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Dawson schools maintain 100 percent accreditation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) has named the Dawson County Public School System a SACS Super System.

August 10, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


Board of education sets 2009 millage rate

The Dawson County Board of Education set the 2009 millage rate following a special called meeting July 17.

August 03, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


Groups team up to supply students with bookbags

The annual Bookbag Pickup program is currently under way. Family Connection, KARE for Kids, Ric Rack, the Dawson County School System, Bethel United Methodist Church and The Father's House have all teamed up to provide needy students with bookbags and school supplies.

July 28, 2008 | Staff Intern | Education


Lanier Tech automotive student wins first place at state level

Lanier Technical College student Daniel Blackstone won first place in state at the Skills USA Championship competition in Dublin this past April.

July 28, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


Store manager named exceptional advocate

The Dawson County Board of Education awarded Ingles Store Manager Jim Young with the Exceptional Advocate Award during the board's regular meeting July 7.

July 28, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


United 2008 concert debuts at racing hall of fame

United 2008, a concert showcasing five Atlanta-area bands, debuted at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame as part of the museum's summer music festival, June 28.

July 28, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


Washington State University announces spring 2008 graduates

PULLMAN, Wash. – Teresa M. Gunn of Dawsonville recently graduated cum laude from Washington State University with a bachelor of arts in human development.

July 20, 2008 | | Education


Local students named to Samford dean's list

Anna Fearon Brawner and David Joseph Sexton, Jr. were both recently named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Samford University. To qualify for the honor, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 12 credit hours of coursework.Samford, with an enrollment of 4,485 students from 49 states and 27 foreign nations, is Alabama's largest privately supported college or university.

July 20, 2008 | | Education


Stuffed animals to the rescue

Ariel Buttram, 14, is on her way to earning the silver award as a Girl Scout. Buttram has set up boxes around Dawson County to collect stuffed animals that she will then donate to emergency services, hospitals and fire and police departments, so officials can distribute them to children in crisis situations, or who have illnesses, to comfort them.

July 20, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Intern | Education


Weaver attends annual workshop in Tifton

The 47th annual Natural Resources Conservation Workshop was held June 8-12. The event was hosted by the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. The workshop has graduated approximately 11,410 graduates and this year was enjoyed by 159 Georgia high school students including eight students and their two chaperones from the U.S. Virgin Islands. Students came from throughout Georgia and attended the week's activities of field trips and classroom functions with opportunities to earn college scholarships at the end of the week.Workshop Director Dennis Brooks said, "This is an excellent opportunity for high school students interested ...

July 20, 2008 | | Education


Robinson principal resigns to teach in Japan

Robinson Elementary School Principal of five years Tom Biggs announced his resignation, July 7.

July 20, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


Summer teen program brings 'fear' to students

The Dawson County Library hosted a Teen Fear Factor event on June 25 as part of its Summer Teen Program.

July 13, 2008 | Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Intern | Education


Residents shoot clay for fun and funds

The Dawson County chapter of Young Life held its second annual sporting clay fun shoot at the Etowah Valley Sporting Clays Park June 21. "It's been a great day so far," said Shawn Dutcher, director of Dawson County's Young Life chapter, a Christian-based organization dedicated to providing community teens with positive after-school activities. "Working with the kids I think is very important, so we're out here trying to support that," said Dawson County resident Keith Burlingame, who along with his wife Connie, participated in the $75 per person skeet shoot. Dawson County Young Life Committee member and ...

July 07, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


United 2008 debuts at racing hall of fame

United 2008, a concert showcasing 5 Atlanta-area bands, will debut at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame as part of the museum's summer music festival, June 28. "This is probably one of the biggest shows that Dawson County has had in a while," said United 2008 organizer and local business owner Bob Johnson. "We have five bands coming in and the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame will be doing a youth car show at the same time, so it should be a pretty decent sized event," added Johnson, who is no stranger to bringing Christian-based musicians to Dawson County ...

July 07, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


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Families gear up for back to school

Children are ready to see their friends again while parents gear them up for school, which starts back next week.

July 30, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


School revises weapon policies

The Dawson County Board of Education is reviewing new policies that will allow employees to evaluate possession of what was once classified as "weapons" on a case-by-case basis.

July 30, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Children learn flamenco dancing

Carmen Dauset Moreno, also known as the Spanish dancer Carmencita, originally from Spain, is known for making flamenco dancing popular in the U.S.

July 23, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


Learning center gains accreditation

Students interested in taking religious education classes have a way to learn and gain graduation credit at the same time.

July 23, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Changing work force

Growing up, Tesela Dutton wanted her first car to be a truck and her first job to be in a garage.

July 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education


Lanier Tech wins at national competition

A team of students from a local college has ranked nationally in a skill completion.

July 09, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Library offers tech savvy tips for all ages

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.

July 09, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


School board, Lanier Tech renew agreement

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.

July 09, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Board of education talks about millage

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.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Local club to host technology day

With school out for the summer, one local hang-out for kids is keeping Dawson County's students engaged in learning.

July 02, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Officers train to protect schools

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.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education


Edible food science program at the library

The Dawson County Library was flooded with kids looking for food, fun and learning last week during the Edible Science display.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Blood drive in memory of late teacher, historian

Dawson County residents will have a chance to honor a late teacher and historian with the gift of life.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Local doctor rides for reading

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.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Lanier Technical College graduates 1,100 students

In an emotionally uplifting commencement ceremony at Free Chapel, 1,111 students graduated from Lanier Technical College on June 13.

June 18, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


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