GAINESVILLE - Area school systems have been battling state funding cuts for years. And if January's numbers are an indication, they might be seeing a slump in 1-cent sales-tax revenue, which they've used for years for construction and renovation projects to keep up with fast-growing enrollments. The $1.8 million collected in January was "considerably lower than (amounts) we have been experiencing," said Will Schofield, Hall County schools' ...
East Hall and Johnson high schools have started a computer-driven instructional program to help students make up credits needed to graduate or shore up academic weaknesses before taking the state's all-important graduation tests. Hall County schools has spent $157,000 on software for the "credit-recovery labs" at the schools, in what could end up being a districtwide initiative. The school system "has been offering the opportunity for students to ...
Though Hall and some surrounding counties are currently experiencing thunder storms and a tornado watch, the weather system responsible is expected to have moved through the area by later this evening.
The Girl Scouts of Northeast Georgia had a global traveling experience Saturday without even leaving the area.
Undergoing a heart procedure can be a scary, life-altering experience. It helps to be able to talk to someone who's been through it before.
He has a makeshift office that is littered with boxes of emergency lights, exit signs and parts to fire sprinklers. A contractor's truck is parked outside during the day.
LULA -- More than 100 years ago, Lula was established as a sleepy railroad hub between Athens and Atlanta. A rectangle one mile wide and two miles long encompassed the entire city that spread out from the railroad tracks parallel to Main Street.
Some days, courtroom interpreter Melva Alvarado can spend all day talking.
BRASELTON - A 19-year-old man fell off a roof at a construction site in Braselton and died Thursday afternoon.
GAINESVILLE - Sally Meadors, principal of Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy, is retiring after this school year.
Several thousand Pokémon Valentine's Day cards with lollipops are being recalled because the candy may contain metal fragments.
GAINESVILLE - A recently released forestry management plan includes both accolades and advice for local government's tree ordinances.
A 2-year-old Iraqi girl who underwent open-heart surgery on Monday left the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to continue her recuperation with a host family in suburban Nashville. Amenah Al-Bayati is said to doing well after doctors repaired a hole in her heart and redirected the blood flow to her lungs. Both her mother and doctors have noted the improvement in her color. Prior to ...
A fire that destroyed an unoccupied home early Tuesday in Clermont was intentionally set, fire officials said Friday.
GAINESVILLE - Arbor Day got an official nod from two governmental bodies Friday and area students picked up awards for their drawings of trees.
Gainesville police released a sketch Tuesday of an armed robbery suspect.
A more than three-hour standoff in Dawson County on Tuesday ended with a second murder suspect in custody.
Oakwood City Council has passed a resolution calling on its residents "to speak out" about a fire tax "inequity" for city taxpayers.
DALLAS - A Flowery Branch native and former actress pleaded guilty Tuesday to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, under a deal that her attorney has said would cap prison time at 18 years.
The Hall County Correctional Institute occupies a 50-year-old building that has seen better days, Warden Walt Davis said.
The way the state rates schools will change somewhat this year, focusing more on student progress and less on one-time achievement.
A machete-wielding man shot by Hall County deputies faces additional assault charges, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.
Students across Hall County are learning how to code this week and, as a result, have made a little extra cash.
Jennifer Lefevre is the recipient of an $850 grant via Clipper Petroleum.
Photographs and one particularly interesting artifact - a ledger showing expenses from 1953 - helped tell the story of Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic's 60 years in Gainesville.
Gainesville City Council will discuss at its work session Thursday a business resolution to adopt the Gainesville-Hall '96 Lake Lanier Olympic Venue service and lease agreements.
Northeast Georgia has seen more than its share of wet weather the past few days.
Oakwood City Council gave its OK on Monday night to AT&T putting up a 195-foot cellphone tower at Maranatha Baptist Church in Oakwood.
The future of a proposed large development remains uncertain until Hall County commissioners have a clearer understanding of how the wastewater will be handled.
Initial steps are being taken toward building a new correctional institute in Hall County.