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Governor declares ‘Literacy Week’

According to Sandy Lipkowitz, reading is not just a hobby, but rather an important aspect of life on which everything is based.

September 09, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton | Education

Porter places sixth in national competition

Logan Porter, a senior at Dawson County High School, attended the National FBLA Conference this summer in Anaheim, Calif., where he represented Georgia in the competition for electronic career portfolio and placed sixth overall in the nation.

September 09, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton | Education

Student takes part in summer program

Harrison Summerour, an eighth grade student at Dawson County Middle School, participated in the summer students program for academically gifted students conducted by the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

September 09, 2009 | | Education

County sees scores on track with state

Dawson County's school chief says the system will pay closer attention to critical writing after students posted lower SAT scores.

September 09, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton | Education

Student safety first

Classes started back Tuesday at Southern Catholic College in Dawsonville, but school leaders have been on campus for more than a week preparing for the new year.

September 09, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education

On guard against flu

Dawson County school and safety officials are urging calm in the wake of the first confirmed case of H1N1 virus, or swine flu.

September 02, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton | Education

Camp for visually impaired impresses local Lions Club

The Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind recently held its "Lions Day at the Camp," an event that gives the Lions of Georgia an opportunity to visit the camp while it is in session, so they can observe campers participating in the various activities.

September 02, 2009 | | Education

Adult Learning Center celebrates GED graduates

Lanier Technical College held its annual graduation ceremony Aug. 21 to congratulate all those who had passed the GED (General Educational Development) test this past school year.

September 02, 2009 | | Education

Local Special Olympics needs more volunteers

The Dawson County Special Olympics is clearing hurdles with a new management team that is aiming to regenerate and improve the organization, one that is deemed necessary to the community, and is currently seeking volunteers.

August 26, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Edwards tapped for state board

Dawson County's student health coordinator has been tapped to serve on a state panel charged with developing policies for handling reports of child abuse by school employees.

August 26, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Nurse, nutrition program awarded

Just before school started, Leigh Ann Bagley took a trip to New York City where she was presented with an award based on efforts made to promote wellness and healthier life choices among students, faculty and staff at Black's Mill Elementary School.

August 19, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Teachers graduate from academy

Recently, Dawson County's Cassandra Tallant and Jennifer Wooten completed graduation requirements for the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Teacher Academy.

August 19, 2009 | | Education

Program simulates real life

Late Saturday morning, 23-year-old Megan Smith woke up with an orange dragon tattooed on her neck and no recollection of how it got there.

August 19, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Student art displayed at Hartsfield-Jackson airport

This summer presented a first time opportunity for many students at Robinson Elementary.

August 12, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

Camp aims to prepare students for middle school

Transitioning into middle school can be full of excitement, sadness and anxiety, all of which are emotions that each new student handles in his or her own way.

August 12, 2009 | By Elizabeth Hamilton Staff Writer | Education

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Articles by Section - Education

Realignment in works for grades 6-12

A proposal to realign 6th-12th grades in the Dawson County School System are in the works with plans for the change to begin as early ...

November 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Dawson student scores above average on Milestones

The results of the Georgia Milestones test are in, and despite lower than expected scores, Dawson County school officials said they are not disappointed.

November 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

GBI uses explosives to open suspicious package delivered to middle school

A suspicious package delivered to Dawson County Middle School Thursday prompted administrators to err on the side of caution and immediately notify the local authorities.

November 06, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Pauline Ivey estate named Benefactor of the Year

The Technical College Foundation Association of Georgia recently named the Estate of Pauline Ivey as its Benefactor of the Year for 2015.

November 04, 2015 | From staff reports | Education

Dawson County students receive college scholarships

The North Georgia Community Foundation recently awarded $177,950 in scholarships to North Georgia high school students pursuing higher education this fall.

October 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Education

Lanier Technical College moving main campus north of Gainesville

GAINESVILLE - Lanier Technical College is relocating to property off Ga. 365 at Howard Road north of Gainesville and the new campus is expected to open ...

October 21, 2015 | From staff reports | Education

Chestatee community supports Backpack Buddies

Volunteers recently collected more than 2,500 items for a local program designed to make sure children do not go hungry when they leave school ...

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

No injuries in crash with school bus

A school bus carrying students to Black's Mill Elementary and Riverview Middle School was hit Tuesday morning at the crossing of Perimeter Road and ...

October 21, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

DCHS marching band takes top honors

Dawson County High School's marching band took home top honors Saturday during the Blue Ridge Mountain Marching Festival in Fannin County.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

NASCAR pumpkin auction raises funds to fight cancer

A pumpkin on display at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame will be auctioned off to raise money for childhood cancer.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

School system names top teacher

In just three years in the Dawson County School System, first grade teacher Sallie Power's impact on Robinson Elementary is being celebrated.

October 14, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Rotary recognizes student of the month

The Rotary Club of Dawson County's Student of the Month for September is Megan Morley, a fifth grader at Black's Mill Elementary.

October 07, 2015 | Michele Hester | Education

Program encourages young scholars to stay the course

Dawson County's young scholars are getting a chance from the state to continue their education after high school.

September 30, 2015 | David Renner | Education


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