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.
Teresa Conowal says her job has changed drastically over the past four to five years.
Former Dawson County High School Principal Rick Brown will soon be working in the Dawson County School System again.
The 250 copies of the first printing of "Yesterday Once More: A History of the Old Schools of Dawson County" are gone, and almost 100 of a second printing have already been ordered.
Students at Kilough Elementary recently participated in Jump Rope For Heart, a national educational fundraising program that is sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
"My SUV was stacked to the roof," said Jane Graves of the items that were donated during a community service project last week.
Dawson County Middle School teacher Beth Jarrett was recognized as the recipient of the Philip Wright Award at the school board meeting recently.
Dawson County High senior Allyson Orr didn't set out to become her school's STAR student. But after posting a 1930 on the SAT, that's exactly what she accomplished.
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.
Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college's semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL award, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the Lanier Technical College's GOAL program.
Students from Dawson County Middle School were recently given the chance to have their writing works published for a much wider audience to see.
While it may be quite a way off, local school leaders are looking at ways to help students transition from middle to high school.
Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs gave his first address to the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce during its monthly luncheon last week.
Dawson County High School has yet another accolade to add to its list - this time in academics.
Dawson County elementary and middle school spellers are warming up and moving on to compete in this year's district spelling bee.
Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs on Wednesday said the system is prepared for the freezing weather moving into the area this evening.
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