The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded a total of $89,960 in grants during the May meeting, including $86,500 to organizations and $3,460 to individuals. Eight agencies serving area residents received $79,000.
The Junior ROTC Academic Team of Riverside Military Academy placed fifth in the nation in the JROTC Tri-Service Academic Bowl Championship at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. This was the first year Riverside formed a team to participate in the June 21-25 competition.
Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson and his wife, Val, attended a reception at Lake Lanier recently. This was Peterson's fifth annual Georgia Tour, which serves as an opportunity to meet and thank alumni and friends for continual support of the Institute and to underscore Tech's commitment to strengthening relationships in communities it serves throughout Georgia.
The Georgia Art League of the Quinlan Visual Arts Center announced the winners of the Late Spring Exhibition, which ran through May 31. Ann Reynolds, owner of the Sunshine Village Gallery, Watkinsville, was the judge.
LEXINGTON, VA (05/07/2013)(readMedia)-- Mark Sanders of Bogart, GA, a member of the class of 2015 at Washington and Lee University, has earned dean's list status for the recently ended winter term 2013.
The Brenau Barbecue Competition with the Memphis Barbecue Network and Georgia Barbecue Association competitions drew 37 teams from five states in late May to the historic Brenau University campus in Gainesville.
The Gainesville Newcomers Club recently gave the Gainesville Police finger food and other varieties of homemade dishes to show appreciation for their dedication to the community. With the help of Cpl. Kevin Holbrook, who works in the Community Relations Department, Rae Aldridge, Beverly Collins and Linda Brady delivered an assortment of baked goods provided by numerous GNC volunteers.
Georgia Mountain Food Bank raised more than $53,164.50 and received more than 6,313 pounds of food in its Stock the Shelves Campaign, which will help build up nutritional food supplies for more than 58 distribution partners.
Cadet Technical Sergeant Gabriel Robertson of the Civil Air Patrol in Gainesville was recently awarded the Silver Cadet Medal by the Daughters of the American Revolution for his work with the Wreaths Across America service in April at the Alta Vista Cemetery.