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School board discusses tax increase

A tax increase is among the options Dawson County school system officials are considering as they confront a projected $300,000 deficit in the district's 2012 budget.

April 06, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Young leaders compete

Students in Dawson County High School's Future Business Leaders of America chapter attended the organization's state conference held March 18-19 in Atlanta.

April 06, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


4-Hers win at district

Dawson County Cloverleaf 4-H students traveled to Blairsville to participate in District Project Achievement recently. Many of them came back winners.

April 06, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Officials support programs

Students from Dawson County High School attended a legislative luncheon Feb. 15 in Atlanta to promote support of career, technical and agriculture education programs in Georgia.

April 06, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Former first lady pushes education

If there's a time to push forward with adult literacy programs, it's now, Georgia's former first lady Shirley Miller told a group of educators March 23.

April 06, 2011 | By Carolyn Crist DCN regional staff | Education


Members visit Washington, D.C.

Dawson County Farm Bureau members Brad Weaver and Seth Stowers recently traveled to Washington, D.C., with other Georgia Farm Bureau young farmers to meet with Georgia's congressional delegation to discuss agriculture issues.

March 30, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students moving in to new facility

Last weekend, Dawson County Schools celebrated what one education official called a "truly historic event."

March 30, 2011 | | Education


Prom dress drive in need of donations

Dresses, accessories and even tuxedos are on a wish list of items a local organization is collecting to help area high school students go to the prom.

March 23, 2011 | Michele Hester | Education


Zangara retiring

If you told Lois Zangara as a teenager that she'd one day be a grade school principal, she might have called you crazy.

March 23, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


School board buys 3 acres

The Dawson County Board of Education voted 4-0 on Monday to buy 3 acres on Allen Street near the system's administration building.

March 16, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


4-H kids back from district

Dawson County 4-H received honors during the Northeast District Project Achievement competition.

March 16, 2011 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Kilough principal retiring

The principal of Kilough Elementary School announced her retirement from the school system this week.

March 16, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


School board has ‘tough decisions’ ahead

Shrinking state and federal funds are making it increasingly difficult for local school officials to balance the system's fiscal year 2012 budget.

March 16, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Students shine

The week of March 7-11 was "a thrill" for those involved with special education in Dawson County.

March 16, 2011 | Frank Reddy | Education


Young author visits school

The fiction of Sarah Voskamp has not yet topped the New York Times Best Seller List, but she's done quite nicely for a 10 year old.

March 09, 2011 | Frank Reddy | 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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