The University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus is going through a face-lift, with more than $2 million in total renovations scheduled to be complete in the first part of 2014.
If you notice traffic is a little bit lighter today, that's because school is now out of session this week for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Baseball player Zach Warwick tries to be an athlete in all aspects of his life. But earlier this year, he realized he was failing nutritionally.
The halls of Lakeshore Mall are already decked for the upcoming holiday season, spruced up with lights and garland. Santa Claus has been installed to his throne of honor, and preparation for the onslaught of shoppers this upcoming Friday - the infamous Black Friday - are well under way.
A piece of Gainesville and Fair Street School history, the towering oak tree in front of the school, is being cut down today.
Second-grade students from Fair Street School took a field trip Friday that was more about service than sightseeing.
Mary Anne Collier is passionate about two things: mathematics and teaching. And Thursday, the Chestatee High School math teacher was awarded for that passion by being named the 2014-15 Teacher of the Year for the Hall County School District. "I was shocked," Collier said. "I'd like to think that I do my job well, but I hope that every teacher you ask would say that." This year, Collier is teaching accelerated coordinate algebra and analytic ...
The inaugural Mary Parks Youth Champion award was given to two out of eight nominees. Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer and Judge Mary Carden were given the award, named after Parks, who spent much of her career with the Hall County School District as a teacher and director of student services. She also served as the Hall County Family Connection coordinator. "(Parks) dedicated her life to creating positive opportunities for young people throughout Hall ...
Friday marks 50 years since the assassination of John F. Kennedy, an event that resonates through the country to this day.
A former substitute teacher is now in the Hall County Jail after being arrested on a stalking charge.
Aaron Turpin has been named as one of the "40 top innovators in education" by the Center for Digital Education, a research institute specializing in education technology trends.
Different programs of interest may be in the future for Lanier Technical College.
The future of Wood's Mill Academy remains uncertain. It's been proposed the building, at 715 Wood's Mill Road, be closed as a separate school for middle and high school students. Under the proposal, a portion would remain open for high school students seeking alternative ways of learning; the building would also open to middle school students choosing to pursue the International Baccalaureate program. Two community members, including a Wood's Mill student, voiced their concerns at ...
Gainesville school leaders are considering closing the Academy at Wood's Mill at the end of this school year.
It's a well-known cliche that kids just don't come with instruction books. One program, sponsored by Gainesville City Schools, is working to provide just a little bit of that extra assistance. Read and Rise, a six-week program, is now in its second year. Rather than children being the students, parents are taking their turn in the hot seat, attending a weekly class to learn more about how they can help their young children prepare for ...
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.
East Hall and North Hall high schools will soon be home to brand-new facilities for their fine arts departments, including their respective theater programs.
If you're looking for a way to work off that holiday turkey and extra helpings of mashed potatoes, lace up those walking shoes and head to North Hall Middle School.
Thanksgiving is often portrayed as when families sit down to painstakingly crafted homemade meals, but that's not the reality for many who may have to work or are unable to visit family.
Fourth-grade students at Lakeview Academy recently learned that cooking the first Thanksgiving wasn't quite as simple as it can be today.
There's no need to drive to Atlanta or another major city to view dinosaur fossils; the Mesozoic Era is officially here in Hall County.