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Tadmore Elementary fifth-grade students place as state finalists

Tadmore Elementary is home to five state finalists in the 2015 Georgia Council for Social Studies fair April 18 at Clayton State College. The five fifth-graders represented Hall County at the state level competition. The winning projects were "The Trail of Tears," presented by Cheyenne Smith, Ellenie Rodriguez and Melanie Flores, and "Andersonville Prison" presented by Julissa Salas and Cielo Caraballo.

May 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Local student receives academic scholarship

Jackson EMC recently awarded Allison Walls, a Flowery Branch High School senior, with a $1,000 2015 Walter Harrison Scholarship.

May 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Local students named 2015 Georgia Scholars

David Lawson of Chestatee High School and Hunter McGhee of Flowery Branch High School have been named 2015 Georgia Scholars, two of 183 seniors from across the state to be recognized.

May 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Jackson EMC Foundation awards $70K to charities

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded $112,500 in grants to organizations during its March meeting, including $70,000 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin County residents.

May 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Local Ducks Unlimited honored nationally for Top 100 fundraising

The Gainesville chapter of Ducks Unlimited made the list of Top 100 fundraising chapters in the U.S. in 2014.

April 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Local residents inducted into honor society of Phi Kappa Phi

The following local residents recently were initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi.

April 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Humane Society receives $50,000 gift

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia has received $50,000 from the estate of the late Conrad Holsten.

April 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Lanier Tech students win several awards at statewide competition

Lanier Technical College students brought home three gold and three silver medals from the statewide SkillsUSA Postsecondary 2015 competition held March 26-28 at the Georgia International Conference Center.

April 22, 2015 | | Good news


Students participate in Quinlan Visual Arts Center program

Elementary classes with the best attendance in the first semester of the year from each city school receive an "Arty Attendance Party" as a free incentive-based field trip to Quinlan Visual Arts Center. The reward is part of the Partners in Education program between the arts center and the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Lakeview Academy students selected as Honors finalists

Two Lakeview Academy students are finalists for the Governor's Honors Program.

April 16, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Good news


Health care science students win state awards

Students from Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Johnson and West Hall high schools recently competed at the State Health Occupations Students of America Conference in Athens:

April 14, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Good news


2 students place at state literary meet

Several Gainesville High School students recently participated in the State Literary Meet, held at Northside High School in Warner Robins. Two of those students placed.

April 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Legacy Link receives $25K donation

Legacy Link, an agency that helps senior residents in a 13-county area, recently received a $25,000 donation from 1st Franklin Financial.

April 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Local man graduates from Air Force basic military training

Kaleb D. Linn, son of Tony D. Linn of Flowery Branch and Melissa Grechniw of New Port Richey, Fla., recently completed basic military training for the Air Force.

April 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville High School advances in math challenge

Gainesville High School advanced to the second round in the Moody's Mega Math Challenge, a competition for high school juniors and seniors to develop a mathematical model for a real-world problem.

April 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


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Flowery Branch man graduates from basic military training

Air Force Airman David A. Waldmann graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

May 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Flowery Branch man graduates from basic military training

Air Force Airman David A. Waldmann graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

May 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


North Georgia Technical students share portfolios

Anyone who has wandered through the lobby of the Visual Technology Building on the Clarkesville campus of North Georgia Technical College may view an array of images captured by students in the photography program. But once a year the studio doors are thrown open for a public viewing with visitors getting up close and personal with the budding photographers.

May 17, 2015 | | Good news


Five generations of one family

May 17, 2015 | | Good news


2 Hall County students chosen for EarthCare: The Leadership Challenge

Julian Lopez of North Hall High School and Madison Tasker of West Hall High School have been selected to participate in the EarthCare: The Leadership Challenge of the 21st Century program, according to Darrell Synder, Georgia Power Gainesville area manager.

May 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Cape recognized at the 87th Georgia FFA State Convention

North Hall's Andrew James Cape earned first place in the proficiency competition for dairy production placement at the 87th Georgia FFA State Convention last month. The event was held April 23-25 at the Macon Centreplex.

May 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Georgia Mountain Food Bank hosts annual luncheon

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank hosted its annual Harvesters Club luncheon April 30 at its facility in Gainesville.

May 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


LCCA instructor Nix recognized with award by Georgia State

Lanier Charter Career Academy teacher Kim Nix was awarded the Outstanding Trade and Industrial Education Student Award on April 23 at Georgia State University.

May 13, 2015 | | Good news


Student's photography places 2nd at showcase

Photography by AnaKate Lloyd placed second April 25 in the ninth-grade division at the state level of the Georgia District Kiwanis Art and Music Showcase in Albany.

May 13, 2015 | | Good news


Students certified in soft skills

Some 139 Hall County students earned Georgia BEST Elite Level certificates from the Georgia Department of Labor.

May 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Riverside Military Academy students accepted to Earthcare Leadership Challenge

Cadet SSG Adam Stumpf, a Riverside Military Academy sophomore, and Cadet SGT Ayaz Mustafa, an RMA freshman, have both been accepted to "Earthcare: The Leadership Challenge for the 21st Century" to be held at Berry College in June.

May 10, 2015 | | Good news


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