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.
Homeless and needy veterans will have the opportunity to receive vital supplies Saturday through several area veterans organizations.
Gainesville ushered in another holiday season with horse-drawn carriage rides, music and lights on the square.
The inaugural Mary Parks Youth Champion award was given to two out of eight nominees.
The Peach State is producing far more blueberries than peaches, said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black.
Rhett Lamar Conner waited for the Red Rabbit bus Wednesday afternoon at a new bus stop near Brenau University.
Friday marks 50 years since the assassination of John F. Kennedy, an event that resonates through the country to this day.
Gainesville police are investigating after a man fled from a traffic stop and officers found him dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Cpl. Kevin Holbrook said.
Area residents still seeking to understand how the new federal health care law affects them are invited to a Monday hearing on the troubled rollout.
Here are some tips to help you deal with the summer heat wave.
Braving winter weather