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School asking voters to extend tax

Voters are being asked by the school system to approve extending the county's 1-cent education sales tax to help fund several needed projects.

October 14, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Young drivers ‘Caught Safe’

Anyone wanting to ride home from school with Daniel Walker knows to put on a seat belt or find another way home.

October 14, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Grad rate sets record

Dawson County High administrators were pleased earlier this year when the school's graduation rate hit 84.4 percent.

October 14, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Testing adult knowledge

From college students and retired teachers, to builders and county officials, they all think they are smarter than a 10-year-old.

October 07, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Free college/career seminar at Adult Learning Center

The Dawson Adult Learning Center of Lanier Technical College will be hosting a free College/Career Seminar from 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 19.

October 07, 2009 | | Education


Guardian Angel

Spencer Wright has received numerous accolades over the years as chorus director at Dawson County High School.

October 07, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


4-H members compete

Members of the Dawson County 4-H club recently competed at an area Forestry Judging Contest at Wahsega 4-H Center in Lumpkin County.

September 30, 2009 | | Education


ELOST vote set for special election

Dawson County voters will have the opportunity to extend a current one-cent sales tax for the Dawson County school district for the next five years.

September 30, 2009 | | Education


Pageant set for next month

Girls of all ages should start practicing smiling, waving, walking in heels and wearing a pageant gown for next month's event.

September 23, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Education


4-H receives grant

The drought may be over in Georgia, but the message from Georgia 4-H remains clear: Water conservation is important each and every day.

September 23, 2009 | | Education


Organization for parents, teachers and students

Dawson County resident Karen Armstrong knows the importance of a solid education for the county's children, as well as the importance of parent and community involvement within the school system.

September 16, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Education


Sign up for library card

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and Chestatee Regional Library System wants to make sure that all children in Lumpkin and Dawson counties have the smartest card of all - a library card.

September 16, 2009 | | Education


Chick-fil-A awards $1,000 scholarship

Chick-fil-A has awarded more than $25 million in scholarship awards to restaurant team members to help them reach their educational goals and has recently awarded its national Leadership Scholarship to Desiree Ulmer from Dawsonville.

September 09, 2009 | | Education


Governor declares ‘Literacy Week’

According to Sandy Lipkowitz, reading is not just a hobby, but rather an important aspect of life on which everything is based.

September 09, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Education


Porter places sixth in national competition

Logan Porter, a senior at Dawson County High School, attended the National FBLA Conference this summer in Anaheim, Calif., where he represented Georgia in the competition for electronic career portfolio and placed sixth overall in the nation.

September 09, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton elizabeth@dawsonnews.com | Education


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Dawson County schools releasing students at 12:30 p.m.

An arctic cold front moving through North Georgia over the next several hours has Dawson County school leaders making the move to send students home ...

February 09, 2016 | From staff reports | Education


Speller had a ‘hankering’ to win bee

Kilough Elementary fifth grader Jacob Vaughan had a real "hankering" to win last week's countywide spelling bee at Dawson County Middle School.

February 03, 2016 | Michele Hester | Education


Schools announce make-up days

The Dawson County School System has just announced when students will make up missed classes following last week's snow days.

January 27, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Senator encourages students to apply for military scholarship

Sen. Steve Gooch invites high school seniors residing within the 51st Georgia State Senate District to apply for the University of North Georgia Military Scholarship.

January 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Education


Winter weather cancels SAT at Dawson County High testing site

Due to the forecast of potential inclement weather expected to come into Dawson County and the surrounding areas Friday night and early Saturday morning, the ...

January 21, 2016 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Cameron Harper crowned top speller at Black’s Mill Elementary

Black's Mill Elementary fifth grader Cameron Harper will never "forget" now that's he's been crowned the school's Spelling Bee winner for ...

January 13, 2016 | Michele Hester | Education


Elementary school student broadcast wins statewide award

"Good morning, Black's Mill Elementary," anchors Shanna Morgan and Emma Walls said in unison during WBME's daily video broadcast Tuesday.

December 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


School board approves 6-12 realignment

The Dawson County school board last week approved a measure that will realign grades 6-12 in an effort to open additional opportunities for middle and ...

December 16, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


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