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School board raises tax rate

Citing a declining tax digest and rising operational costs, the Dawson County Board of Education voted 3-0 on Friday to raise the county's millage rate by 1.7 mills.

July 17, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


John H. Lloyd Jr., Lanier Tech's first director, dies

July 10, 2013 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | Education


Student chosen national FBLA president

The largest and oldest student business organization in the country will be led by a Dawson County High School student.

July 03, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Camp enables kids to teach

Students at Kilough Elementary spent last week learning how to help their fellow students in the classroom.

July 03, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


School board talks tax increase

With a working budget set for fiscal year 2014, the Dawson County Board of Education has moved on to addressing the school system's millage rate.

July 03, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Fire academy fun

Dylan Head knows what he wants to be when he grows up.

June 26, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education


School board approves budget

The Dawson County Board of Education on Monday approved a $32 million budget for fiscal year 2014.

June 12, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education


Cadets LEARN the law

Madison Anglin may only be 10-years-old, but she has a plan for her future.

June 05, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education


A new journey

Dawson County High School's class of 2013 said goodbye to their alma mater Saturday morning as they set off on their "journey of a lifetime."

May 29, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Grads ready to walk

Three days stand between more than 200 students and the next chapter of their lives.

May 22, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Longtime educator retires

Friends and family gathered Sunday to honor a longtime Dawson County teacher and member of the Georgia Agriculture Education Hall of Fame on his upcoming retirement.

May 22, 2013 | | Education


Jr. fire academy seeks cadets

Upcoming sixth- through ninth- graders interested in learning what it takes to be a firefighter are encouraged to sign up for Dawson County Emergency Services' Junior Fire Academy.

May 22, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education


Tentative ’14 budget approved

The Dawson County Board of Education on Monday approved a tentative $32.3 million budget for fiscal year 2014, which represents a drop of about $3 million from 2013.

May 15, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Junior police academy accepting applications

Spaces are quickly filling for Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle's annual junior law enforcement academy.

May 15, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education


Fifth-graders graduate as C.H.A.M.P.S.

Fifth graders from across the county graduated as C.H.A.M.P.S. during a ceremony and celebration May 6 at Dawson County Middle School.

May 15, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Greenhouses open

After nearly two decades of work and the efforts of three teachers, Dawson County High School has a new greenhouse facility.

August 20, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School system adopts new policies

The Dawson County Board of Education voted unanimously during its Monday night meeting to approve changes to the way the school system handles two long-standing operations.

August 13, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Back to school

With budgets set, teachers hired and summer building projects nearing an end, schools across Dawson County eagerly opened their doors to students.

August 13, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School starts on Thursday

Dawson County school system teachers and administrators were in full preparation mode for starting classes this week.

August 06, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Organizations aim to ease burden

With school starting Thursday, parents, teachers, faculty and students are getting ready for a new school year. Forms are filled out and paperwork submitted, though not all of them concern enrollment.

August 06, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Families gear up for back to school

Children are ready to see their friends again while parents gear them up for school, which starts back next week.

July 30, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


School revises weapon policies

The Dawson County Board of Education is reviewing new policies that will allow employees to evaluate possession of what was once classified as "weapons" on a case-by-case basis.

July 30, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Children learn flamenco dancing

Carmen Dauset Moreno, also known as the Spanish dancer Carmencita, originally from Spain, is known for making flamenco dancing popular in the U.S.

July 23, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


Learning center gains accreditation

Students interested in taking religious education classes have a way to learn and gain graduation credit at the same time.

July 23, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Changing work force

Growing up, Tesela Dutton wanted her first car to be a truck and her first job to be in a garage.

July 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education


Lanier Tech wins at national competition

A team of students from a local college has ranked nationally in a skill completion.

July 09, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Library offers tech savvy tips for all ages

Getting a tablet or any other technology device can be overwhelming and sometimes frustrating if it is not known how to use. However, the Dawson County Library is there to help.

July 09, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


School board, Lanier Tech renew agreement

In a continued effort to give Dawson County students the best education possible, the board of education has renewed its contract with a local college.

July 09, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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