"There's nothing like a book." Judy Pannell tapped the bookshelf next to her lightly as she said those words Friday evening, surrounded by fellow book lovers to share in good reading and good company - all for a good cause. The sixth annual Read-A-Thon, sponsored by the Gainesville/Hall County Alliance for Literacy and held at the Hall Book Exchange on Thompson Bridge Road, began 5 p.m. Friday. It runs through 5 p.m. today. Pannell, an ...
Silly costumes, funky colors and a sea of red are washing over Gainesville and Hall County schools this week and next, as students across the area just say no to using drugs.
Hall County School Superintendent Will Schofield was in his element Thursday as a gaggle of third- and fourth-grade World Language Academy students gathered around him.
Hall County firefighters were called to a house fire on the 3700 block of Hardy Road on Thursday afternoon.
Archery. Flute. Learning Chinese. Cooking. Those may all sound like adult hobbies, but for the elementary students at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy, those subjects comprise just another day at school. "Our children get the opportunity to be introduced to many, many different areas of expertise," said Assistant Principal Susan Nelson. "When the little ones come in, we give them lots of opportunities to experience many different things ... then, as they progress through our ...
The Gainesville City School System has named Adrian Niles as its new director of maintenance and operations.
A Washington Street house currently under construction is giving some high school students the chance to learn important skills.
Individual mentoring, providing career guidance and crisis counseling are just three of the many responsibilities school guidance counselors take on during their jobs.
The education system looks different than it did just a few years ago, especially in Hall County schools.
Hundreds of Hall County high school juniors and seniors already have a jump-start on their future careers.
Workforce readiness. Access to education. Partnerships and collaborations within communities and the region.
Thousands of visitors are expected in Hall County this weekend for the 16th annual Petit Le Mans road race.
New pretests were administered for the first time this year in public schools after local officials developed the materials over the summer.
Students at Sugar Hill Elementary School received one sweet treat and one special visitor Thursday.
A team of Brazilian educators has landed in Hall County. Neliany de Campos Manhaes Marinho of Rio de Janeiro and Quiteria Alves Calado de Melo of Alagoas will spend the next two weeks in Georgia, hosted by Hall County Schools and the World Language Academy. "We're loving it," de Campos Manhaes Marinho said in Portuguese through a translator. "We haven't been here before, and it's just amazing." They said the only cultural difference in their ...
A revised set of design guidelines for Gainesville's historic districts separates residential-style buildings used as homes from those occupied by businesses.
A male victim has been flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta after being run over by a vehicle.
A statewide video competition has inspired local high school students to share the message that when it comes to underage drinking, most people are just saying "no."
One week after the coldest Thanksgiving since the early 1900s, temperatures continue to break records - in the other extreme.
"Go Big Red!"
Two male juveniles were arrested Wednesday in connection with a threatening note found in a Gainesville High School boys restroom.
Construction is continuing on schedule for Hall County's two new fire stations, though the recent rainy weather is slowing things down just a tad.
Middle and high school girls heard a special presentation Wednesday about the importance of self-respect and setting goals.
Brenau University President Ed Schrader stood among the construction of the Brenau Downtown Center as workers continued to place the final touches of a renovation that's been nearly nine months in the making.
Classes will continue as normal at Gainesville High School today, though with ramped-up security following a threatening note found Tuesday afternoon.
Hall County School District representatives will meet Thursday with the Georgia School Boards Association to share some of their "innovative promising practices," including many of the programs of choice in the county system.
Multiple studies show college students gain weight through their academic career, but two area institutions are working to change that reality for their students.
A better way to distribute tax dollars is at the top of the Gainesville City Schools wish list for the upcoming state legislative session.
An expected change to the way the state funds public libraries could mean less money overall for the Hall County Library System.
A local school has seen improvements in standardized test scores after implementing what's been a controversial grading method in other parts of the country.