each new student handles in his or her own way.
With bookbags packed with pencils, paper and notebooks, more than 3,000 children began a new school year Monday in Dawson County.
Walking across the stage Friday at Riverview Middle School, 27 young cadets became the inaugural graduating class of the Dawson County Junior Firefighter Academy.
Sheriff Billy Carlisle has been selected to serve as the 2009 Chairman of the Dawson County/Dawsonville Finance Drive for the State YMCA of Georgia.
Carmen Dauset Moreno, also known as the Spanish dancer Carmencita, originally from Spain, is known for making flamenco dancing popular in the U.S.
Students interested in taking religious education classes have a way to learn and gain graduation credit at the same time.
Growing up, Tesela Dutton wanted her first car to be a truck and her first job to be in a garage.
A team of students from a local college has ranked nationally in a skill completion.
Getting a tablet or any other technology device can be overwhelming and sometimes frustrating if it is not known how to use. However, the Dawson County Library is there to help.
In a continued effort to give Dawson County students the best education possible, the board of education has renewed its contract with a local college.
With the budget for the next fiscal year set, the Dawson County Board of Education has set its sights on the school system's millage rate.
With school out for the summer, one local hang-out for kids is keeping Dawson County's students engaged in learning.
During the summer months, there are not students roaming the halls of area schools, but come August, when class is back in session, officers charged with securing their safety plan to be ready in the event of a dangerous situation.
The Dawson County Library was flooded with kids looking for food, fun and learning last week during the Edible Science display.
Dawson County residents will have a chance to honor a late teacher and historian with the gift of life.
After jumping in a cold lake in February for three years in a row, Brian Burke has decided to find a warmer way to raise money for literacy.
In an emotionally uplifting commencement ceremony at Free Chapel, 1,111 students graduated from Lanier Technical College on June 13.
Students on summer vacation enjoyed a soot-covered and wet time during the recent junior fire academy.
The Dawson County Board of Education set the budget for the upcoming fiscal year at $33.9 million during a meeting Monday night.