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Martin Elementary School fifth-grader Kelly O'Connell sang the national anthem at the Petit LeMans in October. O'Connell is the daughter of Johnny and Robin O'Connell of Flowery Branch.

February 23, 2008 | | Good news


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Victoria Rogers, a student at North Hall Middle School, is the Hall County winner in the sixth annual water conservation and preservation essay contest, sponsored by the Clean Water Campaign and the Water Use It Wisely Campaign. For the contest, students researched and shared their thoughts on why conserving water and preventing water pollution are important for the future of their river, lakes and streams.

February 23, 2008 | | Good news


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Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy recently honored its students who participated in the Hall County Library Summer Reading Program. Students were treated to a doughnut party in the media center with principal Sally Meadors. Niki Borders of the Hall County Library System also attended. Borders worked in the spring to encourage Enota prekindergartners through third-graders to participate in the library program.

February 23, 2008 | | Good news


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Eighth-grader Justin Blalock, seventh-grader Ashley Brock and sixth-grader Erika Alcantar are the winners of the recent spelling bee at Chestatee Middle School. The students will represent the school in the Hall County Fair.

February 23, 2008 | | Good news


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Local author Brad Strickland, pictured above, visited eighth-graders at East Hall Middle School on Oct. 5. Strickland, the 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 how he finds inspiration for his books in everyday life. His book "When Mack Came Back," for example, is loosely based on childhood memories of life on his grandfather's farm. After one-on-one conversations with the students, Strickland signed autographs. At the end of his visit, he donated multiple signed copies of his books ...

February 22, 2008 | | Good news


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Austin Tullis' grandfathers, John Tullis and Bill Evans, both retired Air force officers, visited their grandson and his class at Chestatee Middle School during a Veterans Day program in Austin's social studies class. Tullis and Evans spoke to all the students at the school, and the lunchroom was also decorated for the event.

February 22, 2008 | | Good news


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Braselton's town library was the primary recipient of the proceeds from the 18th annual lighting of the chateau at Chateau Élan Winery & Resort that was held recently. Braselton Mayor Pat Graham accepted the $5,000 check, presented by Henk Evers, president and CEO of Chateau Élan. The annual lighting ceremony included more than 35,000 lights and many Christmas activities.

February 22, 2008 | | Good news


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Annie Roper was recently crowned Miss Chestatee Middle School 2008 and also received the People's Choice Award. Emily Talley was crowned Miss Chestatee High School 2008 and was also voted Miss Congeniality. Annie is the daughter of Jeff and Vickie Roper and Emily is the daughter of Ty and Jill Talley.

February 22, 2008 | | Good news


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Chick-fil-A Inc. has awarded Steven B. Matthews of Flowery Branch with a $1,000 Leadership Scholarship. He was nominated by Joe Frank Harney Jr., operator of Chick-fil-A of Robson Crossing FSU. Matthews is now eligible for Chick-fil-A's S. Truett Cathy Scholar Award, which provides additional $1,000 scholarship to the top 25 Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship recipients each year.

February 22, 2008 | | Good news


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In December, fifth-graders at McEver Elementary School had an electrifying experience. Ed Gillot, electrical engineer from Baldor Reliance Electric, showed students the fundamentals of a simple motor using wire and a magnet. He also showed them a cut away of an operating motor that is similar to the ones designed and manufactured at his plant in Flowery Branch. When he was done with his presentation, the students participated in a hands-on project about the role that magnets play in producing electricity. Gillot is the husband of fifth-grade teacher Linda Gillot.

February 22, 2008 | | Good news


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Susie Daniel Lee recently was presented a certificate of recognition for 34 years of membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution. Regent Marcie Fletcher of the Colonel William Candler Chapter and Chapter Registrar Nancy Baumgardner presented the certificate.

February 22, 2008 | | Good news


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The Sons of the American Revolution recently awarded certificates to groups they feel show exemplary patriotism. The awards were given to Carriage Automotive Group, Milton Martin Toyota, Alta Vista Cemetery, BB&T on Jesse Jewell Parkway, Flat Creek Water Reclamation Facility and City of Gainesville Environmental Services. Roscoe McMillan, president of the Lyman Hall chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, and John Beale distributed the awards.

February 22, 2008 | | Good news


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Gainesville Elementary School has announced the winners of the 2007 School Bus Safety poster contest. For grades kindergarten through second, first prize goes to Sandy Do, a second-grader. For grades third through fifth, the winner is Carlos Martinez, a fourth-grader. Students received a certificate for a free McDonald's Happy Meal, and their artwork will represent Gainesville city schools at the state level of the poster contest.

February 22, 2008 | | Good news


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Midshipman Tyler Dunagan of Gainesville, a senior at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., recently received a $450 scholarship from the Women's Propeller Club. Dunagan is majoring in logistics and intermodal transportation and is currently secretary of the Student Propeller Club, Second Battalion Logistics Officer and a member of the Logistics Exchange Club. Rep. Nathan Deal nominated Dunagan to attend the academy, which trains students as licensed merchant marine and U.S. Navy Reserve officers.

February 22, 2008 | | Good news


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The Art League recently sponsored the Children's Holiday Art Party at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville during the fourth annual Christmas on Green Street event on Dec. 2. The art party, for children ages 5-14, was free for attendees and also included refreshments for the more than 50 kids who attended.

February 22, 2008 | | Good news


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Riverside cadet earns 2nd national art award

Cadet Master Sgt. James A. Graham II won a second consecutive national art award from the American Society of Marine Artists.

September 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


GHS grad awarded Wofford scholarship

Sara Hayes of Gainesville received a merit scholarship to attend Wofford College for the 2014-15 academic year.

September 14, 2014 | | Good news


36 Hall County students receive area scholarships

The North Georgia Community Foundation recently awarded $180,950 in scholarships to North Georgia high school students who will begin college this fall, including 37 students from Hall County.

September 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news




Nurse speaks at Newcomers meeting recently

In honor of Memorial Day, Gainesville Newcomers club had Donna C. Rowe speak at its May luncheon.

September 14, 2014 | | Good news


Best-selling author talks to writers’ group

New York Times best-selling author Haywood Smith was the guest speaker at the Northeast Georgia Writers Club's annual awards banquet May 7.

September 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville woman’s book gets 2nd place

Lilian Roberts of Gainesville was recognized by Rep. Carl Rogers for being named a MARSocial Author of the Year runner-up.

September 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gateway House receives money for legal services

Nine nonprofit agencies in Gateway House in Gainesville have been awarded grants totaling more than $2 million to provide civil legal services for the victims of domestic violence.

September 14, 2014 | | Good news


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