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 ...
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.
Dawson County Middle School recently held its first Math Bee.
Becoming Student of the Month at Riverview Middle School is quite an honor.
In this election year, one political event stands popular with all parties, all challengers and all incumbents: the "takeover" of the Georgia government by hundreds of the state's brightest teenagers.
Dressed in red shirts and carrying red balloons, students at Robinson Elementary School gathered on the playground Monday afternoon to say no to drugs.
Dawson County has never had the honor of having a local student take first place in a statewide writing competition, until now.
Black's Mill Elementary School Media Specialist Ann Lott had no idea her principal had nominated her for the Office Max A Day Made Better contest until Office Max representatives arrived at the school on Wednesday with $1,200 in school supplies.
The Dawson County Humane Society is always looking for ways to raise much-needed funds to operate the new animal shelter at Rock Creek Park. Recently, help came in the form of 13-year-old Dawson County Middle School student Allie Costley.
Cody Hall, a 14-year-old freshman at Dawson County High School, founded the Teenage Republican club this year to recruit politically-like-minded teenagers to become active in the community, to become educated on the issues and to support the Dawson County Senior Republican Party, as well as the state and national republican leadership.
Black's Mill Elementary School hosted its annual Jump Rope For Heart event at the school Sept. 19.
Dawson County Schools ranked 21st out of 181 school systems on SAT score performance in 2008.
Becca Bishop, 14, is heavily active in community-life in Dawson County.
Dawson County Middle School hosted the first Student of the Month luncheon Sept. 18.
The Bowen Center for the Arts will host another Young Performers Series on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.
The pumpkin patch is full again this year, but you don't have to travel far to get the gourds.
In an effort to further support students, Black's Mill Elementary School offers a one-on-one peer mentoring program.
For the third year, Robinson Elementary's entryway is full of pumpkins.
A national insurance agency is making a local call to action for the community as a whole to take a pledge to drive safer.
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.
The Dawson County Board of Education is considering adding a position that could save the school system money over the long term.
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.
With Halloween only a few weeks away, Riverview Middle School is gearing up for a spooky run for a good cause.
Hightower Academy Teacher of the Year Niki Kenny has been in education for nearly 20 years, five of those in Dawson County.
Dawson county students were paid a visit by a local literacy group last week.
A pumpkin patch has sprouted in the lobby of Riverview Elementary School.
Students with musical interests at the high school will most likely be familiar with the school's director of choral arts.
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.
The Dawson County Board of Education is seeking comments from residents to help develop a new plan for students.
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.