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Capitol trip, scholarships up for grabs

Sawnee EMC is offering college scholarships to current high school seniors who live in Dawson County.

December 08, 2010 | From staff reports | Education

Dawsonville woman gets full-tuition scholarship

Sarah Rebecca Melton of Dawsonville was recently awarded a full-tuition scholarship by the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of Georgia Foundation.

December 08, 2010 | From staff reports | Education

Student’s photo tops in nation

Of the many high school student photographers in the United States, Dawson County High School has one of the best.

December 01, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education

Festival benefits the high school

Nearly a dozen local restaurants will showcase a collection of appetizers, entrees and desserts during the second annual Taste of Dawson High on Saturday.

December 01, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education

Thanksgiving comes early for local teachers

A joint effort between the Adult Learning Center and a local literacy program provided instructors with a pre-Thanksgiving feast last week.

November 24, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education

‘Celebrities’ visit local schools

When students at Black's Mill Elementary heard about Celebrity Reader Day, one child asked if pop star Justin Bieber would be in attendance.

November 24, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education

Student wins at state event

More than 400 young people from across the state attended the Career and Technical Instruction Fall Leadership Conference on Nov. 11-12, including students from Dawson County.

November 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Education

Program gives kids ‘head start’

Dillon Nelson is grateful for the dual enrollment program at Lanier Technical College.

November 24, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education

Officials oppose nearby school

A proposed charter school in neighboring Forsyth County has raised concern among Dawson County School System officials.

November 17, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education

Officials say yes to fiber optic

The Dawson County Board of Education has inked a $264,000 deal in an effort to bring faster high-speed Internet to local schools.

November 17, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education

AP Scholars honored

Twelve students from Dawson County High School earned AP Scholar awards in recognition of their achievement on advanced placement exams.

November 10, 2010 | From staff reports | Education

Nordson aids Wee Books

WEE Books of Dawson County's Community Action Team representatives thank the local Nordson company management team for its generous grant to the group's Childhood Literacy program.

November 10, 2010 | From staff reports | Education

Reading garden dedicated

John Wayne Corcoran was not always a great reader.

November 10, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education

Teachers of the year honored

When educators select a systemwide teacher of the year, they look for certain qualities.

November 03, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education

Graduation rates are up statewide

Graduation rates in the state of Georgia rose two points over those of 2009, putting them at an all-time high of 80.8 percent, according to the office of the governor.

November 03, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education

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Articles by Section - Education

Realignment plans in the works for 6-12th grades

A proposal to realign 6th-12th grades in the Dawson County School System are in the works with plans for the change to begin as early ...

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Dawson student scores above average on Milestones

The results of the Georgia Milestones test are in, and despite lower than expected scores, Dawson County school officials said they are not disappointed.

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

GBI uses explosives to open suspicious package delivered to middle school

A suspicious package delivered to Dawson County Middle School Thursday prompted administrators to err on the side of caution and immediately notify the local authorities.

November 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Pauline Ivey estate named Benefactor of the Year

The Technical College Foundation Association of Georgia recently named the Estate of Pauline Ivey as its Benefactor of the Year for 2015.

November 04, 2015 | From staff reports | Education

Dawson County students receive college scholarships

The North Georgia Community Foundation recently awarded $177,950 in scholarships to North Georgia high school students pursuing higher education this fall.

October 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Education

Lanier Technical College moving main campus north of Gainesville

GAINESVILLE - Lanier Technical College is relocating to property off Ga. 365 at Howard Road north of Gainesville and the new campus is expected to open ...

October 21, 2015 | From staff reports | Education

Chestatee community supports Backpack Buddies

Volunteers recently collected more than 2,500 items for a local program designed to make sure children do not go hungry when they leave school ...

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

No injuries in crash with school bus

A school bus carrying students to Black's Mill Elementary and Riverview Middle School was hit Tuesday morning at the crossing of Perimeter Road and ...

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

DCHS marching band takes top honors

Dawson County High School's marching band took home top honors Saturday during the Blue Ridge Mountain Marching Festival in Fannin County.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

NASCAR pumpkin auction raises funds to fight cancer

A pumpkin on display at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame will be auctioned off to raise money for childhood cancer.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

School system names top teacher

In just three years in the Dawson County School System, first grade teacher Sallie Power's impact on Robinson Elementary is being celebrated.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Rotary recognizes student of the month

The Rotary Club of Dawson County's Student of the Month for September is Megan Morley, a fifth grader at Black's Mill Elementary.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Program encourages young scholars to stay the course

Dawson County's young scholars are getting a chance from the state to continue their education after high school.

September 30, 2015 | David Renner | Education


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