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Charity basketball raises funds for local schools

Faculty from Riverview Middle School and Dawson County Middle School squared off in a charity basketball game Nov. 6 at Dawson County Middle School.

November 30, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


Local students compete in 4-H competition in Gainesville

Dawson County 4-H members traveled to Gainesville recently to compete in the area 4-H Cotton Boll and Consumer Contest.

November 30, 2008 | | Education


12-year-old makes life ‘Bearable’ at Amicalola Falls

A volunteer at Amicalola Falls decided to give the park a face-lift ... by replacing worn out "Ranger Rick" signs promoting free public programs, with black bear characters holding monthly schedules.

November 30, 2008 | | Education


Boy Scout Troop 422 goes caving

Adventurous Scouts from Dawsonville Boy Scout Troop 422 recently embarked on an excursion to Raccoon Mountain Caverns in Tennessee.

November 23, 2008 | | Education


Lion’s Club sponsors annual poster contest

Lions Club International hosts a Peace Poster Contest each year, which begins with a local club sponsorship.

November 23, 2008 | | Education


Personal Viewfinder photography show a success

The fifth annual student photography show conducted through the Dawson County Mentoring Program was kicked off Oct. 18 at a reception held at the Bowen Center for the Arts.

November 23, 2008 | | Education


Dawson County students participate in Youth Summit

Three Dawson County High School students participated in the 2008 Youth Summit, where they pledged to help their community in one of four areas: education, health, economic development or safety.

November 16, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


School system braces for more cutbacks

The possibility of losing more than $250,000 of his operating budget has Dawson County's school superintendent planning for cutbacks.

November 16, 2008 | Michele Hester | Education


‘Almost like reality’

Students at Dawson County High School have been able to practice driving without leaving the classroom this fall thanks to a grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

November 16, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


Chambliss visits, reads to Kilough students

In the midst of a 13-day, 75-county bus tour across Georgia, Republican U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss made a stop in Dawson County and visited students at Kilough Elementary School Monday morning.

November 09, 2008 | Michele Hester | Education


Kilough Elementary receives grant for storybook garden and outdoor classroom

Lowe's, a home-improvement store, awarded Kilough Elementary School with a $4,900 Toolbox for Education grant to create a storybook garden and outdoor classroom.

November 09, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


The Meaning of Veterans Day

Cameron Millholland, a seventh grader at Dawson County Middle School, was chosen as the overall winner of an essay contest sponsored by the Veterans Affairs of Dawson County. Students were asked to describe the meaning of Veterans Day. Veterans Affairs President Pam Hamalainen surprised Millholland at school Monday morning with the news he had won the contest, which also includes passes to Uncle Shucks Corn Maze and dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse. He will also participate in this year's Veterans Day parade and celebration on Nov. 11. Millholland's essay on his father's military service was chosen over hundreds ...

November 09, 2008 | By Cameron Millholland 7th grade, Dawson County Middle School | Education


Group plans protest at store selling drug paraphernalia

The convenience store owner who refused to stop selling pipes, often used as drug paraphernalia, for fear of losing customers could find the store embroiled in an even bigger controversy.

November 09, 2008 | Michele Hester | Education


DeBlois wins math bee

Dawson County Middle School recently held its first Math Bee.

November 02, 2008 | | Education


Riverview announces students of the month

Becoming Student of the Month at Riverview Middle School is quite an honor.

November 02, 2008 | | Education


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The best in class

Chris Hamby has been named the valedictorian and Kara Hafermalz the salutatorian for Dawson County High School's class of 2014.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education


New school calendar set

After five years of fewer school days, Dawson County will finally see a full calendar.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education


New students set to enter schools

Smiling parents and apprehensive children were seen coming in and out of the Rock Creek Park gym April 11.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Gibbs signs on as new school chief

After a 14-day waiting period, the Dawson County school system officially has a new superintendent.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Beaver joins Lanier Tech

Nancy Beaver has been named Lanier Technical College's vice president for student affairs.

April 09, 2014 | By Carly Sharec DCN regional staff | Education


Kindergarten registration April 11 at Rock Creek

With the current school year winding down for most, Dawson County elementary schools are already preparing for the next.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Student places first in oratorical contest

One Dawson County Middle School student is going above and beyond when speaking to others.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | Education


DCHS students sweep competition

Students from the Jobs for Georgia's Graduates organization at Dawson County High School swept two competitions last month to claim the top place in multiple fields.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Finalist for superintendent named

Hall County's executive director of facilities has been named the finalist for superintendent of the Dawson County school system.

April 02, 2014 | By David Renner and Jeff Gill drenner@dawsonnews.com, jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | Education


Superintendent list narrowed to single finalist

Hall County's executive director of facilities has been named the finalist for superintendent of Dawson County schools.

March 28, 2014 | By David Renner and Jeff Gill drenner@dawsonnews.com, jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | Education


FBLA sweeps state conference

The Dawson County High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter left an impression at the state conference earlier this month.

March 26, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Interviews for school superintendent begin

The search for a new superintendent has reached the next level for the Dawson County Board of Education.

March 26, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Lanier Tech welcomes VP of academic affairs

Lanier Technical College has added an administrative position in its continued endeavor of making its college experience the best for its students.

March 26, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Children’s Week has a colorful ending

As a way of ending Exceptional Children's Week with a celebration, the Dawson County school system held their annual art contest to close out the week of awareness.

March 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Week dedicated to exceptional children

Each year, the Dawson County school system sets aside a week for "exceptional students." This year, March 10-14 has been designated Exceptional Children's Week.

March 12, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


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