The Dawson County Board of Education voted 4-0 on Jan. 11 to make Roger Slaton 2010 chairman.
The state government agency that certifies educational personnel is investigating the conduct of Dawson County High School's principal.
Black's Mill Elementary School held its spelling bee Jan. 15 in the media center, where fourth and fifth grade students competed for the title of spelling champ.
Local rotarians welcomed an 18-year-old native of Scotland last week during the organization's regular breakfast meeting.
Frigid winter weather continued to make its presence felt early this week, disrupting school and travel in parts of Dawson County.
Dawson County Schools will be dismissed early Thursday as the result of a wintry weather forecast.
A career and technical program at Dawson County High School recently received national attention in an education newsletter that promotes academic performance.
A lifelong fascination with space travel and astronomy paid off for a Dawson County man when he was accepted last week to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Endeavor Science Teaching Certificate Project.
Clad in camouflage and heavy coats, junior marksmen and women set out earlier this month for Dawson Forest.
The district's special education program made the honor roll at an annual conference that recognizes the merits of schools statewide.
Dawson County High School's FFA chapter has been on the go this year, especially the past several weeks, according to adviser Reggie Stowers.
A local student got to meet Jimmy Carter after winning an art contest, which encouraged students to create a birthday card for the ex-president.
Young folks from all over Georgia will soon get a chance to take part in this year's youth squirrel hunt, an opportunity for 10-17 year-olds to explore the Dawson Forest with a law enforcement officer.
Students, teachers and parents stopped by Dec. 3 for Dawson County High School's biannual art show open house, a chance for young artists to display and sell some of the semester's pottery and paintings.
Local children tested each other's hand-eye coordination skills last week during Dawson County Library's Gaming at the Library program.
Students returned to school last week following a period of wintry weather that left 75 percent of the county without power and nearly 1,000 trees down in the area for several days.
Dawson County voters will get a say this and next week over whether or not they want a 1-cent educational sales tax to continue.
Some students plan and schedule to be the best student they can be. For others, hard work and a thirst for knowledge help them reach for the stars.