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2009 North Hall graduate wins Fulbright award

Anna Bower, a 2009 North Hall High School graduate and 2013 graduate of Furman University, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Scholarship to Turkey for an English teaching assistantship, the U.S. Department of State and the William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.

February 17, 2014 | | Good news


Area author shares story with preschoolers

February 16, 2014 | | Good news


Girl donates hair to Locks of Love

Andrea Nguyen of Gainesville recently donated 20 inches of her hair to Locks of Love, which is a public nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada younger than 21 years old and are suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.

February 09, 2014 | | Good news


Safe Kids awarded car seat mini-grant

Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County was awarded the 2014 Car Seat Mini-Grant by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Injury Prevention Program.

February 09, 2014 | | Good news


Gainesville High School’s ROTC places in competition

Gainesville High School students recently competed in an ROTC competition with students and the team earning first place in a few categories.

February 03, 2014 | | Good news


Gainesville students enter congressional art contest

Gainesville High School students Johnny Galaviz, Oo Myar, Duong Nguyen, Aleli Rebollar and Leonardo Tovair had artwork accepted into "Artistic Discovery: the Congressional Art Competition" at the University of North Georgia Art Gallery on the Gainesville campus. Tovair's oil pastel drawing won third place.

February 03, 2014 | | Good news


District nominates students for Governor’s Honors Program

Hall County School District nominated 50 students to the state level interviews for the 2014 Georgia Governor's Honors Program.

February 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


Eagle Carpet Care, partners donate more than 500 toys

Eagle Carpet Care & Restoration collected 558 toys for Toys for Tots during the company's sixth annual toy drive, which ended Dec. 17.

February 02, 2014 | | Good news


Catholic parish, Knights counsel donate ultrasound

St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Parish, Knights of Columbus Counsel No. 14122 of Lilburn, donated a new ultrasound imagining machine Dec. 4 to Dahlonega Care Center Prenatal Imagining.

February 02, 2014 | | Good news


WomenSource welcomes seven new board members

WomenSource will have seven new women serving on its board of directors. They are: Katie Dubnik, Regina Edmondson, Jane Fleming, Joy Green, Kelly Anne Miles, Lauren Samples and Rhonda Thompson.

February 02, 2014 | | Good news




School News: Gainesville High School and Center Point earn SADD Grant

One local group of high school students is trying to reverse the trend of teen drivers being the source of bad press in their community due to tragic texting and driving deaths or crashes involving speed and alcohol.

January 20, 2014 | | Good news




SCHOOL NEWS: Chestatee High School wins Hour of Code contest

During Computer Science Education Week, Chestatee High School students participated in a worldwide program by learning about coding via online tutorials at www.code.org.

January 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


Santa Claus visits Atlanta Street Homes

The Soldiers of Truth Motorcycle Ministry visited the Atlanta Street Homes in Gainesville as rain poured down Dec. 14.

January 12, 2014 | 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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