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Board approves funding for JROTC building

Dawson County High School's JRTOC program should soon have a new facility to call home.

September 21, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Board of education openly opposes Amendment 1

The Dawson County Board of Education voted unanimously during Monday night's monthly board meeting to support a resolution to oppose Gov. Nathan Deal's proposed constitutional amendment that would implement an initiative known as the Opportunity School District (OSD).

September 14, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Construction begins next month on new Lanier Tech campus

Lanier Technical College officially broke ground Friday morning for a new $100 million campus on Howard Road, just off Ga. 365 in Hall County.

September 14, 2016 | By Ron Bridgeman DCN regional staff | Education


Dawson County students excel on the ACT

The news for Georgia schools is good and even better for Dawson County High School.

August 31, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Superintendent gives update on Dawson County schools

"How are your schools?"

August 17, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Dawson students go back to school

The buses fired up early Friday morning and social media was flooded with the obligatory first day photos as Dawson County students headed back to school.

August 10, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Performing Arts Center opens

On Monday evening Dawson County residents got their first look around the new Performing Arts Center on the campus of Dawson County High School.

August 10, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Senior attends Stamford social justice program

Dawson County High School senior Shelby Duncan participated in a social justice program this summer at Samford University.

August 03, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Mountain Education Charter High School opens in Dawson County

The Dawson County Board of Education voted on Monday night to unanimously approve Mountain Education Charter High School to begin operating out of Hightower Academy for the upcoming school year.

July 27, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Open house at Performing Arts Center next week

The Dawson County Performing Arts Center will open its doors to the public next week.

July 26, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Lanier Tech opens doors to prospective students

Lanier Technical College opened its doors last week for prospective students to get an up close look at labs and classrooms as well as meet faculty and staff.

July 20, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Hightower changing to meet students’ needs

Before the last school year began, Superintendent of Dawson County Schools Dr. Damon Gibbs wanted to see changes made at Hightower Academy. He wanted to see the school open for more students, in an effort to make it more available to meet the needs of kids in Dawson County.

July 06, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Wade named president of GSBA

During a recent meeting of the Georgia School Boards Association, Dawson County School Board Chairman William Wade was named president.

June 29, 2016 | From staff reports, editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Lanier Technical College celebrates 50 years educating the community

FORSYTH COUNTY - Lanier Technical College hosts its share of banquets and events for groups throughout the community at the Forsyth Conference Center, but on June 8 the celebrations shined solely on them.

June 16, 2016 | By Kayla Robins DCN regional staff | Education


High school performing arts center renovations near completion

Despite the torn up parking lots, construction equipment and debris both inside and out of the facilities at Dawson County High School, the Dawson County Performing Arts Center is in its final stages and is set to open with the new school year.

June 14, 2016 | Amy French | Education


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Schools make up for January inclement weather

Dawson County Schools will be open on Feb. 20 to make up for a snow day taken last month.

February 15, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Lanier Tech student chosen as college’s GOAL winner

Lauren Hockaday, a firefighter and EMSP student at Lanier Technical College, has been named the school's winner for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership ...

February 08, 2017 | | Education


Dawson native, nursing student wins national recognition

Twenty-four-year-old nursing student Amberly Hedden is one of the lucky ones.

February 01, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Education


Kilough student to compete at international pageant

Nine-year-old Makana Tate loves her high heels.

February 01, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Eighth-grader out-spells competition

The culmination of several spelling bees across the Dawson County School System, last week's event in the Dawson County Junior High School auditorium resulted ...

February 01, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Donald W. Moss Scholarship now open to Dawson students

The Donald Moss Scholarship Fund is now open for applications. This is the first year that the scholarship is open to Dawson County students who ...

January 18, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Education


Spelling bees take place in preparation for system-wide event

Thirty middle school spellers sat nervously on stage at Dawson County Middle School last week for the annual spelling bee that ended up going through ...

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Board of ed approves Rick Brown as chief operations officer

During last week's Dawson County Board of Education meeting, the board approved current Chief Academic Officer Rick Brown to take on a new position ...

January 18, 2017 | Amy French | Education


Sawnee EMC accepting applications for scholarships and trip

The Sawnee Foundation Youth Scholarship program, a part of Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation (Sawnee EMC) is currently accepting applications for scholarships for high school seniors.

January 04, 2017 | | Education


Middle school math teacher quietly impacting her students

Sixth grade math teacher at Dawson County Middle School Christie Downs likes to, as she says, "fly under the radar."

December 28, 2016 | Amy French | Education


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