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Area mentoring service has new name

The Forsyth County branch of Big Brothers Big Sisters, a mentoring program serving Dawson, Hall, Forsyth and North Fulton counties, became an independent organization June 24.

August 24, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


4-H members compete at state contest

Dawson County 4-H senior members Stephanie Mize and Audra Vaughters recently traveled to Atlanta for the annual State 4-H Congress.

August 17, 2008 | | Education


Marching band camp comes to a close

The annual Dawson County High School two-week Summer Band Camp wrapped up last Friday at Rock Creek Park. Nearly 65 Dawson County High School

August 17, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Intern | Education


Southern Catholic students lend hand to local youth

The Dawson County Library has a new tutoring program in the works for the fall that will assist students with their homework.

August 17, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Intern | Education


Holley receives award from Navy

During the Imagery "C" school graduation at Navy Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center (NMITC) in Dam Neck, Va. on July 18, 2008, ISSN James E. Holley, USN, received the Naval Intelligence Foundation's "Outstanding Graduate" award from Commanding Officer, Center of Naval Intelligence, RDML Norman R. Hayes, USN.

August 10, 2008 | | Education


Dawson schools maintain 100 percent accreditation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) has named the Dawson County Public School System a SACS Super System.

August 10, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


Board of education sets 2009 millage rate

The Dawson County Board of Education set the 2009 millage rate following a special called meeting July 17.

August 03, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


Groups team up to supply students with bookbags

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.

July 28, 2008 | Staff Intern | Education


Lanier Tech automotive student wins first place at state level

Lanier Technical College student Daniel Blackstone won first place in state at the Skills USA Championship competition in Dublin this past April.

July 28, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


Store manager named exceptional advocate

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.

July 28, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


United 2008 concert debuts at racing hall of fame

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.

July 28, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


Washington State University announces spring 2008 graduates

PULLMAN, Wash. – Teresa M. Gunn of Dawsonville recently graduated cum laude from Washington State University with a bachelor of arts in human development.

July 20, 2008 | | Education


Local students named to Samford dean's list

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.

July 20, 2008 | | Education


Stuffed animals to the rescue

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.

July 20, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Intern | Education


Weaver attends annual workshop in Tifton

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 ...

July 20, 2008 | | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


System honors award winners

Two Dawson County High School students were recognized during the last board of education meeting.

September 17, 2014 | David Renner | Education


System awarded

The Dawson County school system was honored by the state Monday night for its financial reporting.

September 10, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Robinson educator named tops

Robinson Elementary School kindergarten teacher Lisa Bessiere has been named teacher of the year for the downtown school.

September 03, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Dawson County prepares for Milestones testing

The State of Georgia is getting ready to roll out a new set of tests for students in order to comply with the Common Core State Standards system.

September 03, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Greenhouses open

After nearly two decades of work and the efforts of three teachers, Dawson County High School has a new greenhouse facility.

August 20, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School system adopts new policies

The Dawson County Board of Education voted unanimously during its Monday night meeting to approve changes to the way the school system handles two long-standing operations.

August 13, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Back to school

With budgets set, teachers hired and summer building projects nearing an end, schools across Dawson County eagerly opened their doors to students.

August 13, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Organizations aim to ease burden

With school starting Thursday, parents, teachers, faculty and students are getting ready for a new school year. Forms are filled out and paperwork submitted, though not all of them concern enrollment.

August 06, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School starts on Thursday

Dawson County school system teachers and administrators were in full preparation mode for starting classes this week.

August 06, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Families gear up for back to school

Children are ready to see their friends again while parents gear them up for school, which starts back next week.

July 30, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


School revises weapon policies

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.

July 30, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Children learn flamenco dancing

Carmen Dauset Moreno, also known as the Spanish dancer Carmencita, originally from Spain, is known for making flamenco dancing popular in the U.S.

July 23, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


Learning center gains accreditation

Students interested in taking religious education classes have a way to learn and gain graduation credit at the same time.

July 23, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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