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Brenau squad places third in national contest

For the third time in its three-year history, Brenau University's Golden Tigers intercollegiate cheerleading team finished near the top of U.S. rankings when it placed third in the National Cheerleaders Association college nationals tournament.

June 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville grad heads to China for leadership summit

William F. Morris, a 2013 Gainesville High School grad, has been selected to participate in The Harvard Summit for Young Leaders in China.

June 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Chestatee High senior qualifies for equestrian contest

Chestatee High School senior and equestrian rider Chelsea Cates competed in zone finals in the Hunt Seat category in the riding class of Varsity Open in Savannah and qualified for the national competition in Springfield, Mass.

June 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Allegheny student earns Goldwater Scholarship

Allegheny College junior Erin Brown of Gainesville has been selected for a 2014 Goldwater Scholarship.

June 01, 2014 | | Good news


Georgia students shine in program at Reinhardt

Reinhardt's best student minds and talent were spotlighted during the university's sixth annual Robert L. Driscoll Convocation of Artists and Scholars recently.

June 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Johnson High symphonic band earns high ratings

The Johnson High School Symphonic Band recently performed at the Georgia Music Educators Association Large Group Performance Evaluation and was awarded superior ratings for all of their prepared pieces.

June 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Wood’s Mill High student to attend summer institute

Shyderica Young from Wood's Mill High School in Gainesville was one of 26 students selected by the Georgia Appalachian Center for Higher Education to attend the Appalachian Regional Commission/Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2014 High School Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute.

June 01, 2014 | | Good news


Brenau students initiated into an honor society

Brenau University announced new members recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

May 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


North Hall students sponsor food drive for Meals on Wheels

For their service project, North Hall International Baccalaureate juniors selected Meals on Wheels to complete their creativity, action and service hours.

May 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Jackson County woman inducted into honor society

Braselton native Winona-Gail Rogers, a senior at Reinhardt University, was inducted into the Georgia Mu chapter of Alpha Chi, a national college honor scholarship society March 9 in the concert hall of the University's Falany Performing Arts Center.

May 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville native enters into select collegiate group

Geoffrey Weidner of Gainesville was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Weidner was initiated at Georgia Regents University.

May 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Goddard School pupils participate in annual trike-a-thon

The Goddard School recently hosted the St. Jude's Annual Trike-A-Thon on April 4.

May 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


East Hall students perform at Walt Disney World

The East Hall High School "Viking" Marching Band entertained Walt Disney World resort guests April 5 at the Magic Kingdom park.

May 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news




Braselton native presents paper at history conference

Zachary Moates of Braselton was one of 11 Georgia Southwestern State University students who presented papers April 5 during a Phi Alpha Theta regional conference at Auburn University. Phi Alpha Theta is a National History Honor Society.

May 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


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Hall County kids succeed at State 4-H Horse Show

Hall County 4-H Club members received recognition at the recent 4-H State Horse Show in Perry.

July 20, 2014 | | Good news


West Hall grad earns scholarship from nonprofit

West Hall High School graduate Zach English received a $2,500 scholarship from the H.O.P.E. Foundation.

July 20, 2014 | | Good news


North Hall student gains entry into national society

North Hall High School student April Barth of Clermont has been selected for membership into the National Society of High School Scholars.

July 20, 2014 | | Good news


Elliott earns promotion to rank of Army major general

U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Allan W. Elliott has been confirmed for promotion to the rank of major general and assignment as assistant deputy chief of staff, G-4, Mobilization and Training, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

July 20, 2014 | | Good news


Gainesville, West Hall grads complete training in Illinois

2003 Gainesville High School graduate Korvin L. Mitchell and 2011 West Hall High School graduate Timothy Ansel finished their U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

July 20, 2014 | | Good news


Chestatee grad earns top Navy basic training honor

Haley E. Woody, a 2013 Chestatee High School graduate, completed basic training June 20 with the U.S. Navy at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill.

July 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


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


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