Paul Hansen, curator of the Hamilton Gardens in Hiawassee, was honored for his community involvement and work of bringing science to the garden for Towns County Schools.
Charla Brown of Clayton, a pharmacy technology student at North Georgia Technical College, has been named as the 2014 winner of the NGTC Foundation's Marlowe-Evans GOAL Scholarship.
Anna Bower, a 2009 North Hall High School graduate and 2013 graduate of Furman University, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Scholarship to Turkey for an English teaching assistantship, the U.S. Department of State and the William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.
Andrea Nguyen of Gainesville recently donated 20 inches of her hair to Locks of Love, which is a public nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada younger than 21 years old and are suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.
Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County was awarded the 2014 Car Seat Mini-Grant by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Injury Prevention Program.
Gainesville High School students recently competed in an ROTC competition with students and the team earning first place in a few categories.
Gainesville High School students Johnny Galaviz, Oo Myar, Duong Nguyen, Aleli Rebollar and Leonardo Tovair had artwork accepted into "Artistic Discovery: the Congressional Art Competition" at the University of North Georgia Art Gallery on the Gainesville campus. Tovair's oil pastel drawing won third place.
Hall County School District nominated 50 students to the state level interviews for the 2014 Georgia Governor's Honors Program.
Eagle Carpet Care & Restoration collected 558 toys for Toys for Tots during the company's sixth annual toy drive, which ended Dec. 17.
St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Parish, Knights of Columbus Counsel No. 14122 of Lilburn, donated a new ultrasound imagining machine Dec. 4 to Dahlonega Care Center Prenatal Imagining.
WomenSource will have seven new women serving on its board of directors. They are: Katie Dubnik, Regina Edmondson, Jane Fleming, Joy Green, Kelly Anne Miles, Lauren Samples and Rhonda Thompson.
One local group of high school students is trying to reverse the trend of teen drivers being the source of bad press in their community due to tragic texting and driving deaths or crashes involving speed and alcohol.
Centennial Elementary School won the district competition of the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl in January and the North East Georgia Regional Competition in February at North Hall Middle School.
On Jan. 22, Gainesville High School elected Cameron Drake as Mr. GHS during a male-dominated beauty pageant.
Seven Johnson High School Band students recently participated in the University of Georgia's Honor Band Festival.
Wofford College student Lauren E. Gregory of Gainesville studied abroad in Malta, Monaco, Andoraa, Vatican City and San Marino during Interim 2014.
Gainesville High School's Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) team had record numbers competing in regional competition. Several of them qualified to compete at the state leadership.
A record-breaking number of school students qualified at the Region Health Occupations Students of America Competition recently and will advance to the state contest March 6–8 in Athens. State qualifiers are from Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Johnson and West Hall Schools.
Riverside Military Academy senior cadet Jacob M. Deem was officially accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Riverside Military Academy senior cadet Harrison Summerour has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy by U.S. Congressman Doug Collins, Georgia's 9th District representative.
The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $73,440 in grants during its December meeting, including $9,500 to organizations serving area residents.
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