Classes started back Tuesday at Southern Catholic College in Dawsonville, but school leaders have been on campus for more than a week preparing for the new year.
Dawson County school and safety officials are urging calm in the wake of the first confirmed case of H1N1 virus, or swine flu.
The Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind recently held its "Lions Day at the Camp," an event that gives the Lions of Georgia an opportunity to visit the camp while it is in session, so they can observe campers participating in the various activities.
Lanier Technical College held its annual graduation ceremony Aug. 21 to congratulate all those who had passed the GED (General Educational Development) test this past school year.
The Dawson County Special Olympics is clearing hurdles with a new management team that is aiming to regenerate and improve the organization, one that is deemed necessary to the community, and is currently seeking volunteers.
Dawson County's student health coordinator has been tapped to serve on a state panel charged with developing policies for handling reports of child abuse by school employees.
Just before school started, Leigh Ann Bagley took a trip to New York City where she was presented with an award based on efforts made to promote wellness and healthier life choices among students, faculty and staff at Black's Mill Elementary School.
Recently, Dawson County's Cassandra Tallant and Jennifer Wooten completed graduation requirements for the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Teacher Academy.
Late Saturday morning, 23-year-old Megan Smith woke up with an orange dragon tattooed on her neck and no recollection of how it got there.
This summer presented a first time opportunity for many students at Robinson Elementary.
Transitioning into middle school can be full of excitement, sadness and anxiety, all of which are emotions that each new student handles in his or her own way.
With bookbags packed with pencils, paper and notebooks, more than 3,000 children began a new school year Monday in Dawson County.
Walking across the stage Friday at Riverview Middle School, 27 young cadets became the inaugural graduating class of the Dawson County Junior Firefighter Academy.
Sheriff Billy Carlisle has been selected to serve as the 2009 Chairman of the Dawson County/Dawsonville Finance Drive for the State YMCA of Georgia.
Despite recent state cuts in education funding, Dawson County Superintendent Keith Porter says the district is prepared for the start of the new school year.
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.
The Dawson County Board of Education is seeking comments from residents to help develop a new plan for students.
Dawson County Middle School's Media Specialist Kim Dutton is in the school's library and media center each day to help students reach their goals.
Two Dawson County High School students were recognized during the last board of education meeting.