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Barbara Dooley, author, philanthropist and wife of former University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley, recently read from her husband's newest book to a third-grade class at New Holland Core Knowledge Academy in Gainesville. Vince Dooley's book, "Hairy Dawg Journeys through the Peach State," uses Georgia's tourist attractions and geography as a teaching tool.

December 15, 2008 | | Good news


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When Richard Cassity Stargel Jr. graduated from boot camp this summer at Parris Island, S.C., he made the Stargels a three-generation Marine Corps family. His father, Gainesville High School graduate Rick Stargel, served as a captain in the Marines and his grandfather, Joe H. Stargel, former mayor of Gainesville, is a retired lieutenant colonel of the Marines. Richard's grandmother is Gainesville author Gloria Cassity Stargel, whose writings often include stories from experiences as a Marine Corps family. Richard Stargel, who graduated in May from Furtah Preparatory School in Acworth, has completed his combat training and is now in ...

December 14, 2008 | | Good news


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Gainesville High School's construction class recently constructed a roofed structure on the playground of First Presbyterian Church's Child Development Center to house tricycles and other riding toys. Materials for the construction were donated in memory of Wanda Love Collins by her family and friends. Darrell Lucas, teacher of the construction class at Gainesville High, directed the work.

December 14, 2008 | | Good news


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Local author Brad Strickland recently visited eighth-graders at East Hall Middle School. Strickland, 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 to the students how he finds inspiration for his books in his everyday life. He also had one-on-one conversations with students and signed autographs, and he donated multiple signed copies of his books to the school's media center.

December 08, 2008 | | Good news


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The Longstreet Clinic recently held its first United Way Chili Cook-Off to raise money for its 2009 campaign. All physicians and staff were encouraged to submit their chili, as well as their best corn bread and cookie recipes. A total of 27 crock pots of chili were submitted, as well as two tables of various corn breads and cookies. At the end of the day, more than 125 meals were served, raising $648 for the campaign. Judges for the contest were Tracy Whitmire and Carol Reed from Hall County United Way, Cheryl Christian, executive director of Good News Clinics, T ...

December 07, 2008 | | Good news


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Lanier Elementary School's fifth-grade students recently celebrated their reading goals with certificates and free meal tokens to Texas Roadhouse. The students are working to read 1 million words by the end of the school year.

December 01, 2008 | | Good news


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Twenty-five contestants competed in the seventh annual Miss Falcon Pageant held Oct. 4 at Flowery Branch High School. Each grade level competed in formal wear. The senior class competed for the title of Miss Falcon in the areas of formal wear, talent and on-stage interview. Pageant Director Stacie Mavis organized the show and her husband Bryan Mavis served as the master of ceremonies.

November 23, 2008 | | Good news


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Students at Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School recently held a bake sale to benefit Heifer Project International, an organization that provides animals to communities in third-world countries to help the people there become self-sustaining. The students raised more than $300, which will be used to help purchase a sheep and some rams to help families in Romania use livestock to earn income. The families can also pass on the gift of the animals' offspring to other families in need.

November 23, 2008 | | Good news


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Brenau University students, faculty and staff recently dedicated a plaque commemorating the university's first multidiscipline course in environmental sustainability at the site on the Gainesville campus where students recently planted a small group of trees, as part of the project. The semester-long seminar examines all aspects of environmental sustainability from philosophical and religious responsibility to bottom-line business practicality. It included students' getting to the roots of the issue by planting some new trees on the campus. The students planted eight trees Nov. 5 at an open space on campus between Virginia Hall and Thurmond McRae Lecture Hall adjacent to ...

November 23, 2008 | | Good news


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Disabled American Veterans are in desperate need of van drivers in Gainesville. The job involves driving from Gainesville to the Veterans Hospital in Decatur. Rides leave at 7 a.m. and return around noon. Due to fewer drivers, trips have been reduced to three days a week. Volunteers must have a clean driving record and pass a physical at the Veterans Administration to qualify. For more information, call van coordinator Norman Coursey after 9 a.m. at 678-965-4717.

November 23, 2008 | | Good news


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The North Hall Community Education Foundation has made $5,000 donations to each of the five North Hall-area schools: North Hall High School, North Hall Middle School, Mount Vernon Elementary School, Riverbend Elementary School and Wauka Mountain Elementary School.

November 16, 2008 | | Good news


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Kevin Grubb, a 2005 graduate of Chestatee High School, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C. Grubb will report to Camp LeJeune, N.C., for Marine combat training before leaving for advanced training in Pensacola, Fla.He is the son of David and Eva Grubb of Gainesville.

November 16, 2008 | | Good news


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The West Hall High School Band of Silver recently received overall superior ratings in the Southern Star Invitational Marching Festival and Competition at South Gwinnett High School. The band, drumline, auxiliary corps and drum major all received this rating, which is the highest a band may receive.

November 11, 2008 | | Good news


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The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia in Sautee has been awarded an American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture.

November 10, 2008 | | Good news


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Lynn Nix of Oakwood made a quilt out of T-shirts given to her husband Ray each time he donated blood at LifeSouth Community Blood Centers in Gainesville. When Lynn got the 20 shirts she needed, she started the work and, eight months later, had the quilt ready for donors and employees at LifeSouth to see.

November 09, 2008 | | Good news


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North Georgia student wins top honors in state competition

Banks County High School student Calvin Boyer recently placed first in the Electric Membership Corp./National FFA Organization State Agricultural Education Career Development Event with a 95.773 score.

April 21, 2014 | | Good news


Johnson High School students earn state music distinction

Four students from Johnson High School Bands were selected as members of the Georgia Music Educators Association's Ninth District Honor Band.

April 21, 2014 | | Good news


Gainesville earns Region 8 AAAAA literary championship

Gainesville High School won the 8 AAAAA Literary Championship recently at Apalachee High School.

April 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


Brenau students perform at Black Mountain College

The Black Mountain College Experience had its opening reception March 6 at the John S. Burd Center on the Brenau University campus in Gainesville. It featured dance, music, painting, drawing and other media by the artists who worked together in the Black Mountain College setting.

April 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


East Hall students host thank-you dinner for custodians

The East Hall High School student council recently hosted an after-school dinner for the custodial staff.

April 21, 2014 | | Good news


Phi Mu fraternity raises money for area causes

The Mu chapter of the Phi Mu fraternity at Brenau University sponsored two events this spring, raising $3,365 for its national philanthropy, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

April 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


Darden Restaurants give $2,000 to Meals on Wheels

Darden Restaurants Foundation Inc. has bestowed a $2,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program to the Gainesville-Hall County Community Council on Aging, which helps raise funds for Meals on Wheels.

April 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news




Jackson EMC awards $34K to area nonprofits

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $86,738 in grants at its February meeting, including $33,900 to organizations serving Hall County.

April 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


Lanierland Civitan changes meeting place to serve others

Lanierland Civitan is meeting at the Gainesville Bowling Center to combine its dinner meetings with providing community service to a local organization.

April 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news




4 area students National Merit Scholarship finalists

Three Flowery Branch High School and one North Hall High School students are 2014 National Merit Scholarship finalists.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news


Flowery Branch native receives college honor

Christopher Lennox, a junior from Flowery Branch, was among 44 Reinhardt University students named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for 2014.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news


Brenau awards $8,000 in scholarships to students

Three North Georgia high school students received awards for their artwork in the Young Women's State High School Art and Design Competition in February at Brenau University.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news


C.W. Davis Middle School teams win state tournament

Two teams from C.W. Davis Middle School won their divisions at the State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament on March 29 at Columbus State University.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news


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