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Students rake in awards

Dawson County High School's FFA chapter has been on the go this year, especially the past several weeks, according to adviser Reggie Stowers.

December 16, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Fifth grader meets ex-U.S. President

A local student got to meet Jimmy Carter after winning an art contest, which encouraged students to create a birthday card for the ex-president.

December 16, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


The thrill of the hunt

Young folks from all over Georgia will soon get a chance to take part in this year's youth squirrel hunt, an opportunity for 10-17 year-olds to explore the Dawson Forest with a law enforcement officer.

December 16, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


State of the art show

Students, teachers and parents stopped by Dec. 3 for Dawson County High School's biannual art show open house, a chance for young artists to display and sell some of the semester's pottery and paintings.

December 09, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Local library’s got game

Local children tested each other's hand-eye coordination skills last week during Dawson County Library's Gaming at the Library program.

December 09, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


At the top of his game

A local law enforcement officer who rolled the dice with blueprints for a board game he invented may soon see his idea expand statewide.

December 09, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


School system offers free vaccine

Middle and high school students in the Dawson County school district can get free H1N1 vaccines next week with a permission slip from parents.

December 02, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Breakfast with Santa

The Dawson County Parks and Recreation Department is offering residents a holiday combo deal.

December 02, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Culinary festival scheduled

Those looking to help local high school clubs raise money for the upcoming academic year can visit the inaugural Taste of Dawson High, a culinary festival scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the school cafeteria.

December 02, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Santa makes his list and checks it twice

It's still three weeks until Christmas, but some kids got a jump start on their holiday wish-lists this year.

December 02, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


College installs president

The Archbishop and Archdiocese of Atlanta were part of a procession Monday afternoon that welcomed a new president at Southern Catholic College in Dawsonville.

December 02, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Reading at Robinson

There was no red carpet or flashing camera bulbs at Robinson Elementary last week.

November 25, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Hester graduates training

Michael James Hester, 20, graduated from the Naval Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. on Oct. 30.

November 25, 2009 | | Education


Rhythm and rhyme

A singing, dancing troupe of local youngsters are spending weeknights gearing up for a competition in January, where they'll try and outperform others from around the country.

November 25, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


UCB picks junior board of directors

United Community Bank has announced the 2009-2010 Junior Board of Directors for Dawson County.

November 25, 2009 | | Education


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Schools make up for January inclement weather

Dawson County Schools will be open on Feb. 20 to make up for a snow day taken last month.

February 15, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Lanier Tech student chosen as college’s GOAL winner

Lauren Hockaday, a firefighter and EMSP student at Lanier Technical College, has been named the school's winner for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership ...

February 08, 2017 | | Education


Dawson native, nursing student wins national recognition

Twenty-four-year-old nursing student Amberly Hedden is one of the lucky ones.

February 01, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Education


Kilough student to compete at international pageant

Nine-year-old Makana Tate loves her high heels.

February 01, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Eighth-grader out-spells competition

The culmination of several spelling bees across the Dawson County School System, last week's event in the Dawson County Junior High School auditorium resulted ...

February 01, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Donald W. Moss Scholarship now open to Dawson students

The Donald Moss Scholarship Fund is now open for applications. This is the first year that the scholarship is open to Dawson County students who ...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Education


Spelling bees take place in preparation for system-wide event

Thirty middle school spellers sat nervously on stage at Dawson County Middle School last week for the annual spelling bee that ended up going through ...

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Board of ed approves Rick Brown as chief operations officer

During last week's Dawson County Board of Education meeting, the board approved current Chief Academic Officer Rick Brown to take on a new position ...

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Sawnee EMC accepting applications for scholarships and trip

The Sawnee Foundation Youth Scholarship program, a part of Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation (Sawnee EMC) is currently accepting applications for scholarships for high school seniors.

January 04, 2017 | | Education


Middle school math teacher quietly impacting her students

Sixth grade math teacher at Dawson County Middle School Christie Downs likes to, as she says, "fly under the radar."

December 28, 2016 | Amy French | Education


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