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School board approves budget

The Dawson County Board of Education on Monday approved a $32 million budget for fiscal year 2014.

June 12, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education


Cadets LEARN the law

Madison Anglin may only be 10-years-old, but she has a plan for her future.

June 05, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education


A new journey

Dawson County High School's class of 2013 said goodbye to their alma mater Saturday morning as they set off on their "journey of a lifetime."

May 29, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Grads ready to walk

Three days stand between more than 200 students and the next chapter of their lives.

May 22, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Longtime educator retires

Friends and family gathered Sunday to honor a longtime Dawson County teacher and member of the Georgia Agriculture Education Hall of Fame on his upcoming retirement.

May 22, 2013 | | Education


Jr. fire academy seeks cadets

Upcoming sixth- through ninth- graders interested in learning what it takes to be a firefighter are encouraged to sign up for Dawson County Emergency Services' Junior Fire Academy.

May 22, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education


Tentative ’14 budget approved

The Dawson County Board of Education on Monday approved a tentative $32.3 million budget for fiscal year 2014, which represents a drop of about $3 million from 2013.

May 15, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Junior police academy accepting applications

Spaces are quickly filling for Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle's annual junior law enforcement academy.

May 15, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education


Fifth-graders graduate as C.H.A.M.P.S.

Fifth graders from across the county graduated as C.H.A.M.P.S. during a ceremony and celebration May 6 at Dawson County Middle School.

May 15, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education


Dance raises money for childrens books

The weather may have been chilly on April 27, but the dancing and barbeque helped keep everyone warm.

May 08, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Local high school seniors honored

It was a night of checks, medals and chords for Dawson County High School seniors as students attended an event in their honor.

May 08, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Stars head of class

Two Dawson County stars - one on the basketball court and the other on standardized testing - finished a close race for head of the class after three years of competing.

May 08, 2013 | | Education


Media center dedicated to late historian

Members of the local education and historic communities gathered last week as Robinson Elementary dedicated its media center to the memory and life's work of a late friend.

May 01, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Honor given to teacher

Dawson County High School chemistry teacher Laura Hendrix was recently named 2012-2013 Chemistry Teacher of the Year by the Northeast Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society.

May 01, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


School board one step closer to new home

A deal to relocate the Dawson County Board of Education's central office to downtown Dawsonville could close next month.

During its meeting Monday night, the school board voted 3-0 to approve a contract with Community & Southern bank for the two vacant buildings at 28 Main St.

April 17, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


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Officers train to protect schools

During the summer months, there are not students roaming the halls of area schools, but come August, when class is back in session, officers charged with securing their safety plan to be ready in the event of a dangerous situation.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education


Edible food science program at the library

The Dawson County Library was flooded with kids looking for food, fun and learning last week during the Edible Science display.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Blood drive in memory of late teacher, historian

Dawson County residents will have a chance to honor a late teacher and historian with the gift of life.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Local doctor rides for reading

After jumping in a cold lake in February for three years in a row, Brian Burke has decided to find a warmer way to raise money for literacy.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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