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Local elementary school helps its teachers get fit

When teachers at Friendship Elementary School were summoned to a surprise staff meeting in the Buford school's gym, they were not sure what they might be getting themselves into.

January 18, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Life


What happens when a student has no place like home?

In the still of the night, Anthony Davis often finds himself staring at the ceiling of his family's temporary apartment at the Salvation Army in Gainesville.

January 16, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Parenting columnist to speak in Gainesville

The North Hall Community Education Foundation has scheduled an event Thursday featuring syndicated parenting columnist John Rosemond.

January 15, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


CareHere clinic saving Gainesville money

The 1-year-old Gainesville CareHere clinic open to city employees and their families has been successful in improving employee health while reducing medical costs, according to city administrators.

January 14, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local educators wary of proposed payment plan

Local educators say they cautiously support Gov. Sonny Perdue's proposal to pay teachers based on student performance rather than teachers' levels of education.

January 13, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Georgia Legislature


Labor Department hosting jobs summit

One of 10 American adults is looking for work. But if you are among the unemployed, it's easy to feel like you are all alone.

January 13, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Budget cuts may delay 4-year college degree programs

As enrollment continues to swell and state budget cuts loom, Gainesville State College is paving the way for nearly a dozen more bachelor's degree programs.

January 11, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Friday wreck in Lumpkin County still under investigation

Two people died Friday in a car wreck on North Oak Grove Road in Lumpkin County, Georgia State Patrol Corporal Anthony Coleman said.

January 11, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Club forming to help train triathletes

If your new year's resolution is to partake in a triathlon, the ultimate test of athletic endurance, you may find you are in good company in Gainesville.

January 11, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Schofield takes on 3 more years as Hall school chief

Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield will continue to lead the school district for another three years.

January 11, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Educators balance new CRCT deadlines with furlough days

Hall County elementary and middle school students will take the state standardized test one week earlier than initially planned, but district leaders say the shift will not greatly affect students and teachers.

January 11, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Life


Charter councils act as school boards

Parents of charter school students are enjoying newfound democracy in school-level governance councils where their thoughts on school budgets, personnel and student achievement can be put into action.

January 09, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local schools earn Governor’s honors

Several local schools made the Governor's Office of Student Achievement's outstanding achievement list that recognizes 327 schools.

January 09, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville academy earns High-Flying honors

The Youth-at-Risk Conference recognized Gainesville Exploration Academy as a runner-up for its list of High-Flying Schools.

January 09, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local students to track US bobsledder in 2010 Winter Olympic games

Yes, the United States has an Olympic bobsled team.

January 07, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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