Laura Elder has been chosen as acting president of Lanier Technical College following the retirement this week of Russell Vandiver, TCSG Commissioner Ron Jackson announced today.
With last week being proclaimed Exceptional Children's Week by Mayor James Grogan, Dawson County schools have gathered work from several young artists across the county to showcase their skills.
The March 8 show, which was held at the Dawson County Library, displayed art and writing from special needs students ranging from elementary, middle and high school levels.
Dawson County turned out in droves to support the Lady Tigers in the team's road through the state basketball playoffs.
And while the title eluded them, they will always be winners in the eyes of the community.
The Dawson County school system's central office may soon relocate downtown.
The local school board came out of executive session Monday night and announced its interest in buying 2.5 acres at 28 Main St., the former home of Community & Southern Bank.
A technical college president and two vice presidents are the finalists to become the next president of Lanier Technical College.
The budget was at the forefront of the many topics the Dawson County Board of Education discussed during its annual retreat last week.
While the 2014 fiscal year budget has not been set, it's expected to total about $32 million, which would be a drop of about $3 million from the current year's budget.
Kelly Maradiaga was caught by the Dawson County Sheriff's Office driving safe on Feb. 25 at the local high school.
Maradiaga received a driving "citation" for driving a safe speed and for always wearing her seatbelt.
A local businessman has been selected to lead the search committee for Lanier Technical College's next president.
Roger Slaton, chairman of Lanier Tech's board of directors and a member of the Dawson County Board of Education, said he is proud to be asked to serve in such an "important role."
Dawson County elementary schools are gearing up for a new year of kindergarteners.
Kindergarten registration will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 12 at the Rock Creek Park Gym. Registration will be for Black's Mill, Kilough, Riverview and Robinson elementaries.
Local long-time agriculture teacher now has the "cherry on top" of his career.
Dawson County High School Agriculture teacher Reggie Stowers was inducted into the Georgia Agriculture Education Hall of Fame on Jan. 22 during the Future Farmers of America Farm Career and Community Leader's Center in Covington.
Last month, teachers and students at Riverview Elementary gathered to celebrate being 100 days older and smarter.
The Riverview Elementary 100th Day parade began in 2010 when the school first opened and has happened every year since.
Dawson County High School students are sending their old shoes to Ghana, West Africa.
What may seem like a strange gesture or different way of getting rid of old shoes could make a huge difference to Third World children thanks to the help of Martin Kumi and The Soul Project.
Kilough Elementary School saw an invasion of young learners last month for Mad Scientist Night.
The Jan. 24 event was designed to show students different fields of science and give them a hands-on approach to learning.
After 15 rounds and dictionary-proof spellings, Dawson County school system's spelling bee Jan. 30 came down to "achievement" and "tobacco."
Luke Ellis of Riverview Middle School correctly spelled both words to edge Hayley Burt from Dawson County Middle to claim the 2013 title.
Funding for long-sought new greenhouse complex at Dawson County High School has been approved.
For the first time in more than five years, the Dawson County Board of Education foresees no impending budget cuts.
Black's Mill Elementary is continuing its dedication to prepare students for higher learning.
The Dawson County Board of Education has taken the next step in finding a replacement for retiring Superintendent Keith Porter.
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."
Dawson County teachers may be spending more days in class next school year.
Dawson County School Superintendent announced just before 2 p.m. today that schools are canceled for students and staff on Wednesday.
With just a two-week reprieve from the last snowstorm, Dawson County was bracing early this week for more winter weather and the closings that come with it.
Despite a few weather-related delays, the Dawson County school system has crowned a spelling bee champion to represent it in the district spelling bee.
The Dawson County Arts Council has taken another step in the community toward promoting the arts.
For the past few weeks, Dawson County elementary and middle schools have been testing their students' knowledge of words and spelling.
The Dawson County Board of Education has a new chair and vice chair for the 2014 calendar year.
After a month of secrecy, the 2014 Dawson County High School STAR Student can celebrate the achievement with friends and classmates.
The Dawson County Board of Education has begun its search for a new school superintendent.
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