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Breakfast with Santa

The Dawson County Parks and Recreation Department is offering residents a holiday combo deal.

December 02, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Culinary festival scheduled

Those looking to help local high school clubs raise money for the upcoming academic year can visit the inaugural Taste of Dawson High, a culinary festival scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the school cafeteria.

December 02, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Santa makes his list and checks it twice

It's still three weeks until Christmas, but some kids got a jump start on their holiday wish-lists this year.

December 02, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


College installs president

The Archbishop and Archdiocese of Atlanta were part of a procession Monday afternoon that welcomed a new president at Southern Catholic College in Dawsonville.

December 02, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Reading at Robinson

There was no red carpet or flashing camera bulbs at Robinson Elementary last week.

November 25, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Hester graduates training

Michael James Hester, 20, graduated from the Naval Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. on Oct. 30.

November 25, 2009 | | Education


Rhythm and rhyme

A singing, dancing troupe of local youngsters are spending weeknights gearing up for a competition in January, where they'll try and outperform others from around the country.

November 25, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


UCB picks junior board of directors

United Community Bank has announced the 2009-2010 Junior Board of Directors for Dawson County.

November 25, 2009 | | Education


Students get creative for photography show

The Dawson County Mentoring Program recently presented "Reflections of Relics Remembered" photography show at the Bowen Center for the Arts.

November 18, 2009 | | Education


Grant funds rescue kits for Dawson Co. students

Thanks to a recent CPR training grant, Dawson County school nurses are "enlisting the help of students to save lives."

November 18, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Officials stepping up surveillance at school

While it could be nine months before a new elementary school opens in southern Dawson County, officials moved forward last week with plans for a security system in the building.

November 18, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Youth aids seniors

One local young man found a unique way to work toward his Eagle Scout rank, while at the same time helping seniors, shut-ins and those with special needs.

November 11, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Middle school student named essay winner

Thirteen-year-old Michael Putlak was a young man on a mission when he sat down to pen an essay on Veterans Day.

November 11, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Schools earn Title I honor

All three Dawson County elementary schools - Black's Mill, Kilough and Robinson - have been named Title I Distinguished Schools.

November 11, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Ex-meth addict warns students of dangers

Cari McDonald remembers the first time she smoked pot.

November 04, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


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Middle school media specialist named tops

Dawson County Middle School's Media Specialist Kim Dutton is in the school's library and media center each day to help students reach their goals.

September 24, 2014 | David Renner | Education


System honors award winners

Two Dawson County High School students were recognized during the last board of education meeting.

September 17, 2014 | David Renner | Education


System awarded

The Dawson County school system was honored by the state Monday night for its financial reporting.

September 10, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Robinson educator named tops

Robinson Elementary School kindergarten teacher Lisa Bessiere has been named teacher of the year for the downtown school.

September 03, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Dawson County prepares for Milestones testing

The State of Georgia is getting ready to roll out a new set of tests for students in order to comply with the Common Core State Standards system.

September 03, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Greenhouses open

After nearly two decades of work and the efforts of three teachers, Dawson County High School has a new greenhouse facility.

August 20, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School system adopts new policies

The Dawson County Board of Education voted unanimously during its Monday night meeting to approve changes to the way the school system handles two long-standing operations.

August 13, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Back to school

With budgets set, teachers hired and summer building projects nearing an end, schools across Dawson County eagerly opened their doors to students.

August 13, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Organizations aim to ease burden

With school starting Thursday, parents, teachers, faculty and students are getting ready for a new school year. Forms are filled out and paperwork submitted, though not all of them concern enrollment.

August 06, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School starts on Thursday

Dawson County school system teachers and administrators were in full preparation mode for starting classes this week.

August 06, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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