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New STEM school should be ready by fall

If robotics, mechanics and numbers sound exciting, Hall County's newest school program may sound even more interesting.

March 24, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local

Wood's Mill Academy looks to expand as Fair Street moves

Wood's Mill Academy is "shifting," as Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer calls it.

March 21, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local

2 local students named region STAR winners

William Morris of Gainesville High School and Austin Montgomery of Lakeview Academy were named region STAR students Tuesday night at a banquet in Jasper.

March 21, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local

Boy recovering from dog bite to face

Six-year-old David Lane is recovering from a dog bite to the face that left him with nine stitches after he petted a pit bull over the weekend at PetSmart.

March 20, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local

Therapy dog helps kindergartners celebrate Georgia Reads Aloud Day

Five kindergartners and a Goldendoodle named Dooley celebrated Georgia Reads Aloud Day on Tuesday.

March 19, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local

Gainesville City Schools Board names campus principal for Wood’s Mill

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education announced the new principal for Wood's Mill Academy on Monday and details of the school after Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School vacates the campus next year.

March 19, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local

Man pulls gun after dog bites child in store

A man pulled a gun on an individual who tried to prevent him from leaving a pet store after a child was bitten by a dog there Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

March 19, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local

New preschool to open in Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve

Imagine going to a preschool where getting dirty is OK, exploring the woods is an adventure, and bugs are not to be squashed.

March 18, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local

Help desk for Hall students should debut next month

A 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week, 365-day-a-year technology helper is on the way for Hall County students.

March 17, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local

RAMP program teaches engineering from a distance

Four students from Gainesville High School sit in front of a screen in the old auto mechanics lab along with dozens of other students working on computers.

March 16, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local

Boy Scouts honor 3 local leaders

It was an evening of honors, but also celebrations.

March 15, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local

Free workshop for teen girls and women to focus on bullies

Adolescent girls and teenagers might cause havoc for parents as they enter middle and high school.

March 14, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local

Class Notes: Technology and schools make a good combination

It can be difficult to live in the world of high technology.

March 13, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local

Girl Scouts honors Mack as the 2013 Woman of Distinction

The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia celebrated a "diva" while also commemorating the national Girl Scouts' 101st birthday on Tuesday.

March 13, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local

LP buses fuel savings for Hall schools

Most people have LP fuel on their back porch or deck.

March 12, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local

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