The Georgia Junior Chamber (Jaycees) hosted its first Hall of Fame induction ceremony Sept. 26, to honor seven prominent Georgia Jaycee Alumni. Gainesville resident Abit Massey was one of the seven honorees.
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."
Cornerstone Schools of Cumming has been named the statewide winner in the middle school category for the 2014 Georgia STEM Education Awards, according to the Technology Association of Georgia and the TAG Education Collaborative.
Pinecrest Academy in Cumming has been selected as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, announced the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division announced Ranger First Class David Webb has won the Officer of the Year Award from the North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association. Webb was presented the award recently at the Association's annual conference in Reno, Nevada.
Ranger First Class Chad Hulsey with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division, assigned to Turner County, Region V-Albany, is the recipient of the 2014 Torch Award.
Hall County 4-H'ers competed in the 2014 4-H District Project Achievement on March 14-16 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. More than 70 seventh- through 12th-graders from 39 Northeast Georgia counties attended. The Hall County results were:
Hall County 4-H is proud to announce the Senior Horse Judging team placed third in the 4-H State Horse Judging Contest and recently competed at the Southern Regional 4-H Horse Show in Raleigh, N.C.
Christopher Ball, left, and Knox Martin received their Eagle Scout badges from Troop 26 at First Baptist Church in Gainesville. Ball, a senior at Lakeview Academy, is the son of David and Shannon Ball; Knox, a senior at Greater Atlanta Christian, is the son of Eddie and Becky Martin, all of Gainesville.
The Dawson County school system was honored by the state for its financial reporting.
Nineteen community and professional leaders graduated the Leadership Jackson program recently.
The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded a total of $81,955 in grants during its June meeting, including $41,200 to organizations serving Hall County.
Employees with the Hall County Sheriff's Office competed in the Peachtree Road Race on July 4 in Atlanta.
The Gainesville Jaycees concluded its latest Empty Stocking Fund project Monday with a Christmas party at Skate Country in Gainesville.
The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $86,000 in grants to organizations during its November meeting, including $34,000 to organizations serving Hall County.
South State Bank's Jefferson office donated $1,000 to the World War II Foundation to support the production of a documentary chronicling Jefferson native Damon "Rocky" Gause's escape from the Japanese in World War II.
Families visited Lakeshore Mall on Friday for Amerigroup's Winter Wonderland event, which offered children's activities and resources for families.
Alex Laidlaw was recently honored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County at the annual Christmas meeting and awards ceremony.
Brittany Lee of Gainesville was recently initiated into the honor society Phi Kappa Phi at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.
Leah Granger of Flowery Branch received the Kristin Bandy Craig Memorial Sponsored Scholarship during the 2014-2015 academic year.
The University of North Georgia's debate team won three first-place honors at the Blazer Classic Debate Tournament on Oct. 24-25 at Valdosta State University in Valdosta. Students on the team included Fernando Gonzalez of Flowery Branch, a sophomore majoring in English, Cristian Ramos of Gainesville, a freshman majoring in general studies, Tyler Williams of Flowery Branch, a sophomore majoring in engineering, Pablo Picazo of Gainesville, a senior majoring in psychology, Chase Yarbrough of Clermont, a senior majoring in media studies, Rebecca Pool of Gainesville, a freshman majoring in psychology, Efren Chavez of Gainesville, a senior majoring in management, Shea ...
Thirteen musicians from Johnson High School were selected for the fourth annual Hall County Honor Band, which was directed this year by Josh Byrd, director of bands at the University of West Georgia. Select musicians from the county gathered for a rigorous rehearsal schedule over a 36-hour period, which culminated in a concert at Riverside Military Academy.
Lakeview Academy's robotics team won the second place "Champion's Award" for embracing gracious professionalism while achieving excellence and innovation in the 2014 Northeast Georgia First Lego League Qualifier at Athens Academy.
Karina Costantini, who works with Gainesville's Community Service Center, was recognized with Level I certification through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government's financial management training program for pursuing professional development in governmental finance, accounting and budgeting.
American Proteins recently gave $9,000 to the Lanier Technical College Foundation to go toward the Bagwell Family Foundation Fund.
Reagan Britt, a seventh-grader at North Hall Middle School, was named the Hall County winner of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District's 2014 Water Essay Contest.
Air Force Airman Tiffany N. Whitaker, whose mother lives in Flowery Branch, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Sam Terray, an 11th-grader, raised money and built a wallboard for the tennis community at Roper Park on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville. The soon-to-be Eagle Scout from Troop 26 at the First Baptist Church joined with his friends from Troop 16 at the First United Methodist Church for the project.