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Leaves should be colorful this year

Leaf watchers rejoice: There should be a more colorful and longer leaf period this year.

September 21, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


State school superintendent recognizes ‘family friendly’ Enota

"You're in Smartville now!"

September 21, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Fewer standardized tests a possibility for next school year

When new standardized test formats are rolled out in the 2014-15 school year, there may be fewer of them.

September 20, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville High drum major to lead UGA band before today’s game

At today's University of Georgia football game, one Gainesville High senior will live out a dream.

September 20, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Local cancer patient finds bone marrow match

A young Gainesville woman facing cancer just might have found her cure.

September 20, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


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


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Articles By Author - Carly Sharec


Mentorship program introduces students to careers

East Hall High senior Jiovany Reyes plans to be a neurosurgeon, a career goal he's determined thanks to participating in the Honors Mentorship Program.

April 24, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


State leaders open career opportunities for students

There's a gap between the number of skilled trade professionals leaving career fields and the number of promising youth ready to take the reins.

April 24, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Johnson High’s special education students raise morning flags

Some very special students are now responsible for the daily raising of the flag at Johnson High School.

April 23, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Bus donations to help Gainesville schools

Gainesville Middle School Principal Ken Martin has a lot of use for an extra school bus.

April 23, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville schools set timetable for budget

A slight increase in expected property tax revenue and funds coming from the state are two factors being considered as Gainesville Board of Education members prepare for budget discussions.

April 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Most local schools improving, according to state measurement

Most Hall County schools and some Gainesville schools have improved in the past year, according to the state's new scoring guidelines.

April 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Performance scores to be released for area schools

Individual school scores could possibly go down this year, but that's ultimately a good thing according to state officials.

April 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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


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