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Danielle Newbern, a senior at North Hall High, recently signed an Academic Presidential Scholarship with LaGrange College. Newbern also plans on playing softball with the college.

March 28, 2011 | | Good news


Uniform News

Coast Guard Fireman Joshua M. Brandsma, a Hall County native, graduated with Company Foxtrot 184 on Dec. 17 at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, N.J.

March 27, 2011 | | Good news


School News, March 21

Chestatee High School DECA competed among 2,000 other high school students from across Georgia recently at the DECA State Career Development Conference in Atlanta. Fourteen students placed high enough to move on to compete at internationals in Orlando, Fla., at the end of April.

March 21, 2011 | From staff reports | Good news


Uniform News

Two Hall County teens graduated from the Fort Gordon Youth Challenge Academy on March 5. Graduation ceremonies were at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta, marking 10,000 students in the YCA's history.

March 13, 2011 | | Good news


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Pack No. 203 Arrow of Lights Den was presented with the highest award in Cub Scouts, The Arrow of Light Award on March 1. The Arrow of Lights Den has had an exciting four years working toward each rank that led up to the Arrow of Light Award.

March 13, 2011 | | Good news


School News

Emily Glaser of Demorest has been named to the President's List for fall semester at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Ala. Members of the list achieved a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.

March 07, 2011 | | Good news


Uniform News

Air Force Airman Christopher M. Wethington graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

March 06, 2011 | | Good news


School News

Hall County and Gainesville City Schools students participated at the Georgia Thespian Conference in Columbus Feb. 10-12.

February 28, 2011 | | Good news


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Gainesville resident Ed Rigel Sr. was recently installed as the President of the Lyman Hall Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution at the annual meeting of the chapter in Gainesville. The chapter has more than 50 members and is one of the leading chapters in the state. Rigel joined the organization as a descendant of Pvt. Cornelius Vanderbilt, a member of the Militia of Orange County, New York during the American Revolution.

February 27, 2011 | | Good news


Uniform News

Army National Guard Pfc. Michael D. Bishop has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training.

February 27, 2011 | | Good news


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The Home Life Department of theBuford Lanier Woman's Club recently hosted a Valentines Day party for the clients of High Hope Center.

February 20, 2011 | | Good news


Uniform News

February 20, 2011 | | Good news


Uniform News

In ceremonies held Dec. 11 at North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega, several graduating cadets were awarded commissions as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army. They also received their degrees in graduation ceremonies held later that day.

February 13, 2011 | | Good news


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Juan Taborda, of Flowery Branch, on the morning of Feb. 2, went to Atlanta to take the test to become a United States citizen. It was his second and last try under his current application. He passed the test and took the oath of allegiance that afternoon. Taborda was a native of Colombia, South America, and started studying for U.S. Citizenship in April of 2009 at First Baptist Church of Gainesville on Green Street along with his wife, Consuelo and daughter, Erika.

February 13, 2011 | | Good news


School news, Feb. 14

Spelling bee winners for Gainesville Middle School were Daniel Co and Bailey Armour (alternate); Georgia Tran, Centennial Elementary; Julia Ferguson (alternate), Enota Elementary. Daniel Co will go on to represent Gainesville schools in Suwanee at Collins Hill High School on Feb 26.

February 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Good news


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Hall County kids succeed at State 4-H Horse Show

Hall County 4-H Club members received recognition at the recent 4-H State Horse Show in Perry.

July 20, 2014 | | Good news


West Hall grad earns scholarship from nonprofit

West Hall High School graduate Zach English received a $2,500 scholarship from the H.O.P.E. Foundation.

July 20, 2014 | | Good news


North Hall student gains entry into national society

North Hall High School student April Barth of Clermont has been selected for membership into the National Society of High School Scholars.

July 20, 2014 | | Good news


Elliott earns promotion to rank of Army major general

U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Allan W. Elliott has been confirmed for promotion to the rank of major general and assignment as assistant deputy chief of staff, G-4, Mobilization and Training, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

July 20, 2014 | | Good news


Gainesville, West Hall grads complete training in Illinois

2003 Gainesville High School graduate Korvin L. Mitchell and 2011 West Hall High School graduate Timothy Ansel finished their U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

July 20, 2014 | | Good news


Chestatee grad earns top Navy basic training honor

Haley E. Woody, a 2013 Chestatee High School graduate, completed basic training June 20 with the U.S. Navy at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill.

July 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


County students earn computer certifications

More than 460 Hall County students received Microsoft Office Specialist and Adobe certifications this year.

July 17, 2014 | | Good news


Oakwood student participates in Bob Jones orientation

Bell will be majoring in Elementary Education when classes begin Sept. 3.

July 17, 2014 | | Good news


Gainesville native receives award at Wofford College

Louisa Rhodes Jacobs was recently selected as the recipient of the 2014 George A. Carlisle Award at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. The Gainesville native was recognized May 6 during the college's Honors Day ceremonies.

July 17, 2014 | | Good news


Middle school students tapped by Duke University

Seventh-grade students from Gainesville Middle School were awarded state recognition in the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

July 17, 2014 | | Good news


UNG cadets earn military awards and scholarships

Three dozen members of the University of North Georgia's Corps of Cadets were presented military awards and scholarships April 27 at the annual Boar's Head Brigade Military Awards Review in conjunction with the university's annual Alumni Weekend.

July 17, 2014 | | Good news


North Georgia Technical College literacy volunteers recognized during luncheon

Achieving a GED takes hard work, dedication and hours of coaching from a team of instructors and volunteers who believe in the dreams of others.

July 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Centennial Arts Academy receives $1,000 grant

Centennial Arts Academy is one of the 50 national winners of a $1,000 grant from the "Kids Bowl Free" organization.

July 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Read with Gracie program awards area volunteers

Johnson High School students Will Crain and Andrew Jones received prizes of $500 and $150 respectively through the Read with Gracie program.

July 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


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