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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


Flowery Branch singers place at Literary Meet

A Flowery Branch girls trio and boys quartet each placed third in the state AAAAA Literary Meet in Warner Robins on March 14. About 85 schools compete at the AAAAA level. In front is Director Stacie Mavis. The girls trio, from left, includes Briana Koser, Amelia Waters and Alysssa Harris. The boys quartet, from left, includes Aaron Killian, Jacob Bryant, Layne MacPherson and Jackson Forrestall.

April 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


16 area students finalist for ’15 honors program

Governor's Honors Program finalists include 13 Hall County school system students and three Gainesville school system students for the summer of 2015.

April 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Four generations of Griggs

March 29, 2015 | | Good news


Quinlan honors student winners of Youth Art Month

Each year, the Quinlan Visual Arts Center awards scholarship money to students as part of Youth Art Month, which is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Gainesville. Students' artwork is also displayed at the Quinlan until April 11.

March 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


DAR honors students, community members

The Col. William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently celebrated students and community members during the chapter's annual Awards Tea.

March 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


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McElvery graduates from basic military training

Air Force Airman Brett M. McElvery graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

July 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Optimist Club sponsors ‘Respect for Law’ poster contest

The Hall County Optimist Club recently sponsored a "Respect for Law" poster contest at Sugar Hill Elementary School. The contest was open to all fifth-grade students at the school, who were asked to interpret the topic of "Respect for Law."

July 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Braselton student awarded Fulbright scholarship

Dung Nguyen of Braselton recently was awarded a Fulbright scholarship.

July 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville student awarded business scholarships

Jareth Munoz of Gainesville recently was awarded the Nita Robinson Scholarship, designed to help students study global business at Georgia State.

July 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville man awarded for musical performance

Lowell Fuchs of Gainesville recently was awarded at the 2015 Georgia State University Undergraduate Research Conference.

July 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Bailey graduates from basic combat training

Army Pvt. Dominique A. Bailey has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

July 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Hoschton man awarded for undergraduate achievement

Zachary Bloomquist, of Hoschton, a computer science major at Georgia State University, has been awarded the Trustee Award for Undergraduate Achievement.

July 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville Modern Topics Study Club honored at Capitol

The Gainesville Modern Topics Study Club recently was honored for 100 years of activity by Sen. Butch Miller and Gov. Nathan Deal at the state Capitol.

July 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Oakwood native earns Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award

Oakwood native earns Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award

July 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Oakwood native earns Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award

Philip J. Martin, a rising third-year law student and native of Oakwood, was recently recognized with the Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

July 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Nix receives Urban Adolescent Teaching and Learning Award

Kimberly Nix of Gainesville received an Urban Adolescent Teaching and Learning Award from Georgia State University's College of Education during its annual Honors Day Ceremony on April 23.

July 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Newcomers Club provides homemade treats for Gainesville Police

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.

June 28, 2015 | | Good news


Music rises at area church during annual choral explosion

Lakeview Academy and the University of North Georgia's choir combined their talents during Choral Explosion No. 12 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church earlier this year.

June 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Inaugural group of C.W. Davis Scholars recognized

Three Hall County teachers have been named as the first C.W. Davis Scholars and will receive $1,000 scholarships toward their pursuit of advanced degrees.

June 26, 2015 | | Good news


EMC board gives $64K to agencies serving area residents

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded $123,500 in grants to organizations during its April meeting, including $64,500 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin County residents.

June 26, 2015 | | Good news


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