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Flag retirement ceremony planned for this Sunday

The American Flag is the symbol of our country and silent representation of the freedom in which American citizens enjoy.

June 10, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Lanier Tech updates training program

It's no secret that the workplace can be one of change, growth and advancements. Such aspects ring true particularly in the worlds of business and technology.

June 10, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


School budget gets OK

Despite tight funding and freezing 10 positions for the 2009-10 year, Nicky Gilleland said the Dawson County school system is in a good position.

June 10, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Learning the law

A local man is in custody and authorities say he has confessed to a murder that occurred in downtown Dawsonville early Monday morning.

June 10, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Conowal named to special list

Teresa Conowal, a second grade teacher at Kilough Elementary School, was recently named as Teacher of the Year, but her accomplishments and recognitions don't stop there.

June 03, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Second grader begins colorful recycling project

Blake Wood doesn't travel outside Dawsonville much.

June 03, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


DCMS employees retire

Last week, Dawson County Middle School bid farewell to two long-time faculty members Regina Evans and Barbara Wallace.

June 03, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Teacher honored by business

Recently, RBC Bank honored Mandy Smith, a first grade teacher at Kilough Elementary School, with a $500 award as part of its sixth annual Tribute to Teachers program.

June 03, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


‘A career celebration’

Friends, family and colleagues gathered last week to bid farewell to Nicky Gilleland, who has worn many hats in the Dawson County School System, from student and coach to teacher and administrator.

June 03, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Cox named DCMS Teacher of the Year

Dawson County Middle School announced Paula Cox as its 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year on May 11.

May 27, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Library has summer programs for everyone

Express yourself and be creative at the library this summer through the Chestatee Regional Library System Vacation Reading Program.

May 27, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Mayfield named as Advisor of the Year

The more you put into something, most likely, the more you will get out of it.

May 27, 2009 | Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Welcome to the future

With diplomas in hand and tassels turned, Dawson County High School's class of 2009 has entered the next phase of life.

May 27, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


School district tightens budget

Dawson County School Superintendent Nicky Gilleland described the district's proposed 2009-10 budget as conservative in terms of growth and tax collections.

May 20, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Board chooses charter system guidelines

The Dawson County School System plans to spend the next year evaluating changes to improve educational procedures as a charter school system.

May 20, 2009 | 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


Board of education talks about millage

With the budget for the next fiscal year set, the Dawson County Board of Education has set its sights on the school system's millage rate.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Local club to host technology day

With school out for the summer, one local hang-out for kids is keeping Dawson County's students engaged in learning.

July 02, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


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