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.
Tane Shannon felt she had no choice. When the parent of a rising Johnson High School freshman stood before the Hall County school board last November, she asked if there was anything board members could do to improve the school that some perceive as lackluster.
After a rainy spring, Lake Lanier has filled up, to the delight of businesses and users alike. But after a steamy, mostly dry June, Gainesville-Hall County is back to a rainfall deficit - although a slight one - and slowly dropping lake levels.
OAKWOOD - Montie Robinson remembers his newly adopted city having a much different look when he began serving as a councilman in 1976. He recalled a general store named Jimmy's, two beauty salons and the post office.
Roy Crowe lives in a nightmare where the source of clean water is visible but beyond his reach. At the corner of Belmont Highway and Mabery Road, Crowe has four wells that have gone dry. The one that does work produces water so dirty, so full of iron that Crowe and his wife Elizabeth buy their drinking water and wash their white laundry elsewhere.
Could high-speed rail really be within the grasp of automobile-loving Southerners?
The most important fact of life is death. Yet, we spend our whole lives busily running away from that fact to create an ever-more complex world of endless trivial tasks and diversions. But the ultimate reality is that our time here is so limited and ever closer to the end.
WASHINGTON - The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a very special trade agreement. It is so special that our government officials who are negotiating it want to keep it completely secret from us.
WASHINGTON - Those who think we can protect U.S. jobs by turning inward have got it exactly backward.
In the aftermath of the Boston bombings, many are asking how someone who came to America at the age of 9, attended some of our best schools, captained the wrestling team, went to the prom and became a citizen could have inflicted such a devastating attack on our society.
Earlier this month, 35 public school teachers and administrators indicted for allegedly cheating to raise test scores in an Atlanta school district began turning themselves in to authorities. They may be the tip of the iceberg; a state investigation implicates 178 educators in the scandal.
America's economy is poised to roar ahead if only Washington would stop holding it back.
With Tax Day upon us, American families and employers are keenly aware of the deep cut the government is taking out of their household incomes and hard-earned profits - especially during the slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression.
America's economy is in the midst of a Great Stagnation that almost rivals the Great Depression of the 1930s, and the nation is fighting a costly and prolonged worldwide war against relentless Islamic terrorism.
In January, the Georgia Economic Developers Association hosted more than 50 state legislators at a luncheon to celebrate economic development accomplishments over the past 12 months. We also launched a year of celebration complete with a proclamation from Gov. Nathan Deal, as 2013 marks GEDA's 50th Anniversary.
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