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Ray Baker of Hoschton has been named to the president's list at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Baker.

March 07, 2008 | | Good news


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The Gainesville-Hall County Senior Center's chapter of the Red Hat Society gathered Feb. 7 at Red Lobster to celebrate their fifth anniversary. The group, which started with 14 members, has now grown to about 50. The ladies enjoy a monthly outing as part of the group, as well as participating in community service projects. For more information, contact the Gainesville-Hall County Senior Center at 770-503-3331. Nancy Simpson is the "Queen Mother" of the group.

March 06, 2008 | | Good news


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Felecia Doyle's business document processing class at Flowery Branch High School recently did an activity with Mrs. Waycasters' kindergarten class at Flowery Branch Elementary School. The older students created personalized activity sheets for the kindergartners. The activity sheet emphasized their sight words, beginning sounds and counting.

February 29, 2008 | | Good news


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The Northeast Georgia Writers recently were hosts to Jean Mahavier who spoke at their February meeting. Mahavier is chairwoman of the Poetry in Schools project that is sponsored by the Georgia Poetry Society.

February 28, 2008 | | Good news


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The Johnson High School Beta Club recently read stories to elementary school students.

February 23, 2008 | | Good news


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The Chicopee Woods Elementary Chorus recently sang Christmas carols throughout Hall County. They joined a choir of more than 800 area students at the Gwinnett Gladiators Sing for Santa event and also sang at the Elachee Nature Science Center.

February 23, 2008 | | Good news


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Leslie McAbee was rececntly inducted as a Peace Corps volunteer during a ceremony in Antananarivo, Madagascar. She will serve two years on the island, where she will teach English. McAbee is the daughter of Randy and Rita McAbee of Dahlonega and the granddaughter of Bertha Anderson of Dahlonega and Harold and Emily McAbee of Gainesville. She isa 2002 graduate of Gainesville High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of Georgia.

February 23, 2008 | | Good news


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The General James Longstreet Chapter 46 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held an iron cross ceremony on Dec. 9 for John K. Moore, who was born in 1844 and died in 1926. The ceremony, held at the Poplar Springs Baptist Church cemetery, drew about 70 people. The Iron Cross grave marker is a military decoration to honor soldiers of the Confederate army. Moore achieved the rank of 4th corporal by the end of the Civil War.

February 23, 2008 | | Good news


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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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Hall County 4-H students compete in district project

Hall County 4-H'ers competed in the 2014 4-H District Project Achievement on March 14-16 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. More than 70 seventh- through 12th-graders from 39 Northeast Georgia counties attended. The Hall County results were:

September 26, 2014 | | Good news


Students place third in horse contest

Hall County 4-H is proud to announce the Senior Horse Judging team placed third in the 4-H State Horse Judging Contest and recently competed at the Southern Regional 4-H Horse Show in Raleigh, N.C.

September 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


2 Gainesville Scouts earn Eagle ranking

Christopher Ball, left, and Knox Martin received their Eagle Scout badges from Troop 26 at First Baptist Church in Gainesville. Ball, a senior at Lakeview Academy, is the son of David and Shannon Ball; Knox, a senior at Greater Atlanta Christian, is the son of Eddie and Becky Martin, all of Gainesville.

September 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Dawson schools praised for finances

The Dawson County school system was honored by the state for its financial reporting.

September 21, 2014 | | Good news


Community members graduate from county leadership program

Nineteen community and professional leaders graduated the Leadership Jackson program recently.

September 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Jackson EMC Foundation awards $41K in grant money

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded a total of $81,955 in grants during its June meeting, including $41,200 to organizations serving Hall County.

September 21, 2014 | | Good news


Sheriff’s Office employees run in Peachtree Road Race

Employees with the Hall County Sheriff's Office competed in the Peachtree Road Race on July 4 in Atlanta.

September 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


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