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Boy, 11, going to Hawaii thanks to Make-A-Wish foundation

The temperature was cool outside, but it was hot, hot, hot inside Wednesday evening at the University of North Georgia men's basketball game.

February 26, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Schools name 2013-14 STAR students and teachers

What does it take to be a STAR student? Intelligence, tenacity, persistence, grit and a stick-to-it-iveness that will get them through the four years of high school being at the top of their game academically.

February 26, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Bell joins crowded race for state superintendent

Local lawyer and former Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell has formally announced his intentions to run for state school superintendent.

February 25, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Schools still a few steps away from take-home devices

When the new Fair Street School building opened in October 2013, it was the Gainesville city school system's goal for all of those students to have their own school-issued tablet devices with the intent of eventually taking those home.

February 25, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


New recycling equipment can handle extra material

A new piece of equipment at the Hall County Recycling Center will increase efficiency and hopefully attract more users.

February 24, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County Schools moves testing dates back

Hall County students can rest easy: Barring any further bad weather, their spring breaks and summer vacations are free from being intruded upon.

February 24, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


After harrowing journey from Mexico, Eduardo Castaneda is finally home

For Eduardo Castaneda, 2014 has been a happy year so far.

February 23, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Russian Brenau students cheer on home country during Winter Games

Brenau University junior Zalina Nazarova has been glued to her television night after night for the past couple of weeks.

February 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Four inducted into Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame

"Don't give up, don't give out and don't give in."

February 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Schools can forgo making up days missed for winter weather

Local schools can rest easy as the state Board of Education has eased up on requirements to make up lost days.

February 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


New school arts standards offered

A national coalition is adjusting education standards in the arts, but adoption of the potential changes doesn't now seem to be on the state's radar.

February 19, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Fighting childhood obesity begins in the home

As childhood obesity rates soar across the nation and especially in Georgia, some Gainesville Middle School parents are eager to learn more about how to change the trend.

February 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


UNG postpones students’ vacation

Taking days off for winter weather now means being in class during spring weather for University of North Georgia students.

February 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville City Schools adds March 17 as makeup day

One thing students have to know when they're playing in the snow instead of in class: Chances are, they're going to have to make up those missed days.

February 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


State education leaders to vote on winter weather leniency

Public schools already get a four-day grace period for winter weather, but the state board of education is considering tacking on extra flexibility as classrooms across Georgia scramble to make up time lost to inclement conditions.

February 16, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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Articles By Author - Carly Sharec


Flowery Branch to consider adding 141 acres

A public hearing is planned for the annexation and rezoning of a large swath of unincorporated county land into Flowery Branch.

September 30, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Car lovers lend Santa a hand

A few months are still left before Santa makes his big appearance of the year, but some elves in Oakwood are already hard at work to make his job a little easier.

September 25, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Get Out top stories


Petit Le Mans ready to race around Road Atlanta

A prominent worldwide event is set to once again take place in South Hall County.

September 25, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Get Out top stories


Flowery Branch celebrating fall with fun festival

The crisp feel of fall in the air can mean only one thing: The 2014 Flowery Branch Fall Festival is near.

September 25, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Get Out top stories


Flowery Branch rebids flood project

Flowery Branch officials continue searching for a permanent solution to damage on Spring Street from 2013 flooding.

September 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Road Atlanta prepares for upcoming Petit Le Mans

A prominent worldwide event is set to once again take place in South Hall County.

September 16, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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