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Gainesville High School on lock down for bomb threat WXIA

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- A bomb threat was written on a wall at Gainesville High School Wednesday morning, according to police. Both the Gainesville Police ...

Gainesville High School campus fire ruled arson  Gainesville Times

Gainesville Fire officials confirmed on Wednesday, Feb. 27, that arson was the cause of a fire that destroyed a modular unit behind the Ninth Grade Center on ...

Arson suspected in overnight fire that destroyed Gainesville High modular unit  Gainesville Times

Video surveillance has led school officials to believe arson is to blame for a fire that gutted a modular unit behind the Ninth Grade Center on the campus of ...

Johnny Vardeman: Gainesville High School classes making history 125 years apart  Gainesville Times

When Gainesville High School's Class of 2019 get their diplomas and turn their tassels Friday night at City Park, they will be the 125th class of graduates to do ...

How a new Success Center at Gainesville High will benefit students, families, community  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High will open a Student Success Center on campus during the 2019-20 academic year to support the city school system's ongoing “wraparound” ...

Gainesville High School graduation in 7 photos  Gainesville Times

Graduating seniors walk through an alley of cheering teachers during the Gainesville High School graduation ceremony at Bobby Gruhn Field in Gainesville on ...

What Gainesville High principal had to say about his first year with system  Gainesville Times

Jose Ramirez Salazar, a rising senior at Gainesville High, sat in the foyer near the school's front entrance on Friday, May 24, and reflected on the final day of the ...

Gainesville High teacher agrees to pre-trial diversion after alleged altercation with student  Gainesville Times

A former Gainesville High School construction teacher has entered a pre-trial diversion program following a physical altercation with a student last August.

Gainesville Athletics Hall of Fame: Cris Carpenter, a cornerstone in Gainesville High's success in the early 1980s  Gainesville Times

Humble beginnings can be an ostracized theme in sports. Even so, not many former professional athletes who grew up in a small town dream of rekindling their ...

Gainesville High valedictorian visits Gov. Brian Kemp  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High School's 2019 valedictorian received a special invite to meet Gov. Brian Kemp in Atlanta on Saturday, June 8.

High school basketball: North Georgia All-Star Classic planned for Friday, Saturday at Gainesville High  Gainesville Times

The eighth annual North Georgia All-Star Basketball Classic is Friday and Saturday at Gainesville High. The event kicks off Friday with the North Georgia Top 24 ...

Gainesville Athletics Hall of Fame: Tommy West's interest in coaching grew from standout playing career with Red Elephants  Gainesville Times

Tommy West grew up cradling footballs in city fields, darting to his left and to his right avoiding the nearest linebacker. He'd visualize running schemes at City ...

New student Success Center one of many positive changes for Gainesville City Schools  Gainesville Times

Officials with Gainesville City Schools are serving the academic health of students with a major services initiative that, after a year or more of planning, ...

Watch Pam Ware of Gainesville accept Woman of Distinction award by the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia  Gainesville Times

Pam Ware of Gainesville accepted the Woman of Distinction award presented by the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia at the Chattahoochee Country Club on ...

Coming this week: Times to highlight Gainesville High's all-time greats ahead of inaugural Gainesville Athletic Hall of Fame induction  Gainesville Times

The first class of the Gainesville athletics Hall of Fame will be inducted on Saturday. To mark the occasion, The Times will write a profile on each of the six ...

High School Theater Students Gather In Columbus For Georgia Thespian Conference  Georgia Public Broadcasting

Columbus takes center stage for the annual Georgia Thespian Conference this weekend. Thousands of high school theater students with gather there for.

High school basketball: Gainesville prepares for state playoff meeting against Langston Hughes in third consecutive year  Gainesville Times

When the Gainesville boys basketball team takes on Langston Hughes Saturday evening in a first-round playoff bout, the Red Elephants will be hoping third time ...

Gainesville High accepting nominations for athletics Hall of Fame  Gainesville Times

Starting in 2019, fans of Gainesville High School athletics will have a medium to see their favorite former student athletes honored for their achievements, ...

These scholarships are available to Hall students, but you have to apply soon  Gainesville Times

The deadline for local area students to apply for seven new academic scholarships administered by the North Georgia Community Foundation is Friday, March ...

How Gainesville school district seeks to diversify its teacher pipeline  Gainesville Times

Like a lot of college students, Liliana Esqueda, 22, was undecided for some time about what her major would be at the University of North Georgia in Gainesville.

Gainesville High School principal to retire  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High School Principal Tom Smith announced on Tuesday that he would retire at the end of the academic year.

Gainesville Athletics Hall of Fame: Gruhn never put football before family  Gainesville Times

Bobby Gruhn was the catalyst behind the Gainesville High football program for more than three decades as its head coach from 1963-1992, winning 254 games, ...

Lakeview Academy names John Simpson interim head of school  Gainesville Times

Lakeview Academy announced Tuesday that John Simpson has been named interim head of school for the 2019-2020 school year.

Charlie Company is heading to Afghanistan. Here's what Gainesville's send-off looked like  Gainesville Times

In the harsh cold, Carol Hagood stood on the side of Alta Vista Road hugging an American flag. Unlike many others who had gathered with her Monday morning ...

Schools celebrate 2019 STAR students, teachers  Gainesville Times

The Hall County and Gainesville school systems along with private schools honored their top academic students at an event Tuesday, Feb. 19, at The Oaks at ...

Former Gainesville coordinator Michael Perry named next head football coach at East Hall  Gainesville Times

Michael Perry's hiring as East Hall's next head football coach was approved by the Hall County Board of Education on Monday.

Max Sumner  UGA Today

Max Sumner in professor Kevin McCully's Exercise Muscle Physiology Laboratory where he has performed extensive research. (Photo by Chad Osburn/UGA).

Memorial Day parade 2019, in 20 photos  Gainesville Times

Red, white and blue engulfed Green Street on Monday, May 27, as thousands came to the annual Memorial Day parade in Gainesville to honor those who died ...

Transgender student allegedly told he must run for prom queen by school  Metro Weekly

A transgender high school student in Georgia was allegedly told that he could only be nominated for prom court if he ran for prom queen. Dex Frier, a ...

Gainesville valedictorian is first Latino to achieve that designation at the school  Gainesville Times

It's one thing to be applauded and called an inspiration by your classmates and teachers. It's a bigger distinction to be celebrated by your community at large.

High school football: Gainesville tops Winder-Barrow 20-7 for first win of the season  Gainesville Times

With the win, Gainesville moves to 1-7 on the season and 1-2 in Region 8-6A.

High school basketball: Gainesville boys take second at Region 8-6A tournament  Gainesville Times

Rafael Rubel scored 25 points and Brent Kelly chipped in 13 for the Gainesville High boys in a 51-47 loss to Apalachee for the Region 8-6A championship ...

High school soccer semifinals: Overcoming obstacles has been part of the path to staying in race for a state title  Gainesville Times

The adversities have come in waves for Gainesville High School boys soccer team this season. Two senior starters Erick Serrato and Alejandro Covarrubias fell ...

Workforce development starts early in Hall County - Atlanta Business Chronicle  Atlanta Business Chronicle

Workforce development is a team effort in Hall County. An alliance of educators, civic leaders and employers have developed a multi-pronged approach to ...

What this student plans to do with first scholarship from Gainesville High's Class of '64  Gainesville Times

Buffington greets strangers with a hearty handshake, wears a big, generous grin when speaking to them, and vibes with confidence as he shares his family's ...

Gainesville system names principals for high school, middle school  Gainesville Times

Jamie P. Green has been hired as the new principal of Gainesville High School, and Misty Freeman has been promoted from an interim position to principal of ...

STAR student Grayson Wagner could do a lot of things. Her teacher inspired her pursuit of biomedical engineering  Gainesville Times

Gainesville's 2019 STAR student isn't the only title Grayson Wagner embraces. Her fellow actors call her dance captain, and when she takes the tennis court at ...

The Spring Chicken Festival at Longwood Park: Everything you wanted to know  Gainesville Times

The Spring Chicken Festival is clucking its way back to Gainesville for its 15th year, but this will be the first year in its new home off of the square.

Youth lead the way at MLK march in Gainesville  Gainesville Times

As hundreds of residents from across Hall County marched together during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. rally in Gainesville on Monday, Jan. 21, one subset ...

High school football: Johnson off to best start since 2003 with win over Riverside Military  Gainesville Times

Jason Roquemore preached all week long to his Johnson High football team the importance of maintaining its composure after any turnover or drawback.

High school basketball: Gainesville converts hot start into dominant win over Lanier to close out regular season  Gainesville Times

The first time the Gainesville boys basketball team took on Lanier earlier this season, the Red Elephants let a close game slip away in overtime. In the rematch ...

6 years later, Hannah Truelove’s murder remains unsolved WXIA

Six years after a teenage girl was killed near her Gainesville home, the detective who first worked the case is still searching for justice.

Johnson High School boys basketball coach stepping down  Gainesville Times

Brandon Pickell, Johnson High Schools' boys basketball coach, has relinquished his position for one in another school system, according to a statement made ...

New Center Point director Mark Mobley has long ties to Gainesville, northeast Georgia  Gainesville Times

Mark Mobley, a former pastor and North Hall High School teacher, was named the new executive director of Center Point on Monday, April 15.

Why David Smith devoted 30 years towards helping kids thrive  Gainesville Times

In 1989, David Smith packed up his bags and drove from Gainesville, Fla. to Gainesville, Ga. to answer an inner calling to serve at the Christian Education ...

Gainesville downtown square closed for Thursday events  Gainesville Times

Motorists could hit traffic delays and lane closures in downtown Gainesville Thursday, Sept. 20, because of several events scheduled around the same time.

Photo slideshow: Gainesville High School graduation  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High graduates walked from First Baptist Church to City Park during graduation ceremonies Friday night.

High school basketball playoffs: Second-round schedules set for 7 programs in Hall County  Gainesville Times

Flowery Branch girls, three Class A private school teams have home games this week.

High school basketball: Gainesville uses strong fourth-quarter performance to escape with first-round playoff victory over Langston Hughes  Gainesville Times

In his four years with the Gainesville basketball team, senior guard Brent Kelly has developed a bit of a history with Langston Hughes. And after watching Red ...

Gainesville boys soccer team's 6A championship run comes up one game short in loss to Dalton  Gainesville Times

The Catamounts powerful starting 11 carried an undefeated record, but it was the handful of notable Gainesville season starters absent from the lineup which set ...

Johnny Vardeman: Gainesville High's annual of 1933 was dedicated to 'Depression'  Gainesville Times

Few areas and few people escaped the impact of the Depression of the 1930s. Things were skimpy all the way around.

GHS homecoming court named | Local News  Gainesville Daily Register

Gainesville High School students have selected their homecoming court in advance of the school's homecoming game Friday, Sept. 21.

Don Carter, former DNR board member and namesake of state park, dies at age 86  Gainesville Times

Don Carter, the namesake of Don Carter State Park who served 29 years on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources board, died Thursday, Feb. 7, at the ...

State's largest high school scoreboard video display going in at Bobby Gruhn Field  Gainesville Times

The state's largest high school scoreboard video display will soon cast its long glow over Gainesville High's Bobby Gruhn Field, home of the Red Elephants.

Scott Rogers' best photos of 2018  Gainesville Times

North Hall's Ansleigh Ferguson, top, and Rylee McCall, bottom, battle for a rebound with Winder's Chelia Watson, right, and Taniyah Parrish Monday Nov.

High school football player safety  WRUF

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The NFL and NCAA's concussion crisis and player safety initiatives have been well-chronicled, praised, criticized and debated. However ...

New York City of 1899 comes alive in 'Newsies'  Gainesville Times

Disney fans will get the chance to go back in time with the Gainesville High School Theatre Department's musical production of “Newsies.”

Local lawyer Doug Stewart remembered as leader in the community  Gainesville Times

The Rev. Scott Hearn remembered his “seersucker brother,” Jon Douglas Stewart, as a leader, mentor and “one of the sharpest dressers in town.”Stewart, a ...

Kitchen Inspections Feb. 20-27  Gainesville Times

The following are among the food *service* establishments inspected Feb. 20-27 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. Food *service* ...

High school cross country: Crow paces North Hall boys to win at Mountain Invitational  Gainesville Times

North Hall's Devan Crow broke the meet record with a time of 15 minutes, 9 seconds to win the Mountain Invitational on Thursday at Unicoi State Park in Helen.

Gainesville, Hall students hold walkouts encouraging solutions to gun violence  Gainesville Times

Before a hushed crowd of several hundred Gainesville High School students on Wednesday morning, March 14, junior Matthew Penado read the names of each ...

Who should be named the Male Athlete of the Year?  WSB Atlanta

Montlick & Associates honors the best high school athletes on the field and in the community with the Montlick & Associates Athlete of the Week and the Athletes ...

Photos: See the action of Flowery Branch's state semifinal loss to Carver-Columbus in Fort Valley  Gainesville Times

The Flowery Branch girls basketball team hung with top-ranked Carver-Columbus for one half in Saturday's state semifinal bout between the teams, but the Lady ...

2 juveniles arrested for threats at Gainesville High  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Two boys have been charged in connection with threats scrawled on a bathroom wall at Gainesville High School, police said late Wednesday.

Gainesville Athletics Hall of Fame: Tommy Aaron made his mark with 1973 Masters win  Gainesville Times

Long before Tommy Aaron was the 1973 Masters champion, he was a student-athlete at Gainesville High. And years prior to earning his fame along with a ...

Georgia Tech Football: Geoff Collins and the Jackets add two more!  From The Rumble Seat

It was a big day for Geoff Collins and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets as they added two players from Gainesville: offensive tackle Jordan Williams from ...

Gainesville native winning pageants, doing good works  Gainesville Times

Gainesville native Miranda Childers recently won the title of Ms. US World NOWSA Ambassador at a pageant held in Reno, Nevada, during the month of ...

Fourth grader brings loaded pistol on school bus in Coweta County WXIA

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. — A fourth grader at Ruth Hill Elementary School in Coweta County is out of school after a bus driver found a loaded pistol in the ...

Gainesville school officials will propose another education sales tax. Here are 6 things they want to know first  Gainesville Times

Officials with Gainesville City Schools want answers from the community to six questions about the future of the district. They'll seek that input during four ...

High school basketball: Flowery Branch girls dominate St. Pius X in second-round playoff victory  Gainesville Times

The Flowery Branch girls basketball team made it look easy Wednesday night in a complete domination of visiting St. Pius Xavier.

High school basketball: Shad Dabney leads Riverside Military Academy on deep playoff run  Gainesville Times

Riverside Military's Shad Dabney couldn't have imagined another deep playoff run would come so soon at a new school. However, thanks to his thrilling ...

Athletes of the week: Senior guards Blackwell, Shelton are Gainesville's dynamic duo on basketball court  Gainesville Times

Looking at the skillsets of Gainesville shooting guards Tija Blackwell and Tia Shelton, one doesn't really work without the other, according to their coach.

34 things old-timers may remember in Gainesville  Gainesville Times

You date yourself if you remember: When two pool rooms sat side by side on Gainesville's Main Street just south of the Collegiate Grill. And George and ...

Gainesville High senior selected as National Merit Scholarship semifinalist  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High School senior Adam Jobson has been selected as a semi-finalist for the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.

High school basketball: Gainesville boys team dominates Winder-Barrow on senior night to take fourth straight region win  Gainesville Times

The seniors on Gainesville's boys basketball team have won plenty of games over the last four years with the Red Elephants, and nothing was going to get in ...

High school baseball: North Hall remains in contention for No. 1 seed despite pair of losses to Fannin County  Gainesville Times

Despite a sluggish night, North Hall's baseball program can still lock up the Region 7-3A championship.

Gainesville girl twirling her way to France  Gainesville Times

Anna Mitchell Ralston grew up going to football games in Athens with her family.

6 from Gainesville High selected for Governor's Honors Program  Gainesville Times

Six students from Gainesville High School were selected as finalists for the prestigious and competitive Governor's Honors Program.

High school football preview 2018: Flowery Branch up for challenge  Gainesville Times

After breaking a three-year playoff drought with a win over Kell last season, Flowery Branch looks to push even further into the playoffs in 2018.

How Level Up is changing the game for men's salons  Gainesville Times

Level Up Haircuts for Men believes women aren't the only ones who deserve pampering. “We want to offer guys an ultimate experience, something different from ...

Joy Griffin resigns as United Way president, search is on for replacement  Gainesville Times

After nine years with the United Way of Hall County, Joy Griffin, the organization's president and chief professional officer, has resigned.

Gainesville grad Spencer Ralston leads a reinvigorated Georgia golf team into NCAA championship  Gainesville Times

Wherever Spencer Ralston has gone, success has been quick to follow.

Gainesville man describes 'devastating' ordeal with West Nile virus  Gainesville Times

David Carmon never knew what bit him. Many days would pass before the Gainesville man and his wife, Jessie, would know the culprit — a mosquito infected by ...

Peek inside a cluttered attic of Gainesville history in the Green family home  Gainesville Times

Tucked behind a few pine trees on Blue Ridge Drive Northeast in Gainesville sits a brick, ranch-style home. Five small, white columns support the awning over ...

This 18-year-old started with Gainesville's junior police academy. Now, the department hopes to put her on the road  Gainesville Times

For the past five years, Litzy Saravia has shadowed Gainesville Police officers to get an insight into the world of law enforcement.

VIDEO: Gainesville girl's passion gets her to Japan  Gainesville Times

Making it to the Osaka International Music Competition was never really Marisa Woo's goal as a pianist, but her fluttering fingers flew her all the way to Japan just ...

Ex-Gainesville star Deshaun Watson not fazed by racist comments  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Former Gainesville High School star Deshaun Watson, now an NFL standout with the Houston Texans, says he's not worried about a racist online post by an ...

High school softball: Chestatee's Eddins continues to strengthen legacy in the pitching circle  Gainesville Times

Over the years, Chestatee's Elizabeth Eddins has learned to keep the majority of her focus on the fun of the game, rather than herself. While one of the toughest ...

How Hall, Gainesville school systems keep students safe  Gainesville Times

Hall County and Gainesville school leaders worked Thursday, Feb. 15, to address the concerns of students and parents after 17 people were fatally shot ...

Giving back to the game: Gainesville grad Micah Owings using big league experience to teach the next generation  Gainesville Times

Micah Owings' baseball career took a sudden turn in 2017. One day, he was wearing a Seattle Mariners uniform, competing for a job in the big leagues.

High school football: North Hall, White County to put tight rivalry on the line in Week 5 of upcoming season  Gainesville Times

Believe it or not, the high school football season is just a mere six weeks away from kicking off Aug. 17. That's great news for fans eager to pack the stands on ...

Johnson grad Ty Cockfield is making the most of his senior season at Arkansas State  Gainesville Times

Cockfield leads the team in scoring and has the third-most points in the Sun Belt Conference with 20.5 points a game through 15 games played.

Longtime Gainesville boys golf coach Bryson Worley leaving school to run UNG golf program  Gainesville Times

Worley, who resides in North Hall, said he was swayed by the university's proximity to his home, facilities and “off-the-charts” potential for its golf program.

WomenSource's Power of the Purse celebrates women who serve the community  Gainesville Times

Police officers, educators, health care professionals and other public servants filled the runway Tuesday evening at WomenSource's annual Power of the Purse ...

Teen falls through gym's ceiling during high school wrestling match  KCBD

At least eight individuals, including two adults and at least four juveniles, trespassed onto school property and went to the roof of the gym.

No. 5 Flowery Branch girls regroup in second half, storm past Chestatee for 61-38 region basketball win  Gainesville Times

For a while, Chestatee High's girls basketball team made things interesting against region unbeaten Flowery Branch Tuesday night.

Gainesville High's new PAES lab prepares special-education students for career success  Gainesville Times

Erin Folger will graduate from Gainesville High School in May, and she feels more ready than ever to meet the “real world.” Folger, 20, is one of dozens of ...

North Hall swim team's dominant girls squad leads Trojans to Hall County championship title  Gainesville Times

North Hall's girls finished first at the event, with Lanier Christian Academy coming in at second and Chestatee taking third. The hosting Riverside Military ...

ArtsBridge Foundation Announces Winners Of 2019 Shuler Awards  Broadway World

During a two-hour stage show aired live on Georgia Public Broadcasting, ArtsBridge Foundation tonight announced the winners of the 11th Annual Georgia ...

High school football: North Hall steamrolls Lumpkin County, 70-0, at the Brickyard  Gainesville Times

The Trojans rolled to their third region win of the season Friday night.

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