Two Lanier Technical College students from Dawsonville have been nominated for a state awards program.
Instructors at the technical college nominated a total of 18 students from its campuses for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL, competition.
The Dawson County Pride Marching Band received a gift recently when Walmart presented the group with a $2,500 check.
With the donation, the band has collected the $17,000 needed to travel to Atlanta and perform during the nationally televised halftime show of the Chick-fil-A Bowl during the New Year's weekend.
Dawson County High School sophomores Matthew Holton and Cullen McDonald were named the 2012 Hugh O'Brian Leadership Award recipients last week.
Presented annually by the Dawson County Woman's Club, the award recognizes outstanding students for their leadership and service to community.
Riverview Middle School's assistant principal was recently named best in the state by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals.
As the statewide winner, Kristi Gerrells is in the running for 2013 national assistant principal honors.
A young entrepreneur from Dawson County has achieved the Future Farmers of America's highest honor.
Bradley Weaver, 21, was awarded the American Star Award in Agribusiness on Oct. 27 during the organization's 85th annual national convention in Indianapolis.
The Lanier Technical College Foundation announced it raised more than $22,000 following its second annual Pheasant Shoot earlier this month.
All proceeds from the Oct. 13 pheasant shoot go to benefit the Lanier Technical College Foundation's General Scholarship Fund.
When senior Seth Banks registered for Lanier Technical College's dual enrollment program, he hoped to gain a broader knowledge of welding beyond what he could learn at Dawson County High School.
"Now that I'm in the program, it's something I want to do for life," he said. "I wanted to explore welding before I got out of high school and just went into a college on something that I didn't know for sure if that was what I wanted to do. The dual enrollment program gave me the option to do that."
Dawson County Middle School has another accolade to celebrate with teacher of the year.
Bridges, who teaches sixth-grade language arts, was recognized at the October meeting of the Dawson County Board of Education.
The face of Lanier Technical College in Dawson County for the past three years is changing with Dean Tim McDonald's promotion to the school's vice president of economic development.
McDonald, who started his new position Oct. 2, will continue as dean of the local campus until a new leader is chosen.
Dawson County High School's 2012 Tiger Yearbook Staff recently received two national awards for the 2012 Tiger album.
Walsworth Publishing Company announced last month that the 2012 Tiger was going to be included in its Gallery of Excellence, meaning the book will be showcased with other top books in both printed form and on the Web.
Local students soon will have the option of taking biblical-based courses to fulfill high school elective requirements.
Dawson County Christian Learning Center, a nonprofit and accredited institution, is seeking high school seniors to take part in its inaugural class that begins in January.
A shooting event in Hall County will benefit Lanier Technical College.
The Second Annual European Pheasant Shoot will be held beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at 7743 Persimmon Tree Road in Lula.
The Sawnee Foundation is currently offering scholarships to eligible seniors graduating in 2013.
Scholarships will be awarded to students selected from the Sawnee EMC territory, consisting of parts of Cherokee, Dawson, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall and Lumpkin counties.
Age most definitely had its benefits Thursday night as the oldest contestant in Reading Education Association of Dawson County's annual "Are You Smarter than a 10 Year-Old" competition showed his younger counterparts some geography skills.
Representing the Dawsonville Lions Club, octogenarian Joe Hirsch edged Jill McKee of the Dawson County government team to name all of the U.S. states that border the Pacific Ocean.
The Dawson County High School Tiger Pride Marching Band will ring in 2013 with style after making its national debut on New Year's weekend.
In mid-September, the band was officially invited to perform at the nationally-televised Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta.
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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