View Mobile Site

Take a sneak peek at The Times' new website

August 17th, 2017 08:11 a.m.

Archive By Section - Viewpoint

Plugging leaks: 4 Gainesville schools need new roofs

Drip. Drip. Drip.

It is raining, and students at Fair Street IB World School know the drill.

October 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Viewpoint

Packed in to pray

Sunday is a relaxing day for most, but for Father Fabio Sotelo, it is the busiest day of the week.

September 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Viewpoint

Secret agents: Hazardous material dangers

A "hazardous material" label may seem like some elusive category of products, but they are more common than you would think.

September 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Viewpoint

World Language Academy students immersed in multiple languages

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, 10 percent of the day communicating in English and 10 percent of their day learning Mandarin Chinese.

September 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Viewpoint

Parents get in on the language act, too

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.

September 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Viewpoint

Inside Buford Dam, Lake Lanier’s powerhouse

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.

September 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Viewpoint

No success left behind: EHMS off dreaded list

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 needs, whereas most schools have a roughly 10 percent special needs population.

August 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Viewpoint

Sense of belonging? Ex-gang member working for a better life

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.

August 23, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Viewpoint

Stranded on an island? Gainesville looks to annex property

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.

August 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Viewpoint

Following the money in 9th District race

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.

August 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Viewpoint

Many young people are going without health insurance

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.

August 02, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Viewpoint

Want to start a business? First, prove you’re legal

The issue has caused some noise statewide, but it went unnoticed on July 13, when Oakwood City gave its final approval.

July 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Viewpoint

Boundary wars: New law lets parents choose school

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.

July 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Viewpoint

Full for now: Summer heat could affect Lanier

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.

July 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Viewpoint

Massive I-985 project nears completion

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.

June 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Viewpoint

« First  « Prev  17 18 19 20 21  Next »  Last »

Page 19 of 26

No Articles Found.

Powered by
Morris Technology
Please wait ...