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ACT scores just one measure of college readiness

State scores on the college entrance ACT exam inched up this year, but local school officials aren't really paying attention.

August 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Rain can't keep the blues down

DAHLONEGA - Rainy weather didn't stop blues fans from coming to Lumpkin county to enjoy a day and night of blues music.

August 21, 2010 | Megan Gill | Local

A night of music, commerce on the square

Customers often complain that downtown Gainesville businesses close too early on the weekends, and business owners complain that there aren't enough customers to stay open later.

August 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Heavy rain washes out part of parking lot in Cleveland

Heavy rains Saturday caused part of a parking lot to collapse at the Sonic restaurant in Cleveland.

August 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Innovative system helps cemetery log grave information

Wind and rain can beat away at tombstones over the years, wiping away the history etched there. But a project at Cleveland Historic Cemetery aims to preserve that information in digital records.

August 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Mentorship program gives kids a taste of potential careers

High school students across the county are trying to decide what to do for the rest of their lives.

August 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Lake Lanier Association has new executive director

After its longtime leader left for California, the Lake Lanier Association didn't have to look long and hard for a new replacement.

August 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Scholarship can help students with special needs

Special needs students in Georgia's schools are able to attend a private school to better meet their needs, but they only have a few days left to enroll.

August 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Volunteers construct houses for Haiti

Although there was no relief from the heat in sight for volunteers gathered at a Gainesville church on Friday, they worked tirelessly with a goal of providing comfort to people hundreds of miles away in Haiti.

August 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

New rules may require more scrutiny for mobile homes

A new state law may soon have Hall County changing the way it looks at manufactured homes.

August 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Philanthropist of the year nominations due Sept. 8, presentation at Nov. lunch

The North Georgia Community Foundation is taking nominations for its annual philanthropist of the year award, which will be presented at the annual Philanthropy Day luncheon Nov. 16.

August 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

I-85 info session set for Sept. 1

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a construction information session on the Interstate 85 Express Lane Project from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Gwinnett Civic Center in room 6ABC.

August 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Speaker encourages Wood’s Mill High to take a new approach to challenges

Jamey Moore knows a lot about picking yourself off the ground to move forward in life.

August 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Mother tells story of young son who drowned

Stephanie McConnell will do whatever she can to prevent a child from drowning like her son did.

August 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Downtown Gainesville staying open later Saturday night

If you venture over to the downtown square Saturday, you may see several unusual sights.

August 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

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