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Local campus sets record

Lanier Technical College graduated 1,212 students from its programs in 2012.

September 11, 2013 | By Carly Sharec DCN regional staff | Education


High school debt paid off

After 16 years, Dawson County High School is now the property of the Dawson County Board of Education.

September 11, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


JROTC course opens

Dawson County High School is now home to a competition-level training course for its JROTC cadets.

September 04, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Local teen provides comfort to troops

Many high school students spend their summer relaxing or visiting with friends. But one Dawson County teen gave his summer up to provide comfort for those far from home.

September 04, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Graduates take stage

More than 300 GED graduates, including 57 Dawson students, walked across the stage on Aug. 31, at Free Chapel in Gainesville to receive their diplomas from members of the Lanier Technical College Board of Directors.

September 04, 2013 | editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


School year off to a smooth start

The Dawson County school system is rounding out the first full week of the 2013-14 school year and things couldn't have gone better, according to administrators.

August 14, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Lanier Tech, system extend partnership

Lanier Technical College and the Dawson County Board of Education kicked off another school year by signing an agreement to continue the dual enrollment program they share.

August 14, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


New special ed director small-town native at heart

Dawson County has quite a few new faces in the school system due to retiring teachers and new hires, but one new hire is working to keep the entire special education department running smoothly.

August 14, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Teachers ride, shop

Riverview Elementary School teachers received a surprise on Monday in the form of a shopping trip to Walmart.

August 07, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


School starts Thursday

With the start of the 2013-14 school year on Thursday, motorists are encouraged to be mindful of buses and increased traffic.

August 07, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education


Board of education opens doors of new building

The Dawson County Board of Education opened the doors on its new downtown central office Monday.

August 07, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Program helps children understand Bible stories

Former Dawson County school teacher Donna Weaver is reaching out to the community to come join Grace Presbyterian Church to get children involved in Godly Play, a program that teaches children to better understand the Bible.

July 31, 2013 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


Schools ready for students

Much to the collective groans of children across Dawson County, school will be opening its doors and ushering in students next week.

July 31, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Results ‘favorable’

Dawson County students in third through eighth grades are showing gains in their Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, or CRCT, scores despite their teachers having to deal with less funding and materials, officials say.

July 24, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


School board raises tax rate

Citing a declining tax digest and rising operational costs, the Dawson County Board of Education voted 3-0 on Friday to raise the county's millage rate by 1.7 mills.

July 17, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


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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


Officers train to protect schools

During the summer months, there are not students roaming the halls of area schools, but come August, when class is back in session, officers charged with securing their safety plan to be ready in the event of a dangerous situation.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education


Edible food science program at the library

The Dawson County Library was flooded with kids looking for food, fun and learning last week during the Edible Science display.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Blood drive in memory of late teacher, historian

Dawson County residents will have a chance to honor a late teacher and historian with the gift of life.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Local doctor rides for reading

After jumping in a cold lake in February for three years in a row, Brian Burke has decided to find a warmer way to raise money for literacy.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Lanier Technical College graduates 1,100 students

In an emotionally uplifting commencement ceremony at Free Chapel, 1,111 students graduated from Lanier Technical College on June 13.

June 18, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Fire academy aims to teach

Students on summer vacation enjoyed a soot-covered and wet time during the recent junior fire academy.

June 18, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Budget set for schools

The Dawson County Board of Education set the budget for the upcoming fiscal year at $33.9 million during a meeting Monday night.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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