Winder-Barrow High School senior Alex Childers became the first recipient of Piedmont's new Premier scholarship, which grants full tuition to Georgia high school valedictorians.
Nadia Millsap of Gainesville was selected by the Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society for membership in the local chapter at the University of West Georgia.
Professor of Dance Vincas S. Greene attended the 34th annual meeting for the National Association of Schools of Dance from Sept. 11-13 in Snowbird, Utah.
The University of North Georgia Debate Team won second place at the King Classic Debate Tournament on Oct. 10-11 at Morehouse College. It was the highest finish UNG has ever achieved at the King Classic.
BP and Clipper Petroleum (Circle M Food Shops) donated a $5,000 grant to Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy in Gainesville via the Fueling Communities program. The funds will support a wide spectrum of programs and activities at the school, including student leadership programs and technology upgrades to enhance learning.
Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy learned valuable fire safety lessons from an outdoor expert.
College freshman Brooke Bell of Oakwood has been named to Bob Jones University's University Singers, BJU's largest choral organization.
North Georgia Technical College automotive technology student James Burns of Toccoa recently received a tools scholarship from the Northeast Georgia Antique Auto Region.
Bozeman, a boy, Scott William, Oct. 3, Amber Bozeman and Kevin Bozeman, Gainesville.
Chip and Debbie Robinson of Buford announce the engagement of their daughter Jennifer Brooke Robinson to James "Jay" Emile Bates III, son of Jeb and Rosemary Bates of Gainesville.
CONYERS - The Flowery Branch High cross country teams scored decisive team titles in the Region 8-AAAAA championships at Georgia International Horse Park on Saturday.
The Chattahoochee Ladies Golf Association played their year-end "Turkey Shoot" flighted, low net event last Tuesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Matt Jones and Kelvin Taylor combined for 389 yards rushing and four touchdowns and Florida upset ninth-ranked Georgia 38-20 Saturday, ending a three-game losing streak in the series and quite possibly saving coach Will Muschamp's job.
ATLANTA - Justin Thomas threw three touchdown passes, Synjyn Days ran for a career-high 147 yards and Georgia Tech beat Virginia 35-10 on Saturday in an Atlantic Coast Conference game.
Allen, a girl, Brelynn Alexis, Nov. 14, Breana White and Joshua Allen, Lavonia.
Courtney Brooke Smith and Andrew Thomas Pratt Alexander were united in marriage at 1 p.m. Feb. 15, 2014, at New Bridge Baptist Church in Gainesville. The bride is the daughter of Tony and Wendy Smith of Clermont. The groom is the son of Brian and Teresa Alexander of Clermont.
Capt. Mike England was presented the National Safe Boating Council's 2014 Boating Safety Award at the 55th annual National Association of State Boating Law Administrators Conference in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Kim Martin, coalition coordinator for Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County, was selected as Coalition Coordinator of the Year at Safe Kids Georgia's sixth annual awards breakfast Oct. 10, at Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded a total of $100,000 in grants during its September meeting, including $19,500 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin County residents.
Brenau University's fall production of "Evening of Dance: Unspoken Truths" showed student-choreographed pieces in which the dancers demonstrated each one's unique artistic prowess with performances Nov. 7-8 at Pearce Auditorium.
Four Gainesville natives, one Cleveland woman and one Flowery Branch woman were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor societies.
If there's a word that can sum up our national leadership these days, it is "lame" - a lame-duck session of Congress, a lame-duck president, all yielding results that are totally lame.
The Lakeview Academy boys basketball team defeated host Chattanooga Christian 66-40 in a Saturday game in Tennessee.