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Father inspires Miss Dawson

Whoever said diamonds are a girl's best friend never met Brittany McCoy.

April 01, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Support continues for local children’s book program

Entertainment legend and philanthropist Dolly Parton announced a partnership last month with Georgia's Rotary Clubs to continue in the fight to encourage childhood literacy.

March 25, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


A 5-year-old’s milestone

Five-year-old Mason Wood said he is looking forward to "riding the big yellow bus."

March 25, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


It’s about the kids, not the money

A decision made by the Georgia House of Representatives on March 17 has provided a glimmer of hope for school nurses, although the quest to fund the school nurse program is far from over.

March 25, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Robinson students learn bike safety

The annual Safe Kids of Dawson County campaign got under way last week with a bicycle rodeo at Robinson Elementary School.

March 25, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


New class on the horizon

Collaborative efforts of the county and Dawson County High School are brainstorming a way to teach high school students about their local government and community operations.

March 18, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Authority backs learning center

The Development Authority of Dawson County has donated $50,000 to support the Dawson County Adult Learning Center.

March 18, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Local 4-H members win district project honors

Ten Dawson County 4-H members recently returned from the Northeast District Project Achievement competition with honors in their project areas.

March 18, 2009 | | Education


Gooch appointed to technical board

Lumpkin County resident Stephen W. "Steve" Gooch was appointed last week to serve as the Ninth Congressional District Representative on the State Board of Technical and Adult Education.

March 11, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


A new way to learn

Teresa Conowal says her job has changed drastically over the past four to five years.

March 11, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Assistant superintendent named

Former Dawson County High School Principal Rick Brown will soon be working in the Dawson County School System again.

March 11, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Findley’s school history in its second printing

The 250 copies of the first printing of "Yesterday Once More: A History of the Old Schools of Dawson County" are gone, and almost 100 of a second printing have already been ordered.

March 04, 2009 | | Education


Jumping rope for heart

Students at Kilough Elementary recently participated in Jump Rope For Heart, a national educational fundraising program that is sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

March 04, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Program aids humane society

"My SUV was stacked to the roof," said Jane Graves of the items that were donated during a community service project last week.

March 04, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Jarrett takes home the Philip Wright Award

Dawson County Middle School teacher Beth Jarrett was recognized as the recipient of the Philip Wright Award at the school board meeting recently.

March 04, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


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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


Kindergarten registration is Friday

The Dawson County School System is already looking ahead to its newest generation of students.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Long-time educator and administrator remembered

One of Dawson County's most decorated education veterans was laid to rest last week following a tragic house fire.

April 15, 2015 | David Renner | Education


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