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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


Gainesville school board OKs 3-year contract for new superintendent

Gainesville school board members have approved a contract of employment with Wanda Creel, their choice to be the next city schools' superintendent.

January 06, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Good News still raising funds for shelter expansion

A local shelter and food bank has received an extension to raise funds for expansion.

January 05, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Leaving prison with 'something more'

All a Georgia prisoner gets upon release is $25 and a bus ticket.

January 05, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Prison inmate hopes GED is steppingstone to future health career

At 40 years old, Lendell wants to go back to school and become a certified personal trainer. He plans to use that certification as a stepping stone to go further in the health field, possibly as either a nutritionist or physical therapist.

January 04, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville to extend water lines prior to road widening

A road-widening project of the Georgia Department of Transportation means some water work has to be done by the city of Gainesville.

January 04, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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Flowery Branch City Council special election to be held in June

Flowery Branch voters will head back to the polls in June to decide on new leadership.

March 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Oakwood City Council idles over parking restrictions

Oakwood City Council members are in agreement that something must be done to address residential parking restrictions in the community.

March 17, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


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