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Hall's proposed scheduling change may cut teachers

The Hall County school board may adopt a hybrid schedule for its high schools that would allow the system to operate with about 35 fewer teachers next school year.

November 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local school superintendents tout flexibility in education

Leaders of the Gainesville and Hall County school systems fielded questions from Rotary Club members Monday as part of the civic group's State of the Schools presentation.

November 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Buford school reopens after widespread illness

Health officials are still investigating the cause of an outbreak of symptoms that led to the closure of an elementary school in Buford on Friday.

November 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Skies to remain sunny all week

If you're feeling a bit water-logged after last month's rains, you should get a chance to dry out this week.

November 02, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Deputies investigate attempted abduction

A strange man cruising through an upscale North Hall subdivision ordered a 10-year-old to get into his truck in what authorities are calling an attempted child abduction.

November 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hospital commended for providing care for uninsured

Northeast Georgia Medical Center was recently named "Large Hospital of the Year" by The Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals.

November 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Repeat molester convicted

A Hall County man who got probation in a 1993 child molestation conviction was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday after a jury found him guilty of molesting another child.

November 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood 2010 budget set for final OK Monday

Oakwood's 2010 budget is poised for its final OK by City Council.

November 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth County man injured in boat fire, explosion on Lanier

A 41-year-old Forsyth County man was hospitalized Sunday for serious injuries after a boat caught fire on Lake Lanier.

November 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Local groups seek toys for needy children

The magic of Christmas morning often centers around what's under the Christmas tree. But for many children this year, that magic won't happen without the help of local agencies.

November 01, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Eagle Ranch welcomes the public during annual open house

The residents of Eagle Ranch, a Christian home for children in crisis, opened their arms and doors wide on Sunday for the annual open house event.

November 01, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Gainesville still working on alcohol laws

Gainesville's alcohol ordinances are likely to see another change this month as Gainesville officials continue to tweak the ordinances to make them less prohibitive to caterers and nonprofit organizations.

November 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Procedure can help control systems for Parkinson’s, other patients

Dr. Darlene Lobel recalled one patient from a former practice who loved to fish but had long given up the pasttime after years of Parkinson's disease had taken their toll.

November 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public's help sought in Oct. 15 burglary at North Hall High

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in an Oct. 15 burglary at North Hall High School at 4885 Mount Vernon Road.

November 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Deputy revamps prevention programs

In times like these, Deputy Stephen Wilbanks' job is more important than ever.

November 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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West Hall senior Stephen Henderson struggled with Asperger's syndrome but found confidence in karate

At The Dojo American Karate Center in Flowery Branch, Stephen Henderson lines up students in his after-school class.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville senior Claire Oliver left family abroad so she could graduate back home

Claire Oliver lived in Gainesville before her family packed up and moved to Saudi Arabia.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Maranatha Christian Academy Danielle Johnson has learned to cope with dyslexia, excel in music

When Danielle Johnson reads, words can float to another line. The same thing happens with musical notes.

May 15, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Wood’s Mill senior Carla Suarez Lopez faced hardships but hopes to go to veterinary school

Carla Suarez Lopez "technically got kicked out" of Chestatee High School.

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


North Hall senior Will Barrett speaks publicly to spread awareness of autism

At 18 years old, Will Barrett commands a stage.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chestatee senior Brooke Gilbert discovered art amid the pain of an eating disorder

Brooke Gilbert knows the value of art and wants to share it with others.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Vietnam veterans were bonded by war 50 years ago

Having graduated from high school in the mid-1960s and just starting lives in small-town Gainesville, 22 young men, mostly in their late teens, didn't ...

May 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta garden gun case won’t affect Gainesville site

The case involving a visitor carrying weapons in the Atlanta Botanical Garden has been remanded back to Fulton County Superior Court.

May 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Olympic Park venue manager comes full circle with Pan Am Games

As 9-year-old Morgan House watched the Centennial Olympic Games from the shores of Lake Lanier, the world's best kayakers paddled through the lake's ...

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Local buy, global effect: Shop on Gainesville square offers international products

For more than a decade, Connie Rock wanted her purchases to have purpose.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Data puts parts of Gainesville at top threat level for lead poisoning

The painters are brushing up as Melvean Strickland looks over the renovation of her family's home in the historic Newtown neighborhood of Gainesville.

May 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ducks zoom across Lanier to deliver rich prize

All it took was two ducks and 10 bucks.

May 14, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


VIDEO: Lawman hauls a heavy load at Sheriff's Office job fair

Heavy-lifting Sgt. Greg Cochran with the Hall County Sheriff's office is back at it again, performing feats of almost superhuman strength for a crowd ...

May 14, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Flowery Branch students join others to create apps

Flowery Branch High School students, and three other schools, combined technology and compassion in an online project, "Mad about Mattering," seeking to "change the world ...

May 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Gainesville judge to speak at Vatican summit

A U.S. District Court judge from Gainesville will join a selection of other judges to speak at the Vatican for a summit on human ...

May 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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