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Hall educators prepare for ‘wild swings’ in school, district report cards

Schools across Georgia may be asking for extra credit when the state releases their annual scores in the coming weeks.

January 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Community mourns loss of Dawson youths

Hugs, tears and laughter were shared Sunday as a community gathered to mourn the loss of two Dawson County men whose bodies were found a little over a week after they had first been reported missing.

January 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


UNG student lobbies for ‘Good Samaritan’ law

Four years ago, Jeremy Sharp's friend died from a drug overdose while the people around him would not call 911 for fear they would get themselves in legal trouble.

January 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


New teacher assessment better tests classroom methods

As teaching candidates prepare for extra challenges on the way to earning certification, college leaders welcome the assessment but worry it may become a roadblock.

January 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Chicopee Woods earns $5K grant to beautify school

When teachers Jennifer Ezell and Michelle Cantrell recently toured elementary schools locally and around the state, they were impressed with front entrances.

January 11, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lanier Tech gets classroom space in Gainesville

A partnership between Gainesville City Schools and Lanier Technical College has the double benefit of bringing more adult education classes to Gainesville, as well as an option for high school students who want to get a jump-start on their college education.

January 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Sloan to defend position on Hall school board

Hall County Board of Education Post 2 member Brian Sloan announced Thursday his intention to run again for the position.

January 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Elections


Attorney general investigates county’s handling of agendas

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is not guilty of any "prosecutable" violations of open meetings laws related to how it manages its agenda, the state attorney general's office said after an investigation last month.

January 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville High gym still presents water drainage worries

Drainage issues continue to plague the Gainesville High gym, but fixes being made over the next few weeks should prevent any future flooding problems.

January 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Plumbers, emergency services flooded with calls as pipes burst after deep freeze

Fair Street School has been open since October, but it looked like school officials were still moving in Wednesday as the media center stood nearly empty.

January 09, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Georgia qualifies for early childhood education grant

Georgia now has more than $50 million in the bank to promote and increase early childhood learning opportunities, with an overall goal of better preparing children for later academic success.

January 09, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Pettitt plans to run for Hall school board

South Hall businessman and Republican Mark Pettitt announced Wednesday he plans to seek the Post 2 seat on the Hall County Board of Education, currently held by Brian Sloan.

January 09, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Elections


Gainesville City Council approves Lanier Avenue rezoning

An acre of property on Lanier Avenue in Gainesville is now residential-office, as opposed to strictly residential.

January 08, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Longtime community volunteer, football announcer dies

One week ago, Mike Banks and Georgia Mountain Food Bank Executive Director Kay Blackstock were already preparing for the 2014 Empty Bowl Lunch for the nonprofit.

January 07, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Trial to start today for 2 Toccoa men in terror plot

A jury has been selected in the case of two North Georgia men facing federal charges in what prosecutors call a terror plot in which the men targeted U.S. cities and officials by conspiring and attempting to make the toxin ricin.

January 06, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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Proposed tree ordinance would require root barriers

Flowery Branch city leaders are considering amending an existing ordinance to more clearly specify tree usage in subdivisions.

April 16, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Park construction to wrap soon

Area residents don't have too much longer to wait for the opening of a long-anticipated South Hall park.

April 09, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Flowery Branch special election will be in June

Two new members will join the Flowery Branch City Council as of June.

April 02, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


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