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Transgender student barred from prom king nomination  Gainesville Times

A transgender student was nominated but then removed by the school district from this year's prom king ballot at Johnson High School.

After 7 seasons, Jason Roquemore departs as Johnson High football coach  Gainesville Times

Even through the lean years, Jason Roquemore was the constant ambassador for the Johnson High football program during his seven-year stint as its head ...

A transgender senior was a prom king candidate. The school said he could run — as queen.  Washington Post

The thought of being nominated to prom court had not crossed high school senior Dex Frier's mind. The 17-year-old from Gainesville, Ga., came out identifying ...

Trans teen says Georgia school took him off prom king ballot  WTOP

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A transgender student says his Georgia high school removed him from this year's prom king ballot. The Gainesville Times quotes ...

Johnson High teen graduating early — with associate degree. And her desire to contribute to community shapes her plans.  Gainesville Times

Rachel Korynoski has accomplished things some Hall County educators can't recall ever seeing before. The Johnson High School student will graduate in ...

High school soccer: Johnson seniors shine in 5A quarterfinals bout against Fayette County  Gainesville Times

When the Johnson boys soccer team needed a spark in Wednesday night's Class 5A state quarterfinal match against Fayette County, it got it from its most ...

High school crowns transgender student ‘royal knight’ in gender-free prom  New York Daily News

Georgia high school gets rid of 'prom queen" and "prom king," crowning transgender student as a gender-neutral "Royal Knight."

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 ...

Johnson football team hopeful after ending losing streak  Gainesville Times

After two consecutive winless seasons, the Johnson Knights have started off the 2018 season 1-0 and are hoping their next victory comes in Friday night's Battle ...

Photo slideshow: Johnson High graduation  Gainesville Times

Johnson High School senior class members gathered at Free Chapel on Friday, May 25, 2018, for their commencement ceremony.

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 ...

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 ...

Worth Co. school board hires new high school principal  WALB

The Worth County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday night to hire a new principal for Worth County High School.

Johnson High student arrested for allegedly having stolen gun at East Hall High  Gainesville Times

A Johnson High School student allegedly in possession of a stolen gun was arrested Monday on the campus of East Hall High School. Rigoberto Garcia, 17 ...

They were marching band director and student. Now these 2 men both lead high school bands  Gainesville Times

Adam Youngman is indeed a young man. But at 25 years old, the new band director at East Hall High School is already sharing the same field with his mentor, ...

Kitchen Inspections Nov. 26-30, 2018  Gainesville Times

The following are among the food *service* establishments inspected from Nov.26-30 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. Food *service* ...

How Gainesville, Hall County will celebrate the 2019 MLK holiday  Gainesville Times

Irene Lipscomb is something of a local bridge between an older generation of African-Americans who grew up in the days of segregation, and today's millennial ...

Annual MLK march has new route for 2019  Gainesville Times

With its annual Martin Luther King Jr. events, the Newtown Florist Club is urging people to speak up and participate.This year's theme for the holiday, which falls ...

Hall County Schools adding pilot 'silent alarm' system to current school security systems

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Hall County is adding another layer of school security, after the County School Board approved a $150,000 pilot project for a “silent alarm.

Johnson High students explore creative writing with new club  Gainesville Times

The desire to have students express themselves through writing sparked the idea for a junior writers club. But it was a lack of creative writing opportunities in ...

Hall Co. Schools planning $150K safety measure additions after recent school shooting WXIA

New safety measures will be added on to what Hall County Schools already implements.

Finalist to replace embattled Buford superintendent has roots in Hall  Gainesville Times

The Buford City Schools Board of Education has announced its sole finalist to fill the superintendent's position vacated by Geye Hamby in August in the midst of ...

Cherokee Bluff High School's first graduation ceremony in 8 photos  Gainesville Times

Cherokee Bluff High School's first graduating class accept their diplomas during a commencement ceremony at Free Chapel in Gainesville on Saturday, May 25, ...

Round 2 Wrap-up: Memorial Health Holiday Classic  WSAV-TV

Some of the area's best high school basketball talents spent their Saturday battling it out in the second round of the Memorial Health Holiday Classic.

Oakwood Elementary gets interim principal  Gainesville Times

Jeremy Boleman was approved as interim principal at Oakwood Elementary School by the Hall County Board of Education on Monday, Dec. 10.

43 students from Hall named to District Honor Band  Gainesville Times

Hall County is well-represented in District Honor Band with 43 students being selected for the honor, 42 of them from Hall County Schools and one from ...

Atlanta Highway gas leak repaired  Gainesville Times

A gas leak Tuesday morning on Atlanta Highway prompted the evacuation of employees at the Hall County Schools transportation center, as well as students ...

UNG awarded $2.6 million for Upward Bound program  News at UNG

The University of North Georgia (UNG) has been awarded a total of $2.6 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Education's Upward Bound Program ...

Hall County 2018-19 Teachers of the Year  Gainesville Times

Hall County Teachers of the Year share what they love about teaching.

Band booster former president criminally charged - Story  FOX 5 Atlanta

A Hall county former band booster president is facing an uncertain future for allegedly stealing from the people he was supposed to be helping.

How many homes Hall housing boom is bringing to county  Gainesville Times

That hammering noise you hear down the street may be home building in Hall County — and quite possibly the start of a residential boom not seen since before ...

Cancer survivor gets encouragement during Celebrity Challenge at Mitsubishi Electric Classic

Madison Williams couldn't help but feel a little starstruck as World Golf Hall of Famer Tom Watson signed her hat before the second round of the Mitsubishi ...

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 ...

Friends say teen killed in wreck was humble, kind and had 'biggest heart of anybody'  Gainesville Times

Jakeline Castillo began to panic when her father bolted from the house about 4 a.m. Tuesday, telling her to stay behind and go back to sleep. But little sleep was ...

In a Georgia town, nine people explain their frustration and optimism on immigration  The Washington Post

OF AMERICA | A debate over deportation and a border wall, boosted by Trump, has gripped electoral politics in the state.

Minister's message: Is truth a fruit of the spirit?  Gainesville Times

When I first started exploring graduate schools for doctoral work, I looked at studying in the United Kingdom. A major difference is that in the U.K., candidates ...

Wendy Etris: 3 Facts to Know About AJ Styles’ Wife  Earn The Necklace

WWE fighter AJ Styles is married to Wendy Etris for 18 years now. Here is everything you need to know about Wendy Etris' wiki and AJ Styles' family.

See all the Georgia schools involved in the 2018 Shuler Hensley Awards  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The 2018 Shuler Hensley Awards, which honor the best in Georgia high school theater, are coming up.

Schools, governments, businesses close early due to winter weather  Gainesville Times

Harsher winter weather than was expected has forced school systems and others to close early.

Lyman Hall principal picked to lead new Cherokee Bluff Middle School  Gainesville Times

Robert Wilson, principal of Lyman Hall Elementary, has been recommended to become the first principal of Cherokee Bluff Middle School, scheduled to open in ...

Tim Slater returns to Gwinnett as Lanier girls basketball coach  Gwinnett Prep Sports

Lanier High School announced the school has hired Rome High School assistant athletic director Tim Slater as its new girls basketball coach.

How Hall groups are partnering to meet growing demands of foster care  Gainesville Times

A collaborative approach in Hall County to recruit foster families has become a testament of the need to provide homes for an unprecedented number of ...

Kitchen inspections, Dec. 17  Gainesville Times

The following are among the food *service* establishments inspected from Dec. 11-15 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department.

Getting to Know — Stan Luttrell | Archive

Stan Luttrell is the linebackers coach and the strength and power coordinator at Buford High School. He joined the Wolves for the 2014 season after serving as ...

Thomaville football begins spring practice, adds new coaches  Times-Enterprise

THOMASVILLE — Thomasville's football team began its spring practice slate on Tuesday, with players beginning competition for coveted positions left by ...

Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10007 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

Wendy Jones, AJ Styles' Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

WWE superstar AJ Styles is married to Wendy Jones, a schoolteacher, and he has four children, three sons and one daughter.

Hall's immigration detention numbers nearly tripled in Trump's first 100 days  Gainesville Times

A new report shows nearly three times as many undocumented immigrants were detained in Hall County in the first 100 days of President Donald Trump's ...

Caleb Carmean takes over at Kennesaw Mountain | Cobb Football Friday

Kennesaw Mountain football wants to be competitive in region play and experience playoff football for the first time.

PREP BASKETBALL: Wolves get into start of something new  Northwest Georgia News

Basketball season may be five months away, but there's no time like the present for Rome High's boys' team and the new situation in which it finds itself.

100 Best Public High Schools in Georgia

Virginia Highland-Druid Hills, GA - New 2016 list: collected test results, graduation rates, parent and student surveys and more to determine the best ...

GAERF Supports Top Graphic Arts Competitors at SkillsUSA  Printing Impressions

GAERF recently recognized talented Graphic Communications contestants from across the country who participated in the SkillsUSA NLSC Championships.

Getting to Know ... Chad Pittman | Archive

Chad Pittman is in his fourth year as the head coach of the girls basketball program at Duluth. Pittman got his start coaching boys basketball at his alma mater, ...

Cagle shares life as son of Georgia lieutenant governor  The Signal

As a collegiate athlete, one is accustomed to receiving much attention throughout the duration of their college years, in large part to their athletic abilities.

Three killed, four injured in wreck near Talmo  Jackson Herald TODAY

Three juveniles were killed and four people were injured in a two-vehicle wreck near the Talmo city limits Saturday morning. Five of the 7 people in the two cars ...

Sunday Interview with Debbie Ball: ‘I always felt like I was sort of a door opener’  Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

In more than 40 years as a coach, Debbie Ball has been a part of more than 1000 wins and will be inducted into the Georgia Coaches Hall of Fame on June 4.

Better Know A Buckeye: Trey Johnson | Eleven Warriors  Eleven Warriors

Trey Johnson is profiled in this feature, taking a look at his recruitment to Auburn and, eventually, Ohio State.

Madison County girls capture region title  Madison Journal TODAY

By Dallas Bordon The Madison County Lady Raiders are 2013 Region 8-AAAA champions. The Lady Raiders (20-8) defeated Chestatee 54-26 Friday night to ...

Nation's Top 50 Boys Outdoor Returnees By Event: Spring Season Is Already Here (For Some)!  MileSplit

Tyrese Cooper (now competing at Miami Norland High School) has the nation's fastest returning times in both the 200 (20.46) and 400 (45.26), while has the ...

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