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Cartersville School Board Approves Raises For Employees

Cartersville School Board Approves Raises For Employees

The Cartersville City School Board also extended Superintendent Howard Hinesley's contract for an additional three years.
How Do Georgia Schools Rank Against Other States?

How Do Georgia Schools Rank Against Other States?

A new study by WalletHub ranks Georgia as the state with the highest dropout rate.
New Emerson Elementary Opens To Students

New Emerson Elementary Opens To Students

Over 440 students and 30 teachers and staff will start their school year at a new Bartow County Schools facility.
Georgia Sales Tax-Free Weekend 2014 Under Way

Georgia Sales Tax-Free Weekend 2014 Under Way

The state's sales tax holiday is great for back-to-school essentials. It runs through midnight on Saturday.
Cartersville School System Schedules Open House

Cartersville School System Schedules Open House

Students in the Cartersville City School System return to classes on Wednesday Aug. 6.
Bartow Recognized for Reducing School Bus Emissions

Bartow Recognized for Reducing School Bus Emissions

The Bartow County School System was given the GaDER Green Award, which recognizes school systems that have reduced emissions in 25% or less of their school bus fleet.
Bartow Schools Propose 13 Percent Tax Increase

Bartow Schools Propose 13 Percent Tax Increase

The Bartow County School Board is proposing to increase its tax rate from 17.137 mills to 19.40 mills.
Cartersville BOE Sets Property Tax Rate

Cartersville BOE Sets Property Tax Rate

The board voted to rollback its current millage rate of 18.23 to 17.93 mills.
Georgia Highlands Students Named To Dean's, President's Lists

Georgia Highlands Students Named To Dean's, President's Lists

These students from Bartow County were named to the lists for the spring 2014 semester.
Cartersville BOE Approves FY 2015 Budget

Cartersville BOE Approves FY 2015 Budget

The fiscal year 2016 budget does not include employee furloughs, and is based upon a 180-day calendar for students and 190-day calendar for teachers.
Over 500 Drivers Cited For Illegally Passing Bartow School Buses

Over 500 Drivers Cited For Illegally Passing Bartow School Buses

The Bartow County School System has 15 buses outfitted with the Student Guardian program, a camera system that detects drivers illegally passing school buses.
Georgia Highlands Appoints New Dean of Mathematics

Georgia Highlands Appoints New Dean of Mathematics

Dr. Tim Floyd will begin his tenure on July 1.
Georgia Highlands Appoints New Dean of Social Science

Georgia Highlands Appoints New Dean of Social Science

Dr. Alan Nichols has been tapped to serve as the new dean of the Social Science, Business, and Education divisions at Georgia Highlands College.
Board of Regents Names Georgia Highlands President

Board of Regents Names Georgia Highlands President

Dr. Donald J. Green of Ferris State University in Michigan will begin his tenure at the Rome-based college on Sept. 8.
School Board To Discuss Cartersville High School Track Repairs

School Board To Discuss Cartersville High School Track Repairs

The work session will be held at 6 p.m. Thursdat
Three Finalists Named For Georgia Highlands Presidency

Three Finalists Named For Georgia Highlands Presidency

The next president of Georgia Highlands College will be announced by the Board of Regents at a future meeting.
Georgia Highlands College Recognizes Faculty, Staff

Georgia Highlands College Recognizes Faculty, Staff

Several faculty and staff members were recognized during the institution's graduation ceremony held on Thursday, May 15.
Georgia Highlands Professor Named Teaching Fellow

Georgia Highlands Professor Named Teaching Fellow

Thomas Harnden is one of 14 faculty members from institutions of higher education across the state chosen for the Governor’s Teaching Fellow for the 2014 Summer Symposium Program.
New Dental Hygiene Degree Approved For Georgia Highlands

New Dental Hygiene Degree Approved For Georgia Highlands

The Board of Regents approved a new bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene for the Rome-based college.
Cartersville Resident Graduates From Atlanta Tech

Cartersville Resident Graduates From Atlanta Tech

Brigette Alexander is one of the first graduates of Atlanta Technical College's physical therapist assistant associate degree program.