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Dawson County literacy initiative recognized

Dawson County has long worked towards creating a completely literate community, aiming to make basic education easily accessible to all citizens through local organizations, such as READ Inc. and the Adult Learning Center.

December 07, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


Charity basketball raises funds for local schools

Faculty from Riverview Middle School and Dawson County Middle School squared off in a charity basketball game Nov. 6 at Dawson County Middle School.

November 30, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


Local students compete in 4-H competition in Gainesville

Dawson County 4-H members traveled to Gainesville recently to compete in the area 4-H Cotton Boll and Consumer Contest.

November 30, 2008 | | Education


12-year-old makes life ‘Bearable’ at Amicalola Falls

A volunteer at Amicalola Falls decided to give the park a face-lift ... by replacing worn out "Ranger Rick" signs promoting free public programs, with black bear characters holding monthly schedules.

November 30, 2008 | | Education


Boy Scout Troop 422 goes caving

Adventurous Scouts from Dawsonville Boy Scout Troop 422 recently embarked on an excursion to Raccoon Mountain Caverns in Tennessee.

November 23, 2008 | | Education


Lion’s Club sponsors annual poster contest

Lions Club International hosts a Peace Poster Contest each year, which begins with a local club sponsorship.

November 23, 2008 | | Education


Personal Viewfinder photography show a success

The fifth annual student photography show conducted through the Dawson County Mentoring Program was kicked off Oct. 18 at a reception held at the Bowen Center for the Arts.

November 23, 2008 | | Education


Dawson County students participate in Youth Summit

Three Dawson County High School students participated in the 2008 Youth Summit, where they pledged to help their community in one of four areas: education, health, economic development or safety.

November 16, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


School system braces for more cutbacks

The possibility of losing more than $250,000 of his operating budget has Dawson County's school superintendent planning for cutbacks.

November 16, 2008 | Michele Hester | Education


‘Almost like reality’

Students at Dawson County High School have been able to practice driving without leaving the classroom this fall thanks to a grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

November 16, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


Chambliss visits, reads to Kilough students

In the midst of a 13-day, 75-county bus tour across Georgia, Republican U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss made a stop in Dawson County and visited students at Kilough Elementary School Monday morning.

November 09, 2008 | Michele Hester | Education


Kilough Elementary receives grant for storybook garden and outdoor classroom

Lowe's, a home-improvement store, awarded Kilough Elementary School with a $4,900 Toolbox for Education grant to create a storybook garden and outdoor classroom.

November 09, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


The Meaning of Veterans Day

Cameron Millholland, a seventh grader at Dawson County Middle School, was chosen as the overall winner of an essay contest sponsored by the Veterans Affairs of Dawson County. Students were asked to describe the meaning of Veterans Day. Veterans Affairs President Pam Hamalainen surprised Millholland at school Monday morning with the news he had won the contest, which also includes passes to Uncle Shucks Corn Maze and dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse. He will also participate in this year's Veterans Day parade and celebration on Nov. 11. Millholland's essay on his father's military service was chosen over hundreds ...

November 09, 2008 | By Cameron Millholland 7th grade, Dawson County Middle School | Education


Group plans protest at store selling drug paraphernalia

The convenience store owner who refused to stop selling pipes, often used as drug paraphernalia, for fear of losing customers could find the store embroiled in an even bigger controversy.

November 09, 2008 | Michele Hester | Education


DeBlois wins math bee

Dawson County Middle School recently held its first Math Bee.

November 02, 2008 | | Education


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DCHS principal named sole finalist for Lamar County superintendent

Jute Wilson, principal at Dawson County High School, last night was named the sole finalist for Lamar County School Superintendent.

April 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education


Pageant promotes band, confidence

The Miss Dawson County beauty pageant was held at Dawson County High School as a fundraiser for the school's band. The annual pageants include Little Miss, Tiny Miss, Wee Miss, Junior Miss and Miss Dawson County.

April 23, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Oratorical winner is bound for state

One Dawson County middle school student is racing to the top of public speaking.

April 23, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Teenage behavior focus of seminar

Factual reasons as to why your teenager behaves in the way he or she does were given to parents last week.

April 23, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Essay winners reflect on lessons learned

The local Rotary Club recently recognized the Dawson County High School Laws of Life Essay Contest winners during a special awards program.

April 23, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education


Annual barn dance benefits WEE Books

Dawson County residents are invited to a special dance this weekend in support of a local charity's goal of bringing books to preschool-aged children each month.

April 23, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Middle School partners with university

Dawson County Middle School has partnered with a local college to roll out new classes for both schools' students.

April 23, 2014 | David Renner | Education


High school chorus sings at Disney

The Dawson County High School Chorus was recently invited by Disney to the Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.

April 23, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Test scores show local schools above average

The Georgia Department of Education released the second College and Career Ready Performance Index on Monday.

April 23, 2014 | David Renner | Education


The best in class

Chris Hamby has been named the valedictorian and Kara Hafermalz the salutatorian for Dawson County High School's class of 2014.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education


New school calendar set

After five years of fewer school days, Dawson County will finally see a full calendar.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education


New students set to enter schools

Smiling parents and apprehensive children were seen coming in and out of the Rock Creek Park gym April 11.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Gibbs signs on as new school chief

After a 14-day waiting period, the Dawson County school system officially has a new superintendent.

April 16, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Beaver joins Lanier Tech

Nancy Beaver has been named Lanier Technical College's vice president for student affairs.

April 09, 2014 | By Carly Sharec DCN regional staff | Education


Kindergarten registration April 11 at Rock Creek

With the current school year winding down for most, Dawson County elementary schools are already preparing for the next.

April 02, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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