Grab your partner and do-si-do this Saturday at the second annual Old-Fashioned Barn Dance for children's literacy.
Friends since childhood, Dawson County High School's 2009 valedictorian and salutatorian are proud of each other and their classmates.
Dawson County Middle School recently held its first oratorical contest, sponsored by seventh grade teacher Jenny Alldred.
For the past 12 years, the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been offering a program to youth in the county that gives them a glimpse into the duties of local law enforcement.
Dawson County High School students and advisors of Future Business Leaders of America spent the last weekend in March at the organization's state competition in Atlanta, where juniors Brittany MacDonald and Logan Porter brought home awards.
According to Wayne Chelf, principal at Dawson County High School, the three most dangerous nights in the lives of high school students are homecoming, prom and graduation.
Whoever said diamonds are a girl's best friend never met Brittany McCoy.
Entertainment legend and philanthropist Dolly Parton announced a partnership last month with Georgia's Rotary Clubs to continue in the fight to encourage childhood literacy.
Five-year-old Mason Wood said he is looking forward to "riding the big yellow bus."
A decision made by the Georgia House of Representatives on March 17 has provided a glimmer of hope for school nurses, although the quest to fund the school nurse program is far from over.
The annual Safe Kids of Dawson County campaign got under way last week with a bicycle rodeo at Robinson Elementary School.
Collaborative efforts of the county and Dawson County High School are brainstorming a way to teach high school students about their local government and community operations.
The Development Authority of Dawson County has donated $50,000 to support the Dawson County Adult Learning Center.
Ten Dawson County 4-H members recently returned from the Northeast District Project Achievement competition with honors in their project areas.
Lumpkin County resident Stephen W. "Steve" Gooch was appointed last week to serve as the Ninth Congressional District Representative on the State Board of Technical and Adult Education.
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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