With bookbags packed with pencils, paper and notebooks, more than 3,000 children began a new school year Monday in Dawson County.
Walking across the stage Friday at Riverview Middle School, 27 young cadets became the inaugural graduating class of the Dawson County Junior Firefighter Academy.
Sheriff Billy Carlisle has been selected to serve as the 2009 Chairman of the Dawson County/Dawsonville Finance Drive for the State YMCA of Georgia.
Despite recent state cuts in education funding, Dawson County Superintendent Keith Porter says the district is prepared for the start of the new school year.
The Dawson County school board is considering a plan that would have high school athletes and other students pay a travel fee for riding a bus to away games or activities.
An after school youth program planned for Rock Creek Park could be cancelled if more children do not sign up.
State 4-H Congress competition, held recently in Atlanta, decided the best in the state in 4-H, and Becca Bishop, daughter of Donald and Joan Bishop, competed in the Plants and Soil Science Project.
Changes regarding morning student drop-off at Robinson Elementary School are set to take place this year.
The Dawson County School System is one of 57 statewide to have all eligible schools and the district as a whole meet AYP requirements for 2009.
More than 100 of Georgia's brightest students recently returned from the 2009 Washington Youth Tour, a leadership program sponsored by the electric membership cooperatives in Georgia, including Amicalola EMC.
Summer for senior 4-H members is a time for leadership training and fun.
Earlier this month, Robinson Elementary School was awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant by the state board of education.
This month, various organizations and businesses throughout the community have been sponsoring a drive to collect bookbags and school supplies for underprivileged children in the county, and there is still time to get involved and be accepted to receive the free materials.
This summer there has been more than just reading going on at the library.
Walter and Janice Lee always knew their oldest daughter would do great things.
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.
Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college's semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL award, according to Kari Register, coordinator for the Lanier Technical College's GOAL program.
Students from Dawson County Middle School were recently given the chance to have their writing works published for a much wider audience to see.
While it may be quite a way off, local school leaders are looking at ways to help students transition from middle to high school.
Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs gave his first address to the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce during its monthly luncheon last week.
Dawson County High School has yet another accolade to add to its list - this time in academics.
Dawson County elementary and middle school spellers are warming up and moving on to compete in this year's district spelling bee.
Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs on Wednesday said the system is prepared for the freezing weather moving into the area this evening.
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