In a reversal of fortune, the state department of education has announced the Dawson County School System made adequate yearly progress, or AYP, after all.
For the second consecutive year, Lanier Technical College and its partners in adult education are being recognized at the state level.
Young leaders from Dawson County High School recently attended the Georgia Youth Summit. Held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, delegates learned about issues affecting young people and how to partner with adults to make their community a better place to live.
The Dawson County Board of Education is considering an agreement with nearby development authorities in an effort to bring faster high-speed Internet technology to local schools.
A local group that promotes literacy spent a day last week handing out dictionaries to third grade students who go to school in Dawson County.
The local chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America is accepting applications for its 2011 scholarship program.
As adults, we'd all like to think we're smarter than a 10-year-old.
Members of a local literacy program honored Dawson County resident Lake Gibson on Sept. 22 for his recent contribution of two paintings to the Adult Education Center.
Krista Morgan, a 2010 graduate of Dawson County High School, has been awarded the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship.
Russell Vandiver, 57, has a favorite saying: If you continue to do things the same way, expect to see the same results.
Dawson County High School saw a slight decrease in average SAT, or Scholastic Aptitude Test, scores which were released recently.
Correctly installing a child's car seat can be a matter of life and death - quite literally.
In an effort to offer their students, teachers and administrators more flexibility, Dawson County school officials are weighing whether to seek charter system status.
Wal-Mart awarded 10 Dawson County educators with $100 each last week to help teachers pay for classroom supplies.
Like many other students across the country, children at Black's Mill Elementary hopped, skipped and jumped for donations last week to benefit the American Heart Association.
Students returned to school last week following a period of wintry weather that left 75 percent of the county without power and nearly 1,000 trees down in the area for several days.
Dawson County voters will get a say this and next week over whether or not they want a 1-cent educational sales tax to continue.
Some students plan and schedule to be the best student they can be. For others, hard work and a thirst for knowledge help them reach for the stars.