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Amerson recognized for literacy efforts

A local legislator was honored earlier this month for his support of adult literacy efforts.

March 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Education


Panel releases findings on principal

A state government agency that certifies educational personnel has released the findings of an investigation into Dawson County High School's principal.

March 03, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Principal suspended without pay

An investigation into the ethics of Dawson County High School's principal has led to a nearly month-long, unpaid suspension that begins Monday.

February 26, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Special needs advocates honored during ceremony

A Kilough Elementary staffer will represent Dawson County, when she attends a meeting next week honoring those who go above and beyond for special education students.

February 24, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Soldier boy’s back in school

A local young man known to some as "Soldier Boy" is back in school after a positive review from his doctor.

February 24, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Locals mingle with leaders during visit to Washington

Two local educators visited the nation's capital earlier this month, where they represented Dawson County on a number of school-related issues.

February 17, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


High school yearbook staff honored

Young journalists scooped the competition for work on the 2008-09 edition of "Tiger," the Dawson County High School yearbook.

February 17, 2010 | | Education


State Capitol celebrates 100 years of scouting

State lawmakers recently welcomed Boy Scout troops from across Georgia to celebrate 100 years of scouting during Boy Scouts of America Day at the Georgia State Capitol.

February 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Education


Student named ambassador

Autumn Callahan, a freshman at Dawson County High School, was recently honored at a Dawson County Board of Commissioners meeting.

February 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Education


Local groups donate bookbags

The Dawson County Church Alliance partnered with Prevent Child Abuse Dawson to donate more than 100 bookbags filled with socks, diapers, toiletries and other personal hygiene items for children entering foster care.

February 10, 2010 | | Education


The road to recovery

Brittni Falkenberg is one tough girl.

February 10, 2010 | | Education


FBLA wins at region

Dawson County FBLA students attended the Region 9 FBLA competition at Woodland High School on Jan. 26.

February 10, 2010 | | Education


Library use surges in Dawson

Numbers from last month's library board meeting revealed some interesting statistics.

February 10, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Mashburn to lead new elementary school

The Dawson County Board of Education voted Feb. 8 to approve its principal at Riverview Elementary School, which is slated to open in fall 2010. Superintendent Keith Porter recommended Julia Mashburn for the spot, which the school board approved in a unanimous vote. Mashburn is currently principal at Black's Mill Elementary School. The board also approved Porter's recommendation of Cindy Kinney to be the new principal at Black's Mill. Kinney is currently vice principal at the school.

Funding for Riverview Elementary school came from the county's last 1-cent educational sales tax. Dollars were earmarked for "acquiring ...

February 10, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Grant to aid young drivers

Dawson County's Students Against Destructive Decisions chapter received a $2,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety recently to enhance its programs.

February 10, 2010 | | Education


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School system to receive nearly $1 million from state

A new roof for Robinson Elementary and funds to pay off improvements at Dawson County High School and the Performing Arts Center were allocated to ...

July 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Education


Annual event provides school supplies for students

The Dawson County School System, in coordination with Dawson County Family Connection, will be hosting the annual "Stuff the Bus" event this weekend.

July 26, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Local student crowned 2017 Queen in Action

Dawson County Junior High School student Laney Maryellen Taylor was recently named the 2017 Queen in Action at the America's National Miss Pageant. It ...

July 26, 2017 | For the Dawson County News | Education


Local student participates in national forensics program

Lumpkin County High School student and Dawsonville resident Madison Coker recently attended a national leadership forum in Washington, D.C.

July 26, 2017 | From staff reports | Education


Annual event provides school supplies for students

The Dawson County School System, in coordination with Dawson County Family Connection, will be hosting the annual "Stuff the Bus" event at the end of ...

July 19, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Youth Leadership Dawson graduates first class

Future leaders of Dawson County recently graduated from a nine-month program hosted by the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and Dawson County Board of Education.

July 19, 2017 | From staff reports | Education


Scholar to present tenets of Buddhism

Author, scholar and teacher Dr. Mark Meusse will present "The Promise of Buddhist Spirituality" as a part of the Mountain Top Lectures at the University ...

July 12, 2017 | From staff reports | Education


High school improvements on schedule for fall

Work at Dawson County High School over the summer, including improvements to the media center and the construction of a new JROTC building, are on ...

July 12, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Dawson students head to national FBLA competition

Two members of Dawson County High School's Future Business Leaders of America club will be heading to California this summer to compete in a ...

June 21, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Covington earns finance officer certification

Beth Swafford Covington, who works with the Dawson County Board of Education, recently earned her Local Finance Officer Certification through the Carl Vinson Institute of ...

June 21, 2017 | | Education


School board approves new after school care provider

The Dawson County School Board approved a new vendor for after school care at all four Dawson elementary schools during Monday's special called meeting ...

June 21, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Board names new Kilough principal

During a special called meeting on Monday morning, the Dawson County Board of Education approved Teresa Conowal as the principal for Kilough Elementary School for ...

June 21, 2017 | Amy French | Education


'Kids love duct tape'

"If there is one thing I have learned personally is that kids love duct tape," said Dawson County High School rising junior Jack Trammell.

June 14, 2017 | Amy French | Education


DCHS Chamber Singers to perform with Foreigner

Dawson County High School Chamber Singer Alexis Bagley literally lost her voice because of an opportunity to sing.

May 31, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Class of 2017 graduates from Dawson County High School

The class of 2017 graduated from Dawson County High School on Saturday, signaling the end of an era for the students whose last years of ...

May 31, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Education


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