Members of the Dawson County 4-H club recently competed at an area Forestry Judging Contest at Wahsega 4-H Center in Lumpkin County.
Dawson County voters will have the opportunity to extend a current one-cent sales tax for the Dawson County school district for the next five years.
Girls of all ages should start practicing smiling, waving, walking in heels and wearing a pageant gown for next month's event.
The drought may be over in Georgia, but the message from Georgia 4-H remains clear: Water conservation is important each and every day.
Dawson County resident Karen Armstrong knows the importance of a solid education for the county's children, as well as the importance of parent and community involvement within the school system.
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and Chestatee Regional Library System wants to make sure that all children in Lumpkin and Dawson counties have the smartest card of all - a library card.
Chick-fil-A has awarded more than $25 million in scholarship awards to restaurant team members to help them reach their educational goals and has recently awarded its national Leadership Scholarship to Desiree Ulmer from Dawsonville.
According to Sandy Lipkowitz, reading is not just a hobby, but rather an important aspect of life on which everything is based.
Logan Porter, a senior at Dawson County High School, attended the National FBLA Conference this summer in Anaheim, Calif., where he represented Georgia in the competition for electronic career portfolio and placed sixth overall in the nation.
Harrison Summerour, an eighth grade student at Dawson County Middle School, participated in the summer students program for academically gifted students conducted by the Duke University Talent Identification Program.
Dawson County's school chief says the system will pay closer attention to critical writing after students posted lower SAT scores.
Classes started back Tuesday at Southern Catholic College in Dawsonville, but school leaders have been on campus for more than a week preparing for the new year.
Dawson County school and safety officials are urging calm in the wake of the first confirmed case of H1N1 virus, or swine flu.
The Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind recently held its "Lions Day at the Camp," an event that gives the Lions of Georgia an opportunity to visit the camp while it is in session, so they can observe campers participating in the various activities.
Lanier Technical College held its annual graduation ceremony Aug. 21 to congratulate all those who had passed the GED (General Educational Development) test this past school year.
The Dawson County School System is already looking ahead to its newest generation of students.
The Dawson County Public Library will soon play host to a nationally known singer and storyteller.
Each year, the Dawson County school system sets aside a week for "exceptional students."
Dawson County students who otherwise may not have been able to afford college are getting another shot at higher education.
Dawson County voters have decided to extend the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for a fifth time.
The tax received 398 votes (83.44 percent) in favor to 79 votes (16.56 percent) against it.
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.
With words like "spaceship" flying out of the caller's mouth, the Dawson County System-wide Spelling Bee was sure to make its winner "famous," which, coincidentally, was another of the words that the county's best spellers had to figure out to move on.
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