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SPLOST revenues hold steady for schools

There were concerns coming into this year that sales tax revenues for the Gainesville and Hall County school systems would go down.

August 04, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


University of North Georgia gets nearly $100K from Gates foundation

University of North Georgia students will soon get a more personalized learning experience in reading and English classes, thanks to a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

August 03, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Tractor accident kills Oakwood man

A 50-year-old Oakwood man died Friday afternoon from injuries in an apparent tractor accident.

August 02, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Drainage problems lets water seep into GHS gym

Gainesville High School's gymnasium sustained damage when a rainstorm led to water from a neighboring property flowing into the building.

August 01, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Students prepare for Falcons' scrimmage on Friday

Bobby Gruhn Field may be turned over to the Atlanta Falcons Friday for their preseason scrimmage, but Gainesville students will have their own mark on the event.

August 01, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


$10M in limbo over teacher pay based on merit

Georgia could lose out on $9.9 million in Race to the Top grant money if it doesn't implement merit-based pay for teachers by September 2015.

August 01, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Schools keep eye on class sizes

With tight budgets and student numbers slowly ticking upward, classroom sizes have increased incrementally over the years.

July 31, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Class Notes: Feds move to withhold Race to the Top funding

In a letter addressed to Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education said it intends to withhold $9.9 million in Race to the Top grant funding from the state.

July 31, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County Schools embrace Google technology

Textbooks can be an expensive, large chunk of school budgets.

July 29, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Student veterans use grant for campus, other area improvements

They deserve a hero's welcome, but all too often returning veterans barely register to their fellow Americans as people who need help.

July 29, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Textbooks not quite dinosaurs at Gainesville schools

Gone are the days of trudging to school in the snow, uphill both ways, perilously carrying a stack of heavy textbooks.

July 28, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Dreams still in limbo for many young immigrants

It's just another day at the office for paralegal Maria Quiroz.

July 27, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


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


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Articles By Author - Carly Sharec


Flowery Branch sets list for tax projects

A new City Hall and road improvements are among potential projects that could be completed in Flowery Branch pending approval of a countywide sales tax.

December 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Flowery Branch flips switch on season

Rainy conditions weren't enough to dampen the spirits of Flowery Branch residents who turned out by the hundreds on Saturday for the city's fifth annual Christmas celebration.

December 06, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Flowery Branch cuts liquor license fees

The fee for Flowery Branch businesses to sell distilled spirits has been lowered after local restaurant owners complained the original rates were too high.

December 04, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Officials offer reward for info in high school powder scare in Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch High School has returned to normal after a brief scare Tuesday morning involving a note containing a powdery substance.

December 03, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Possible ordinance change would allow bottling of spirits

A potential change to the city of Flowery Branch's alcohol ordinance would allow for the bottling of distilled spirits - but not actual liquor production.

November 30, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Experience a ‘Norman Rockwell’ Christmas in Flowery Branch

Christmas is even bigger and better this year, thanks to Flowery Branch and its dedicated elves.

November 27, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Get Out top stories


Flowery Branch gas station awning hit, knocked over by truck

An awning at a vacant gas station in Flowery Branch was knocked over by a tractor-trailer, not by high winds or rain as originally thought.

November 26, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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