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Mardi Gras shooting makes local celebrants cautious

It would seem there isn't much that could stop the Mardi Gras festivities on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, not even gunfire.

February 12, 2013 | Savannah King | Local

Gainesville students make tree to recycle electronics

While it might seem a broken electronic device has nowhere to go but the trash, two local high school students have an environmentally friendly way to dispose of "E-waste."

February 11, 2013 | Savannah King | Local

Wayne Dempsey starts Brenau on its Steinway quest

Wayne Dempsey started taking piano lessons in the first grade, 59 years ago.

February 10, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Local teachers may earn more for extra effort

Teachers in Gainesville and Hall County could be rewarded in the future for taking on additional roles, and for their students' achievement.

February 10, 2013 | Savannah King | Local

Major upgrade coming to UNG

Students will have a few more options to consider when declaring a major this fall at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus.

February 10, 2013 | Savannah King | Local

Centennial Arts Academy gym to get new roof, floor

The school gym at Centennial Arts Academy in Gainesville is soon to receive much-needed repairs.

February 07, 2013 | Savannah King | Local

Veterans are VIPs to sixth-graders

A student asked a veteran what he missed most about home during his military service.

February 07, 2013 | Savannah King | Local

Students say thanks to firefighters with sweet treats

To say firefighters risk their lives every day they go to work is putting it lightly.

February 05, 2013 | Savannah King | Local

Ga.'s first lady visits detention center, Challenged Child

Even in one of the state's highest positions, Georgia first lady Sandra Deal remains true to her roots as an educator.

February 05, 2013 | Savannah King | Local

Lake Lanier home is featured in Schwarzenegger movie

Few people get the opportunity to make money from having an A-list star in their home.

February 05, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Gainesville may ask teachers' opinions on strategic compensation

Teachers in Gainesville may have the opportunity to weigh in on how they're compensated for leading extracurricular activities.

February 04, 2013 | Savannah King | Local

Georgia’s bid for federal school grant at risk

Federal officials have moved a piece of Georgia's Race to the Top education grant into a "high risk" category because of the state's difficulty with implementing a new teacher-evaluation strategy.

February 03, 2013 | Savannah King | Local

Keeping history alive

If you keep your eyes and ears open this month, you're sure to learn something new about Hall County's past.

February 03, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Encouraging some students to talk in class

A small group of students sat around a table Friday morning reading about World War II.

February 02, 2013 | Savannah King | Local

Lanier Tech student advances in competition

After being laid off from her corporate job of 30 years, Laura James knew it was time to do something different with her life.

February 01, 2013 | Savannah King | Local

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Articles By Author - Savannah King

United Way raised $1.5 million in 2013

Raising more than $1.5 million in this economy is reason enough to celebrate.

April 16, 2014 | Savannah King | Local

Bob Swoszowski makes his mark with McDonald's in Northeast Georgia

Employees ranging from teenagers to middle-aged adults hustled at their stations during the fast-food restaurant's lunch rush Tuesday afternoon.

April 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Seder dinner filled with traditional foods

Orly Padawer of Cleveland said she's looking forward to the Passover feast known as the Seder.

April 09, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Mission unearths African-American cemetery

A temporary, handwritten sign marks the site of the small cemetery. It reads "New Bethel Church, Strickland Cemetery."

April 08, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Sisters meet after 4 decades of separation

Carolyn Hogan said she didn't expect much when she sat down in front of the computer and typed her long-lost sister's name in the search bar.

April 06, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories

Making your car smell brand new

If you've owned your vehicle for a while, you've likely spilled a few drinks, dropped a couple of french fries or worse - let the dog ride shotgun. And that new-car smell is nothing more than a fading memory even after a wash and vacuum.

April 04, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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