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Potter to resign from NGCSU

In kicking off the school year at North Georgia College & State University on Sept. 9, President David Potter announced at the faculty-staff convocation that he plans to step down from his position in May and possibly return to teaching at a later date.

September 15, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist DCN regional staff | Education


Hard work a joy to canines

Kyle Maciolek loves animals. So it made sense that his Eagle Scout project should benefit a group like the Humane Society.

September 15, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Book sale set at library this week

The Dawson County Library is selling a variety of used books, movies and audio material Thursday through Saturday in order to raise funds for new materials and programs.

September 08, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Volunteers needed

A non-profit organization that provides community based mentoring to youth is looking for volunteers to spend time with young people in Dawson County.

September 08, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Vandiver named president of Lanier Tech

Russell Vandiver, who has worked at Lanier Technical College for 34 years, was appointed the new president of the school Thursday afternoon.

September 03, 2010 | By Elizabeth Burlingame DCN regional staff | Education


‘You’re a team’

As Sgt. Steve Pamplin watched high school students arrive for class last week, he noticed something remarkable.

September 01, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Principal chosen for class

The principal of Dawson County High School has been selected to take part in a statewide program that promotes leadership in school administrators.

August 25, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Play cottage honors longtime librarian

Staff at the Dawson County Library have honored the work of a late children's librarian by adding something fun for the kids at the local branch.

August 25, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Locals receive scholarships

A fast food restaurant chain honored Dawsonville residents Caitlyn Carr and Amelia Ledford last week with scholarships for $1,000 each.

August 25, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Contest promotes patriotism

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is holding its annual youth essay competitions for Georgia students.

August 25, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Meal assistance up

In another sign of the struggling economy, more than 25 percent of students in the Dawson County school system have prequalified for free and reduced lunch during the 2010-11 school year.

August 18, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Driver rewarded for safety

Timothy Thorn wondered what he had done wrong when an officer directing traffic at Dawson County High School motioned for him to pull onto the shoulder of the road last Wednesday afternoon.

August 18, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


Local student advances to national competition

Dawson County 4-H member Autumn Callahan placed first recently in a state level science competition sponsored by the organization.

August 11, 2010 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


Prepared for crisis

Deputy Stan Harrison knows that he will more than likely be the first shot in the event an active shooter breaks out at Robinson Elementary School where he works as a resource officer.

August 11, 2010 | Michele Hester | Education


Lanier Tech graduates its largest GED class

More than 800 GED students graduated from Lanier Technical College's Adult Education Program on Friday night, the school's largest number yet.

August 11, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist DCN regional staff | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Spring games benefit children

Athletes from both Dawson and Lumpkin counties will gather at Dawson County High School for the Dawson/Lumpkin Spring Games tomorrow.

April 01, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Kindergarten registration April 17

The Dawson County School System is already looking ahead to its newest generation of students.

March 25, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Musician and storyteller to perform at library

The Dawson County Public Library will soon play host to a nationally known singer and storyteller.

March 25, 2015 | David Renner | Education


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


Dawson County student and teacher reaching for the STARs

Some students plan and schedule to be the best student they can be. For others, hard work and a thirst for knowledge help them reach for the stars.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | Education


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


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