A Wisconsin-based anti-religion group has challenged the constitutionality of the Dawson County school system accepting faith-based course credits from a new local Christian learning center.
In a letter dated Jan. 9, the Freedom from Religion Foundation demands that the school board sever its ties with Dawson County Christian Learning Center.
The Dawson County High School band played in front of more than 68,000 people during the Chick-fil-A Bowl on New Year's Eve at the Georgia Dome.
The band was selected to perform during the Dec. 31 college football bowl game based on past performances in marching band competitions and support from the high school.
Black's Mill Elementary kicked off its annual student art show on Dec. 4 at the Bowen Art Center.
The event marked the eleventh year for the show, but was the first time all of the art has appeared in one location.
Last week, Black's Mill Elementary School hosted a variety of holiday events for the students.
Fourth graders were treated to a taste of colonial life and schooling recently during Colonial Day while kindergarteners stayed warm in their pajamas, watching and reading "The Polar Express."
One Riverview Middle School student has big plans for small animals this year in Dawson County.
Eleven-year-old Shannon Porter is making it her goal to see that animals at the Dawson County Humane Society have a Merry Christmas with her new charity "Christmas for Critters."
The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce has been awarded a grant by the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education to help encourage more students in Dawson County to apply for and attend post-secondary institutions.
The chamber is one of only five chambers in the state of Georgia that has been awarded the grant.
Dawson County High School exceeded the state average on the 2012 Georgia High School Writing Test, according to results released last week.
"We had an increase in our overall pass rate - 'meets and exceeds' - with 94 percent," said Jute Wilson, principal.
Ornament sales are under way at local elementary schools. The funds raised by these sales will benefit K.A.R.E. for Kids. The ornaments are made by art teachers and their students.
Robinson Elementary kicked off its inaugural run this year with art teacher John Lundy at the helm.
Riverview Middle School students will soon have a new component to enhance their reading skills.
On Monday, Joe Hirsch and Sandy Lipkowitz with the Reading Education Association of Dawson County arrived at the school with news Language Arts teacher Cassie Tallant has been waiting to pass on to her students that struggle with reading.
Two Lanier Technical College students from Dawsonville have been nominated for a state awards program.
Instructors at the technical college nominated a total of 18 students from its campuses for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL, competition.
The Dawson County Pride Marching Band received a gift recently when Walmart presented the group with a $2,500 check.
With the donation, the band has collected the $17,000 needed to travel to Atlanta and perform during the nationally televised halftime show of the Chick-fil-A Bowl during the New Year's weekend.
Dawson County High School sophomores Matthew Holton and Cullen McDonald were named the 2012 Hugh O'Brian Leadership Award recipients last week.
Presented annually by the Dawson County Woman's Club, the award recognizes outstanding students for their leadership and service to community.
Riverview Middle School's assistant principal was recently named best in the state by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals.
As the statewide winner, Kristi Gerrells is in the running for 2013 national assistant principal honors.
A young entrepreneur from Dawson County has achieved the Future Farmers of America's highest honor.
Bradley Weaver, 21, was awarded the American Star Award in Agribusiness on Oct. 27 during the organization's 85th annual national convention in Indianapolis.
The Lanier Technical College Foundation announced it raised more than $22,000 following its second annual Pheasant Shoot earlier this month.
All proceeds from the Oct. 13 pheasant shoot go to benefit the Lanier Technical College Foundation's General Scholarship Fund.
Jute Wilson, principal at Dawson County High School, last night was named the sole finalist for Lamar County School Superintendent.
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.
One Dawson County middle school student is racing to the top of public speaking.
Factual reasons as to why your teenager behaves in the way he or she does were given to parents last week.
The local Rotary Club recently recognized the Dawson County High School Laws of Life Essay Contest winners during a special awards program.
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.
Dawson County Middle School has partnered with a local college to roll out new classes for both schools' students.
The Dawson County High School Chorus was recently invited by Disney to the Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.
The Georgia Department of Education released the second College and Career Ready Performance Index on Monday.
Chris Hamby has been named the valedictorian and Kara Hafermalz the salutatorian for Dawson County High School's class of 2014.
After five years of fewer school days, Dawson County will finally see a full calendar.
Smiling parents and apprehensive children were seen coming in and out of the Rock Creek Park gym April 11.
After a 14-day waiting period, the Dawson County school system officially has a new superintendent.
Nancy Beaver has been named Lanier Technical College's vice president for student affairs.
With the current school year winding down for most, Dawson County elementary schools are already preparing for the next.