BREAKING: Early-morning house fire one of two tamed by Dawson County crews in the past 24 hours
One Dawson County man is safe due to the quick-thinking actions of a neighbor who noticed an early-morning fire at a nearby home Thursday.
Full Story
By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support local journalism.
DCHS graduation is May 23
graduation pic 1
Dawson County High School class of 2018 graduates toss their mortar boards high in the air following commencement ceremonies May 24. - photo by Jessica Taylor

The class of 2019 will make history as they become the 100th graduating class of Dawson County High School this month.

More than 250 graduates will walk across the stage of the University of North Georgia Convocation Center May 23.

To commemorate the school’s centennial, both faculty and staff will be wearing special 100 anniversary pins on their graduation robes.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the ceremony will begin at 7 p.m.

This year tickets are required for entry to the graduation ceremony. Members of the senior class were given tickets to distribute May 10.

Dawson County Schools have asked guests to carpool and arrive early as parking is limited. There are approximately 750 parking spaces near the convocation center, though there are more parking lots available around the UNG Dahlonega campus.

Since the college will not be in session, parking around the campus is also encouraged.

Families are asked to plan ahead on where to meet their graduate after the ceremony. School officials will be asking everyone to exit the convocation center immediately after the ceremony so they can begin clean up.

The UNG Convocation Center is located at 180 Alumni Drive in Dahlonega.