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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


STAR student, teacher honored

Dawson County High senior Allyson Orr didn't set out to become her school's STAR student. But after posting a 1930 on the SAT, that's exactly what she accomplished.

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


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Dawson crowns best school speller

With words like "spaceship" flying out of the caller's mouth, the Dawson County System-wide Spelling Bee was sure to make its winner "famous," which, coincidentally, was another of the words that the county's best spellers had to figure out to move on.

February 04, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Lanier Technical College names semi-finalists for GOAL award

Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college's semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL award, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the Lanier Technical College's GOAL program.

January 21, 2015 | | Education


Middle School poets printed in annual writing collection

Students from Dawson County Middle School were recently given the chance to have their writing works published for a much wider audience to see.

January 21, 2015 | David Renner | Education


School leaders examine future

While it may be quite a way off, local school leaders are looking at ways to help students transition from middle to high school.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Superintendent addresses chamber

Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs gave his first address to the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce during its monthly luncheon last week.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


High school named to district honor roll

Dawson County High School has yet another accolade to add to its list - this time in academics.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Spelling bees begin to buzz for students

Dawson County elementary and middle school spellers are warming up and moving on to compete in this year's district spelling bee.

January 14, 2015 | David Renner | Education


School officials prepared for extreme temperatures

Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs on Wednesday said the system is prepared for the freezing weather moving into the area this evening.

January 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education


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