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Gainesville pre-K teachers to work full school year

Gainesville pre-kindergarten teachers will continue to work a full 180 days next year under a new plan approved by the Gainesville City school board Monday.

March 22, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Surplus trailer finds new life as ‘Green Education Station’

The Hall County Recycling Center recently opened a new space for young people to learn about recycled materials and ways they can make a difference.

March 22, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Mega Millions, Powerball reach hefty jackpots

After cuts earlier this month to the state's lottery-funded HOPE scholarship program, the game is getting much attention this week.

March 21, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Flowery Branch woman celebrates 100th birthday

Flowery Branch resident Kate Bagby said her secret to living to be a century old is likely hard work.

March 21, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Schools brace for busy summer of spending SPLOST money

New school roofs and air conditioning systems may be up first on a list of projects to be funded by Hall County's 1-cent sales tax for education.

March 20, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville pre-K educators may not see salary cuts

The Gainesville City Schools board will vote Monday on a plan aimed at preserving the system's pre-kindergarten teacher salaries.

March 19, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


School bus wreck injures 2 adults

Authorities are investigating a collision between a Hall County school bus and a cargo van that injured two adults.

March 18, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Weekend temperatures will near 80

A summery weekend will usher in the first official day of spring on Sunday while the forecast for today calls for sun and a high of 80.

March 18, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


TV program tells how to take care of hemlocks

Homeowners can find out more about their hemlock trees, and ways to stop the pesky bug that threatens them, on a special television program airing this week.

March 17, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville leads in support of SPLOST

Hall County's penny sales tax for education, approved Tuesday, got broad support across Hall County but especially big support in Gainesville.

March 17, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Voters OK education SPLOST for five more years

Hall County voters responded with a resounding "yes" to continue the 1-cent sales tax for education during Tuesday's special election.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


SPLOST headed for approval in early returns

This story will be updated as soon as ballots are counted.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


State allows schools to choose method to teach math

Schools across the state now have more flexibility in teaching math. And local leaders are thankful, though they aren't quite sure what they'll do with that freedom.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall Schools to start pilot health program soon

Hall County students at Friendship Elementary School will soon shape up with a new health program - making the district one of the first in the nation to try it.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Fair Street dealing with crumbling classrooms

After the forecast called for rain Wednesday, Amy Hamilton spread plastic tablecloths over computers in her school's library.

March 12, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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