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Gainesville man earns 50-year Masonic award

Gainesville Masonic Lodge 219 in Gainesville presented T.J. Kemp with his 50-year Masonic pin and apron at a gathering of family, fellow Masons and longtime friends he had not seen in years.

December 22, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news


Uniform News

December 15, 2013 | | Good news


Civilian promoted at U.S. Army engineering center

Department of the Army civilian Jared I. Oren was promoted to the position of chief of the engineering resources branch at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center at Hanover, N.H.

December 15, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news


Gateway receives donation

December 08, 2013 | | Good news


SCHOOL NEWS: Lanier Technical students nominated for GOAL Award

Instructors at Lanier Technical College have nominated 26 students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership competition, said Jennifer Pulliam, coordinator for the college's GOAL program.

December 02, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news


Sheriff’s Academy elects 2013 Officer of the Year

In a Nov. 7 ceremony, the Hall County Sheriff's Citizens Academy selected its sixth annual Officer of the Year from among four outstanding choices.

December 01, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news




Bible fellowship class makes mats for homeless

December 01, 2013 | | Good news


OneMain Financial joins Red Cross in Mail for Heroes

OneMain Financial provided residents and its customers an opportunity to participate in the American Red Cross's annual Holiday Mail for Heroes program.

December 01, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news




HemlockFest organizer receives national award

Forest Hilyer of Dahlonega is the recipient of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Conservation Medal for his distinguished conservation efforts.

November 24, 2013 | | Good news


Hall residents win the Kress Collection honor

Three Hall County residents won $500 for their creative entry to the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens.

November 17, 2013 | | Good news


Woman’s club celebrates its 90th anniversary

November 17, 2013 | | Good news


CASA adds more advocates to its ranks

November 17, 2013 | | Good news


Jackson EMC awards $33K to five agencies

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $81,941 in grants during its October meeting, including $33,500 to organizations serving Hall County.

November 17, 2013 | From staff reports | 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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