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Dawson schools maintain 100 percent accreditation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) has named the Dawson County Public School System a SACS Super System.

August 10, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


Board of education sets 2009 millage rate

The Dawson County Board of Education set the 2009 millage rate following a special called meeting July 17.

August 03, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


Groups team up to supply students with bookbags

The annual Bookbag Pickup program is currently under way. Family Connection, KARE for Kids, Ric Rack, the Dawson County School System, Bethel United Methodist Church and The Father's House have all teamed up to provide needy students with bookbags and school supplies.

July 28, 2008 | Staff Intern | Education


Lanier Tech automotive student wins first place at state level

Lanier Technical College student Daniel Blackstone won first place in state at the Skills USA Championship competition in Dublin this past April.

July 28, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


Store manager named exceptional advocate

The Dawson County Board of Education awarded Ingles Store Manager Jim Young with the Exceptional Advocate Award during the board's regular meeting July 7.

July 28, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


United 2008 concert debuts at racing hall of fame

United 2008, a concert showcasing five Atlanta-area bands, debuted at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame as part of the museum's summer music festival, June 28.

July 28, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


Washington State University announces spring 2008 graduates

PULLMAN, Wash. – Teresa M. Gunn of Dawsonville recently graduated cum laude from Washington State University with a bachelor of arts in human development.

July 20, 2008 | | Education


Local students named to Samford dean's list

Anna Fearon Brawner and David Joseph Sexton, Jr. were both recently named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Samford University. To qualify for the honor, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 12 credit hours of coursework.Samford, with an enrollment of 4,485 students from 49 states and 27 foreign nations, is Alabama's largest privately supported college or university.

July 20, 2008 | | Education


Stuffed animals to the rescue

Ariel Buttram, 14, is on her way to earning the silver award as a Girl Scout. Buttram has set up boxes around Dawson County to collect stuffed animals that she will then donate to emergency services, hospitals and fire and police departments, so officials can distribute them to children in crisis situations, or who have illnesses, to comfort them.

July 20, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Intern | Education


Weaver attends annual workshop in Tifton

The 47th annual Natural Resources Conservation Workshop was held June 8-12. The event was hosted by the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. The workshop has graduated approximately 11,410 graduates and this year was enjoyed by 159 Georgia high school students including eight students and their two chaperones from the U.S. Virgin Islands. Students came from throughout Georgia and attended the week's activities of field trips and classroom functions with opportunities to earn college scholarships at the end of the week.Workshop Director Dennis Brooks said, "This is an excellent opportunity for high school students interested ...

July 20, 2008 | | Education


Robinson principal resigns to teach in Japan

Robinson Elementary School Principal of five years Tom Biggs announced his resignation, July 7.

July 20, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


Summer teen program brings 'fear' to students

The Dawson County Library hosted a Teen Fear Factor event on June 25 as part of its Summer Teen Program.

July 13, 2008 | Tia Lynn Lecorchick Staff Intern | Education


Residents shoot clay for fun and funds

The Dawson County chapter of Young Life held its second annual sporting clay fun shoot at the Etowah Valley Sporting Clays Park June 21. "It's been a great day so far," said Shawn Dutcher, director of Dawson County's Young Life chapter, a Christian-based organization dedicated to providing community teens with positive after-school activities. "Working with the kids I think is very important, so we're out here trying to support that," said Dawson County resident Keith Burlingame, who along with his wife Connie, participated in the $75 per person skeet shoot. Dawson County Young Life Committee member and ...

July 07, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


United 2008 debuts at racing hall of fame

United 2008, a concert showcasing 5 Atlanta-area bands, will debut at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame as part of the museum's summer music festival, June 28. "This is probably one of the biggest shows that Dawson County has had in a while," said United 2008 organizer and local business owner Bob Johnson. "We have five bands coming in and the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame will be doing a youth car show at the same time, so it should be a pretty decent sized event," added Johnson, who is no stranger to bringing Christian-based musicians to Dawson County ...

July 07, 2008 | Adam Stapleton | Education


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Teachers of the Year named

The Dawson County Board of Education has announced its list of Teachers of the Year for 2015.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | Education


New test promotes problem solving

The Georgia Department of Education is rolling out a new set of tests to replace the old methods of assessing students.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | Education


DCHS principal finalist announced

The Dawson County Board of Education has announced the sole finalist to become the next principal of Dawson County High School is a veteran educator from neighboring Hall County.

June 04, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Porter named interim school chief for Forsyth

The Forsyth County Board of Education announced Monday afternoon that Keith Porter will serve as interim superintendent of the school system until the position is filled in the fall.

June 04, 2014 | By Jennifer Sami DCN regional staff | Education


Superintendent settling in

Dawson County's new school superintendent is ready to pick up where his predecessor left off.

June 04, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Library offers summer full of fun

The Dawson County Library is gearing up for a summer full of shows for all ages.

June 04, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Riverview breaks ground on structure

Since its opening in 2010, students at Riverview Elementary have noticed one particular problem with their otherwise great school. Shade.

June 04, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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