The Dawson County Special Olympics is clearing hurdles with a new management team that is aiming to regenerate and improve the organization, one that is deemed necessary to the community, and is currently seeking volunteers.
Dawson County's student health coordinator has been tapped to serve on a state panel charged with developing policies for handling reports of child abuse by school employees.
Just before school started, Leigh Ann Bagley took a trip to New York City where she was presented with an award based on efforts made to promote wellness and healthier life choices among students, faculty and staff at Black's Mill Elementary School.
Recently, Dawson County's Cassandra Tallant and Jennifer Wooten completed graduation requirements for the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Teacher Academy.
Late Saturday morning, 23-year-old Megan Smith woke up with an orange dragon tattooed on her neck and no recollection of how it got there.
This summer presented a first time opportunity for many students at Robinson Elementary.
Transitioning into middle school can be full of excitement, sadness and anxiety, all of which are emotions that each new student handles in his or her own way.
With bookbags packed with pencils, paper and notebooks, more than 3,000 children began a new school year Monday in Dawson County.
Walking across the stage Friday at Riverview Middle School, 27 young cadets became the inaugural graduating class of the Dawson County Junior Firefighter Academy.
Sheriff Billy Carlisle has been selected to serve as the 2009 Chairman of the Dawson County/Dawsonville Finance Drive for the State YMCA of Georgia.
Despite recent state cuts in education funding, Dawson County Superintendent Keith Porter says the district is prepared for the start of the new school year.
The Dawson County school board is considering a plan that would have high school athletes and other students pay a travel fee for riding a bus to away games or activities.
An after school youth program planned for Rock Creek Park could be cancelled if more children do not sign up.
State 4-H Congress competition, held recently in Atlanta, decided the best in the state in 4-H, and Becca Bishop, daughter of Donald and Joan Bishop, competed in the Plants and Soil Science Project.
Changes regarding morning student drop-off at Robinson Elementary School are set to take place this year.
While only in its first year of activity, the Dawson County High School fishing club is already making waves.
As part of a 14-year tradition, Dawson County educators have recognized one of their own for excellence in special education.
Riverview Elementary preschoolers and kindergarteners were treated to a special reading session March 7 courtesy of Georgia's first lady.
Funding for long-sought new greenhouse complex at Dawson County High School has been approved.
For the first time in more than five years, the Dawson County Board of Education foresees no impending budget cuts.
Black's Mill Elementary is continuing its dedication to prepare students for higher learning.
The Dawson County Board of Education has taken the next step in finding a replacement for retiring Superintendent Keith Porter.
With ice and snow hitting Dawson County during January and February, students and teachers missed almost two weeks of school.
"As you know, this winter has been especially harsh, which has resulted in nine days of absences due to the inclement weather...," said Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter in a letter addressed to parents dated Feb. 21. "The difficult situation with missed days is made worse due to the fact that we started the year two days short of a full student calendar due to budget."
Dawson County teachers may be spending more days in class next school year.