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Gainesville board votes to put guns in schools

Gainesville school resource officers will soon have access to long-range rifles at the high school and middle school levels.

December 16, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Law requiring child care providers to get fingerprinted debuts Jan. 1

A new law set to go into effect Jan. 1, 2014, is aiming to increase the safety of all children in child care facilities.

December 15, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Schools prepare for end of Race to the Top funding

Millions of dollars available to school systems across the state are dwindling to an end, as federal funding is set to expire next year.

December 15, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Sandy Hook: One year later

One year ago today Amanda Studer, a third-grade teacher at Gainesville Exploration Academy, was off campus with her class, cheering on the Red Elephants as the high school football team was preparing to go to the state championship.

December 14, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


College students build cross-country path for private school

A new cross-country trail is not only a place to be active, but is a lesson in generosity for a handful of area college students.

December 13, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Downtown Gainesville detention center possible home for correctional institute

The Hall County Correctional Institute may have an already-built home to move into, in the form of the soon-to-be vacated detention center in Gainesville.

December 12, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Glades Reservoir agreement approved

The city of Gainesville and Hall County have come to an understanding about Glades Reservoir.

December 12, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall leads country with fastest-growing charter system

The Hall County School District is the fastest-growing in the country for public charter school students.

December 12, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Graduation rates on the rise in Hall, Gainesville schools

Both Hall County and Gainesville schools saw four-year graduation rates increase in 2013, continuing an upward trend from 2011.

December 11, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


School rating index raises focus on growth

The way the state rates schools will change somewhat this year, focusing more on student progress and less on one-time achievement.

December 11, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Chestatee wins $10,000 for teaching computer skills

Students across Hall County are learning how to code this week and, as a result, have made a little extra cash.

December 11, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Mixed-use development on hold until wastewater plan settled

The future of a proposed large development remains uncertain until Hall County commissioners have a clearer understanding of how the wastewater will be handled.

December 09, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall plans to build new correctional institute

Initial steps are being taken toward building a new correctional institute in Hall County.

December 09, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Skilled workers tough to find for manufacturing positions

Positions in manufacturing are consistent as the market grows, but employer demands seem to be outpacing employee skills.

December 08, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


US students lag behind in worldwide test scores

Life as an American student is significantly different for French exchange student Arthur Schouteeten.

December 07, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


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Articles By Author - Carly Sharec


‘Aloha spirit’ meets Southern hospitality

When deciding where to build an expansion of the King's Hawaiian facilities, the initial thought was to place the second building outside of Georgia.

October 25, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Heroin suspect gave false name, Hall County officials say

A Lula man arrested on heroin trafficking charges has now been placed under an immigration hold.

October 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Flowery Branch City Council says yes to land annexation

The controversial annexation and rezoning requests of a large portion of land in South Hall County has been approved by the Flowery Branch City Council.

October 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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