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County students earn computer certifications

More than 460 Hall County students received Microsoft Office Specialist and Adobe certifications this year.

July 17, 2014 | | Good news


Oakwood student participates in Bob Jones orientation

Bell will be majoring in Elementary Education when classes begin Sept. 3.

July 17, 2014 | | Good news


Gainesville native receives award at Wofford College

Louisa Rhodes Jacobs was recently selected as the recipient of the 2014 George A. Carlisle Award at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. The Gainesville native was recognized May 6 during the college's Honors Day ceremonies.

July 17, 2014 | | Good news


Middle school students tapped by Duke University

Seventh-grade students from Gainesville Middle School were awarded state recognition in the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

July 17, 2014 | | Good news


UNG cadets earn military awards and scholarships

Three dozen members of the University of North Georgia's Corps of Cadets were presented military awards and scholarships April 27 at the annual Boar's Head Brigade Military Awards Review in conjunction with the university's annual Alumni Weekend.

July 17, 2014 | | Good news


North Georgia Technical College literacy volunteers recognized during luncheon

Achieving a GED takes hard work, dedication and hours of coaching from a team of instructors and volunteers who believe in the dreams of others.

July 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Centennial Arts Academy receives $1,000 grant

Centennial Arts Academy is one of the 50 national winners of a $1,000 grant from the "Kids Bowl Free" organization.

July 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Read with Gracie program awards area volunteers

Johnson High School students Will Crain and Andrew Jones received prizes of $500 and $150 respectively through the Read with Gracie program.

July 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Brenau professor receives society’s literacy grant

Dr. Hazel Katz, an associate professor at Brenau University's college of education, has been awarded the 2014 Phi Kappa Phi Literacy Grant.

July 13, 2014 | | Good news


Local orthodontists grant scholarships for academic success, community service

Dr. Glenn D. Sosebee and Dr. T. Todd Britt presented the third annual Sosebee and Britt Orthodontics Excellence in Community Service Scholarship awards to area students.

July 13, 2014 | | Good news




Northeast Georgia student wins art competition

North Georgia Christian School senior Taylor Martin was honored at a reception hosted by U.S. Rep. Doug Collins for winning the 9th District Congressional Art Competition.

June 29, 2014 | | Good news


Cadet Yan selected as Certificate of Merit winner

During his first semester taking English language classes at Riverside Military Academy, junior Zhichen Yan has been selected by the University of Georgia as a Class of 2015 Georgia Certificate of Merit winner.

June 29, 2014 | | Good news


371 area students earn Georgia BEST honors this year

High and middle school students exemplifying the Georgia BEST (Business Ethics Student Training) traits of teamwork, discipline and commitment were recognized this spring.

June 29, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Mary Cleveland turns 100

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


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Articles by Section - Good news


Students place third in horse contest

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.

September 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


2 Gainesville Scouts earn Eagle ranking

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.

September 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Dawson schools praised for finances

The Dawson County school system was honored by the state for its financial reporting.

September 21, 2014 | | Good news


Community members graduate from county leadership program

Nineteen community and professional leaders graduated the Leadership Jackson program recently.

September 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Jackson EMC Foundation awards $41K in grant money

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.

September 21, 2014 | | Good news


Sheriff’s Office employees run in Peachtree Road Race

Employees with the Hall County Sheriff's Office competed in the Peachtree Road Race on July 4 in Atlanta.

September 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Riverside cadet earns 2nd national art award

Cadet Master Sgt. James A. Graham II won a second consecutive national art award from the American Society of Marine Artists.

September 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


GHS grad awarded Wofford scholarship

Sara Hayes of Gainesville received a merit scholarship to attend Wofford College for the 2014-15 academic year.

September 14, 2014 | | Good news


36 Hall County students receive area scholarships

The North Georgia Community Foundation recently awarded $180,950 in scholarships to North Georgia high school students who will begin college this fall, including 37 students from Hall County.

September 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news




Nurse speaks at Newcomers meeting recently

In honor of Memorial Day, Gainesville Newcomers club had Donna C. Rowe speak at its May luncheon.

September 14, 2014 | | Good news


Best-selling author talks to writers’ group

New York Times best-selling author Haywood Smith was the guest speaker at the Northeast Georgia Writers Club's annual awards banquet May 7.

September 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville woman’s book gets 2nd place

Lilian Roberts of Gainesville was recognized by Rep. Carl Rogers for being named a MARSocial Author of the Year runner-up.

September 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gateway House receives money for legal services

Nine nonprofit agencies in Gateway House in Gainesville have been awarded grants totaling more than $2 million to provide civil legal services for the victims of domestic violence.

September 14, 2014 | | Good news


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