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Deem receives nomination to U.S. Military Academy

Riverside Military Academy senior cadet Jacob M. Deem was officially accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

March 03, 2014 | | Good news


Summerour earns nomination to Air Force Academy

Riverside Military Academy senior cadet Harrison Summerour has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy by U.S. Congressman Doug Collins, Georgia's 9th District representative.

March 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


Jackson EMC Foundation awards $9,000 to agencies serving Hall County

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $73,440 in grants during its December meeting, including $9,500 to organizations serving area residents.

March 02, 2014 | | Good news




Hamilton Gardens curator in Hiawassee wins award for community wellness

Paul Hansen, curator of the Hamilton Gardens in Hiawassee, was honored for his community involvement and work of bringing science to the garden for Towns County Schools.

February 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


Charla Brown attains GOAL scholarship

Charla Brown of Clayton, a pharmacy technology student at North Georgia Technical College, has been named as the 2014 winner of the NGTC Foundation's Marlowe-Evans GOAL Scholarship.

February 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


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


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Phi Mu fraternity raises money for area causes

The Mu chapter of the Phi Mu fraternity at Brenau University sponsored two events this spring, raising $3,365 for its national philanthropy, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

April 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


Darden Restaurants give $2,000 to Meals on Wheels

Darden Restaurants Foundation Inc. has bestowed a $2,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program to the Gainesville-Hall County Community Council on Aging, which helps raise funds for Meals on Wheels.

April 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news




Jackson EMC awards $34K to area nonprofits

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $86,738 in grants at its February meeting, including $33,900 to organizations serving Hall County.

April 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


Lanierland Civitan changes meeting place to serve others

Lanierland Civitan is meeting at the Gainesville Bowling Center to combine its dinner meetings with providing community service to a local organization.

April 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news




4 area students National Merit Scholarship finalists

Three Flowery Branch High School and one North Hall High School students are 2014 National Merit Scholarship finalists.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news


Flowery Branch native receives college honor

Christopher Lennox, a junior from Flowery Branch, was among 44 Reinhardt University students named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for 2014.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news


Brenau awards $8,000 in scholarships to students

Three North Georgia high school students received awards for their artwork in the Young Women's State High School Art and Design Competition in February at Brenau University.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news


C.W. Davis Middle School teams win state tournament

Two teams from C.W. Davis Middle School won their divisions at the State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament on March 29 at Columbus State University.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news


Flowery Branch student wins national honor

Gillsville teen Brenden Ayestaran, a Flowery Branch High School student, has been selected to become a member of the National Society of High School Scholars.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news


Middle-school students place at FBLA conference

Five Hall County students recently placed at the Future Business Leaders of America State Conference in Perry.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news




School News

Georgia Boys State Program finds new home at Riverside

April 07, 2014 | | Good news


DAR presents two community awards

April 06, 2014 | | Good news


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