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Ninth-graders may have option to transfer for international program

GAINESVILLE - The Hall County school system is looking at allowing rising ninth-graders interested in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to start their high school career at Johnson High School, one of the Hall County high schools offering the program.

Students wouldn't be able to start the two-year program until 11th grade, but they'd already be accustomed to the high school before starting the program.

March 15, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall superintendent says school voucher bill would face court challenge

A bill now before the state Senate proposes to open the door wider for vouchers in Georgia.

March 13, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville school board to discuss Enota traffic

The Gainesville City Board of Education plans to talk Monday about how growing traffic on Enota Avenue is affecting Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy.

March 13, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Three Hall County schools get International Baccalaureate authorization

GAINESVILLE - Johnson, North Hall and West Hall high schools have been authorized to start up the highly challenging International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

March 12, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County changes school shuffling plans

The Hall County school system no longer is looking at shuffling attendance lines to give a group of families the option of sending their child to the planned World Languages Academy.

March 12, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Four Lanier Tech students vie for top spot in state

Four Lanier Technical College students have been selected as the college's semifinalists for the Technical College System of Georgia's top student.

March 10, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Enota seeks Reading Bowl glory Saturday in Athens

They've had to devour details in the books they read. On Saturday, they'll have to be equally skilled in pressing a buzzer.

March 10, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


STAR students name their influences

GAINESVILLE - Students from Brenau and Riverside Military academies were honored today as Gainesville-Hall County winners in the state Student Teacher Achievement Recognition Program.

March 09, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County school system considers shuffling grades

The Hall County school system typically redraws attendance boundary lines when it prepares to open a school.

But the system is looking at another option that won't require families to change school districts when it opens the new high school in South Hall in the fall of 2009.

March 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


For East Hall Middle student, state spelling bee is 'serious business'

GAINESVILLE - The runner-up in the Hall County spelling bee placed second at the district bee Saturday, earning the right to compete in the state spelling bee.

East Hall Middle School principal Kevin Bales sent an e-mail to faculty and staff Saturday congratulating eighth-grader Jonathan Casas on his performance at Collins Hill High School in Suwanee.

March 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Schools, universities coping with sick students, faculty

In her 11 years at Brenau University, Anna Wilkins hasn't seen a flu season like this one.

March 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students debate ways to educate

To cap off Black History Month activities at Gainesville State College, five students discussed the value of black history education in schools.

The college's Black Student Association and Debate Club sponsored the panel discussion, featuring Brittany Perry, Amon Kirk, Nicholas Humphrey, Frank N'Danema and Broderick Jones.

March 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools let teacher candidates come to them

Hall County's school system used to take its recruiting efforts on the road as it, like others throughout Georgia, scratched and clawed its way through the tight, highly competitive teacher market.

March 06, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County schools to dispose of suspect beef

GAINESVILLE -- Hall County schools now is feeling the effects of the nation's largest beef recall.

March 05, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pentagon to highlight Moss’ story on TV

OAKWOOD -- The Pentagon Channel spent nearly a day at West Hall High School last week researching a story about Army Spc. Channing Moss, who survived a rocket-propelled grenade attack two years ago while serving in Afghanistan.

March 05, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


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New poultry lab’s operations smooth so far

The Georgia Poultry Laboratory is up and running in North Hall County, with ties mostly cut to its 50-year-old building in Oakwood.

December 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Defense bill calls for Army control of Camp Merrill

Camp Frank D. Merrill outside Dahlonega has long been Army strong. With President Barack Obama's signature, it will be Army controlled.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Burial plot rates may rise at cemetery

The price of burial spaces may be rising at Gainesville's Alta Vista Cemetery.

December 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula nearing budget as it wraps up downtown work

Lula is cutting it close on dollars as it wraps up a downtown improvements project.

December 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chattahoochee Riverkeeper: Environmental watchdog group’s founder hands over reins

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper has worked the past 1½ years on a "seamless transition" in top leadership, as one of Georgia's most recognizable faces in environmental advocacy heads into retirement.

December 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Transportation funding at a crossroads yet again

A slowing of state transportation projects getting contracts looks to start again next year, as uncertainty over future federal funding builds anew.

December 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville may spend $670,600 on Flat Creek project

Gainesville is looking to pay the Army Corps of Engineers $670,600 to kickstart what will be the largest stream restoration project the city has done on long-troubled Flat Creek.

December 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Legislators say road funding will be big issue in 2015

Fixing Georgia's roads and bridges will be a top priority for the General Assembly when it reconvenes Jan. 12, Hall County delegation members said Thursday morning.

December 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Committee holds off on tax funding for mall improvements

With an armload of questions about Lakeshore Mall's renovation efforts, area government and school officials decided Wednesday to put off using taxpayer money that's aimed at helping projects in blighted areas.

December 10, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cagle urges 'big and bold' approach to transportation issues

ATHENS - In the face of a nationwide infrastructure crisis, Georgia needs to be "big and bold" in meeting its long-term transportation needs, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle told a large gathering of transportation officials Tuesday.

December 09, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall to release sales tax projects list

Residents planning to attend a final public input meeting Thursday on a proposed extension of the special purpose local option sales tax should have some projects to consider if they go.

December 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Possible sales tax projects will be topic of 2 meetings this week

Area residents have two chances this week to hear or give input about a new round of the special purpose local option sales tax.

December 07, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work could extend Hall landfill's life

A plan to fill in space at the Hall County landfill could extend the facility's lifespan, but time is of the essence to do the work.

December 07, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Health care signup deadlines raise worries, questions

Rahab's Rope would like to offer its employees health insurance, but as a small nonprofit organization, the Gainesville ministry is finding it hard to offer that benefit.

December 07, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville airport move could boost area economy

Planes four times larger than previously allowed now can land at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville, a move that some believe could boost economic development.

December 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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