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Teachers a prime example of doing more with less

Sandy Akins has been teaching in Hall County for almost two decades.

December 16, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Businesses call on fewer employees to wear more hats

Donna Free and Joe Biddy have more than 60 years of printing experience between the two of them.

December 16, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Students, community show support for Red Elephants

Tonight the Red Elephants of Gainesville High School have a chance to do something that hasn't been done in nearly a century: win a state football title.

December 14, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Former Red Elephants remember their shot at claiming a state title

It was below freezing on an early December night as a group of young men clad in red and white stepped onto the field at City Park 52 years ago.

December 12, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


College association OKs Gainesville State, North Georgia consolidation

The University of North Georgia is all but official after the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools approved the institution's plans to consolidate two area schools: Gainesville State College and North Georgia College & State University.

December 11, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Class Notes: Show Choir to perform at governor’s mansion

The Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy Show Choir is taking its show to the big time.

December 11, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


North Hall Middle welcomes Falcons linebacker

In the midst of prepping for another playoff appearance, the Atlanta Falcons, along with the National Football League and Play 60, honored a local school for its efforts in tackling childhood obesity.

December 11, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Homework gets put to the test

For decades, homework has been the bane of many students' existence. And although most students probably still feel the same way today, homework, at least from the teachers' perspective, still has a prominent role to play in today's education.

December 09, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Student growth measured under new system

Educators throughout the state continue to adapt to the changes in the educational world, including how they will be evaluated in the classroom.

December 08, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Local teams aim to paint the Dome red and green

It's been an unexpected journey to success for followers of two local high school football teams.

December 07, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Local schools outdo state on writing test

Traditional high schools in both the Gainesville and Hall County school systems have, as a whole, outperformed the state on the Georgia High School Writing Test.

December 06, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy unveils new playground

After going a month without playground equipment, students at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy have a new way of doing recess.

December 05, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Gainesville 'islands' annexation could go to court

Prior to the Gainesville City Council's vote to annex 115 "island" properties into the city limits Tuesday night, the Hall County Board of Commissioners moved forward with a formal objection of the annexation.

December 05, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Carbon monoxide detectors not a requirement for schools

Nearly 50 people, including 42 students, were sent to the hospital after potentially lethal carbon monoxide levels were found at an Atlanta elementary school Monday, prompting some local schools to enhance safety measures.

December 04, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Class Notes: Schools welcome new leadership

The new year will start the age of new leadership at some area schools, as well as at the system office.

December 04, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


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