BRASELTON - Casey Ramey and her husband were the first people on the scene of a head-on car accident back in March. The wreck happened right by her neighborhood, Chateau Corners, off Thompson Mill Road in the part of Braselton that falls in Hall County.
Were you slow to raise your hand in math class as a kid? Do you still feel like you're not a "math person"? If you were a kid in an elementary classroom today, it might be different for you. American educators are realizing that the math class of yesteryear, where pen and paper were the primary tools, is not effectively teaching math basics or inspiring students to pursue careers in engineering and science.
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.
Perhaps no nation has navigated such massive change in so short a time as China has since the late 1970s. My most recent trip there reconfirmed what an endlessly fascinating blend of opposites the country encompasses: East meets West, ancient meets modern, Third World meets First World, and political communism meets economic capitalism. Yet China has skillfully integrated these contradictions to create its most successful society in 5,000 years.
WASHINGTON - How can "comprehensive immigration reform" benefit our American children and grandchildren, who will prosper from or suffer the consequences of our decisions?
WASHINGTON - Throughout our nation's history, the world's biggest risk takers, boldest thinkers and hardest workers have flocked to America's shores in pursuit of greater freedom and opportunity.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Virtually all Americans will be required to have health insurance under the Affordable Care Act starting in 2014, and President Obama especially wants young, healthy people to sign up.
WASHINGTON - What's generally termed ObamaCare wasn't the brainstorm of President Obama, but an Alice in Wonderland "witches brew" concocted in 2010 by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with generous advice from Big Pharma, Big Insurance and the AARP.
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.
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.
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