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Officials stepping up surveillance at school

While it could be nine months before a new elementary school opens in southern Dawson County, officials moved forward last week with plans for a security system in the building.

November 18, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Youth aids seniors

One local young man found a unique way to work toward his Eagle Scout rank, while at the same time helping seniors, shut-ins and those with special needs.

November 11, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Middle school student named essay winner

Thirteen-year-old Michael Putlak was a young man on a mission when he sat down to pen an essay on Veterans Day.

November 11, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Schools earn Title I honor

All three Dawson County elementary schools - Black's Mill, Kilough and Robinson - have been named Title I Distinguished Schools.

November 11, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Ex-meth addict warns students of dangers

Cari McDonald remembers the first time she smoked pot.

November 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Weaver plans to keep pumpkins sprouting

It all started with a cardboard sign in his front yard that read, 'Pumpkins for sale.'

November 04, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


No place like home

At the urging of her teenage son, a Dawsonville woman has taken in more than 50 children over the last seven years as a foster parent.

November 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Safety is top priority on Halloween

Everyone wants their child to have a safe and happy Halloween.

October 28, 2009 | | Education


Campaign focuses on teen driving

A group of Dawson County teens hopes a bumper sticker initiative will encourage young motorists to drive safely.

October 28, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Perry receives scholarship from Campbellsville University

Campbellsville University recently announced the academic scholarship recipients for the 2009-2010 academic year.

October 28, 2009 | | Education


Focus on bus safety this week

They are among the first people on the roads each morning, heading out before some of their passengers even get out of bed.

October 21, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Damsels in success

Three members of the Dawson County Woman's Club proved recently they are indeed smarter than a 10-year-old.

October 21, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Teacher of the year for Dawson County named

Teresa Conowal admits some of her teaching methods are uncoventional.

October 21, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


School asking voters to extend tax

Voters are being asked by the school system to approve extending the county's 1-cent education sales tax to help fund several needed projects.

October 14, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Young drivers ‘Caught Safe’

Anyone wanting to ride home from school with Daniel Walker knows to put on a seat belt or find another way home.

October 14, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Pumpkins benefit art

The pumpkin patch is full again this year, but you don't have to travel far to get the gourds.

October 22, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Mentoring PALS receives donation

In an effort to further support students, Black's Mill Elementary School offers a one-on-one peer mentoring program.

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Pumpkin patch supports arts

For the third year, Robinson Elementary's entryway is full of pumpkins.

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Agency gives incentive for safe driving

A national insurance agency is making a local call to action for the community as a whole to take a pledge to drive safer.

October 15, 2014 | | Education


Top teacher selected

After choosing its eight teachers of the year from all Dawson County schools, the board of education has named its system Teacher of the Year.

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | Education


System considers project manager

The Dawson County Board of Education is considering adding a position that could save the school system money over the long term.

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School board meeting asks for community input

The Dawson County Board of Education heard the concerns and questions of parents in the county last week when they held a public forum to discuss the new five-year plan for the system.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School’s first run equals spooky fun

With Halloween only a few weeks away, Riverview Middle School is gearing up for a spooky run for a good cause.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Science teacher honored for work

Hightower Academy Teacher of the Year Niki Kenny has been in education for nearly 20 years, five of those in Dawson County.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Literacy group spreads words

Dawson county students were paid a visit by a local literacy group last week.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Pumpkin patch supports arts

A pumpkin patch has sprouted in the lobby of Riverview Elementary School.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Chorus teacher hits the high notes

Students with musical interests at the high school will most likely be familiar with the school's director of choral arts.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


‘Backpack Buddies’ provides snacks for kids

A new collaboration is gearing up to make sure local children are not going hungry when they leave school and are home on the weekends.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education


School board seeks community input

The Dawson County Board of Education is seeking comments from residents to help develop a new plan for students.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Middle school media specialist named tops

Dawson County Middle School's Media Specialist Kim Dutton is in the school's library and media center each day to help students reach their goals.

September 24, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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