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Dawson County students participate in Youth Summit

Three Dawson County High School students participated in the 2008 Youth Summit, where they pledged to help their community in one of four areas: education, health, economic development or safety.

November 16, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


School system braces for more cutbacks

The possibility of losing more than $250,000 of his operating budget has Dawson County's school superintendent planning for cutbacks.

November 16, 2008 | Michele Hester | Education


‘Almost like reality’

Students at Dawson County High School have been able to practice driving without leaving the classroom this fall thanks to a grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

November 16, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


Chambliss visits, reads to Kilough students

In the midst of a 13-day, 75-county bus tour across Georgia, Republican U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss made a stop in Dawson County and visited students at Kilough Elementary School Monday morning.

November 09, 2008 | Michele Hester | Education


Kilough Elementary receives grant for storybook garden and outdoor classroom

Lowe's, a home-improvement store, awarded Kilough Elementary School with a $4,900 Toolbox for Education grant to create a storybook garden and outdoor classroom.

November 09, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


The Meaning of Veterans Day

Cameron Millholland, a seventh grader at Dawson County Middle School, was chosen as the overall winner of an essay contest sponsored by the Veterans Affairs of Dawson County. Students were asked to describe the meaning of Veterans Day. Veterans Affairs President Pam Hamalainen surprised Millholland at school Monday morning with the news he had won the contest, which also includes passes to Uncle Shucks Corn Maze and dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse. He will also participate in this year's Veterans Day parade and celebration on Nov. 11. Millholland's essay on his father's military service was chosen over hundreds ...

November 09, 2008 | By Cameron Millholland 7th grade, Dawson County Middle School | Education


Group plans protest at store selling drug paraphernalia

The convenience store owner who refused to stop selling pipes, often used as drug paraphernalia, for fear of losing customers could find the store embroiled in an even bigger controversy.

November 09, 2008 | Michele Hester | Education


DeBlois wins math bee

Dawson County Middle School recently held its first Math Bee.

November 02, 2008 | | Education


Riverview announces students of the month

Becoming Student of the Month at Riverview Middle School is quite an honor.

November 02, 2008 | | Education


Upcoming Youth Assembly opens registration

In this election year, one political event stands popular with all parties, all challengers and all incumbents: the "takeover" of the Georgia government by hundreds of the state's brightest teenagers.

November 02, 2008 | | Education


Students say no to drugs

Dressed in red shirts and carrying red balloons, students at Robinson Elementary School gathered on the playground Monday afternoon to say no to drugs.

November 02, 2008 | Michele Hester | Education


Student takes first place in contest

Dawson County has never had the honor of having a local student take first place in a statewide writing competition, until now.

October 26, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


Media specialist wins contest

Black's Mill Elementary School Media Specialist Ann Lott had no idea her principal had nominated her for the Office Max A Day Made Better contest until Office Max representatives arrived at the school on Wednesday with $1,200 in school supplies.

October 19, 2008 | Michele Hester | Education


Costley donates drawing to local humane society

The Dawson County Humane Society is always looking for ways to raise much-needed funds to operate the new animal shelter at Rock Creek Park. Recently, help came in the form of 13-year-old Dawson County Middle School student Allie Costley.

October 12, 2008 | | Education


Teenage Republicans active in community

Cody Hall, a 14-year-old freshman at Dawson County High School, founded the Teenage Republican club this year to recruit politically-like-minded teenagers to become active in the community, to become educated on the issues and to support the Dawson County Senior Republican Party, as well as the state and national republican leadership.

October 12, 2008 | By Tia Lynn Lecorchick For the Dawson Community News | Education


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School board meeting asks for community input

The Dawson County Board of Education heard the concerns and questions of parents in the county last week when they held a public forum to discuss the new five-year plan for the system.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School’s first run equals spooky fun

With Halloween only a few weeks away, Riverview Middle School is gearing up for a spooky run for a good cause.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Science teacher honored for work

Hightower Academy Teacher of the Year Niki Kenny has been in education for nearly 20 years, five of those in Dawson County.

October 08, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Literacy group spreads words

Dawson county students were paid a visit by a local literacy group last week.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Pumpkin patch supports arts

A pumpkin patch has sprouted in the lobby of Riverview Elementary School.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Chorus teacher hits the high notes

Students with musical interests at the high school will most likely be familiar with the school's director of choral arts.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


‘Backpack Buddies’ provides snacks for kids

A new collaboration is gearing up to make sure local children are not going hungry when they leave school and are home on the weekends.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education


School board seeks community input

The Dawson County Board of Education is seeking comments from residents to help develop a new plan for students.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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