Two local teams - one from World Language Academy and one from Davis Middle School - placed first in their respective divisions at the State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament on April 6. As a result, both have qualified for the World Finals on May 21-26 at Michigan State University.
The Quinlan Visual Arts Center had its spring exhibitions opening reception April 18. During the opening, the center announced the winners for its juried exhibition "The Car Show." Honorable mentions and top-place winners won a car wash from Lanier Car Wash and Quinlan Gift Shop Certificates. Winners were: First, John Mariana "Classic Studebaker" photograph Second, Jack Martin "Veeeight" photograph Third, Anita Elder "Collecting Rust II" oil Honorable mentions were: David Wendel "Other 57" photograph, Chris ...
Choral Explosion No. 12 was April 14 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Cleveland. The Lumpkin County Varsity Singers, the Brenau Chamber Vocal Ensemble, the University of North Georgia Chorale Singers and Le Belle Voci participated in the event. The program was especially memorable as it was the first time music groups from the newly consolidated University of North Georgia Gainesville and Dahlonega campuses performed in the same concert.
Gainesville Newcomers' Club was proud to sponsor Paul Gleeson, the first Consul General of Ireland, at its monthly meeting in March. Gleeson spoke about Ireland and answered questions. An informative and enjoyable meeting was had by all.
Penn Foster, a leader in career-focused online and hybrid education designed to address the skills gap in America, announced the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards honored Morgan Vaca, a Penn Foster High School student.
The student leadership club at Cornestone Schools launches a program to raise donations for the local Humane Society of Forsyth County.
Marketing students from Chestatee, East Hall, Flowery Branch, Lanier Charter Career Academy and North Hall recently placed at the DECA Regional Competition on Jan. 24 and qualified to move to the next level. State Competition will be held in Atlanta Feb. 28 through March 2.
The Hall County Relay for Life Kick Off 2013 started with a pleasant, unexpected surprise of a $10,000 donation from Northeast Georgia Emergency Medical Team.
As both the first major Quinlan Visual Arts Center exhibition and event of 2013, the 35th annual Gala Art Auction features the highest caliber original artwork by local, regional and national talents. This year artwork was juried by acclaimed art appraiser Robert Morring. The following placed awards:
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Lakeview Academy's Parent Association is hosting the Parenting Speakers Series with parenting advice for kindergarten through 12th grade. The first presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. "Taming the Gaming" will be an expert panel discussion about the pros and cons of online gaming. The panelist include: Jon Preston, Ph.D., founder of the Center for Applied Gaming & Media Arts, SPSU Mike Orey, Ed. D., Associate Professor Game, Design & Development, UGA Amy Davis, ...
Danny Tatum of Tallulah Gorge State Park recently received the Search and Rescue Career Achievement Award from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Awards were presented during a conference co-hosted by Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites and the park system. Tatum has been a member of the DNR Search and Rescue Team since 1990, holding such positions as north central squad medical officer, high angle team squad leader and northeast squad ...
Andres, a boy, Emanuel Domingo Esteban, March 9, Maria Marcos Andres and Pedro Domingo Esteban Lopez, Gainesville
Ian Cundiff of Scout Troop No. 203 in Gainesville achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on Dec. 4. An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held for Cundiff on March 2 at St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church in Oakwood, where he is a member and where he completed his Eagle Scout Service Project. His project involved constructing a path through the woods beside his church to an outdoor worship area he planned and executed, including setting ...
Army 1st Lt. James L. Goddard has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Kangaroo Express operated by The Pantry Inc., recently announced its Florida and select Georgia and South Carolina stores have raised more than $453,000 for Give Kids The World Village, a 70-acre, nonprofit "storybook" village in central Florida that provides cost-free, weeklong vacations for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
Students from Chestatee, East Hall, Flowery Branch and the Lanier Charter Career Academy recently attended the International DECA Conference in Anaheim, Calif. More than 16,000 students from around the world competes in marketing-based events.
Hanh Nguyen, a 2013 graduate of West Hall High School in Oakwood, has been awarded a scholarship from the Baldor Electric Company Foundation for the 2013-14 school year.
North Georgia resident Luke Pilgrim has been awarded The McClure-Scanlin Award at The University of North Georgia in Dahlonega.
This past week Jeff Gulle, photography instructor at North Georgia Technical College, competed in the annual print competition with the Georgia Professional Photographers Association. For the second year in a row, he won "Photographer of the Year."
Elachee Nature Science Center has been selected to receive a $4,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden Foundation, the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants Inc.
P.E.O. Chapter AB of Cumming member, Carolyn Swistek, right, presents Susan Iles of Gainesville with a $1,200 check as a part of P.E.O.s Program for Continuing Education Grant.
A crowd attended this year's Chamber Chase 5-kilometer and 2-mile Wellness Walk. The Hall County Sheriff's Office received the "Most Creative Over" for its T-shirt design thanks to Baxter's Shirt Factory. The Chamber Chase was a warm-up for the inaugural Sheriff's Summer Sprint 5K.
The following local students completed courses with exemplary marks and made the President's and Dean's List for 2012 fall semester at Gainesville State College in Oakwood.
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