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Retired educators present scholarship, awards

Dawson County Retired Educators Association presented its first scholarship award to Dolly Henson, paraprofessional in the special education department of Dawson County High School.

September 07, 2008 | | Education


Back to school pool days are here

School may be back in session, but the pool at Dawson County Veteran's Memorial Park is still open.

August 31, 2008 | | Education


Student attends national camp

Christopher Bywaletz, 13, of Dawsonville was selected to join a prestigious group of other students enrolled in K-12 online schools across the country to participate in the national Making Waves Leadership Camp.

August 31, 2008 | | Education


School teacher wins big by taking out loan

"It's ironic that I had to take out a loan to win money," said Kilough Elementary School teacher Catherine Holcombe, who recently won the Georgia Federal Credit Union's 50th anniversary grand prize drawing for a $5,000 mortgage payment.

August 24, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


Wal-Mart calls for Teacher of the Year nominations

Do you have a favorite teacher who deserves to be recognized? If so, stop by your local Wal-Mart or Sam's Club location through Aug. 17 to submit a nomination for the Wal-Mart Foundation's Teacher of the Year program.

August 24, 2008 | | Education


Hazard, Loggins named to dean’s list

Jeffrey Hazard and Amber Loggins, both of Dawsonville, were among the 271 students named to the Reinhardt College dean's list for spring semester 2008.

August 24, 2008 | | Education


Area mentoring service has new name

The Forsyth County branch of Big Brothers Big Sisters, a mentoring program serving Dawson, Hall, Forsyth and North Fulton counties, became an independent organization June 24.

August 24, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


4-H members compete at state contest

Dawson County 4-H senior members Stephanie Mize and Audra Vaughters recently traveled to Atlanta for the annual State 4-H Congress.

August 17, 2008 | | Education


Marching band camp comes to a close

The annual Dawson County High School two-week Summer Band Camp wrapped up last Friday at Rock Creek Park. Nearly 65 Dawson County High School

August 17, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Intern | Education


Southern Catholic students lend hand to local youth

The Dawson County Library has a new tutoring program in the works for the fall that will assist students with their homework.

August 17, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Intern | Education


Holley receives award from Navy

During the Imagery "C" school graduation at Navy Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center (NMITC) in Dam Neck, Va. on July 18, 2008, ISSN James E. Holley, USN, received the Naval Intelligence Foundation's "Outstanding Graduate" award from Commanding Officer, Center of Naval Intelligence, RDML Norman R. Hayes, USN.

August 10, 2008 | | Education


Dawson schools maintain 100 percent accreditation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) has named the Dawson County Public School System a SACS Super System.

August 10, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


Board of education sets 2009 millage rate

The Dawson County Board of Education set the 2009 millage rate following a special called meeting July 17.

August 03, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


Groups team up to supply students with bookbags

The annual Bookbag Pickup program is currently under way. Family Connection, KARE for Kids, Ric Rack, the Dawson County School System, Bethel United Methodist Church and The Father's House have all teamed up to provide needy students with bookbags and school supplies.

July 28, 2008 | Staff Intern | Education


Lanier Tech automotive student wins first place at state level

Lanier Technical College student Daniel Blackstone won first place in state at the Skills USA Championship competition in Dublin this past April.

July 28, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


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Board announces school makeup days

With ice and snow hitting Dawson County during January and February, students and teachers missed almost two weeks of school.

"As you know, this winter has been especially harsh, which has resulted in nine days of absences due to the inclement weather...," said Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter in a letter addressed to parents dated Feb. 21. "The difficult situation with missed days is made worse due to the fact that we started the year two days short of a full student calendar due to budget."

February 26, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


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