The Dawson County Board of Education has scheduled several public hearings this month on a proposed tax hike.
The school board recently announced its intention to raise property taxes by 3.25 percent over the rollback millage rate to help offset a projected $300,000 budget deficit for the coming year.
Dawson County students as a whole exceeded the state average on the Criterion-Referenced-Competency Test, according to preliminary systemwide scores released last week.
"The scores were outstanding," said Superintendent Keith Porter. "Our students and teachers did a great job for us again this year."
Dressed in full turnout gear, young cadets in training maneuvered their way through a dark maze, used the Jaws of Life to extricate a victim from a vehicle and extinguished a forest fire.
For a fighter, it's all in day's work. For cadets in Dawson County Emergency Service's Junior Fire Academy, it's work, but it's also a whole lot of fun.
At the May 26 meeting of the Dawson County Republican Party, the inaugural recipient of the Charles C. Smith, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was presented.
Todd Bennett, a senior at Dawson County High School, was selected by a committee of Dawson County GOP members.
Leigh Wilson enjoys watching television shows like CSI and Law and Order.
She said watching those shows has taught her a thing or two about law enforcement, a field she plans to enter as an adult.
Over the next several weeks, residents will have a chance to weigh in on a possible tax increase proposed by the Dawson County Board of Education.
School officials are considering a millage rate hike in order to help offset a projected $300,000 budget deficit for 2012.
The Dawson County school system has joined the ranks of 13 others in Georgia that have received greater flexibility to govern local education.
Among other aspects, that flexibility could allow officials to examine new classroom settings, sizes and times.
Not only is Dawson County Schools doing its part to battle childhood obesity, the system is being recognized at the national level for its efforts.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation - founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. [Bill] Clinton Foundation - has named three local elementary schools and one middle school recipients of National Recognition Awards.
At the May meeting of Dawson County's Retired Educators Association, President Nicky Gilleland displayed 11 certificates that the unit had been awarded at the annual state convention of retired educators. They included recognition for increase in membership, having a scrapbook of excellence, and maintaining good public relations.
The unit was also commended for providing an annual scholarship to a teacher who desires to further his/her education. The 2011 scholarship was awarded to Torina Walls, who has been working as a substitute teacher and attending Gainesville State College to obtain a degree in Early Childhood Education.
The Rotary Club of Dawson County recently recognized the 2011 Laws of Life Essay Contest winners during a special awards program.
The Laws of Life program is an essay contest promoting literacy and character building, focused on high school students.
Middle Georgia College has announced that a student from Dawson County was honored for scholastic achievement during the spring 2011 semester.
Chad Williams was named to the Dean's List for having at least a 3.5 grade-point average during the semester, while maintaining a full course load.
Dawson County High School student Grant Shope has been recognized as a finalist for the Georgia Governor's Honors program.
In the program, students compete for the opportunity to study in one of seven major areas: English, math, science, social studies, fine arts, agriculture or career technical education.
Waldorf College announced last week that one of Dawson County's own has graduated from the four-year institution.
During the spring 2011 semester, Shawn Matthew Sosebee of Dawsonville graduated with a bachelor's degree in foundations of education.
The Dawson County Library held its second annual Touch-A-Truck program from 10 a.m. until noon May 7.
More than 100 children and their families attended the event, sitting in police cars, crawling through fire trucks and ambulances, exploring an Army transport vehicle, and climbing on a sign truck with a bucket.
Tatum Turner, a junior at Dawson County High School, was named president of the Northwest District of the Georgia Y-Club during last month's Christian Life Conference held in Covington.
Turner has been elected for the upcoming 2011-12 term as one of four presidents serving the four Georgia regions of the Y-Club.
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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