Merrianne Dyer entered the Gainesville city school system as a fourth-grader at Enota Elementary School.
The Gainesville City Board of Education passed a continuing resolution this evening to extend the system's ability to operate on a monthly budget through August.
On a scorching summer morning, local supporters of Illinois Sen. Barack Obama were taking it to the streets.
Ballistics tests will determine whether a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent or a Lumpkin County sheriff's deputy fired the shot that killed a bank robbery suspect who pointed a fake gun at officers Friday in Helen, a GBI spokesman said.
Some people choose to view the glass as half full. Others, like Kerry Hicks, owner of the Smokin' Fisherman in Clermont, think it's better to be prepared for the worst.
This April, all first- through eighth-graders in the Hall County and Gainesville city school systems took the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests. For the first time, there were eight CRCT this year that were aligned to the Georgia Performance Standards, which are academic standards the state Department of Education expects all Georgia students to meet. The new CRCT were given in mathematics to grades three through five and to ...
The convergence of a multiyear drought and a prolonged dip in the economy has given businesses that depend on water and the outdoors a double dose of medicine they would rather not take. "The drought has affected us," said Johnny Crowe of Water Sports Central, a boat dealership on Holiday Road in South Hall County. "I believe it has affected everyone in the entire state." But Crowe admits ...
Four local lawyers are scheduled to interview with a search committee in Atlanta today for a new Hall County State Court judgeship.
You bought that gym membership or piece of home workout equipment with the best of intentions, but you're filled with a sense of dread every time you think about working out. After all, the phrase does contain the word "work." But getting regular exercise can seem more like fun than a chore, and you should be able to break the weekly requirement into "bite-sized" pieces to make it easier, according ...
New versions of state math, science and social studies Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests sent thousands of failing Georgia students back for 20 more days of school this summer. Roughly 1,400 Hall County students attended summer school in June - about twice as many as last summer, according to Gerald Boyd, Hall County school improvement specialist. The spike in summer school students also cost the county system a pretty penny. ...
A Gainesville woman was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Sunday evening after her apartment was filled with smoke, officials said.
In most recreational baseball games, kids are separated by age, sex or skill level. But at Sandlot Sports Camp's championship baseball game Sunday, everyone had fun playing together, whether they were 16 or 6.
For new brides, changing a last name on scores of personal and legal documents may be a minor hassle. But being booked into jail for having a driver's license that doesn't match up with your Social Security card can be a much bigger headache.
Many local businesses have had to adapt to survive the low water levels on Lake Lanier. But Skogie's restaurant has evolved so well, in fact, that it's expanding.
MURRAYVILLE - The sound of bagpipes filled the air Saturday afternoon and into the night on a farm near the Lumpkin County line during the inaugural Starbridge Celtic Festival.
A Lula man accused of manufacturing marijuana was indicted Nov. 26 by a Hall County grand jury.
The first few months of flu season have been somewhat slow, but cases are starting to pick up, according to local experts.
Many people consider giving to charity this time of year, but not every organization deserves your donations.
The third suspect wanted in connection with the weekend shooting of a Woodstock man was apprehended Wednesday afternoon.
A man was arrested today in the theft of more than a dozen bronze animal statues from Memorial Park Funeral Home, sheriff's officials said.
Both Hall County and Gainesville schools saw four-year graduation rates increase in 2013, continuing an upward trend from 2011.
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.