The Georgia Department of Economic Development has awarded $200,000 in product development agreements to 10 tourism and art entities across the state, including the Downtown Development Authority of Dahlonega.
Winder-Barrow High School senior Alex Childers became the first recipient of Piedmont's new Premier scholarship, which grants full tuition to Georgia high school valedictorians.
Nadia Millsap of Gainesville was selected by the Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society for membership in the local chapter at the University of West Georgia.
The University of North Georgia Debate Team won second place at the King Classic Debate Tournament on Oct. 10-11 at Morehouse College. It was the highest finish UNG has ever achieved at the King Classic.
BP and Clipper Petroleum (Circle M Food Shops) donated a $5,000 grant to Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy in Gainesville via the Fueling Communities program. The funds will support a wide spectrum of programs and activities at the school, including student leadership programs and technology upgrades to enhance learning.
Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy learned valuable fire safety lessons from an outdoor expert.
College freshman Brooke Bell of Oakwood has been named to Bob Jones University's University Singers, BJU's largest choral organization.
North Georgia Technical College automotive technology student James Burns of Toccoa recently received a tools scholarship from the Northeast Georgia Antique Auto Region.
Todd Modderman of Dahlonega received the appreciation award for his dedication to driving a big-rig to trainings in the Southeast region for the Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe organization.
The South Hall Rotary Club had its first 5-kilometer race in Flowery Branch, with proceeds benefitting the Adoptive and Foster Parent Association of Hall County, Boys and Girls Clubs of Hall County and the University of North Georgia Scholarship Fund.
The North Georgia Community Foundation awarded $16,500 in Community Impact Grants to nine nonprofits in Northeast Georgia to help fund programs designed to improve the quality of life in the North Georgia region.
Gainesville Fire Department recently received a donation of much-needed equipment from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
On Sept. 6, more than 140 members and friends of North Georgia United Methodist churches reached out to serve residents in Banks, Athens-Clark, Jackson and Habersham counties during the third annual "Great Day of Service."
Capt. Mike England was presented the National Safe Boating Council's 2014 Boating Safety Award at the 55th annual National Association of State Boating Law Administrators Conference in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Kim Martin, coalition coordinator for Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County, was selected as Coalition Coordinator of the Year at Safe Kids Georgia's sixth annual awards breakfast Oct. 10, at Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded a total of $100,000 in grants during its September meeting, including $19,500 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin County residents.
Brenau University's fall production of "Evening of Dance: Unspoken Truths" showed student-choreographed pieces in which the dancers demonstrated each one's unique artistic prowess with performances Nov. 7-8 at Pearce Auditorium.
Four Gainesville natives, one Cleveland woman and one Flowery Branch woman were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor societies.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Felix A. Paul and Air Force Airman 1st Class Davis Q. Moore graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The Cresswind community in Gainesville received a flag flown above the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., from U.S. Rep. Doug Collins.
Army Pvt. James H. Burns has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Technical Sgt. Marla Camille Rubin of the 94th Communications Squadron retired June 12, with more than 20 years of military service. She was born in Gainesville and was a 1993 Gainesville High School graduate.