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Kilough Elementary Cougars win at USA Junior Olympics

Twelve Kilough Elementary School students competed in the USA Jr. Olympics Saturday, June 13.

June 24, 2009 | | Education


Police academy popular

About 10 a.m. Friday, a suspected criminal was reportedly sighted in an abandoned house off Elliott Village Road near downtown Dawsonville.

June 24, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Breakfast benefits nonprofit

Dawson County Family Connection's first fundraiser served up biscuits and gravy with a side of gratitude.

June 24, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Adult education advocates gather

High school never really seemed like the answer for Eric Dowdy.

June 24, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Over 100 students recognized for earning GED

Close to 120 people were recently recognized for an accomplishment that will be a positive impact on their lives from now on.

June 17, 2009 | | Education


Goodbye to ‘Old Glory’

American Legion Post 247 observed Flag Day on Sunday by retiring worn flags no longer suitable for service.

June 17, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Flag retirement ceremony planned for this Sunday

The American Flag is the symbol of our country and silent representation of the freedom in which American citizens enjoy.

June 10, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Lanier Tech updates training program

It's no secret that the workplace can be one of change, growth and advancements. Such aspects ring true particularly in the worlds of business and technology.

June 10, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


School budget gets OK

Despite tight funding and freezing 10 positions for the 2009-10 year, Nicky Gilleland said the Dawson County school system is in a good position.

June 10, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Learning the law

A local man is in custody and authorities say he has confessed to a murder that occurred in downtown Dawsonville early Monday morning.

June 10, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Conowal named to special list

Teresa Conowal, a second grade teacher at Kilough Elementary School, was recently named as Teacher of the Year, but her accomplishments and recognitions don't stop there.

June 03, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Second grader begins colorful recycling project

Blake Wood doesn't travel outside Dawsonville much.

June 03, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


DCMS employees retire

Last week, Dawson County Middle School bid farewell to two long-time faculty members Regina Evans and Barbara Wallace.

June 03, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Teacher honored by business

Recently, RBC Bank honored Mandy Smith, a first grade teacher at Kilough Elementary School, with a $500 award as part of its sixth annual Tribute to Teachers program.

June 03, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


‘A career celebration’

Friends, family and colleagues gathered last week to bid farewell to Nicky Gilleland, who has worn many hats in the Dawson County School System, from student and coach to teacher and administrator.

June 03, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Greenhouses open

After nearly two decades of work and the efforts of three teachers, Dawson County High School has a new greenhouse facility.

August 20, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School system adopts new policies

The Dawson County Board of Education voted unanimously during its Monday night meeting to approve changes to the way the school system handles two long-standing operations.

August 13, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Back to school

With budgets set, teachers hired and summer building projects nearing an end, schools across Dawson County eagerly opened their doors to students.

August 13, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School starts on Thursday

Dawson County school system teachers and administrators were in full preparation mode for starting classes this week.

August 06, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Organizations aim to ease burden

With school starting Thursday, parents, teachers, faculty and students are getting ready for a new school year. Forms are filled out and paperwork submitted, though not all of them concern enrollment.

August 06, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Families gear up for back to school

Children are ready to see their friends again while parents gear them up for school, which starts back next week.

July 30, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


School revises weapon policies

The Dawson County Board of Education is reviewing new policies that will allow employees to evaluate possession of what was once classified as "weapons" on a case-by-case basis.

July 30, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Children learn flamenco dancing

Carmen Dauset Moreno, also known as the Spanish dancer Carmencita, originally from Spain, is known for making flamenco dancing popular in the U.S.

July 23, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


Learning center gains accreditation

Students interested in taking religious education classes have a way to learn and gain graduation credit at the same time.

July 23, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Changing work force

Growing up, Tesela Dutton wanted her first car to be a truck and her first job to be in a garage.

July 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education


Lanier Tech wins at national competition

A team of students from a local college has ranked nationally in a skill completion.

July 09, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Library offers tech savvy tips for all ages

Getting a tablet or any other technology device can be overwhelming and sometimes frustrating if it is not known how to use. However, the Dawson County Library is there to help.

July 09, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


School board, Lanier Tech renew agreement

In a continued effort to give Dawson County students the best education possible, the board of education has renewed its contract with a local college.

July 09, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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