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Local school at a crossroads

The scope and makeup of Dawson County's only alternative school has shifted over the years, according to Anthony Guisasola.

March 17, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


School leaders seek re-election

Both Dawson County board of education members up for re-election July 20 plan to stay put.

March 10, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Sams completes phase of training

Charles J. Sams has finished the first phase of U.S. Navy training.

March 10, 2010 | From staff reports | Education


STAR student named

Jessica Abe set out to earn a good SAT score that would help her get into the college of her choice.

March 03, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Amerson recognized for literacy efforts

A local legislator was honored earlier this month for his support of adult literacy efforts.

March 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Education


Panel releases findings on principal

A state government agency that certifies educational personnel has released the findings of an investigation into Dawson County High School's principal.

March 03, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Principal suspended without pay

An investigation into the ethics of Dawson County High School's principal has led to a nearly month-long, unpaid suspension that begins Monday.

February 26, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Special needs advocates honored during ceremony

A Kilough Elementary staffer will represent Dawson County, when she attends a meeting next week honoring those who go above and beyond for special education students.

February 24, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Soldier boy’s back in school

A local young man known to some as "Soldier Boy" is back in school after a positive review from his doctor.

February 24, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Locals mingle with leaders during visit to Washington

Two local educators visited the nation's capital earlier this month, where they represented Dawson County on a number of school-related issues.

February 17, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


High school yearbook staff honored

Young journalists scooped the competition for work on the 2008-09 edition of "Tiger," the Dawson County High School yearbook.

February 17, 2010 | | Education


State Capitol celebrates 100 years of scouting

State lawmakers recently welcomed Boy Scout troops from across Georgia to celebrate 100 years of scouting during Boy Scouts of America Day at the Georgia State Capitol.

February 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Education


Student named ambassador

Autumn Callahan, a freshman at Dawson County High School, was recently honored at a Dawson County Board of Commissioners meeting.

February 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Education


Local groups donate bookbags

The Dawson County Church Alliance partnered with Prevent Child Abuse Dawson to donate more than 100 bookbags filled with socks, diapers, toiletries and other personal hygiene items for children entering foster care.

February 10, 2010 | | Education


The road to recovery

Brittni Falkenberg is one tough girl.

February 10, 2010 | | Education


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Articles by Section - 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


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