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The following local area residents graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, Georgia during the fall 2011 commencement ceremony.

January 30, 2012 | | Good news


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Maj. Dan Woodall of Demorest has retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service.

January 29, 2012 | | Good news


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The United Methodist Women of St. Paul on Summit Street won the humanitarian award on Jan. 15 at the Martin Luther King Jr. program in Jefferson.

January 29, 2012 | | Good news


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The following area residents graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University:Amy Young of Hoschton;William Galloway and Samuel Pruitt of Gainesville;Michelle Salmon of Flowery Branch;Kimberly Richard of Buford.

January 23, 2012 | | Good news


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The following students were named to the fall 2011 dean's list at Armstrong Atlantic State University. In order to make the dean's list, students must be enrolled in at least nine semester hours of course work and earn a grade point average of at least 3.6.

January 16, 2012 | | Good news


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Two agencies serving area residents have been awarded grants totaling $12,000 by the Jackson EMC Foundation, a charity funded by the electric cooperative's members through their donations to the Operation Round Up program.

January 15, 2012 | | Good news


School news, Jan. 9

The following local students graduated from Gainesville State College in the school's 2011 summer and fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 10. Students graduating Summa Cum Laude have a collective GPA of 3.90 to 4.0. Students graduating Magna Cum Laude have a collective GPA of 3.70 to 3.89. Students graduating Cum Laude have a collective GPA of 3.50 to 3.69.

January 09, 2012 | From staff reports | Good news


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Kimberly Fox of Buford graduated from Berry College with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology.

January 02, 2012 | | Good news


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January 01, 2012 | | Good news


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Matt Kent, son of Stanley and Susan Kent of Flowery Branch, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

January 01, 2012 | | Good news


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Thuy Hanh and Stefanie Darby. Thuy Hanh Tran won a silver medal and an honorable mention at the Georgia Scholastic Art Competition at Georgia State, while Stefanie Darby won a silver medal. There were overmore than 2,500 artworks submitted.

December 26, 2011 | | Good news


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The Gainesville Jaycees recently helped ensure a better Christmas for more than 240 Hall County children with their annual Empty Stocking Fund project.

December 25, 2011 | | Good news


School news, Dec. 19

The Gainesville High School Varsity Academic Team won the North Georgia Academic championship in a sudden death final question against South Forsyth High School. In so doing, the team defeated Stephens County, Franklin County, Lambert, Habersham Central, West Forsyth, White County, North Forsyth, Flowery Branch, Dawson County, Lumpkin County, West Hall, Pickens, Chestatee, Gilmer and South Forsyth. These high schools represented the school finalists in the North Georgia six regions.

December 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Good news


Good News, Dec. 18

The Gainesville Jaycees recently helped ensure a better Christmas for more than 240 Hall County children with their annual Empty Stocking Fund project.

December 18, 2011 | From staff reports | Good news


Uniform news, Dec. 18

Allan Wade Elliott, deputy commanding general of the 108th Training Command, was officially promoted to brigadier general Nov. 19 at Charlotte, N.C.

December 18, 2011 | From staff reports | Good news


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Families receive gifts from Jaycees

The Gainesville Jaycees concluded its latest Empty Stocking Fund project Monday with a Christmas party at Skate Country in Gainesville.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Jackson EMC gives $34K to area groups serving Hall County

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $86,000 in grants to organizations during its November meeting, including $34,000 to organizations serving Hall County.

December 19, 2014 | | Good news


Bank supports film honoring WWII vet

South State Bank's Jefferson office donated $1,000 to the World War II Foundation to support the production of a documentary chronicling Jefferson native Damon "Rocky" Gause's escape from the Japanese in World War II.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Amerigroup event offers help to families

Families visited Lakeshore Mall on Friday for Amerigroup's Winter Wonderland event, which offered children's activities and resources for families.

December 17, 2014 | | Good news


Boys & Girls Clubs recognizes Laidlaw

Alex Laidlaw was recently honored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County at the annual Christmas meeting and awards ceremony.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Area woman inducted into honor society

Brittany Lee of Gainesville was recently initiated into the honor society Phi Kappa Phi at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.

December 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Flowery Branch woman receives scholarship

Leah Granger of Flowery Branch received the Kristin Bandy Craig Memorial Sponsored Scholarship during the 2014-2015 academic year.

December 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


UNG debate team wins multiple awards at Blazer Classic

The University of North Georgia's debate team won three first-place honors at the Blazer Classic Debate Tournament on Oct. 24-25 at Valdosta State University in Valdosta. Students on the team included Fernando Gonzalez of Flowery Branch, a sophomore majoring in English, Cristian Ramos of Gainesville, a freshman majoring in general studies, Tyler Williams of Flowery Branch, a sophomore majoring in engineering, Pablo Picazo of Gainesville, a senior majoring in psychology, Chase Yarbrough of Clermont, a senior majoring in media studies, Rebecca Pool of Gainesville, a freshman majoring in psychology, Efren Chavez of Gainesville, a senior majoring in management, Shea ...

December 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Johnson students selected for Hall County Honor Band

Thirteen musicians from Johnson High School were selected for the fourth annual Hall County Honor Band, which was directed this year by Josh Byrd, director of bands at the University of West Georgia. Select musicians from the county gathered for a rigorous rehearsal schedule over a 36-hour period, which culminated in a concert at Riverside Military Academy.

December 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Lakeview Academy’s robotics team wins award

Lakeview Academy's robotics team won the second place "Champion's Award" for embracing gracious professionalism while achieving excellence and innovation in the 2014 Northeast Georgia First Lego League Qualifier at Athens Academy.

December 12, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville area official earns finance certification

Karina Costantini, who works with Gainesville's Community Service Center, was recognized with Level I certification through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government's financial management training program for pursuing professional development in governmental finance, accounting and budgeting.

December 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


American Proteins gives $9,000 to Lanier Tech Foundation

American Proteins recently gave $9,000 to the Lanier Technical College Foundation to go toward the Bagwell Family Foundation Fund.

December 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Seventh-grader wins Water Essay Contest

Reagan Britt, a seventh-grader at North Hall Middle School, was named the Hall County winner of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District's 2014 Water Essay Contest.

December 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Whitaker graduates basic military training

Air Force Airman Tiffany N. Whitaker, whose mother lives in Flowery Branch, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Eagle Scout candidate builds wallboard for tennis community

Sam Terray, an 11th-grader, raised money and built a wallboard for the tennis community at Roper Park on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville. The soon-to-be Eagle Scout from Troop 26 at the First Baptist Church joined with his friends from Troop 16 at the First United Methodist Church for the project.

December 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


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