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Gainesville, Hall County schools show gains on competency tests

School scores on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test were released Tuesday, showing how individual Hall County and Gainesville City schools did on the exams.

July 10, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Curriculum for pre-K children will be shifting to new standards this year

Georgia children in the state's pre-kindergarten program will soon be under a new set of learning standards.

July 10, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Class Notes: Lanier Tech signs dual enrollment agreement with Lumpkin County

Lanier Technical College President Ray Perren signed a dual enrollment agreement with Lumpkin County School Superintendent Dewey Moye at Lumpkin's board of education meeting Monday.

July 10, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Rare public hearing held for teacher dismissal case

A teacher's dismissal was upheld Monday following an appeal to the Hall County Board of Education.

July 09, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall Board of Education looks at new course credit policy

A new statewide policy presented Monday to the Hall County Board of Education allows more flexibility in how students obtain credit.

July 08, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Sunday drowning mars otherwise quiet July Fourth weekend

A drowning Sunday afternoon shattered what had been a quiet holiday weekend at Lake Lanier, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

July 08, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Licensing, training important in choosing elder care

When a Georgia caregiving center for elderly individuals with Alzheimer's became national news for alleged abuse and neglect, it brought to mind several questions that families may have when planning care for older relatives.

July 07, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


UNG survives bumps in transition

The honeymoon period is over, and the first full academic year of the recently christened University of North Georgia begins next month.

July 06, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Task force aims to boost region’s education levels

By 2020, more than 60 percent of Georgia jobs will require some form of postsecondary education or training.

July 06, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Health care changes to hit substitute teachers

Both Hall and Gainesville school systems are looking at how the Affordable Care Act not only impacts their full-time employees, but substitute teachers as well.

July 05, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Common Core faces opposition

With schools continuing the transition to Common Core, areas across the country have seen residents and some political leaders come out against the educational standards.

July 05, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Federal cuts hit region Head Start programs

When federal spending cuts went into effect in March, lawmakers and agency leaders warned they may leave Americans with limited or eliminated services.

July 03, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Class Notes: UNG to form young alumni group

The Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at the University of North Georgia is forming a Young Alumni Board, a news release reports.

July 03, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Two area men part of second largest kidney donation event in history

Two area men can now say they were part of one of the largest organ donation swaps in history.

July 02, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville school board looks at testing

The Gainesville City Board of Education heard a proposal to eliminate certain pre- and post-testing at a district level at its Monday work session.

July 01, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


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Work to begin soon on Cherokee Bluffs Park

Eight years after Hall County originally purchased the property, work is set to officially begin on Cherokee Bluffs park.

September 01, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Flowery Branch ready to get started on Cinnamon Cove project

The bidding process is set to begin for a $2.2 million project that will add more volume to Flowery Branch's water treatment plant.

August 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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