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Dylan Head knows what he wants to be when he grows up.

June 26, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education

School board approves budget

The Dawson County Board of Education on Monday approved a $32 million budget for fiscal year 2014.

June 12, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education

Cadets LEARN the law

Madison Anglin may only be 10-years-old, but she has a plan for her future.

June 05, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education

A new journey

Dawson County High School's class of 2013 said goodbye to their alma mater Saturday morning as they set off on their "journey of a lifetime."

May 29, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

Grads ready to walk

Three days stand between more than 200 students and the next chapter of their lives.

May 22, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

Longtime educator retires

Friends and family gathered Sunday to honor a longtime Dawson County teacher and member of the Georgia Agriculture Education Hall of Fame on his upcoming retirement.

May 22, 2013 | | Education

Jr. fire academy seeks cadets

Upcoming sixth- through ninth- graders interested in learning what it takes to be a firefighter are encouraged to sign up for Dawson County Emergency Services' Junior Fire Academy.

May 22, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education

Tentative ’14 budget approved

The Dawson County Board of Education on Monday approved a tentative $32.3 million budget for fiscal year 2014, which represents a drop of about $3 million from 2013.

May 15, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

Junior police academy accepting applications

Spaces are quickly filling for Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle's annual junior law enforcement academy.

May 15, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education

Fifth-graders graduate as C.H.A.M.P.S.

Fifth graders from across the county graduated as C.H.A.M.P.S. during a ceremony and celebration May 6 at Dawson County Middle School.

May 15, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education

Dance raises money for childrens books

The weather may have been chilly on April 27, but the dancing and barbeque helped keep everyone warm.

May 08, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

Local high school seniors honored

It was a night of checks, medals and chords for Dawson County High School seniors as students attended an event in their honor.

May 08, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

Stars head of class

Two Dawson County stars - one on the basketball court and the other on standardized testing - finished a close race for head of the class after three years of competing.

May 08, 2013 | | Education

Media center dedicated to late historian

Members of the local education and historic communities gathered last week as Robinson Elementary dedicated its media center to the memory and life's work of a late friend.

May 01, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

Honor given to teacher

Dawson County High School chemistry teacher Laura Hendrix was recently named 2012-2013 Chemistry Teacher of the Year by the Northeast Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society.

May 01, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

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Superintendent search reaches next level

The Dawson County Board of Education has taken the next step in finding a replacement for retiring Superintendent Keith Porter.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner | Education

Board announces school makeup days

With ice and snow hitting Dawson County during January and February, students and teachers missed almost two weeks of school.

"As you know, this winter has been especially harsh, which has resulted in nine days of absences due to the inclement weather...," said Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter in a letter addressed to parents dated Feb. 21. "The difficult situation with missed days is made worse due to the fact that we started the year two days short of a full student calendar due to budget."

February 26, 2014 | By David Renner | Education

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