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Reading winners: Centennial Arts Academy team takes state competition

For many, reading may be a leisurely activity to enjoy during a quiet afternoon. For 10 Centennial Arts Academy students, it's a sport.

March 23, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Area schools grapple with how to educate student refugees

Holyer Gomez Mendoza crossed the choppy Rio Grande in a small boat before U.S. officials caught him and later decided to admit him to the country as a refugee.

March 22, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Tug of war over ROTC deal

Gainesville Board of Education members will take some time next month to look over the contract the high school shares with the U.S. Navy for the junior ROTC program.

March 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Experts: Earlier the better in developing language skills

Community leaders are joining to stress the importance of reading to and engaging with young children, from day one onward.

March 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Author Greene shares stories of rural Ga. with North Hall students

North Hall High School students met with an award-winning author Thursday to hear stories about the Civil Rights movement in a rural, isolated south Georgia community.

March 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Interest growing slowly in STEM programs

The inaugural year of North Hall High School's STEM Academy had a bit of a shaky start.

March 20, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall elementary students learn life-saving water skills

Just a few weeks ago, Landon Webber was afraid of the swimming pool.

March 19, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Brenau gala to celebrate 135 years, Downtown Center

It's an event 10 years in the making.

March 19, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Field trade between Gainesville, school board still in progress

A land transfer between Gainesville City Schools and Gainesville Parks & Recreation isn't final - yet.

March 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Young cancer patient turns diagnosis into service

After his weekly spinal tap, there's only one place Robert Hart wants to visit.

March 16, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Merger saved UNG 1.1 percent of budget

"Efficiency" is what the University of North Georgia, along with the other merged institutions in the University System of Georgia, hoped to achieve when consolidating more than a year ago.

March 15, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville may reduce graduation credit requirement

Gainesville school leaders continue to consider a policy change that would decrease the amount of credits high school students need to graduate.

March 15, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Pam Tebow urges crowd to be voice for unborn

Pam Tebow was in her 30s, living in the Philippines and recovering from amoebic dysentery when her husband, Bob, asked the family to pray for a son named Timothy.

March 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Heart transplant recipient Noble dies at 20

Bridget Sandy laughed as she remembered how her friend and teammate LeeAnn Noble would practice hitting golf balls.

March 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


TV’s ‘Judge Hatchett’ gives career, life advice to college students

Judge Glenda Hatchett was ready to "keep it real" as she faced an audience of college students.

March 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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Articles By Author - Carly Sharec


In political advertising, there are few rules

With some hotly contested races in this year's election, including for the U.S. Senate and governor, the onslaught of political campaign advertising is just beginning.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Plane forced to land on highway in Commerce

A plane en route to Gainesville had to make an emergency landing in Commerce Sunday after the pilot reported "intermittent engine and power failure."

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Deal signs criminal justice reform bill into law

One in three Georgia inmates will return to prison within three years of being placed on parole, but a new state law aims to reduce those numbers and help nonviolent offenders get back to work.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gas station on McEver Road robbed Sunday

Deputies were called to the scene of a gas station robbery Sunday afternoon.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Women’s careers change slowly

Women have made strides in many career areas, but it's still tough to break into some, including science, technology, engineering and math.

April 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


School resource officers brush up on safety protocol

When the kids are away, school resource officers get in their training.

April 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Georgia leads country in growth of women-owned businesses

There's no one road for a woman to take when it comes to owning and operating her own business.

April 11, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


UNG-Gainesville project brings students, seniors together

It may seem an odd pairing: College students, from the nearby University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, showing older adults at the Senior Life Center how to bowl digitally.

April 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Virtual education offers options for students, parents

Customized, personalized education was the common theme as parents gathered to learn more about an online learning option for their children.

April 09, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Student, golfer Smith dies at 17

Averi Smith's motto was "No tears, all smiles."

April 08, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


University’s 3-D printer helps children with disabilities

Nicolas Holbert rode Chaco around the stable enclosure, circle after circle, as physical therapy students held onto him on each side to keep his head stable.

April 08, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Showers kick off the week

An umbrella is needed for the first three days of the week, but sun and warm temperatures should return in time for the weekend.

April 06, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


The changing face of Brenau: University to celebrate 135 years with new buildings

Brenau University President Ed Schrader is marking off the days until the end of the school year.

April 06, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


2014 Masters in Teaching

On Tuesday, the sixth annual Masters in Teaching program at Featherbone Communiversity honored nine local

April 05, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Ga. on track for new school tests next year

Nine months after dropping out of a national testing consortium, Georgia is still considering testing options for the next school year.

April 05, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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