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Hall opens IB programs to out-of-district students

Rising freshmen, sophomores and juniors from outside the Hall County school district will have a chance to enroll in any open seats at the districts' three high school International Baccalaureate programs plus the new science, technology, engineering and mathematics program for the 2013–14 school-year.

March 11, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local


Course helps certify new, teen drivers

With only a few months to go until the end of the 2012-2013 school year, Northeast Georgia's 15- and 16-year olds might be wondering where and when the task of earning a driver's license could happen this summer.

March 10, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local


State House votes to lower minimum GPA back to 2.0; Senate, Deal likely on board

Lawmakers in the Georgia House of Representatives voted Thursday to lower the grade-point average requirement for students seeking state HOPE grants

March 10, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local


Brenau now home to Golden Tiger sculpture

She arrived in Gainesville at 7 feet, 6 inches tall, 14 feet long and weighing 2,200 pounds Friday afternoon at the intersection of Green and Academy streets, one of Gainesville's heaviest-trafficked sites.

March 09, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local


Flowery Branch High celebrates culture, cuisine

It is Flowery Branch High School's first year as a global studies charter school.

March 08, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local


Red Elephants travel in search of state title

It has come down to this moment. The Rock at Gainesville High School is painted with "King of Courts" and "Macon It Happen" and once stark-white poster boards are now painted with bright red and black numbers and names.

March 08, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local


Retired school system employee arrested

A retired Hall County Schools electrician surrendered Tuesday night to the Hall County Sheriff's Office after investigators uncovered discrepancies in maintenance and repair invoices.

March 06, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local


Committee narrows Lanier Tech president finalists to 3

The president of one technical college in Georgia and vice presidents of two others have been named as finalists to become the next president of Lanier Technical College.

March 06, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local


Junior Achievement to honor leaders Thursday

For a fourth year, a distinguished award ceremony will recognize six local residents who have made a difference in their community and for its children.

March 05, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local


Class Notes: School districts name Philip Wright Award winners

Each year, school districts in Northeast Georgia's Pioneer RESA area honor an individual who has a strong commitment to improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities by presenting the Philip Wright Award.

March 05, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local


Gainesville moves forward with Mundy Mill school plan

Preliminary architectural drawings of a possible Mundy Mill area school will be available for the Gainesville Board of Education to review at its next meeting March 18.

March 05, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local


Gainesville City Schools braces for federal cuts

When President Barack Obama ordered broad federal spending cuts known as sequestration last Friday, the Gainesville Board of Education and Superintendent Merrianne Dyer knew where cuts might occur within the Gainesville City Schools system.

March 04, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local


Roach leads safety effort at schools

Sgt. Earl Roach was packing up his office at East Hall High School last week.

March 03, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local


Univision visits Boys & Girls Club for Read Across America event

Children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County celebrated reading with a Latin flair on Friday.

March 02, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local


Youth of the Year breaks the mold

He said the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County provided the strength to refuse the societal mold of coming from a single-parent home.

February 27, 2013 | Sharon Dunten | Local


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