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Seventh-grader wins Water Essay Contest

Reagan Britt, a seventh-grader at North Hall Middle School, was named the Hall County winner of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District's 2014 Water Essay Contest.

December 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Whitaker graduates basic military training

Air Force Airman Tiffany N. Whitaker, whose mother lives in Flowery Branch, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Eagle Scout candidate builds wallboard for tennis community

Sam Terray, an 11th-grader, raised money and built a wallboard for the tennis community at Roper Park on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville. The soon-to-be Eagle Scout from Troop 26 at the First Baptist Church joined with his friends from Troop 16 at the First United Methodist Church for the project.

December 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Culinary arts students prepared meal for Boys & Girls Clubs

Lanier Charter Career Academy's culinary arts students recently prepared a Thanksgiving meal for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County using donated items and complete with homemade stuffing.

December 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Wells Fargo recognizes 12 Gainesville nonprofits at Days of Giving breakfast

Wells Fargo team members prove small measures add up to make a difference by choosing 12 nonprofits across Gainesville to receive $1,000 grants as the Days of Giving program celebrated its fifth anniversary last month.

December 07, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Parkinson’s group plants tribute garden

December 07, 2014 | | Good news


Lanier Women’s Club installs officers for 2014-15

December 07, 2014 | | Good news


Singers donate to Meals on Wheels

December 07, 2014 | | Good news


State association honors area residents

Several local residents were honored for their volunteer service recently by the Georgia Recreation and Park Association at its annual conference in Jekyll Island.

December 07, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Chapel at new Braselton hospital named after former mayor, Henry Braselton

When Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton opens its doors April 1, patients and visitors will be able to find respite in a chapel named in memory of a pillar of the local community - all thanks to a donation from his family.

December 07, 2014 | | Good news


Jefferson High School thespians win AAA One-Act State Championship

November 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Local construction firm awards NGTC students scholarships

Ron Cantrell of Ron Cantrell Construction Inc. presented seven photography students with scholarships for their work documenting one of the company's recent construction projects.

November 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Riverside cadets join in honor chorus

November 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Jefferson man named to Who’s Who student list

Craig Sick of Jefferson has been selected to appear in the 2015 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges."

November 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Brenau University professor wins best paper award

Gnimbin Ouattara, professor of history and international studies at Brenau University in Gainesville, was recognized at the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research conference in Las Vegas as the winner of the Best Paper Award in Social Sciences.

November 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


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Jackson EMC Foundation awards $70K to charities

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded $112,500 in grants to organizations during its March meeting, including $70,000 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin County residents.

May 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Local Ducks Unlimited honored nationally for Top 100 fundraising

The Gainesville chapter of Ducks Unlimited made the list of Top 100 fundraising chapters in the U.S. in 2014.

April 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Local residents inducted into honor society of Phi Kappa Phi

The following local residents recently were initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi.

April 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Humane Society receives $50,000 gift

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia has received $50,000 from the estate of the late Conrad Holsten.

April 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Lanier Tech students win several awards at statewide competition

Lanier Technical College students brought home three gold and three silver medals from the statewide SkillsUSA Postsecondary 2015 competition held March 26-28 at the Georgia International Conference Center.

April 22, 2015 | | Good news


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