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Teachers get aid for supplies

Wal-Mart awarded 10 Dawson County educators with $100 each last week to help teachers pay for classroom supplies.

September 22, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students jump rope for heart health awareness

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.

September 15, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


New classes at education center

Beginning in the fall quarter, the Dawson County Adult Education Center of Lanier Technical College will present a math class that is sure to help participants through these troubled economic times.

September 15, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Potter to resign from NGCSU

In kicking off the school year at North Georgia College & State University on Sept. 9, President David Potter announced at the faculty-staff convocation that he plans to step down from his position in May and possibly return to teaching at a later date.

September 15, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist DCN regional staff | Education


Hard work a joy to canines

Kyle Maciolek loves animals. So it made sense that his Eagle Scout project should benefit a group like the Humane Society.

September 15, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Book sale set at library this week

The Dawson County Library is selling a variety of used books, movies and audio material Thursday through Saturday in order to raise funds for new materials and programs.

September 08, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Volunteers needed

A non-profit organization that provides community based mentoring to youth is looking for volunteers to spend time with young people in Dawson County.

September 08, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Vandiver named president of Lanier Tech

Russell Vandiver, who has worked at Lanier Technical College for 34 years, was appointed the new president of the school Thursday afternoon.

September 03, 2010 | By Elizabeth Burlingame DCN regional staff | Education


‘You’re a team’

As Sgt. Steve Pamplin watched high school students arrive for class last week, he noticed something remarkable.

September 01, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Principal chosen for class

The principal of Dawson County High School has been selected to take part in a statewide program that promotes leadership in school administrators.

August 25, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Play cottage honors longtime librarian

Staff at the Dawson County Library have honored the work of a late children's librarian by adding something fun for the kids at the local branch.

August 25, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Locals receive scholarships

A fast food restaurant chain honored Dawsonville residents Caitlyn Carr and Amelia Ledford last week with scholarships for $1,000 each.

August 25, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Contest promotes patriotism

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is holding its annual youth essay competitions for Georgia students.

August 25, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Meal assistance up

In another sign of the struggling economy, more than 25 percent of students in the Dawson County school system have prequalified for free and reduced lunch during the 2010-11 school year.

August 18, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Driver rewarded for safety

Timothy Thorn wondered what he had done wrong when an officer directing traffic at Dawson County High School motioned for him to pull onto the shoulder of the road last Wednesday afternoon.

August 18, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


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Lanier Technical College names semi-finalists for GOAL award

Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college's semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL award, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the Lanier Technical College's GOAL program.

January 21, 2015 | | Education


Middle School poets printed in annual writing collection

Students from Dawson County Middle School were recently given the chance to have their writing works published for a much wider audience to see.

January 21, 2015 | David Renner | Education


School leaders examine future

While it may be quite a way off, local school leaders are looking at ways to help students transition from middle to high school.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Superintendent addresses chamber

Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs gave his first address to the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce during its monthly luncheon last week.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


High school named to district honor roll

Dawson County High School has yet another accolade to add to its list - this time in academics.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Spelling bees begin to buzz for students

Dawson County elementary and middle school spellers are warming up and moving on to compete in this year's district spelling bee.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


School officials prepared for extreme temperatures

Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs on Wednesday said the system is prepared for the freezing weather moving into the area this evening.

January 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


Dawson County participates in day of coding

The Development Authority of Dawson County, in conjunction with the Next Generation Youth Clubhouse and the Dawson County School System, supported student education in computer science by participating in the Georgia Day of Code on Dec. 10.

December 24, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Art show finds new direction of travel

Each year, Dawson County High School puts on its annual art show to display the works and techniques its students learn.

December 17, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Ornaments benefit needy

For the third year in a row, Robinson Elementary continues its trend of selling ornaments.

December 10, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Youth leadership award winners named

With applications examined and hopefuls interviewed, this year's Hugh O'Brian Leadership Award winners have been announced.

December 10, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Lanier Tech named state's top technical college

December 05, 2014 | By Kristen Oliver DCN regional staff | Education


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