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School starts back

With bookbags packed with pencils, paper and notebooks, more than 3,000 children began a new school year Monday in Dawson County.

August 12, 2009 | | Education

Training for the future

Walking across the stage Friday at Riverview Middle School, 27 young cadets became the inaugural graduating class of the Dawson County Junior Firefighter Academy.

August 05, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education

Sheriff chosen to chair finance drive

Sheriff Billy Carlisle has been selected to serve as the 2009 Chairman of the Dawson County/Dawsonville Finance Drive for the State YMCA of Georgia.

August 05, 2009 | | Education

School district to take furloughs

Despite recent state cuts in education funding, Dawson County Superintendent Keith Porter says the district is prepared for the start of the new school year.

August 05, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Pay to ride plan weighed

The Dawson County school board is considering a plan that would have high school athletes and other students pay a travel fee for riding a bus to away games or activities.

July 29, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

After school program seeking participants

An after school youth program planned for Rock Creek Park could be cancelled if more children do not sign up.

July 29, 2009 | By Pam Jacobs Staff Writer | Education

Local 4-H’er competes at state contest

State 4-H Congress competition, held recently in Atlanta, decided the best in the state in 4-H, and Becca Bishop, daughter of Donald and Joan Bishop, competed in the Plants and Soil Science Project.

July 29, 2009 | | Education

Traffic changes coming for school

Changes regarding morning student drop-off at Robinson Elementary School are set to take place this year.

July 29, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Schools all make progress

The Dawson County School System is one of 57 statewide to have all eligible schools and the district as a whole meet AYP requirements for 2009.

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

Local students return from Washington Youth Tour

More than 100 of Georgia's brightest students recently returned from the 2009 Washington Youth Tour, a leadership program sponsored by the electric membership cooperatives in Georgia, including Amicalola EMC.

July 22, 2009 | | Education

Dawson 4-H members attend state conference

Summer for senior 4-H members is a time for leadership training and fun.

July 22, 2009 | | Education

Federal funds will aid Dawson Co. school

Earlier this month, Robinson Elementary School was awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant by the state board of education.

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

Organizations aid with school supplies

This month, various organizations and businesses throughout the community have been sponsoring a drive to collect bookbags and school supplies for underprivileged children in the county, and there is still time to get involved and be accepted to receive the free materials.

July 15, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Library workshop sparks creativity

This summer there has been more than just reading going on at the library.

July 15, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Confidence crowned

Walter and Janice Lee always knew their oldest daughter would do great things.

July 15, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education

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Articles by Section - Education

Realignment in works for grades 6-12

A proposal to realign 6th-12th grades in the Dawson County School System are in the works with plans for the change to begin as early ...

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Dawson student scores above average on Milestones

The results of the Georgia Milestones test are in, and despite lower than expected scores, Dawson County school officials said they are not disappointed.

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

GBI uses explosives to open suspicious package delivered to middle school

A suspicious package delivered to Dawson County Middle School Thursday prompted administrators to err on the side of caution and immediately notify the local authorities.

November 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Pauline Ivey estate named Benefactor of the Year

The Technical College Foundation Association of Georgia recently named the Estate of Pauline Ivey as its Benefactor of the Year for 2015.

November 04, 2015 | From staff reports | Education

Dawson County students receive college scholarships

The North Georgia Community Foundation recently awarded $177,950 in scholarships to North Georgia high school students pursuing higher education this fall.

October 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Education

Lanier Technical College moving main campus north of Gainesville

GAINESVILLE - Lanier Technical College is relocating to property off Ga. 365 at Howard Road north of Gainesville and the new campus is expected to open ...

October 21, 2015 | From staff reports | Education

Chestatee community supports Backpack Buddies

Volunteers recently collected more than 2,500 items for a local program designed to make sure children do not go hungry when they leave school ...

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

No injuries in crash with school bus

A school bus carrying students to Black's Mill Elementary and Riverview Middle School was hit Tuesday morning at the crossing of Perimeter Road and ...

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

DCHS marching band takes top honors

Dawson County High School's marching band took home top honors Saturday during the Blue Ridge Mountain Marching Festival in Fannin County.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

NASCAR pumpkin auction raises funds to fight cancer

A pumpkin on display at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame will be auctioned off to raise money for childhood cancer.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

School system names top teacher

In just three years in the Dawson County School System, first grade teacher Sallie Power's impact on Robinson Elementary is being celebrated.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Rotary recognizes student of the month

The Rotary Club of Dawson County's Student of the Month for September is Megan Morley, a fifth grader at Black's Mill Elementary.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Program encourages young scholars to stay the course

Dawson County's young scholars are getting a chance from the state to continue their education after high school.

September 30, 2015 | David Renner | Education


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