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Music to Mickey’s ears

While some spent spring break basking in the sun on a sandy beach or relaxing for a week on the couch, Dawson County High School's Chamber Singers spent five days at the happiest place on earth, Disney World.

April 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Schools set to have CHAMPS graduations

For the past five years, the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has taught fifth grade students about Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety, a program also known as CHAMPS.

April 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Barn dance set for Saturday

Grab your partner and do-si-do this Saturday at the second annual Old-Fashioned Barn Dance for children's literacy.

April 22, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Friends take top school honors

Friends since childhood, Dawson County High School's 2009 valedictorian and salutatorian are proud of each other and their classmates.

April 22, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Middle school students win first oratorical contest

Dawson County Middle School recently held its first oratorical contest, sponsored by seventh grade teacher Jenny Alldred.

April 08, 2009 | | Education


Sheriff’s office to hold law enforcement academy

For the past 12 years, the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been offering a program to youth in the county that gives them a glimpse into the duties of local law enforcement.

April 08, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


FBLA students place in state

Dawson County High School students and advisors of Future Business Leaders of America spent the last weekend in March at the organization's state competition in Atlanta, where juniors Brittany MacDonald and Logan Porter brought home awards.

April 08, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


Club to have graduation lock-in

According to Wayne Chelf, principal at Dawson County High School, the three most dangerous nights in the lives of high school students are homecoming, prom and graduation.

April 01, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education


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


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Week highlights children of all abilities

Each year, the Dawson County school system sets aside a week for "exceptional students."

March 18, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Program helps Dawson County students achieve

Dawson County students who otherwise may not have been able to afford college are getting another shot at higher education.

March 18, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Voters approve education tax extension

Dawson County voters have decided to extend the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for a fifth time.

The tax received 398 votes (83.44 percent) in favor to 79 votes (16.56 percent) against it.

March 17, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Schools plan make-up days

Students returned to school last week following a period of wintry weather that left 75 percent of the county without power and nearly 1,000 trees down in the area for several days.

March 11, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Sales tax referendum set for next week

Dawson County voters will get a say this and next week over whether or not they want a 1-cent educational sales tax to continue.

March 11, 2015 | David Renner | Education


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