A local boy scout recently performed a service for Dawson County Middle School and in doing so may have secured his place among the scout's elite.
Involved with the Boy Scouts of America since the first grade, Austin Little hopes to earn the rank of Eagle Scout by the end of the year.
Since he was 10 years old and designing forts with his friends, Michael Styles knew he wanted to build things.
Now as a Dawson County High senior, Styles is on track to build things professionally.
A former professional football player spoke to several groups of Dawson County children last week.
Rich Garza, a former offensive lineman with the Denver Broncos and Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL and the Philadelphia Stars and San Antonio Gunslingers of the USFL, has been speaking to groups of students for 28 years on the importance of making correct decisions.
Emily Wright, an eighth grader at Dawson County Middle School, placed in the top 10 in two categories of the 2011 Georgia 4-H Photography Contest over the summer.
Wright placed third in the general photography contest division with her entry called "Cat" and seventh in the focus on agriculture division with her entry called "Peaches."
Participation was high during a recent blood drive at Dawson County High School.
The Red Cross held the annual event Aug. 26 in the school's gym and more than 100 students donated time and blood for the cause.
A new setting has the potential to completely change a person's outlook, just ask the faculty at Hightower Academy.
The school moved into a new $2.4-million, 15,000-square-foot facility behind Dawson County Middle School in April and the reaction from both staff and students was immediate.
Like many high school students around the world, Kara Sue Hafermalz dreams of attending Harvard University.
After her performance on two tests last spring, there seems little doubt that the Dawson County High sophomore will one day walk the halls of the Cambridge, Mass., campus.
Area students completed their first full week of school Friday, and principals from around the county report a successful and smooth return.
"It was an outstanding week," said Dawson County High Principal Dr. Jute Wilson. "We had heard how good this ninth grade class was from both middle schools and they are as good as advertised."
There were yawns and dragging feet aplenty, but smiles were most common Friday morning at Robinson Elementary as students returned for a new school year.
The Dawson Christian Academy will hold a gospel singing fundraiser from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Jesus' Name Apostolic Church.
The Dawson County school system has begun preparing to set up school governance councils at each of its seven campuses after achieving charter system status in June.
The Dawson County Library is now offering e-book and audiobook rentals through its Web site, and many residents are taking advantage of the new service.
Residents have rented 243 e-books since the service began in January, and the library has added 2,042 new patrons since June 2010.
Nearly 40 students from a nearby college will be traversing the halls of local campuses this school year in an effort to improve early childhood education for both students and teachers.
North Georgia College & State University will send 24 juniors and 17 seniors to the four Dawson County elementary schools, according to former Kilough Elementary Principal Lois Zangara.
Seventy-five graduates of the Dawson County Adult Education Center's General Educational Development program were honored at a reception July 25, including three who received scholarships to continue their education.
Barbara Massei, Cindy Corbin and Shannon Erb each received scholarships for their hard work and desire to further their educations.
Riverview Elementary School principal Julia Mashburn joined elementary- and middle-school educators and leaders from across the country during the National Association of Elementary School Principals' National Leaders Conference on July 13-15 in Washington, D.C.
The educators were in the nation's capital to advocate for new policies that would give principals the tools they need to shape long-term and effective plans for education improvement.
Pre-kindergarten students Tristan Cantrell and Cooper Southers were anything but intimidated last week when they attended the annual kindergarten round-up in the gymnasium at Rock ...
During the April Dawson County Board of Education meeting, Director of Exceptional Children Hershel Bennett recognized the efforts of educators and students across the system ...
Dawson County High School sophomore Matthew Wyckoff recently competed in the Georgia Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) state culinary knife skills event ...
The Dawson County High School Future Farmers of America will host their annual spring plant sale from 2:30-5:30 p.m. on April 10-12 ...
The Rotary Club of Dawson County recently selected Dawson County High School junior Bronwynne Hill as this year's Rotary Youth Exchange student.
Amicalola EMC held its annual youth awards banquet where it awarded $133,000 in college scholarships on March 16.
Flashes popped and necks craned as family and friends tried to get a glimpse of young authors as they stopped to give interviews on the ...
During the March Dawson County Board of Education meeting, the board honored five Dawson County High School chorus students who were recently named to the ...
Schools from all around North Georgia sent their choirs-elementary, middle and high school levels-to the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Dawson County High ...
Dawson County Schools will be offering pre-k registration next week for one class at Kilough Elementary and two classes at Riverview Elementary.
This week serves as the observance of School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia.
The Jobs for Georgia Graduates (JGG) club at Dawson County High School traveled last week to the 2017 State Career Association Conference and the Creative ...
Dawson County High School graduates from the mid to late 70s are invited to a joint class reunion at the end of March.
Stephanie Sosebee, a 2006 graduate of Dawson County High School, recently tried out and made a local pro basketball team called the Conyers Rockets.
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