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Hall school board changes GPA rules

Hall County students enrolled in certain college courses can now expect a bump to their high school grade point average.

June 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Local shelter kicks off revival with plans for expansion

The land beyond the Good News at Noon shelter is overgrown with rundown buildings, but Pastor Fletcher Law sees great potential.

June 09, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


3 drown in separate Lake Lanier incidents

Three men drowned Sunday at Lake Lanier in two separate incidents, with one including a father and son.

June 09, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Schools work to diversify faculties

For school officials, having diverse classroom leadership is another way to enhance student education.

June 08, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Flowery Branch-based manufacturer celebrates anniversary

Hundreds traveled from across the country to celebrate a milestone moment for a locally based manufacturing company.

June 06, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


State receives $1 million grant to boost college completion

Georgia is the recipient of a $1 million grant to implement Guided Pathways to Success, an education initiative designed to make college more affordable and boost college completion.

June 05, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Georgia Milestones to replace current standardized tests in schools

The next phase of standardized testing in Georgia is expected to consolidate content, take advantage of technology and offer a more in-depth look at what students have really learned in the classroom.

June 04, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Eyes on churches as they decide whether to allow guns

When Georgia's new comprehensive gun laws go into effect July 1, many churches will opt out of allowing weapons into worship halls.

June 03, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Wesley Roach named new Enota principal

Calhoun resident Wesley Roach has been announced as the new principal at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy.

June 02, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville City Schools budget adds 23 positions

Gainesville school board members have given tentative approval to a budget that adds new positions and restores calendar days for the upcoming school year.

June 02, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Area Buddhists celebrate ‘Buddha’s birthday’

There's a "baby Buddha" in all of us.

June 02, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Proposed federal college rating system alarms colleges

Brenau University President Ed Schrader says a proposed rating system by the federal government for colleges and universities is a step in the wrong direction.

June 02, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Security cameras help school resource officers plug into new technology

Cameras are everywhere, from banks to stores to home security systems - and now schools.

June 01, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Area colleges releasing free online textbooks

Two University of North Georgia faculty members are working closely together to make college a little more affordable.

May 29, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Choice programs grow as students desire individualized learning

When it comes to education, more students and parents are asking for choices.

May 29, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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Articles By Author - Carly Sharec


Flowery Branch rebids flood project

Flowery Branch officials continue searching for a permanent solution to damage on Spring Street from 2013 flooding.

September 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Road Atlanta prepares for upcoming Petit Le Mans

A prominent worldwide event is set to once again take place in South Hall County.

September 16, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Oakwood Aldi to hold grand opening Thursday

A grocery retailer known for cutting the frills of standard grocery stores in favor of cutting expenses for consumers is poised to open in South Hall.

September 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Business


Hot rides, chili take over in Flowery Branch

Thousands of spectators showed up Saturday to one of Flowery Branch's much-loved annual events.

September 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Spout Springs one of healthiest schools in US

Right by the front door of Spout Springs School of Enrichment is a vending machine wrapped in kraft paper; on it, student signatures are scrawled across it, promising to make healthy choices. The machine's only option is bottled water.

September 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Cars cruise into Flowery Branch

A much-loved tradition is once again visiting the streets of downtown Flowery Branch.

September 11, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Get Out top stories


South Hall park may open by spring

The sun broke through the clouds just in time to witness the official groundbreaking at Cherokee Bluffs Park.

September 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Sweet taste of macarons find way to Flowery Branch

For Karen Ching, there's a constant bar of excellence she's always trying to reach.

September 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Life top stories


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