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Spec. 1st Class Gordon Spears recently received the recruiting award at the armory in Gainesville from Army recruiter Staff Sgt. David Spurgeons. Spears works at the Regional Training Institute for the Army National Guard in Atlanta as an infantry instructor and full-time as a lieutenant at Lee Arrandale State Prison in Alto. He has served 28 years, six deployments and three combat missions.

October 19, 2008 | | Good news


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Family T.I.E.S., formerly Prevent Child Abuse-Gainesville, recently received a $500 donation from Jim and Crista Partlowe of Jim Partlowe State Farm Insurance. Crista Partlowe serves as one of the board members for Family T.I.E.S. The nonprofit group is dedicated to teaching and supporting families in Gainesville, and it offers free parenting classes.

October 19, 2008 | | Good news


School news

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the East Hall Middle School media center with the Picturing America award. The grant provided a collection of 40 high-quality reproductions of American art along with a teachers resource book. The goal of the grant award is to introduce students to American history and culture.

October 13, 2008 | | Good news


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Gainesville Mayor Myrtle Figueras signed a proclamation presented by the Col. William Candler chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution designating Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week. The event is in observance of the 221st signing of the U.S. Constitution, which took place Sept. 17, 1787.

October 12, 2008 | | Good news


School news

Gainesville High School debate team members recently placed at a debate tournament at Grady High School. Shelley Farmer placed second in Prose/Poetry, Megale Sewell and Brian Williams placed third in Duo Interpretation and Joseph Summer placed third in Original Oratory. Christi Conti is their sponsor. Eleven members of the team attended.

Mallory Emma McCord, daughter of Emmett and Sherry McCord of Gainesville, has been awarded the Southern States Cooperative Scholarship awarded by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences for the 2008-2009 academic year. This annual Southern States Cooperative Scholarship program is awarded to students in ...

October 12, 2008 | | Good news


School news

Flowery Branch High School crowned senior Chelsea Doyle its homecoming queen on Sept. 26. Doyle is the vice president of her class, secretary of the Future Business Leaders of America, plays soccer and is a varsity cheerleader for the school.

October 11, 2008 | | Good news


School news

Gail Ingram received The Third Diamond Key Award in forensics in May. Ingram's students have earned more than 60,000 points in competition, with first place in each round of a competition usually earning between 24 and 30 points. She is one of only two active coaches in Georgia to hold the award.

September 29, 2008 | | Good news


School news

Amanda Lathem of Gainesville recently graduated summa cum laude from Young Harris College in Young Harris. She is the daughter of Deborah and Charlie Lathem of Gainesville.

September 21, 2008 | | Good news


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Hall County 4-H Horse Club members recently participated in the state 4-H Horse Judging contest. The contest, held May 3, was at the University of Georgia Animal Science Instruction Arena. Participants included Bethany Cantrell, Courtney Woodard, Alyssa Ransom, Haley Woodard and coach Tanya Woodard.

September 21, 2008 | | Good news


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Anna Ruby Falls Scenic Area celebrated Smokey Bear's 64th birthday Aug. 9. The program included a visit from Smokey Bear, nature programs and a fire program by Georgia Forestry Commission staff. Staff from the Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association, U.S. Forest Service and Georgia Forestry Commission were in attendance along with many visitors.

September 21, 2008 | | Good news


School news

Kevin Taylor of Flowery Branch has been named to the dean's list at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. To be named to the dean's list, students must have a 4.0 grade-point average.

September 15, 2008 | | Good news


School news

Instructors and students from Lanier Technical College participated in the Annual Great Strides 4.8 kilometer for Cystic Fibrosis Walk in May at Georgia Tech. The school was a Kilometer Sponsor and the Student Government Association contributed $1,500 toward the effort to find a cure.

September 08, 2008 | | Good news


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Boys become Eagle Scouts

August 31, 2008 | | Good news


School news

Tricia Dial and Lauren Carey, fifth-graders at Mount Vernon Elementary, recently participated in the Georgia State Social Studies Fair at Clayton State University in Morrow. They won the Best in Class I Economics Award with their project, "Man vs. Mussels: Who Needs Lake Lanier's Water More?" They were honored at the Luncheon Meeting of the Georgia Council On Economic Education in May. They interviewed Kelley Randall, director of Gainesville's Public Utilities, as well as Kit Dunlap, CEO of the Greater Hall County Chamber of Commerce. They also toured the Gainesville Water Works as part of their research.

August 25, 2008 | | Good news


School news

Hunter Martin, an eighth-grader at Davis Middle School, spent three weeks of this summer vacation studying robotics at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. The program, offered through Duke University's Talent Identification Program, is open to students in grades seventh through 10th. Once accepted, students must further qualify with high scores on the SAT or ACT. Martin took the ACT in the seventh grade and scored an 18 out of a possible 36 on the ACT. "Hall County is wonderful to have the teachers who distribute information about this," said Martin's mother, Rene Owens. "We moved ...

August 24, 2008 | | Good news


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DNR captain wins national award

Capt. Mike England was presented the National Safe Boating Council's 2014 Boating Safety Award at the 55th annual National Association of State Boating Law Administrators Conference in Bar Harbor, Maine.

November 23, 2014 | | Good news


Fraternal Order of Eagles donates $500 to hospice

November 23, 2014 | | Good news


Hall County’s Safe Kids leaders named Georgia’s Coordinator of the Year

Kim Martin, coalition coordinator for Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County, was selected as Coalition Coordinator of the Year at Safe Kids Georgia's sixth annual awards breakfast Oct. 10, at Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

November 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Jackson EMC Foundation awards $19K to literacy, pregnancy nonprofit groups

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded a total of $100,000 in grants during its September meeting, including $19,500 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin County residents.

November 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


GTO 2000 celebrates 40 years and marks anniversary with bike donation

November 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news




Brenau students share ‘Truths’ through dance

Brenau University's fall production of "Evening of Dance: Unspoken Truths" showed student-choreographed pieces in which the dancers demonstrated each one's unique artistic prowess with performances Nov. 7-8 at Pearce Auditorium.

November 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news




Phi Kappa Phi inducts six new Georgia members

Four Gainesville natives, one Cleveland woman and one Flowery Branch woman were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor societies.

November 23, 2014 | | Good news


2 area residents graduate from Air Force basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Felix A. Paul and Air Force Airman 1st Class Davis Q. Moore graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

November 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Lula-Belton School class reunion at Jaemor Barn

November 16, 2014 | | Good news




Congressman and Cresswind area honor veterans

The Cresswind community in Gainesville received a flag flown above the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., from U.S. Rep. Doug Collins.

November 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


North Hall grad completes his combat training

Army Pvt. James H. Burns has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

November 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


Air Force sergeant retires after 20 years of service

Technical Sgt. Marla Camille Rubin of the 94th Communications Squadron retired June 12, with more than 20 years of military service. She was born in Gainesville and was a 1993 Gainesville High School graduate.

November 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


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