OAKWOOD - Lamar Scroggs knows the value of hard work.
BLAIRSVILLE - The search for Kristi Cornwell continues.
Chuck Gregory recently wondered what it must have been like to experience a forest of thick-bodied American chestnuts.
Drip. Drip. Drip. It is raining, and students at Fair Street IB World School know the drill. The roof of the 70-year-old school leaks in hallways, a few classrooms and the gym. Elementary schoolers scatter to put trash cans and bins in strategic positions. "When it rains, we have some kids who know where to put the buckets. They know where the water is going to fall," said Fair Street Principal Will Campbell. Fair Street ...
Sunday is a relaxing day for most, but for Father Fabio Sotelo, it is the busiest day of the week.
A "hazardous material" label may seem like some elusive category of products, but they are more common than you would think.
Through the eyes of a 4-year-old pre-kindergarten student, the straight lines and loops of American letters start to mean something. Now local educators are seizing this narrow window of language development to immerse kids in Spanish and introduce them to Mandarin Chinese. Twenty pre-K students at Hall County's World Language Academy are among only a handful of 4-year-olds in the Western Hemisphere who spend 80 percent of their school day communicating with teachers in Spanish, ...
Kids aren't the only ones learning languages in local schools. Parents also are enrolling in English or Spanish classes at the World Language Academy.
BUFORD - Engineering marvel comes to mind, not legal rulings and political wrangling, when treading carefully through the slippery, dimly lit tunnel 150 feet under Buford Dam Road.
Year after year for 10 years, the principal of East Hall Middle School was forced to tell teachers and students state test scores were not high enough to meet "Adequate Yearly Progress" as defined by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The task was arduous. About 3 out of 4 East Hall Middle students are economically disadvantaged. More than 12 percent do not speak English as a first language. And more than 13 percent have special ...
A female gang leader showed up at Frances Hernandez' house 10 years ago and told her to join SUR-13 or expect regular beatings. Then, she slapped her.
Before the Gainesville City Council got a chance to hear business owners' responses to a proposal to annex their properties into the Gainesville city limits, the council was threatened with a lawsuit, a legislative veto and the burden of breaking recession-stressed business owners. Put mildly, a proposal to annex "island" properties at major entrances into the city already has proved contentious.
With the election still nearly 15 months in the future, there is only one certainty about the outcome of the race for Georgia's 9th District congressional seat: It will be a costly race.
Jennifer Rafanan hasn't been covered by health insurance since 2001. This means no doctor visits, eye exams, dental check-ups or annual women's tests.
The issue has caused some noise statewide, but it went unnoticed on July 13, when Oakwood City gave its final approval.
XIAN, China - Congress should not waste time debating a comprehensive climate change legislation in the coming year.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - In its most recent assessment released this fall, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said that warming of the Earth's climate system is both unequivocal and unprecedented, a conclusion that rests on multiple and independent sources of data.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The interim deal struck with Iran by the "5 plus 1" powers shows promise for achieving the end that Iran will not wind up with a nuclear program. Whether it is the deal that will be responsible for that end depends, of course, on whether Iran was building nuclear weapons at all. If Iran does not develop nuclear weapons, we may never know whether it was the deal that brought that about.
WASHINGTON - The six-month deal between U.S.-led negotiators and Iran will make an Iranian atomic bomb more likely, not less, because it significantly strengthens the very regime in Tehran that so desperately wants nuclear weaponry.
The Gettysburg Address was a long time "a-birthing," almost nine decades, or, as Lincoln said in one of the best-known phrases in American politics: "Four score and seven years ago"- 87 years being the time between the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and when Lincoln delivered his address at Gettysburg.
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