Five-year-old Mason Wood said he is looking forward to "riding the big yellow bus."
A decision made by the Georgia House of Representatives on March 17 has provided a glimmer of hope for school nurses, although the quest to fund the school nurse program is far from over.
The annual Safe Kids of Dawson County campaign got under way last week with a bicycle rodeo at Robinson Elementary School.
Ten Dawson County 4-H members recently returned from the Northeast District Project Achievement competition with honors in their project areas.
Collaborative efforts of the county and Dawson County High School are brainstorming a way to teach high school students about their local government and community operations.
The Development Authority of Dawson County has donated $50,000 to support the Dawson County Adult Learning Center.
Lumpkin County resident Stephen W. "Steve" Gooch was appointed last week to serve as the Ninth Congressional District Representative on the State Board of Technical and Adult Education.
Teresa Conowal says her job has changed drastically over the past four to five years.
Former Dawson County High School Principal Rick Brown will soon be working in the Dawson County School System again.
The 250 copies of the first printing of "Yesterday Once More: A History of the Old Schools of Dawson County" are gone, and almost 100 of a second printing have already been ordered.
Students at Kilough Elementary recently participated in Jump Rope For Heart, a national educational fundraising program that is sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
"My SUV was stacked to the roof," said Jane Graves of the items that were donated during a community service project last week.
Dawson County Middle School teacher Beth Jarrett was recognized as the recipient of the Philip Wright Award at the school board meeting recently.
Dawson County High senior Allyson Orr didn't set out to become her school's STAR student. But after posting a 1930 on the SAT, that's exactly what she accomplished.
Not content to stand by and await a budget verdict, supporters of the school nurse program are rallying to preserve state funding.
The Dawson County High School JROTC has a new badge to proudly display on cadets' uniforms. The program was named an "honor unit with distinction," the highest award given, during a March 28 regional formal inspection.
The Lakeview Center was a sea of army green as Dawson County High School JROTC cadets gathered in formal dress for the third annual JROTC Military Ball. The March 23 event saw a turnout of more than 150 people, including cadets, students, parents and faculty.
Athletes from both Dawson and Lumpkin counties will gather next week at Riverview Middle School to compete in this year's Special Olympics. The games will be held for the first time at the school from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 10 at the middle school.
Not many people are fond of being judged by professionals, but the Dawson County High School Chorus had nothing to worry about last week in Habersham County. According to director Spencer Wright, the results at the state evaluation "couldn't have gone any better," with all three judges giving the chorus "superior" ratings in every area they were judged.
OAKWOOD - Telling stories and giving gifts, friends, colleagues and former bosses of Lanier Technical College President Russell Vandiver paid homage March 22 to the longtime campus leader and economic development guru. Kenneth Breeden, who led the school from 1975 to 1984, said that when he heard that Vandiver had been named president in September 2010, he thought "lucky Lanier Tech."