The Jackson EMC Foundation, a charity funded by the electric cooperative's members through their donations to the Operation Round Up program, has awarded grants totaling $29,500 to four agencies serving area residents.
Several local students recently competed in the Annual Health Care Occupations of America State Leadership Conference in Athens. The top three students in each of the 54 events have qualified to compete at the HOSA National Leadership Conference held in June in Orlando, Fla. The following local students placed in their respective events.
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Good News Clinics was named recently as one of the first "Partner Up! for Public Health Heroes" as part of a new recognition program sponsored by the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Partner Up! for Public Health Campaign.
Nona Stephens, left, 2012 Georgia Art League president, looks at a handmade book designed by Claudia Williams, right. Williams presented a program at the recent GAL meeting on her handmade book arts, a very unique, creative form of art.
Mallory Rich of Gainesville was recently named to the president's list at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro for the fall 2011 semester. To be eligible for the president's list, a student must have at least a 4.0 grade-point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.
The following students were named to the dean's list at Brenau University for their academic performance during the fall term of the 2011 semester. Dean's list students must maintain at least a 3.6 grade-point average while carrying at least 15 semester hours of course work.
The following local residents were named to the dean's list at Reinhardt University Waleska, Georgia for the fall 2011 semester. Dean's list students must maintain a 3.5 grade-point average based on successful completion of a minimum of 12 semester credits with no grade less than a B.
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.
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."
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.