The future of Wood's Mill Academy remains uncertain. It's been proposed the building, at 715 Wood's Mill Road, be closed as a separate school for middle and high school students. Under the proposal, a portion would remain open for high school students seeking alternative ways of learning; the building would also open to middle school students choosing to pursue the International Baccalaureate program. Two community members, including a Wood's Mill student, voiced their concerns at ...
Gainesville school leaders are considering closing the Academy at Wood's Mill at the end of this school year.
It's a well-known cliche that kids just don't come with instruction books. One program, sponsored by Gainesville City Schools, is working to provide just a little bit of that extra assistance. Read and Rise, a six-week program, is now in its second year. Rather than children being the students, parents are taking their turn in the hot seat, attending a weekly class to learn more about how they can help their young children prepare for ...
There are hair stylists, and there are artists. "I was the kid (who) always used to chase my sisters around to do their hair," Dennis Stokely said. "I've always had a knack for hair. I've always loved beautiful women." The art and passion for his profession can't be taught, said Stokely, who styled Paula Abdul's hair for her final two years on "American Idol." However, proper skills and technique can. The 49-year-old celebrity hairstylist showed ...
A number of recent residential fires have increased safety awareness.
As the state looks at how to better grade school systems, local school leaders want to see more emphasis on student progress.
Poet Jonida Beqo, also known as Gypsee Yo, performs Friday for Da Vinci Academy and World Language Academy eighth-grade students. Her performance primarily focused on the human experience and bullying. The award-winning slam poet, based in Atlanta, also conducted some writing exercises with students, who are finishing up a unit in poetry. Slam poetry is performed in front of an audience, often during a competition between poets, with emphasis put on not just ...
A young boy burned in a residential fire this past weekend is now back with his family. Jeremiah Williams, 7, was sleeping in a front room of his home on Banks Street in the early morning hours of Nov. 9 when fire spread through the house. Six adults and two other children were able to escape. However, Cpl. Drew Reed and Officer Steven Folker with the Gainesville Police Department had to remove a window unit ...
Scam artists are coming out to play in the colder weather, with Jackson Electric Membership Corp. reporting an increase in scam attempts in its 10-county service area.
A suspect is still at large following an armed robbery in the early morning hours of Thursday.
Two separate but similar incidents in Hall County schools over the past couple of weeks have emphasized the importance of knowing what to do when a person is choking.
Will Barrett's success story is just beginning. The North Hall High sophomore is involved in several classes and activities at school, but the story of the 2003 Challenged Child & Friends graduate could have been very different if he had not attended the inclusive preschool. "I have Asperger's (syndrome)," he said. "As you may know, that is a special form of autism. ... Early intervention is essential for kids like me." Barrett was ...
One is a guitar-playing athlete. The other is a theater-loving sound engineer. Together they're producing songs that, as singer-songwriter Parker Oliver puts it, are a "cross between John Mayer and Jack Johnson." Oliver, a junior at Lakeview Academy, is releasing his first single "Get to You" this week across multiple platforms including iTunes and Spotify. "I've always been into music and singing," Oliver said. "About a year ago, I really decided that it was something ...
East Hall Middle School, Gainesville Exploration Academy and New Holland Core Knowledge Academy are all "reward" schools, as announced Tuesday by the Georgia Department of Education.
Red, white and blue lined the field behind Sardis Enrichment School on Monday, as students waved American flags and applauded as servicemen and servicewomen walked by them.
The Hall County Correctional Institute may have a ready-built home to move into, in the form of the soon-to-be vacated city detention center.
The city of Gainesville and Hall County have come to an understanding about Glades Reservoir.
The Hall County School District is the fastest-growing in the country for public charter school students.
Both Hall County and Gainesville schools saw four-year graduation rates increase in 2013, continuing an upward trend from 2011.
The way the state rates schools will change somewhat this year, focusing more on student progress and less on one-time achievement.
Students across Hall County are learning how to code this week and, as a result, have made a little extra cash.
The future of a proposed large development remains uncertain until Hall County commissioners have a clearer understanding of how the wastewater will be handled.
Initial steps are being taken toward building a new correctional institute in Hall County.
Positions in manufacturing are consistent as the market grows, but employer demands seem to be outpacing employee skills.
Life as an American student is significantly different for French exchange student Arthur Schouteeten.
A revised set of design guidelines for Gainesville's historic districts separates residential-style buildings used as homes from those occupied by businesses.
A male victim has been flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta after being run over by a vehicle.
A statewide video competition has inspired local high school students to share the message that when it comes to underage drinking, most people are just saying "no."
One week after the coldest Thanksgiving since the early 1900s, temperatures continue to break records - in the other extreme.
"Go Big Red!"