Local author Brad Strickland, pictured above, visited eighth-graders at East Hall Middle School on Oct. 5. Strickland, the author of more than 60 books for children and young adults, spoke to the students as part of their study of literature written by Georgia authors. Strickland explained how he finds inspiration for his books in everyday life. His book "When Mack Came Back," for example, is loosely based on childhood memories of ...
Austin Tullis' grandfathers, John Tullis and Bill Evans, both retired Air force officers, visited their grandson and his class at Chestatee Middle School during a Veterans Day program in Austin's social studies class. Tullis and Evans spoke to all the students at the school, and the lunchroom was also decorated for the event.
Braselton's town library was the primary recipient of the proceeds from the 18th annual lighting of the chateau at Chateau Élan Winery & Resort that was held recently. Braselton Mayor Pat Graham accepted the $5,000 check, presented by Henk Evers, president and CEO of Chateau Élan. The annual lighting ceremony included more than 35,000 lights and many Christmas activities.
Annie Roper was recently crowned Miss Chestatee Middle School 2008 and also received the People's Choice Award. Emily Talley was crowned Miss Chestatee High School 2008 and was also voted Miss Congeniality. Annie is the daughter of Jeff and Vickie Roper and Emily is the daughter of Ty and Jill Talley.
Chick-fil-A Inc. has awarded Steven B. Matthews of Flowery Branch with a $1,000 Leadership Scholarship. He was nominated by Joe Frank Harney Jr., operator of Chick-fil-A of Robson Crossing FSU. Matthews is now eligible for Chick-fil-A's S. Truett Cathy Scholar Award, which provides additional $1,000 scholarship to the top 25 Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship recipients each year.
In December, fifth-graders at McEver Elementary School had an electrifying experience. Ed Gillot, electrical engineer from Baldor Reliance Electric, showed students the fundamentals of a simple motor using wire and a magnet. He also showed them a cut away of an operating motor that is similar to the ones designed and manufactured at his plant in Flowery Branch. When he was done with his presentation, the students participated in a hands-on project about ...
Susie Daniel Lee recently was presented a certificate of recognition for 34 years of membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution. Regent Marcie Fletcher of the Colonel William Candler Chapter and Chapter Registrar Nancy Baumgardner presented the certificate.
The Sons of the American Revolution recently awarded certificates to groups they feel show exemplary patriotism. The awards were given to Carriage Automotive Group, Milton Martin Toyota, Alta Vista Cemetery, BB&T on Jesse Jewell Parkway, Flat Creek Water Reclamation Facility and City of Gainesville Environmental Services. Roscoe McMillan, president of the Lyman Hall chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, and John Beale distributed the awards. The Radiologic Technology ...
Gainesville Elementary School has announced the winners of the 2007 School Bus Safety poster contest. For grades kindergarten through second, first prize goes to Sandy Do, a second-grader. For grades third through fifth, the winner is Carlos Martinez, a fourth-grader. Students received a certificate for a free McDonald's Happy Meal, and their artwork will represent Gainesville city schools at the state level of the poster contest. <font ...
Midshipman Tyler Dunagan of Gainesville, a senior at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., recently received a $450 scholarship from the Women's Propeller Club. Dunagan is majoring in logistics and intermodal transportation and is currently secretary of the Student Propeller Club, Second Battalion Logistics Officer and a member of the Logistics Exchange Club. Rep. Nathan Deal nominated Dunagan to attend the academy, which trains students as licensed merchant marine ...
The Art League recently sponsored the Children's Holiday Art Party at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville during the fourth annual Christmas on Green Street event on Dec. 2. The art party, for children ages 5-14, was free for attendees and also included refreshments for the more than 50 kids who attended.
Soloists for the Nov. 5 and 6 concert of Bach's Cantata 80 were Jessica Broman, Rich Grimshaw, Hannah Chapman, Ashley Wilson and Rebekah Poss. The concert, presented by the North Georgia College & State University Singers at Dahlonega Baptist Church, was directed by John M. Broman, NGCSU director of choral activities. Mary Beth Hutcheson provided accompaniment.
The Outstanding Coalition Award was granted to Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County based on the results of a lead poison prevention program conducted by the coalition in September as well as the coalition's partnerships with community agencies. The coalition partnered with the Georgia Department of Human Resources Lead Poison Prevention Program to sponsor a continuing medical education program at Northeast Georgia Medical Center for health care and child safety professionals as well as a toy testing ...
Noel Tredinnick recently visited North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega and spoke to the advanced conducting class and rehearsed with the university's Chamber Orchestra and NGC&SU Singers. Tredinnick is currently organist and director of music at All Souls Cathedral in London and professor of music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He also has worked with the BBC orchestra and chorus and has presented numerous music programs ...
The Holly Children's Theatre Competition Troupe, comprising 12 students ages 12 to 17, won first place Jan. 19 at the National Performing Arts Festival in Orlando, Fla.
YOUNG HARRIS - Young Harris College is pleased to announce Kendra Lynne Cowart of Murrayville, Mason David Mitcham of Bremen and John Howard Ross of Gainesville received awards April 21 at the 2013 honors ceremony at Susan B. Harris Chapel on the YHC campus.
Exactly 120 Hall County seniors participating in the Work-Based Learning Program at their respective high schools have earned their GeorgiaBEST (Business Ethics Student Training) certification.
Kangaroo Express operated by The Pantry Inc., recently announced its Florida and select Georgia and South Carolina stores have raised more than $453,000 for Give Kids The World Village, a 70-acre, nonprofit "storybook" village in central Florida that provides cost-free, weeklong vacations for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
Students from Chestatee, East Hall, Flowery Branch and the Lanier Charter Career Academy recently attended the International DECA Conference in Anaheim, Calif. More than 16,000 students from around the world competes in marketing-based events.
Hanh Nguyen, a 2013 graduate of West Hall High School in Oakwood, has been awarded a scholarship from the Baldor Electric Company Foundation for the 2013-14 school year.
North Georgia resident Luke Pilgrim has been awarded The McClure-Scanlin Award at The University of North Georgia in Dahlonega.
This past week Jeff Gulle, photography instructor at North Georgia Technical College, competed in the annual print competition with the Georgia Professional Photographers Association. For the second year in a row, he won "Photographer of the Year."
Elachee Nature Science Center has been selected to receive a $4,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden Foundation, the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants Inc.
P.E.O. Chapter AB of Cumming member, Carolyn Swistek, right, presents Susan Iles of Gainesville with a $1,200 check as a part of P.E.O.s Program for Continuing Education Grant.
A crowd attended this year's Chamber Chase 5-kilometer and 2-mile Wellness Walk. The Hall County Sheriff's Office received the "Most Creative Over" for its T-shirt design thanks to Baxter's Shirt Factory. The Chamber Chase was a warm-up for the inaugural Sheriff's Summer Sprint 5K.
The following local students completed courses with exemplary marks and made the President's and Dean's List for 2012 fall semester at Gainesville State College in Oakwood.
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