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Supreme Court rules to allow federal benefits for married same-sex couples

Supporters of same-sex marriage had reasons to cheer Wednesday morning, as the United States Supreme Court released two decisions that many agree add to the movement's momentum.

June 27, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Bookmobile encourages summer reading

It's not quite an ice cream truck, but it sure is serving up smiles to hundreds of children across the county this summer.

June 26, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Area schools' scores on CRCT improve slightly

Both area school systems saw modest improvements when the state released the CRCT scores on Tuesday for the 2012-13 school year.

June 26, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Fewer people to vacation over Fourth of July holiday

Travel plans for many Americans remain similar to 2012, though fewer people are choosing to take their time off over the upcoming Independence Day holiday.

June 25, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County school board approves budget

The Hall County Board of Education approved its fiscal year 2014 budget Monday evening, following the third public hearing on the matter.

June 24, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville teacher named to Master Teacher list

Michelle Masters came to teaching later in life, with it being her second career.

June 24, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Area schools weigh how to handle new testing guidelines

High school students will soon have the option to test out of certain courses, perhaps accelerating their time spent in high school or enabling them to take more advanced classes.

June 24, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


New rating system for child care goes public July 1

Parents of infants and younger children using child care on a regular basis will soon have another tool at their disposal when selecting a facility.

June 23, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Humane Society’s Aiken remembers illustrious career

The home of Rick and Florence Aiken appears quiet on the outside, but the inside can only be deemed a true "animal house."

June 21, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Rankings on teacher training stir controversy

A study released Tuesday shows that preparation for teaching jobs is lacking across the country, including in Georgia.

June 20, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Dyer to speak in nation’s capital on breaking barriers, engaging students

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer will travel to Washington, D.C., next week, sharing information about collaborative educational methods that the system has implemented.

June 19, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Class Notes: Gainesville teacher named to Ga. ‘Master Teacher’ list

Michelle Masters, a teacher at New Holland Knowledge Academy with the Gainesville City Schools, was named by Gov. Nathan Deal to the 2013 Master Teacher list.

June 19, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall Schools' budget seminar has low turnout

"A millage rate increase does not automatically mean anyone's taxes are going up."

June 17, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County Schools to present information session before millage hearings

Prior to today's first public hearing on the Hall County school budget and proposed millage rate increase, Deputy Superintendent Lee Lovett will host a budget seminar.

June 17, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Brenau University in early stages of accepting free online course credits

Online education isn't new, but there has been a recent spike in interest in online college courses - especially free ones.

June 15, 2013 | 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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