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Thompson wants second term on Hall Board of Education

Bill Thompson has announced his plans to run for the at-large position on the Hall County Board of Education, which he currently holds.

January 20, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Diversity still the goal as King’s dream lingers

More than 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that "on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood."

January 19, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


New state health plan stirs outrage over cost, coverage

An upheaval in the state health benefits plan has led to tension between the board that put the changes in place, the state government that claims it has no ties to it and employees and retirees who say they're being negatively impacted both in their wallets and at the doctor's office.

January 19, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Johnson High students investigate ‘crime scene,’ practice forensic science

Fingerprints, blood, saliva - investigators look for it all when going through a crime scene.

January 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lagging growth gives Hall schools time to renovate

The economic downturn and sluggish growth of recent years haven't been all bad news for the Hall County School District, allowing for some time to catch up on repairs and renovations to aging infrastructure.

January 16, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville City Schools using sales tax revenue for construction needs

For the first time in her career with Gainesville City Schools, Superintendent Merrianne Dyer feels comfortable about how the buildings are operating.

January 16, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Governor addresses education, jobs in State of the State address

Education was the central focus of Gov. Nathan Deal's State of the State address Wednesday, with the state leader arguing it is vital to two other issues facing the state: prison reform and jobs.

January 16, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


World Language Academy begins plans for international travel

When Principal David Moody envisioned World Language Academy six years ago, he knew it would be a place for students to be instructed in both English and Spanish.

January 15, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Speakers oppose Common Core education standards

Nearly 100 residents attended a meeting Monday in Gainesville with speakers against education standards that have been adopted by multiple states in the country, including Georgia.

January 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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


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AirLife called for one patient in wreck

Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle confirmed that Air Life air ambulance had been called for one patient in a Sunday morning accident at Browns Bridge Road and Watson Circle. Five patients in total were being evaluated at the scene, Cagle said.

May 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


6 seek seats in Flowery Branch special election

After two vacated their positions on the Flowery Branch City Council earlier this year, six residents have thrown their hats in the ring for the Posts 1 and 5 positions.

May 23, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Flowery Branch moves forward on plans for new city hall

With Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller calling it the "second most important date" the city has had after becoming home base for the Atlanta Falcons, council members approved the very first steps of developing a new city hall location.

May 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Oakwood city manager at top of field

Colleagues, friends and family members of Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown gathered on May 11 to recognize him for being named as one of 2015's top 10 public works leaders by the American Public Works Association.

May 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


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