Dawson County Emergency Services invites all current sixth and seventh graders to attend the county's inaugural Junior Fire Academy, July 27-31.
Last week, one of the county's most invaluable non profit organizations, READ, installed new Executive Director Sandy Lipkowitz as the commander in chief to head up the program.
Each year, one teacher from each school in Dawson County is recognized and named as a teacher of the year.
Dawson County High School will bid farewell this weekend to the class of 2009.
Sometimes, a band-aid is not enough to make the pain go away after a young child falls off his or her bicycle, and it's certainly not a safety precaution to protect children from unintentional injuries such as bicycle accidents.
In the past three weeks, about 300 fifth grade students throughout the county have been awarded and recognized for completion of a 12-core lesson course known as CHAMPS.
One group of students at Dawson County High School is doing their part to keep alive the memory of classmate and senior, Kolton Findley, who lost his life in a single-vehicle wreck on April 17.
Not being able to pay the bills or put food on the table is a struggle for some, fear for others, and an unimaginable way of life for those more fortunate.
Four years ago, Southern Catholic College welcomed its inaugural class of students.
Last week, fifth grade students from each elementary school in the county participated in the third annual Dawson County Fifth Grade Career Fair at Rock Creek Park.
Recently, Dawson County 4-H members competed at the Northeast Area 4-H Poultry Judging contest in which their poultry knowledge was matched against 4-H members from other counties in the district.
The Dawsonville Lions Club honored four Students of the Month at the club's last meeting for the months of November, December, January and February.
A Dawson County High School art teacher was recognized Saturday by the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta for championing the positive effects of art on students.
While some spent spring break basking in the sun on a sandy beach or relaxing for a week on the couch, Dawson County High School's Chamber Singers spent five days at the happiest place on earth, Disney World.
For the past five years, the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has taught fifth grade students about Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety, a program also known as CHAMPS.
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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