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Gainesville schools adopt 7.59 millage rate

The millage rate for the Gainesville school system in fiscal year 2014 has been set at 7.59.

September 20, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


UNG joins movement to stop texting while driving

"No text is worth dying for."

September 19, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County animal shelter advisory board to help organize volunteers

A newly formed advisory board has been put in place for the Hall County Animal Shelter, just as plans have been announced to add a second transport shelter to its building.

September 19, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall plans to deepen social studies curriculum

Current social studies curriculum is a mile wide and a quarter-of-an-inch deep, according to a committee developed by the Hall County Board of Education, aiming to narrow the focus and increase the depth of that curriculum.

September 19, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville hosts meeting of new charter schools group

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer served as a panelist for the Charter System Foundation's meeting Wednesday at the Gainesville Civic Center.

September 18, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Outsourcing school services leads to reduced costs

At the Monday meeting of the Gainesville Board of Education, members brought up concerns about the system's recent partnership with Southern Management for janitorial services.

September 18, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


University of North Georgia enrollment rises 4.6 percent

The current unverified enrollment number for the University of North Georgia rests at 15,769, up from last year's 15,072.

September 18, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Plans in place for Fair Street to open

The "community school" is set to open next month.

September 15, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


East Hall High students engage in technology, collaboration

The blended learning environment at East Hall High School can almost be described as a school for students, by students.

September 15, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Dragon boat paddlers roar down Chattahoochee

The air was charged with excitement Saturday at the 18th annual Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival.

September 15, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County school security system requires ID

The Hall County school system's new security program, put in place to identify registered sex offenders, could hinder some families' access to schools.

September 14, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville superintendent job open for applicants

The search for the next Gainesville City Schools superintendent continues to move along, with applications currently being accepted by the Georgia School Board Association.

September 13, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Mundy Mill school could open by 2017

"Tonight, your school is being born."

September 13, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


United Way kicks off its 2013-14 campaign season

We are all connected with one another.

September 13, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


State program lets special-needs students switch schools

The first deadline is quickly approaching for special education students and their families seeking financial aid to move from a public school to a private one.

September 12, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


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Articles By Author - Carly Sharec


Many like changes to state’s health insurance plan

State employees, including teachers, are a little bit happier with their health benefit plans following some changes.

April 20, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Tuition rates to increase at public institutions

Tuition rates are rising once again at public colleges and universities in Georgia, including the University of North Georgia.

April 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Day care parade a moment for celebrating, remembering

Heather Webb started crying in the atrium of her son's day care as she embraced Quinsha Cheeks.

April 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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


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