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Hester graduates training

Michael James Hester, 20, graduated from the Naval Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. on Oct. 30.

November 25, 2009 | | Education


Rhythm and rhyme

A singing, dancing troupe of local youngsters are spending weeknights gearing up for a competition in January, where they'll try and outperform others from around the country.

November 25, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


UCB picks junior board of directors

United Community Bank has announced the 2009-2010 Junior Board of Directors for Dawson County.

November 25, 2009 | | Education


Students get creative for photography show

The Dawson County Mentoring Program recently presented "Reflections of Relics Remembered" photography show at the Bowen Center for the Arts.

November 18, 2009 | | Education


Grant funds rescue kits for Dawson Co. students

Thanks to a recent CPR training grant, Dawson County school nurses are "enlisting the help of students to save lives."

November 18, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Officials stepping up surveillance at school

While it could be nine months before a new elementary school opens in southern Dawson County, officials moved forward last week with plans for a security system in the building.

November 18, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Youth aids seniors

One local young man found a unique way to work toward his Eagle Scout rank, while at the same time helping seniors, shut-ins and those with special needs.

November 11, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Middle school student named essay winner

Thirteen-year-old Michael Putlak was a young man on a mission when he sat down to pen an essay on Veterans Day.

November 11, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Schools earn Title I honor

All three Dawson County elementary schools - Black's Mill, Kilough and Robinson - have been named Title I Distinguished Schools.

November 11, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Ex-meth addict warns students of dangers

Cari McDonald remembers the first time she smoked pot.

November 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Weaver plans to keep pumpkins sprouting

It all started with a cardboard sign in his front yard that read, 'Pumpkins for sale.'

November 04, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


No place like home

At the urging of her teenage son, a Dawsonville woman has taken in more than 50 children over the last seven years as a foster parent.

November 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Safety is top priority on Halloween

Everyone wants their child to have a safe and happy Halloween.

October 28, 2009 | | Education


Campaign focuses on teen driving

A group of Dawson County teens hopes a bumper sticker initiative will encourage young motorists to drive safely.

October 28, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Perry receives scholarship from Campbellsville University

Campbellsville University recently announced the academic scholarship recipients for the 2009-2010 academic year.

October 28, 2009 | | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


School board meeting asks for community input

The Dawson County Board of Education heard the concerns and questions of parents in the county last week when they held a public forum to discuss the new five-year plan for the system.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School’s first run equals spooky fun

With Halloween only a few weeks away, Riverview Middle School is gearing up for a spooky run for a good cause.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Science teacher honored for work

Hightower Academy Teacher of the Year Niki Kenny has been in education for nearly 20 years, five of those in Dawson County.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Literacy group spreads words

Dawson county students were paid a visit by a local literacy group last week.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Pumpkin patch supports arts

A pumpkin patch has sprouted in the lobby of Riverview Elementary School.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Chorus teacher hits the high notes

Students with musical interests at the high school will most likely be familiar with the school's director of choral arts.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


‘Backpack Buddies’ provides snacks for kids

A new collaboration is gearing up to make sure local children are not going hungry when they leave school and are home on the weekends.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education


School board seeks community input

The Dawson County Board of Education is seeking comments from residents to help develop a new plan for students.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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