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Li Cohen | White County High School

Li Cohen used to hate science.

May 12, 2013 | Shannon Casas | Local

Kids learn lake safety tips before summer ‘trauma season’ begins

Four children sat in a boat on their school's gym floor Thursday as Department of Natural Resources officers shook it and a crowd of their classmates loudly counted down.

May 10, 2013 | Shannon Casas | Local

New scores released for area schools

School leaders said they are glad more factors are being considered in rating schools, but the scores released Tuesday still don't paint an accurate picture of what's going on in schools with high numbers of students learning the English language.

May 08, 2013 | Shannon Casas | Local

Teacher evaluations take time, offer more feedback

When the new teacher evaluation system first rolled out, there was a lot of apprehension as state leaders talked about tying the evaluations to how teachers are paid.

May 05, 2013 | Shannon Casas | Local

New seafood restaurant is family affair

Gus Sialmas said his family has been in the restaurant business a long time. From the 1950s and '60s in Greece to the '90s in South Carolina and now to a new opening in Gainesville.\

May 02, 2013 | Shannon Casas | Business

The Guest House to get new hobby shop

The Guest House may be without a hobby shop, but it won't be for long.

May 01, 2013 | Shannon Casas | Local

Students arrested after BB gun discharged at Johnson

Two Johnson High School seniors were arrested Monday after authorities say one of them brought a BB gun to school and another student was accidentally shot in the back of the head.

April 30, 2013 | Shannon Casas | Local

Victims of crimes honored at annual event

For those working in the Hall County court system, some cases really can stick with them, especially those involving young victims.

April 26, 2013 | Shannon Casas | Local

The Guest House's hobby shop stirs emotions

Emotions are high in an ongoing dispute between The Guest House, a nonprofit adult day care facility, and the Gainesville Housing Authority, which owns the property where the nonprofit has been housed since the 1980s.

April 23, 2013 | Shannon Casas | Local

Gainesville couple comes face to face with terror in Boston

In the moments after the blast, everyone responded.

April 21, 2013 | Shannon Casas | Local

AmeriCorps group finishes trails at Gainesville nature preserve

For those who love to hike, they may think more about the trees and wildlife than the trail itself. But a group of young people visiting Gainesville is getting a newfound respect for the trail.

April 18, 2013 | Shannon Casas | Local

Gainesville fitness group organizes run to honor Boston victims

Wendy Clements wasn't with her friend Theresa Panter this time around.

April 17, 2013 | Shannon Casas | Local

Man rescued from well in North Hall

A man was flown to an Atlanta hospital Tuesday afternoon after he fell 40 feet down a well in northwestern Hall County.

April 16, 2013 | Shannon Casas | Local

North Hall, Lumpkin residents clean up from twister's fury

A tornado that hit near the Hall-Lumpkin county line Thursday night downed trees across the area and damaged multiple homes.

April 12, 2013 | Shannon Casas | Local

Gainesville man arrested in Alabama had $636,000 in vehicle, authorities say

A Gainesville man was arrested on state conspiracy and money laundering charges after federal authorities say they found more than $636,000 in the vehicle he was driving Tuesday near Mobile, Ala.

April 11, 2013 | Shannon Casas | Local

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Articles By Author - Shannon Casas

Filling a need and a home: A foster parent's journey

We got the call at 3 p.m. on a Monday. Two little ones needed a home.

April 20, 2014 | Shannon Casas | More viewpoint stories


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