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Hester graduates training

Michael James Hester, 20, graduated from the Naval Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. on Oct. 30.

November 25, 2009 | | Education


Rhythm and rhyme

A singing, dancing troupe of local youngsters are spending weeknights gearing up for a competition in January, where they'll try and outperform others from around the country.

November 25, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


UCB picks junior board of directors

United Community Bank has announced the 2009-2010 Junior Board of Directors for Dawson County.

November 25, 2009 | | Education


Students get creative for photography show

The Dawson County Mentoring Program recently presented "Reflections of Relics Remembered" photography show at the Bowen Center for the Arts.

November 18, 2009 | | Education


Grant funds rescue kits for Dawson Co. students

Thanks to a recent CPR training grant, Dawson County school nurses are "enlisting the help of students to save lives."

November 18, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Officials stepping up surveillance at school

While it could be nine months before a new elementary school opens in southern Dawson County, officials moved forward last week with plans for a security system in the building.

November 18, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Youth aids seniors

One local young man found a unique way to work toward his Eagle Scout rank, while at the same time helping seniors, shut-ins and those with special needs.

November 11, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Middle school student named essay winner

Thirteen-year-old Michael Putlak was a young man on a mission when he sat down to pen an essay on Veterans Day.

November 11, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Schools earn Title I honor

All three Dawson County elementary schools - Black's Mill, Kilough and Robinson - have been named Title I Distinguished Schools.

November 11, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Ex-meth addict warns students of dangers

Cari McDonald remembers the first time she smoked pot.

November 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Weaver plans to keep pumpkins sprouting

It all started with a cardboard sign in his front yard that read, 'Pumpkins for sale.'

November 04, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


No place like home

At the urging of her teenage son, a Dawsonville woman has taken in more than 50 children over the last seven years as a foster parent.

November 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Safety is top priority on Halloween

Everyone wants their child to have a safe and happy Halloween.

October 28, 2009 | | Education


Campaign focuses on teen driving

A group of Dawson County teens hopes a bumper sticker initiative will encourage young motorists to drive safely.

October 28, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Perry receives scholarship from Campbellsville University

Campbellsville University recently announced the academic scholarship recipients for the 2009-2010 academic year.

October 28, 2009 | | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Dawson County High celebrates graduates

A new generation of young adults was released into the world last weekend at Dawson County High School.

May 27, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Dawson County Middle principal follows rising eighth-graders into high school

It's not every day that a middle school principal graduates to high school along with his students.

May 27, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Lifelong Dawson County educator to retire

Outgoing Robinson Elementary School Principal Roxanne Howard has spent literally her entire life in the Dawson County School System.

May 20, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Seniors ready to walk

With only a few days left until graduation, Dawson County High School students are taking the time to say their last goodbyes to their classmates -some of which have been together since pre-school.

May 20, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Local optimist wins state speaking contest

A Dawson County Middle School student has been named the best speaker in the entire state in the Optimist International's annual oratorical contest.

May 20, 2015 | David Renner | Education


BOE ready to build performing arts center

The Dawson County Board of Education will soon have $15 million in hand to begin school improvements.

May 13, 2015 | David Renner | Education


High school scholars awarded for hard work

Dawson County High School announced last week how much its graduating class had earned in scholarships to help them with their futures.

May 13, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


Riverview Middle School principal says goodbye

As the school year winds to a close, Riverview Middle School is also preparing to say goodbye to its principal.

May 13, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Board of Education passes tentative budget

The Dawson County School System has a tentative budget set for the 2016 fiscal year, despite having little to no input from other entities regarding changing taxes for the next year.

May 13, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Dawson County says goodbye to three principals

The Dawson County School System is saying farewell to three of its long-time principals at the end of the school year.

April 29, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Rotary Club essay winners reflect on life lessons

Nearly a dozen Dawson County High School students were recognized on April 23 for sharing the challenges they have faced in their young lives during this year's Laws of Life essay contest.

April 29, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


Teachers recognized for dedication to students

Dawson County recently took a moment to recognize some of its most dedicated teachers.

April 29, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Kindergarten Roundup tries new format

Each year, Dawson County's youngest students tag along with their parents to begin the next 13 years of their lives.

April 22, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Dawson County Spring Games take center stage

After rain delays and changes in venue, the 2015 Dawson County Spring Games were finally able to be held last week.

April 22, 2015 | David Renner | Education


‘Superior’ voices: High school ensemble receives top marks

Dawson County High School Chorus Director Spencer Wright has proven that, once again, his chorus is superior.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | Education


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