The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) has named the Dawson County Public School System a SACS Super System.
The Dawson County Board of Education set the 2009 millage rate following a special called meeting July 17.
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.
Lanier Technical College student Daniel Blackstone won first place in state at the Skills USA Championship competition in Dublin this past April.
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.
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.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Teresa M. Gunn of Dawsonville recently graduated cum laude from Washington State University with a bachelor of arts in human development.
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.
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.
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 ...
Robinson Elementary School Principal of five years Tom Biggs announced his resignation, July 7.
The Dawson County Library hosted a Teen Fear Factor event on June 25 as part of its Summer Teen Program.
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 ...
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 ...
Children are ready to see their friends again while parents gear them up for school, which starts back next week.
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.
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.