THOMASTON - After rescinding a measure that would have allowed schools to deduct special needs students from the enrollment counts, the Georgia High Schools Association passed its reclassification of member schools Monday morning.
With the state moving to a six-classification system, big changes are in store for some local schools.
There will be a packed house for Friday night's Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.
Announced earlier this year, the 2011 class of inductees are George Elliott, Mike Head, Harold Kite, Swayne Pritchett and Ken Ragan.
Dawson County native Stuart Chester had the opportunity to coach some of the nation's best young baseball players recently in the ninth annual Perfect Game All-American Classic at PETCO Park in San Diego, Calif.
The East versus West matchup Aug. 14 featured 38 of the nation's most promising high school players.
With more than 500 feature go-cart victories and more than 40 championships, 12-year-old Spencer Davis has established himself as a winning driver before he's old enough to get a license.
This season, the Dawsonville resident moved up to late-model trucks, where his winning ways haven't missed a beat.
Former Dawson County Lady Tiger golfer Kasay Holbrook had a great junior year at Presbyterian College last season. A 2008 Dawson County High School graduate, Holbrook has set or broke several Blue Hose records during her 3-year career at the Clinton, S.C. school.
Holbrook played in 10 tournaments this past season for Head Coach Thomas Addison.
Dawson County High graduate and former University of Tennessee punter Chad Cunningham has signed a free-agent contract with the Tennessee Titans.
Cunningham went undrafted in April, but said that he believed he would get a shot with an NFL team.
There is another football team in town. Atlanta Sports Academy, located on the campus of the former Southern Catholic College in Gold Creek, recently began football conditioning and practice.
Players from all over the United States and Canada recently moved into the dorms on the school's campus.
On a sweltering Saturday morning 60 plus football players took to the field at Veterans Memorial Park in Dawsonville. They were there to participate in a joint effort by Beyond Sports Network and Atlanta Sports Academy to evaluate players for college and beyond.
The combine was structured as a National Football League type experience.
Chase Elliott and the HendrickCars.com/Aaron's Chevrolet team took another step forward on NASCAR's K&N Pro Series East Series as he finished fifth in the circuit's inaugural run at Langley Speedway and earned his second "Rookie of the Race' award.
Elliott, the youngest driver on the circuit at age 15, qualified seventh for the Visit Hampton VA 175 with a lap at 85.968 miles per hour around the .396-mile speedway.
Dawson County High School hosted a Fellowship of Christian Athletes football camp last week.
The camp was held Wednesday through Friday at the school's practice field.
The varsity Tiger basketball team received a huge loss last week with the injury of starting guard, Tyler Dominy. Dominy fractured his ankle during a game at Chestatee High School. The star basketball player and quarterback on the football team could be out a minimum of six weeks.
"This was a major loss for the summer because of his play and leadership," said Dawson County High School Head Basketball Coach Thad Burgess.
Tiger senior track athlete Rush Davenport was named to the Gainesville Times honorable mention All-Area team last week.
Davenport set several records while at Dawson County High School.
Upcoming Dawson County Middle School Lady Tiger eighth graders participated in a team camp at Pickens County High School last week.
The Lady Tigers went undefeated after winning all three games they played by a substantial margin.
Dawson County High School will be the host of a Fellowship of Christian Athletes "Youth Football Power Camp" on June 15-17. The camp will be held on the Dawson County High School Football Field from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. daily.
Cost for the camp will be $100 and each camper will receive an FCA t-shirt, athlete's Bible and lunch.
Dawson County Middle School coach Tina Brown directed the annual Lady Tiger Fun-damental Camp last week at Rock Creek Park's gymnasium. Helping teach basketball fundamentals and skills were coaches Frank Brown, Steve Sweat, Tonya Porter and Steven Moates.
Be the first to own a part of Dawsonville's unique racing history.
Each year, the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame inducts a new class into its hall of legends.
This weekend, the newest class of racers will join their peers in the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.
Dawson County High School graduate, Emily Beusse, helped lead the University of North Georgia's cross country team to a second place finish in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Championships.
Dawsonville's Donald McIntosh sped into the lead at Boyd's Speedway and held off "The Georgia Giant" Shane Clanton to win the Turkey Gobble 50 in Chattanooga on Saturday.
Nationwide champion. Rookie of the year. Most popular driver.
The "si-rene" atop the world-famous Pool Room is screaming through downtown Dawsonville for Chase Elliott
Dawsonville's legacy of producing NASCAR champions continued Saturday when Chase Elliott clinched the 2014 Nationwide Series title with a fifth-place finish at Phoenix International Speedway.
Dawsonville's Chase Elliott could clinch the NASCAR Nationwide Series title a week before the season ends if all goes well in Phoenix this weekend.
Dawsonville native Spencer Davis made history earlier this month when he was named 2014 Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour series.
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