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2008 North Hall graduate receives Fulbright Award

Kyle Mitchell Shook, a 2008 North Hall High School graduate, earned the prestigious Fulbright Award.

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Northeast Georgia residents inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

Two Flowery Branch and two Gainesville residents were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest collegiate honor societies for academic disciplines.

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Jackson County student wins scholarship

James Pitcher, a 2012 East Jackson Comprehensive High School graduate, has been awarded a Baldor Electric Company Foundation scholarship.

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Flowery Branch native inducted into honor society

Anna Shaw of Flowery Branch was inducted into Georgia Southwestern's chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. She was one 21 students inducted into the honor society, which is for first-year students.

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


North Hall student earns first place in performance event

North Hall sophomore Katie Dionne won first place in the senior division of the individual performance state championship April 26 at National History Day at Mercer University in Macon. Dionne won the prize for her performance "Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability: Wangari Maathai and Kenya's Greenbelt Movement."

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Northeast Georgia students succeed at second annul MathMania competition

Mount Vernon Exploratory School hosted its second annual MathMania competition in spring 2014.

June 16, 2014 | | Good news


Honor Society inducts Northeast Georgia members

The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

June 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Area academy students earn national honor

Gilberto Agripino and Sonya Le are two of six winners of the full steam ahead with books art competition in the third- through fifth-grade individual category.

June 16, 2014 | | Good news


Brenau University students awarded for excellence

Brenau University students were awarded for academic excellence and achievement during Honors Convocation on April 17.

June 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville native on student alumni association group

The Shorter University Student Alumni Association welcomes four new officers who will represent the group during the 2014-15 academic year.

June 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Commerce native signed to cheer for Brenau University

Alyssa Marie Biggs of Commerce is the first signee to the Brenau University Golden Tigers Cheer Team for the 2014-15 season.

June 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Local student honored at UNG’s annual conference

Several students were recognized for their outstanding performance at the University of North Georgia's 19th Annual Research Conference on the three of the university's campuses in Dahlonega, Gainesville and Oconee.

June 16, 2014 | | Good news


Brenau University honors area alumni

The Brenau University Alumni Association named two educators, two public health leaders and a real estate executive to the 2014 class of inductees in the Alumni Hall of Fame during the annual class reunion and "May Day" celebration at the 135-year-old institution.

June 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


UNG Enactus team named national finalist in contest

The University of North Georgia Enactus team in the Mike Cottrell College of Business was named a national finalist among 230 colleges and universities competing at the Enactus U.S. National Championship from March 31 through April 3 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati.

June 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


UNG student earns Jack Kent Cooke scholarship

Peter Marshall, a sophomore majoring in physics at the University of North Georgia, has received a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, one of only 85 in the nation to be awarded this year.

June 08, 2014 | Times 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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