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The best in class

The best in class

Chris Hamby has been named the valedictorian and Kara Hafermalz the salutatorian for Dawson County High School's class of 2014.

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New school calendar set

After five years of fewer school days, Dawson County will finally see a full calendar.

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New students set to enter schools

New students set to enter schools

Smiling parents and apprehensive children were seen coming in and out of the Rock Creek Park gym April 11.

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Gibbs signs on as new school chief

Gibbs signs on as new school chief

After a 14-day waiting period, the Dawson County school system officially has a new superintendent.

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Beaver joins Lanier Tech

Nancy Beaver has been named Lanier Technical College's vice president for student affairs.

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Kindergarten registration April 11 at Rock Creek

With the current school year winding down for most, Dawson County elementary schools are already preparing for the next.

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Student places first in oratorical contest

One Dawson County Middle School student is going above and beyond when speaking to others.

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DCHS students sweep competition

Students from the Jobs for Georgia's Graduates organization at Dawson County High School swept two competitions last month to claim the top place in multiple fields.

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Finalist for superintendent named

Finalist for superintendent named

Hall County's executive director of facilities has been named the finalist for superintendent of the Dawson County school system.

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Superintendent list narrowed to single finalist

Superintendent list narrowed to single finalist

Hall County's executive director of facilities has been named the finalist for superintendent of Dawson County schools.

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FBLA sweeps state conference

FBLA sweeps state conference

The Dawson County High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter left an impression at the state conference earlier this month.

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Interviews for school superintendent begin

The search for a new superintendent has reached the next level for the Dawson County Board of Education.

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Lanier Tech welcomes VP of academic affairs

Lanier Tech welcomes VP of academic affairs

Lanier Technical College has added an administrative position in its continued endeavor of making its college experience the best for its students.

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Children’s Week has a colorful ending

Children’s Week has a colorful ending

As a way of ending Exceptional Children's Week with a celebration, the Dawson County school system held their annual art contest to close out the week of awareness.

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Week dedicated to exceptional children

Each year, the Dawson County school system sets aside a week for "exceptional students." This year, March 10-14 has been designated Exceptional Children's Week.

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Newly formed fishing club getting bites

While only in its first year of activity, the Dawson County High School fishing club is already making waves.

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Secretary wins award

Secretary wins award

As part of a 14-year tradition, Dawson County educators have recognized one of their own for excellence in special education.

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First lady visits

First lady visits

Riverview Elementary preschoolers and kindergarteners were treated to a special reading session March 7 courtesy of Georgia's first lady.

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High school to get greenhouse complex

High school to get greenhouse complex

Funding for long-sought new greenhouse complex at Dawson County High School has been approved.

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School budget on mend

For the first time in more than five years, the Dawson County Board of Education foresees no impending budget cuts.

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Students speak on healthy living

Students speak on healthy living

Black's Mill Elementary is continuing its dedication to prepare students for higher learning.

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Superintendent search reaches next level

The Dawson County Board of Education has taken the next step in finding a replacement for retiring Superintendent Keith Porter.

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Board announces school makeup days

With ice and snow hitting Dawson County during January and February, students and teachers missed almost two weeks of school.

"As you know, this winter has been especially harsh, which has resulted in nine days of absences due to the inclement weather...," said Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter in a letter addressed to parents dated Feb. 21. "The difficult situation with missed days is made worse due to the fact that we started the year two days short of a full student calendar due to budget."

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Funding presents options

Dawson County teachers may be spending more days in class next school year.

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