The Gainesville school board is looking for budget relief wherever it can find it, including asking City Council to waive for one year the fee it charges to send out property tax notices and collect taxes on the district's behalf.
A state committee set up to review applications of charter school systems has voted to recommend that the remaining petitions for charter system status, including one from the Gainesville City Schools, be approved by the State Board of Education. The Charter Advisory Committee made its recommendation on Friday, and it was announced Monday. In addition to Gainesville, the systems seeking charter status are the city systems in Decatur and Marietta, ...
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Kids, don't try this at home. Three performers lifted a fourth into the air with only their legs, gracefully raising their other limbs outward, looking like a willowy pink flower atop a small round platform. Performers spun umbrellas and tables like tops using just their feet. Others leapt and flipped through rings simultaneously, in different directions. One performer stood on tiptoe on another's head. The cast dazzled the audience with ...
The school tax rate is rising for Hall County property owners.
Six employees of the Hall County Health Department will lose their jobs at the end of this month as a result of budget cuts. Dr. David Westfall, director of District 2 Public Health, which administers health departments in Hall and 12 other Northeast Georgia counties, said he was lucky he didn't have to give more people the bad news.
Got a craving for fresh tomatoes? Whether you can find any today depends on where you decide to eat or shop. Hall County restaurants and supermarkets have had differing responses to a federal advisory on tomato safety.
A slumping economy and soaring fuel prices have inspired in Hall County a pessimistic but cautious outlook for the next fiscal year. Hall County commissioners recommended a yearlong hiring freeze for open positions among other cuts in a meeting Monday. Starting July 1, hiring for any of the 43 open positions would require approval by the board of commissioners or the county administrator. The projected savings for cutting ...
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga. told Hall County school administrators on Monday that he is hopeful of administrative changes to the No Child Left Behind Act that will help systems like Hall County that have an influx of non-English speaking students.
Don't be afraid to save a life.
Not only did neither competitor in this year's Helen to the Atlantic balloon race make it to the finish line, organizers also had to declare the race a tie.
It took Theresa Dove-Waters 14 years to write her book, "Not My Son, Not on Mother's Day."
The Yonah Mountain trail, from which a Sautee teenager fell to her death Saturday, was well-known and well-traveled to her and her friends, a White County Fire official said Sunday. "It's something they've done all the time. They've lived in the county all their lives," said Ana Newberry, public information officer for White County Fire Department . Elena Rae Shaw, 18, fell 600 feet from the top of ...
No one was injured in a fire that burned about half of Calvin Sargent's home.
Jeff Tupper of 6430 Ivey Springs Drive was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center and treated for minor burns he received when a propane tank malfunctioned on his back deck.
If you notice traffic is a little bit lighter today, that's because school is now out of session this week for the Thanksgiving holiday.
On March 19, 1970, Burton's department store held its grand opening on the downtown square in Gainesville. Billed as a store "with a new concept in shopping," the store carried a variety of clothing, both men's and women's, as well as furniture.
Area residents now can view the final version of Gainesville's Transportation Master Plan, completed after a yearlong study.
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Baseball player Zach Warwick tries to be an athlete in all aspects of his life. But earlier this year, he realized he was failing nutritionally.
The Oakwood Police Department will soon be sharing quarters with the City Hall and municipal court, City Manager Stan Brown said.
U.S. Senate and House of Representatives conferees have started work on the final version of a water authorization bill that states governors, not Congress, should negotiate interstate water disputes.
Area residents could get a taste of winter weather this holiday week.
The second annual Georgia Gives Day wrapped up its online fundraiser with significantly more money raised across the state, but numbers taking a slight dip in Hall County.
When veterans return home, the transition into civilian life can be difficult for some. Yet there are organizations to help them make it as smooth as possible.
The U.S. Senate is expected to begin debate this week on a defense spending bill that may, among other things, transfer control of Camp Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the Department of Defense.
Under the Bridge Ministries continued its Thanksgiving season tradition of distributing boxed meals on Saturday in its most successful year yet, ministry founder Jason Ladd said.
As surveillance and monitoring technology increases, groups like the American Civil Liberties Union advocate safeguards and limits to ensure government uses data in ethical and legal ways.
Tree company workers started work Saturday morning cutting down the old oak tree that has stood in front of Fair Street Elementary School for many years.
After Leslie McRoberts worked in hospitality for three years, she had earned 75 cents more an hour than when she started. Now, she's at Brenau University working on a master's degree in hopes of earning more in the future.