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Gainesville native lands United Way internship

Gainesville native Maggie Ward has been chosen as the new intern for Trident United Way's communication department for the spring semester.

February 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Local Lions clubs donate $1,000 to Parks and Recreation

The Gainesville and North Hall Lions clubs have donated $1,000 to help local children participate in Gainesville Parks and Recreation programs such as youth sports, swimming lessons and camp regardless of their ability to pay.

January 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Trouilliere graduates from Marine recruit training

Pvt. Charles Trouilliere graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., on Nov. 21.

January 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Airman Thompson graduates basic military training

Air Force Airman Taylor N. Thompson, son of Robin and Ted Moon of Commerce and grandson of Louise and Richard McDowell of Flowery Branch, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

January 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Flags fly high above new hospital thanks to donation from Rotary Club of Braselton

The Medical Center Foundation recently held a flag-raising ceremony and breakfast dedication to honor The Rotary Club of Braselton for its gift to name The Braselton Rotary Club Flag Plaza at the new campus of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton.

January 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Johnson High students perform at art museum

Four flutists from Johnson High School recently performed at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta during a field trip with the school's International Baccalaureate program.

January 25, 2015 | | Good news


Domestic violence center welcomes 2015 board members

The Gateway Domestic Violence Center in Gainesville welcomed its new board, including four new members, during a Jan. 15 meeting.

January 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


29 Hall students among Governor’s Honors Program semifinalists

Governor's Honors Program semifinalists include 29 Hall County School District students among the more than 2,000 selected statewide.

January 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Hall County Regional Technology Fair names winners

The first-place winners from the Hall County Regional Technology Fair on Tuesday and Wednesday at the North Hall Community Center in Gainesville will go on to the state fair in March.

January 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Winner of gorilla-naming contest going to Disney

Five finalists in a gorilla-naming contest in Gainesville chose "Goliath," and finalist Dakota Miller's name was pulled Saturday as the winner in a drawing for a trip to Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

January 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Area residents and UNG cadets earn Guard commissions

A Gainesville man was among the 18 University of North Georgia cadets awarded commissions Dec. 12 as second lieutenants.

January 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville woman wins quilt raffle

January 08, 2015 | | Good news


North Georgia residents win pie contest

The Bowen Center for the Arts in Dawsonville was filled to the rafters with holiday cheer, and Nov. 22 marked the first Mrs. Santa Pie Contest and Tasting.

January 08, 2015 | | Good news


Students compete in gingerbread house contest

On Dec. 9, hundreds of students from Georgia Cyber Academy attended the virtual school's annual Winter Wonderland event at the Cabbage Patch Babyland General in Cleveland. The event was one of several gatherings across the state, offering an opportunity for GCA students, teachers and families to gather for the holidays and participate in some seasonal activities.

January 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Spherion donates to pregnancy center, Christian school

Two local organizations - Choices Pregnancy Care Center and North Georgia Christian School - each received $2,000 donations from Gainesville Spherion Staffing Services.

January 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


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McElvery graduates from basic military training

Air Force Airman Brett M. McElvery graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

July 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Optimist Club sponsors ‘Respect for Law’ poster contest

The Hall County Optimist Club recently sponsored a "Respect for Law" poster contest at Sugar Hill Elementary School. The contest was open to all fifth-grade students at the school, who were asked to interpret the topic of "Respect for Law."

July 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Braselton student awarded Fulbright scholarship

Dung Nguyen of Braselton recently was awarded a Fulbright scholarship.

July 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville student awarded business scholarships

Jareth Munoz of Gainesville recently was awarded the Nita Robinson Scholarship, designed to help students study global business at Georgia State.

July 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville man awarded for musical performance

Lowell Fuchs of Gainesville recently was awarded at the 2015 Georgia State University Undergraduate Research Conference.

July 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Bailey graduates from basic combat training

Army Pvt. Dominique A. Bailey has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

July 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Hoschton man awarded for undergraduate achievement

Zachary Bloomquist, of Hoschton, a computer science major at Georgia State University, has been awarded the Trustee Award for Undergraduate Achievement.

July 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville Modern Topics Study Club honored at Capitol

The Gainesville Modern Topics Study Club recently was honored for 100 years of activity by Sen. Butch Miller and Gov. Nathan Deal at the state Capitol.

July 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Oakwood native earns Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award

Oakwood native earns Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award

July 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Oakwood native earns Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award

Philip J. Martin, a rising third-year law student and native of Oakwood, was recently recognized with the Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

July 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Nix receives Urban Adolescent Teaching and Learning Award

Kimberly Nix of Gainesville received an Urban Adolescent Teaching and Learning Award from Georgia State University's College of Education during its annual Honors Day Ceremony on April 23.

July 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Newcomers Club provides homemade treats for Gainesville Police

The Gainesville Newcomers Club recently gave the Gainesville Police finger food and other varieties of homemade dishes to show appreciation for their dedication to the community. With the help of Cpl. Kevin Holbrook, who works in the Community Relations Department, Rae Aldridge, Beverly Collins and Linda Brady delivered an assortment of baked goods provided by numerous GNC volunteers.

June 28, 2015 | | Good news


Music rises at area church during annual choral explosion

Lakeview Academy and the University of North Georgia's choir combined their talents during Choral Explosion No. 12 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church earlier this year.

June 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Inaugural group of C.W. Davis Scholars recognized

Three Hall County teachers have been named as the first C.W. Davis Scholars and will receive $1,000 scholarships toward their pursuit of advanced degrees.

June 26, 2015 | | Good news


EMC board gives $64K to agencies serving area residents

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded $123,500 in grants to organizations during its April meeting, including $64,500 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin County residents.

June 26, 2015 | | Good news


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