Education cuts announced last week by Gov. Sonny Perdue mean Dawson County school employees will have three furlough days for the second half of the academic year.
The Dawson County Board of Education voted 4-0 at the Jan. 11 meeting to sign a contract with the American Red Cross for use of school facilities in case disaster strikes.
It was no surprise to Riverview Middle School's principal that his students placed high in a statewide program that recognizes achievement.
The Dawson County Board of Education voted 4-0 on Jan. 11 to make Roger Slaton 2010 chairman.
The state government agency that certifies educational personnel is investigating the conduct of Dawson County High School's principal.
Black's Mill Elementary School held its spelling bee Jan. 15 in the media center, where fourth and fifth grade students competed for the title of spelling champ.
Local rotarians welcomed an 18-year-old native of Scotland last week during the organization's regular breakfast meeting.
Frigid winter weather continued to make its presence felt early this week, disrupting school and travel in parts of Dawson County.
Dawson County Schools will be dismissed early Thursday as the result of a wintry weather forecast.
A career and technical program at Dawson County High School recently received national attention in an education newsletter that promotes academic performance.
A lifelong fascination with space travel and astronomy paid off for a Dawson County man when he was accepted last week to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Endeavor Science Teaching Certificate Project.
Clad in camouflage and heavy coats, junior marksmen and women set out earlier this month for Dawson Forest.
The district's special education program made the honor roll at an annual conference that recognizes the merits of schools statewide.
Dawson County High School's FFA chapter has been on the go this year, especially the past several weeks, according to adviser Reggie Stowers.
A local student got to meet Jimmy Carter after winning an art contest, which encouraged students to create a birthday card for the ex-president.
Lanier Technical College instructors have nominated 16 students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership competition, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the college's GOAL program.
More than 1,500 schools across Georgia are setting aside time this week to celebrate drug-free students.
The pumpkin patch is full again this year, but you don't have to travel far to get the gourds.
In an effort to further support students, Black's Mill Elementary School offers a one-on-one peer mentoring program.
For the third year, Robinson Elementary's entryway is full of pumpkins.
A national insurance agency is making a local call to action for the community as a whole to take a pledge to drive safer.
After choosing its eight teachers of the year from all Dawson County schools, the board of education has named its system Teacher of the Year.
The Dawson County Board of Education is considering adding a position that could save the school system money over the long term.
The Dawson County Board of Education heard the concerns and questions of parents in the county last week when they held a public forum to discuss the new five-year plan for the system.
With Halloween only a few weeks away, Riverview Middle School is gearing up for a spooky run for a good cause.
Hightower Academy Teacher of the Year Niki Kenny has been in education for nearly 20 years, five of those in Dawson County.
Dawson county students were paid a visit by a local literacy group last week.
A pumpkin patch has sprouted in the lobby of Riverview Elementary School.
Students with musical interests at the high school will most likely be familiar with the school's director of choral arts.
A new collaboration is gearing up to make sure local children are not going hungry when they leave school and are home on the weekends.