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Students RISE in learning initiative to stay up on their studies

It was time for one more graduation Friday morning, recognizing young students who have spent their summer in a classroom setting to remain at grade level in their subjects.

July 26, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Schools tweak safety plans

With the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., still a raw memory, the topic of school safety remains timely, particularly as the new school year approaches.

July 25, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lanier Tech’s HVAC apprenticeship program first in TCSG

Lanier Technical College is the first technical college in the state to offer an apprenticeship program to its students.

July 25, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


National board looks at bus safety standards

Federal regulators are considering new safety standards and technologies for school buses, while locally all motorists are being urged to practice caution on the roads throughout the upcoming school year.

July 23, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


State to create its own tests to assess Common Core standards

Georgia leaders announced Monday the state will develop its own assessments for the Common Core standards, opting out of a national consortium in the process of creating those tests.

July 23, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall school leaders want to revamp social studies

An action committee will study Hall County Schools' social studies curriculum, as approved by the Board of Education at its Monday meeting.

July 22, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Community groups plan school supply events

Families who need extra assistance in securing school supplies and other necessities have two options for relief this week.

July 22, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Wood's Mill offering new choices, more freedom this fall

What started as an alternative high school choice for the Gainesville school system now presents a number of options for students who, for whatever reason, don't quite fit in with the traditional high school setting.

July 20, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


House passes bill to replace No Child act

Republicans took the first step Friday in replacing the No Child Left Behind Act, with the House of Representatives voting for the proposed Student Success Act.

July 19, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall, Gainesville opt out of school meal plan

The Hall County and Gainesville school systems have opted out of a federal meal program intended to provide easier access to free or reduced-price meals for K-12 students.

July 18, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


At least $8,000 in copper stolen from downtown art center

A Gainesville nonprofit was recently the target of a copper theft, with at least $8,000 worth of the material taken from piping at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center.

July 17, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Class Notes: Gainesville invites community to superintendent search

The Gainesville City Board of Education will hold two focus groups for input on the superintendent search.

July 17, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


UNG summer program immerses students in language

The sounds of Chinese, Russian and Arabic mingle as college students converse throughout the day.

July 17, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Construction of STEM Academy continues at North Hall High School

The time-intensive work is complete, and the final construction of the North Hall High School STEM facility should go quickly and be done by the beginning of the school year.

July 16, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville City Schools approves demolition of former parks building

The Gainesville City Board of Education approved a bid for the demolition and landscaping of a property on Rainey Street at its Monday meeting.

July 15, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


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Flowery Branch launches newly redesigned website

As Flowery Branch continues physical growth and change, its virtual world is trying to keep up.

October 29, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


‘Aloha spirit’ meets Southern hospitality

When deciding where to build an expansion of the King's Hawaiian facilities, the initial thought was to place the second building outside of Georgia.

October 25, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Heroin suspect gave false name, Hall County officials say

A Lula man arrested on heroin trafficking charges has now been placed under an immigration hold.

October 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Flowery Branch City Council says yes to land annexation

The controversial annexation and rezoning requests of a large portion of land in South Hall County has been approved by the Flowery Branch City Council.

October 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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