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Barn dance set for Saturday

Grab your partner and do-si-do this Saturday at the second annual Old-Fashioned Barn Dance for children's literacy.

April 22, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education

Friends take top school honors

Friends since childhood, Dawson County High School's 2009 valedictorian and salutatorian are proud of each other and their classmates.

April 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Middle school students win first oratorical contest

Dawson County Middle School recently held its first oratorical contest, sponsored by seventh grade teacher Jenny Alldred.

April 08, 2009 | | Education

Sheriff’s office to hold law enforcement academy

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.

April 08, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

FBLA students place in state

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.

April 08, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Club to have graduation lock-in

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.

April 01, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Father inspires Miss Dawson

Whoever said diamonds are a girl's best friend never met Brittany McCoy.

April 01, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education

Support continues for local children’s book program

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.

March 25, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education

A 5-year-old’s milestone

Five-year-old Mason Wood said he is looking forward to "riding the big yellow bus."

March 25, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

It’s about the kids, not the money

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.

March 25, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Robinson students learn bike safety

The annual Safe Kids of Dawson County campaign got under way last week with a bicycle rodeo at Robinson Elementary School.

March 25, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

New class on the horizon

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.

March 18, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Authority backs learning center

The Development Authority of Dawson County has donated $50,000 to support the Dawson County Adult Learning Center.

March 18, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Local 4-H members win district project honors

Ten Dawson County 4-H members recently returned from the Northeast District Project Achievement competition with honors in their project areas.

March 18, 2009 | | Education

Gooch appointed to technical board

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.

March 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education

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Articles by Section - Education

Kindergarten registration April 17

The Dawson County School System is already looking ahead to its newest generation of students.

March 25, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Musician and storyteller to perform at library

The Dawson County Public Library will soon play host to a nationally known singer and storyteller.

March 25, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Week highlights children of all abilities

Each year, the Dawson County school system sets aside a week for "exceptional students."

March 18, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Program helps Dawson County students achieve

Dawson County students who otherwise may not have been able to afford college are getting another shot at higher education.

March 18, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Voters approve education tax extension

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.

March 17, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Schools plan make-up days

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.

March 11, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Sales tax referendum set for next week

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.

March 11, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Dawson County student and teacher reaching for the STARs

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.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | Education

Dawson crowns best school speller

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.

February 04, 2015 | David Renner | Education


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