ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Brig. Gen. Leslie C. Smithof Gainesville, commander, 20th Support Command was recently promoted to major general during a ceremony Sept. 21.
Kelly Lee of Wells Fargo Advisors in Gainesville has been recognized by Wells Fargo for her contributions to her local community by volunteering with Challenged Child and Friends.Along with receiving a volunteer service award from the bank, Lee also won $1,000 for the nonprofit, which serves special needs children through a full-inclusion pre-school program.
Ann Goble of Gainesville has been accepted into the annual member's exhibition for Women Artists of the West held in Fredericksburg, Texas.WAOW is a national organization with more than 300 award winning, professional women painters and sculptors from across the country.
For their academic performance during fall semester 2012, the following students were named to the North Georgia College & State University Dean's List. Students achieving a 3.5 grade point average and carrying 12 or more credit hours in one semester are placed on the Dean's List. Students also must have no grade lower than B:
Jenny Bulley, a Washington and Lee University junior from Gainesville, completed a summer internship as part of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty.
The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students during the Institute's 242nd commencement exercises.
grade-point average and a share of the prestigious Cora Anderson Hill award for students with the highest academic record.
The fourth annual Miss Right To Life of Georgia Scholarship and Benefit pageant was held recently at the John S. Burd Center on the campus of Brenau University in Gainesville.
Army National Guard Spec. Suzanne M. Lince has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
GSC honor student Brittany Barron recently had her poetry selected for publication in the 2012 edition of Sanctuary, a literary arts journal of the Southern Regional Honors Council. Barron is the daughter of Jerry and Deborah Barron and granddaughter of Charles and Marjorie Barron.
Hall County 4-H Horse Club members competed at the recent State 4-H and Southern Regional 4-H Horse Show held Aug. 1-5 in Perry.
The Jackson EMC Foundation, a charity funded by the donations of the cooperative's members through the Operation Round Up program, has awarded $46,600 to four agencies that provide programs or services to the residents of Hall County.
John Aaron Jovaag was listed on the Dean's List of Academic Honor at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA for the Spring 2012 semester.
North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega conferred both undergraduate and graduate degrees on more than 800 total graduates in the spring graduation ceremonies held May 4-6 on campus.
The Gainesville Jaycees continued the long-standing goal of improving the Hall County and north Georgia communities with recent donations to area charities.
Each year, the Quinlan Visual Arts Center awards scholarship money to students as part of Youth Art Month, which is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Gainesville. Students' artwork is also displayed at the Quinlan until April 11.
The Col. William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently celebrated students and community members during the chapter's annual Awards Tea.
The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded $110,500 in grants to organizations during its February meeting, including $41,000 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin county residents.
Brenau University's Phi Mu fraternity partnered with El Sombrero No. 9 last semester to host "Taco Tuesdays" to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
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