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State receives $1 million grant to boost college completion

Georgia is the recipient of a $1 million grant to implement Guided Pathways to Success, an education initiative designed to make college more affordable and boost college completion.

June 05, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Georgia Milestones to replace current standardized tests in schools

The next phase of standardized testing in Georgia is expected to consolidate content, take advantage of technology and offer a more in-depth look at what students have really learned in the classroom.

June 04, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Eyes on churches as they decide whether to allow guns

When Georgia's new comprehensive gun laws go into effect July 1, many churches will opt out of allowing weapons into worship halls.

June 03, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Wesley Roach named new Enota principal

Calhoun resident Wesley Roach has been announced as the new principal at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy.

June 02, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville City Schools budget adds 23 positions

Gainesville school board members have given tentative approval to a budget that adds new positions and restores calendar days for the upcoming school year.

June 02, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Area Buddhists celebrate ‘Buddha’s birthday’

There's a "baby Buddha" in all of us.

June 02, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Proposed federal college rating system alarms colleges

Brenau University President Ed Schrader says a proposed rating system by the federal government for colleges and universities is a step in the wrong direction.

June 02, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Security cameras help school resource officers plug into new technology

Cameras are everywhere, from banks to stores to home security systems - and now schools.

June 01, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Area colleges releasing free online textbooks

Two University of North Georgia faculty members are working closely together to make college a little more affordable.

May 29, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Choice programs grow as students desire individualized learning

When it comes to education, more students and parents are asking for choices.

May 29, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Registered nurses’ quick actions save man from drowning

Mary Lynn O'Reilly was running late Monday morning.

May 29, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Mission underway to feed hungry kids with school out

With schools now out for the summer, options are popping up to provide food for children and their families.

May 28, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Man detained after fleeing officials, giving false name

What was thought to be a boat theft on Memorial Day was actually a civil dispute, but one suspect remains detained after attempting to run from the scene.

May 28, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


10th rabies case of year confirmed

A bat in a residence on Blue Ridge Drive in central Hall County is this year's 10th confirmed case of rabies in the county.

May 28, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Suspects detained on theft charge

Two suspects are in custody after a truck and boat theft early Monday afternoon.

May 27, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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Articles By Author - Carly Sharec


Flowery Branch council approves rezoning for planned unit development

A rezoning of residential land near downtown Flowery Branch opens the property for new homes.

July 24, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Flowery Branch schedules hearing for downtown neighborhood proposal

A planned neighborhood may soon be coming to an area near downtown Flowery Branch with a few modifications from the original plans.

July 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Snakes alive! It’s a busy summer for serpents

Hall County resident Jennifer Sargent has found three snakes in her yard over the past six weeks.

July 19, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Museum to be first of its kind in Georgia

A museum dedicated to education is one step closer to reality in Flowery Branch.

July 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Flowery Branch approves property tax increase

Flowery Branch City Council members have approved the city's first millage rate increase since 2006.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


End of course tests show area high schoolers struggling in math

Scores released Wednesday show math remains a struggle for students locally and statewide.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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