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Field trade between Gainesville, school board still in progress

A land transfer between Gainesville City Schools and Gainesville Parks & Recreation isn't final - yet.

March 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Young cancer patient turns diagnosis into service

After his weekly spinal tap, there's only one place Robert Hart wants to visit.

March 16, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Merger saved UNG 1.1 percent of budget

"Efficiency" is what the University of North Georgia, along with the other merged institutions in the University System of Georgia, hoped to achieve when consolidating more than a year ago.

March 15, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville may reduce graduation credit requirement

Gainesville school leaders continue to consider a policy change that would decrease the amount of credits high school students need to graduate.

March 15, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Pam Tebow urges crowd to be voice for unborn

Pam Tebow was in her 30s, living in the Philippines and recovering from amoebic dysentery when her husband, Bob, asked the family to pray for a son named Timothy.

March 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Heart transplant recipient Noble dies at 20

Bridget Sandy laughed as she remembered how her friend and teammate LeeAnn Noble would practice hitting golf balls.

March 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


TV’s ‘Judge Hatchett’ gives career, life advice to college students

Judge Glenda Hatchett was ready to "keep it real" as she faced an audience of college students.

March 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Girl Scouts name Hemmer as 'Woman of Distinction'

Former Hall County Commissioner and state Sen. Jane Hemmer was honored by the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia on Tuesday as the group's 2014 Woman of Distinction.

March 11, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Educators embrace proposed changes to SAT

A rite of passage for many teenagers as they prepare for the college application process is undergoing some changes.

March 11, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Renovations being discussed for 2 Hall elementary schools

The Hall County School District is considering using sales tax money to redo the entrances at two of its elementary schools.

March 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lanier Charter Career Academy receives grant, plans for farmers market

Lanier Charter Career Academy is already home to a fine dining restaurant, gift store, coffee shop and conference center, among other businesses.

March 09, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Fallen power line blamed in North Hall outage

A fallen power line is to blame for a Saturday evening outage in Hall County that took hours to restore.

March 09, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Brenau plans athletic fields on donated land

A local university is expanding - again.

March 09, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Contentious ‘Common Core’ bill up for vote this week

Tensions over what academic standards Georgia adheres to have been simmering in Atlanta and could possibly boil over this week when a bill designed to radically change state education heads for a vote in the state House of Representatives.

March 08, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


United Way launches reading initiative

On the screen behind Candace Kendle, an image flashed of two separate brain scans.

March 07, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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Articles By Author - Carly Sharec


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


School resource officers brush up on safety protocol

When the kids are away, school resource officers get in their training.

April 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Georgia leads country in growth of women-owned businesses

There's no one road for a woman to take when it comes to owning and operating her own business.

April 11, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


UNG-Gainesville project brings students, seniors together

It may seem an odd pairing: College students, from the nearby University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, showing older adults at the Senior Life Center how to bowl digitally.

April 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Virtual education offers options for students, parents

Customized, personalized education was the common theme as parents gathered to learn more about an online learning option for their children.

April 09, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Student, golfer Smith dies at 17

Averi Smith's motto was "No tears, all smiles."

April 08, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


University’s 3-D printer helps children with disabilities

Nicolas Holbert rode Chaco around the stable enclosure, circle after circle, as physical therapy students held onto him on each side to keep his head stable.

April 08, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Showers kick off the week

An umbrella is needed for the first three days of the week, but sun and warm temperatures should return in time for the weekend.

April 06, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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