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Army Pvt. Cody B. Wishon has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

November 11, 2013 | | Good news


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The Georgia Military Veterans' Hall of Fame (GMVHOF) has announced the 18 inductees for the first class of military heroes.

November 11, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news


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Air Force Airman William C. Reed and Airman Stephen M. Mayo graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

November 11, 2013 | | Good news


Garden club dedicates benches

November 10, 2013 | | Good news


DAR marks signing of the Constitution

November 10, 2013 | | Good news


Department of Revenue tours a winery

November 10, 2013 | | Good news


Gainesville car dealership raises $1,110 for Mount Vernon Exploratory

Local Chrysler Group dealership, Hayes Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge Inc. helped raise $1,110 in funding for Mount Vernon Exploratory with Chrysler brand's Drive for the Kids program. The fundraising event was Oct. 18 in conjunction with the Fall Festival.

November 10, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news


Lakeview Academy wins region one-act play championship

Lakeview Academy's play, "The Wedding Singer," won first place out of the nine schools competing for the region one-act title recently at Piedmont College.

November 04, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news


Gainesville High School earns runner-up position for play

Gainesville High School Theatre's performance of "The Great American Trailer Park" musical earned the school a Region 8 AAAAA One-Act Play runner-up award in the region.

November 04, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news


West Hall students receives commendation award

West Hall High School student Anthony Arbise has been named a commended student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.

November 04, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news


Two authors hold book signing

November 03, 2013 | | Good news


Lanierland Civitan installs officers

November 03, 2013 | | Good news


Financial adviser gets honorable mention honor

Financial adviser Brian Byars, Founder of Advanced Retirement Planning, recently received an honorable mention in Financial Planning Magazine's Pro Bono Awards. The annual awards program, conducted in partnership with the Foundation for Financial Planning, recognizes the community service of advisers across the country.

November 03, 2013 | | Good news


Gainesville resident wins ribbon at horse show

Maisie McSwain of Gainesville earned a blue ribbon in Class 123 at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration recently.

November 03, 2013 | | Good news


PetSmart donates fish tank to Family Promise

PetSmart Promise, a collaboration between PetSmart and Family Promise, placed 50 fish tanks in Day Centers across the country recently.

November 03, 2013 | | Good news


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North Georgia student wins top honors in state competition

Banks County High School student Calvin Boyer recently placed first in the Electric Membership Corp./National FFA Organization State Agricultural Education Career Development Event with a 95.773 score.

April 21, 2014 | | Good news


Johnson High School students earn state music distinction

Four students from Johnson High School Bands were selected as members of the Georgia Music Educators Association's Ninth District Honor Band.

April 21, 2014 | | Good news


Gainesville earns Region 8 AAAAA literary championship

Gainesville High School won the 8 AAAAA Literary Championship recently at Apalachee High School.

April 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


Brenau students perform at Black Mountain College

The Black Mountain College Experience had its opening reception March 6 at the John S. Burd Center on the Brenau University campus in Gainesville. It featured dance, music, painting, drawing and other media by the artists who worked together in the Black Mountain College setting.

April 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


East Hall students host thank-you dinner for custodians

The East Hall High School student council recently hosted an after-school dinner for the custodial staff.

April 21, 2014 | | Good news


Phi Mu fraternity raises money for area causes

The Mu chapter of the Phi Mu fraternity at Brenau University sponsored two events this spring, raising $3,365 for its national philanthropy, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

April 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


Darden Restaurants give $2,000 to Meals on Wheels

Darden Restaurants Foundation Inc. has bestowed a $2,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program to the Gainesville-Hall County Community Council on Aging, which helps raise funds for Meals on Wheels.

April 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news




Jackson EMC awards $34K to area nonprofits

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $86,738 in grants at its February meeting, including $33,900 to organizations serving Hall County.

April 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


Lanierland Civitan changes meeting place to serve others

Lanierland Civitan is meeting at the Gainesville Bowling Center to combine its dinner meetings with providing community service to a local organization.

April 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news




4 area students National Merit Scholarship finalists

Three Flowery Branch High School and one North Hall High School students are 2014 National Merit Scholarship finalists.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news


Flowery Branch native receives college honor

Christopher Lennox, a junior from Flowery Branch, was among 44 Reinhardt University students named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for 2014.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news


Brenau awards $8,000 in scholarships to students

Three North Georgia high school students received awards for their artwork in the Young Women's State High School Art and Design Competition in February at Brenau University.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news


C.W. Davis Middle School teams win state tournament

Two teams from C.W. Davis Middle School won their divisions at the State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament on March 29 at Columbus State University.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news


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