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Breakfast benefits nonprofit

Dawson County Family Connection's first fundraiser served up biscuits and gravy with a side of gratitude.

June 24, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Adult education advocates gather

High school never really seemed like the answer for Eric Dowdy.

June 24, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Over 100 students recognized for earning GED

Close to 120 people were recently recognized for an accomplishment that will be a positive impact on their lives from now on.

June 17, 2009 | | Education


Goodbye to ‘Old Glory’

American Legion Post 247 observed Flag Day on Sunday by retiring worn flags no longer suitable for service.

June 17, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


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


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


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


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Lanier Technical College nominates students for award

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.

October 29, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Red Ribbon Week will focus on drug awareness

More than 1,500 schools across Georgia are setting aside time this week to celebrate drug-free students.

October 29, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Pumpkins benefit art

The pumpkin patch is full again this year, but you don't have to travel far to get the gourds.

October 22, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Mentoring PALS receives donation

In an effort to further support students, Black's Mill Elementary School offers a one-on-one peer mentoring program.

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Pumpkin patch supports arts

For the third year, Robinson Elementary's entryway is full of pumpkins.

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Agency gives incentive for safe driving

A national insurance agency is making a local call to action for the community as a whole to take a pledge to drive safer.

October 15, 2014 | | Education


Top teacher selected

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.

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | Education


System considers project manager

The Dawson County Board of Education is considering adding a position that could save the school system money over the long term.

October 15, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School board meeting asks for community input

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.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School’s first run equals spooky fun

With Halloween only a few weeks away, Riverview Middle School is gearing up for a spooky run for a good cause.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Science teacher honored for work

Hightower Academy Teacher of the Year Niki Kenny has been in education for nearly 20 years, five of those in Dawson County.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Literacy group spreads words

Dawson county students were paid a visit by a local literacy group last week.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Pumpkin patch supports arts

A pumpkin patch has sprouted in the lobby of Riverview Elementary School.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Chorus teacher hits the high notes

Students with musical interests at the high school will most likely be familiar with the school's director of choral arts.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


‘Backpack Buddies’ provides snacks for kids

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.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education


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