With diplomas in hand and tassels turned, Dawson County High School's class of 2009 has entered the next phase of life.
Dawson County School Superintendent Nicky Gilleland described the district's proposed 2009-10 budget as conservative in terms of growth and tax collections.
The Dawson County School System plans to spend the next year evaluating changes to improve educational procedures as a charter school system.
Dawson County Emergency Services invites all current sixth and seventh graders to attend the county's inaugural Junior Fire Academy, July 27-31.
Last week, one of the county's most invaluable non profit organizations, READ, installed new Executive Director Sandy Lipkowitz as the commander in chief to head up the program.
Each year, one teacher from each school in Dawson County is recognized and named as a teacher of the year.
Dawson County High School will bid farewell this weekend to the class of 2009.
Sometimes, a band-aid is not enough to make the pain go away after a young child falls off his or her bicycle, and it's certainly not a safety precaution to protect children from unintentional injuries such as bicycle accidents.
In the past three weeks, about 300 fifth grade students throughout the county have been awarded and recognized for completion of a 12-core lesson course known as CHAMPS.
One group of students at Dawson County High School is doing their part to keep alive the memory of classmate and senior, Kolton Findley, who lost his life in a single-vehicle wreck on April 17.
Not being able to pay the bills or put food on the table is a struggle for some, fear for others, and an unimaginable way of life for those more fortunate.
Four years ago, Southern Catholic College welcomed its inaugural class of students.
Last week, fifth grade students from each elementary school in the county participated in the third annual Dawson County Fifth Grade Career Fair at Rock Creek Park.
Recently, Dawson County 4-H members competed at the Northeast Area 4-H Poultry Judging contest in which their poultry knowledge was matched against 4-H members from other counties in the district.
The Dawsonville Lions Club honored four Students of the Month at the club's last meeting for the months of November, December, January and February.
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.