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.
Construction is continuing on schedule for Hall County's two new fire stations, though the recent rainy weather is slowing things down just a tad.
Immigration attorneys are welcoming the shuttering of a Gainesville immigration detention center, owned by the city and operated by the Corrections Corp. of America.
Gainesville police offered a few more details into the search and chase of a Murrayville man who was found in the woods with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on Nov. 19.
Middle and high school girls heard a special presentation Wednesday about the importance of self-respect and setting goals.
Brenau University students got a chance to ease the stress of final exams week on Wednesday and play with puppies. The Hall County Animal Shelter brought some pups to the campus for students to visit with and forget about grades for a moment.
Special Olympics Georgia is looking for hundreds of volunteers to help with an event in Hall County next fall.
One person died Wednesday in a one-vehicle wreck on Ga. 60/Candler Road near Roy Parks Road in East Hall County.
Brenau University President Ed Schrader stood among the construction of the Brenau Downtown Center as workers continued to place the final touches of a renovation that's been nearly nine months in the making.
Gainesville is looking to plant 180 trees at three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers parks as part of an "environmental stewardship" effort tied to the Clarks Bridge replacement project.
Hall County may save months and millions of dollars to provide sewer to the Ga. 365 corridor by not building a new sewer treatment plant in North Hall.
DAWSONVILLE- Authorities say a single-engine plane on its way to DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Chamblee lost radar and radio contact Monday night before crashing in a heavily wooded area of Dawson County, killing the pilot.
Classes will continue as normal at Gainesville High School today, though with ramped-up security following a threatening note found Tuesday afternoon.
Lanier Elementary students got a treat Tuesday when about 15 Atlanta Falcons players were on hand at the school's gymnasium for the Atlanta Falcons' physical fitness camp. The players were there to help the students through the various activities and were joined by a group of Chestatee High seniors.
Gainesville City Council members said they had to approve an ordinance Tuesday night allowing guns in city parks.
Hall County School District representatives will meet Thursday with the Georgia School Boards Association to share some of their "innovative promising practices," including many of the programs of choice in the county system.