Kelly Maradiaga was caught by the Dawson County Sheriff's Office driving safe on Feb. 25 at the local high school. Maradiaga received a driving "citation" for driving a safe speed and for always wearing her seatbelt.
A local businessman has been selected to lead the search committee for Lanier Technical College's next president. Roger Slaton, chairman of Lanier Tech's board of directors and a member of the Dawson County Board of Education, said he is proud to be asked to serve in such an "important role."
Dawson County elementary schools are gearing up for a new year of kindergarteners. Kindergarten registration will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 12 at the Rock Creek Park Gym. Registration will be for Black's Mill, Kilough, Riverview and Robinson elementaries.
Local long-time agriculture teacher now has the "cherry on top" of his career. Dawson County High School Agriculture teacher Reggie Stowers was inducted into the Georgia Agriculture Education Hall of Fame on Jan. 22 during the Future Farmers of America Farm Career and Community Leader's Center in Covington.
Last month, teachers and students at Riverview Elementary gathered to celebrate being 100 days older and smarter. The Riverview Elementary 100th Day parade began in 2010 when the school first opened and has happened every year since.
Dawson County High School students are sending their old shoes to Ghana, West Africa. What may seem like a strange gesture or different way of getting rid of old shoes could make a huge difference to Third World children thanks to the help of Martin Kumi and The Soul Project.
Kilough Elementary School saw an invasion of young learners last month for Mad Scientist Night. The Jan. 24 event was designed to show students different fields of science and give them a hands-on approach to learning.
After 15 rounds and dictionary-proof spellings, Dawson County school system's spelling bee Jan. 30 came down to "achievement" and "tobacco." Luke Ellis of Riverview Middle School correctly spelled both words to edge Hayley Burt from Dawson County Middle to claim the 2013 title.
Lanier Technical College announced on Friday the selection of Troy Lindsey as Dean of its Dawson Campus. Prior to assuming the Dawson Campus Dean's position, Lindsey most recently served as the Assistant Dean of Students at Shorter University's Gwinnett Campus. He also has teaching experience at both Shorter and Chattahoochee Technical College.
Last week marked the grand opening of Kilough Elementary's Parent Resource Room. The resource room, which officially opened last Thursday, will provide books, games and activities designed to address all learning needs, from remedial to gifted. Supplies will be available for when special projects are assigned by teachers as well.
Spencer Roper got a pleasant surprise last week when he was announced as Dawson County High School's STAR student for 2012. "I wanted to get past 2,000 [points on the SAT], that was a goal, but the STAR recognition just sort of happened," Roper said. "It's awesome that I was able to beat out that many people.
The Dawson County Board of Education elected new leadership at its meeting last week. The Jan. 14 meeting marked the end of school board member Elaine Wilson's time as chairwoman.
Theater students from the Dawson County Arts Council were selected to attend the 2013 Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta over the weekend. The council's youth theater program, launched in 2009, aims to promote and cultivate an appreciation for the arts in Dawson County.
An annual discussion program produced by the Foreign Policy Association and presented by the University of North Georgia kicked off an eight-week series Monday to explore the international economy and world politics. The Great Decisions lecture series is in its fourth year and will run each Monday and Thursday through March 7 at the university's Gainesville and Cumming campuses.
The Dawson County Board of Education on Monday approved a $32 million budget for fiscal year 2014.
Madison Anglin may only be 10-years-old, but she has a plan for her future.
Dawson County High School's class of 2013 said goodbye to their alma mater Saturday morning as they set off on their "journey of a lifetime."
Three days stand between more than 200 students and the next chapter of their lives.
Friends and family gathered Sunday to honor a longtime Dawson County teacher and member of the Georgia Agriculture Education Hall of Fame on his upcoming retirement.
Upcoming sixth- through ninth- graders interested in learning what it takes to be a firefighter are encouraged to sign up for Dawson County Emergency Services' Junior Fire Academy.
The Dawson County Board of Education on Monday approved a tentative $32.3 million budget for fiscal year 2014, which represents a drop of about $3 million from 2013.
Spaces are quickly filling for Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle's annual junior law enforcement academy.
Fifth graders from across the county graduated as C.H.A.M.P.S. during a ceremony and celebration May 6 at Dawson County Middle School.
The weather may have been chilly on April 27, but the dancing and barbeque helped keep everyone warm.
It was a night of checks, medals and chords for Dawson County High School seniors as students attended an event in their honor.
Two Dawson County stars - one on the basketball court and the other on standardized testing - finished a close race for head of the class after three years of competing.
Members of the local education and historic communities gathered last week as Robinson Elementary dedicated its media center to the memory and life's work of a late friend.
Dawson County High School chemistry teacher Laura Hendrix was recently named 2012-2013 Chemistry Teacher of the Year by the Northeast Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society.
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