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American Legion Post 121 recently presented a $500 check to local disabled veteran Gordon Spears, who was injured while serving in Iraq. Spears served for 27 years, six deployments and three combat tours. He works full time as a lieutenant at Lee Arrandale State Prison.

June 17, 2008 | | Good news


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The following students have been named to the dean's list at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland for the fall semester 2007: Jacob Edward Bagwell and Suzanne Leigh Bell, both of Gainesville. The following students have been named to the president's club with a semester average of 4.0: Sherry Benfield McEntire of Alto, Christopher Allen Davidson and Brooke Christine Mathis, both of Gainesville, and Shaun Patrick Hughes of Oakwood.

June 17, 2008 | | Good news


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The Hall County Library Association has named Rachel Chambers, library media specialist at Myers Elementary School, as Hall County Media Specialist for 2008-2009. She will now compete for the state honor from the Georgia Library Media Association. Chambers, a Brenau University graduate, earned school library media certification along with her master's degree in instructional technology from the University of Georgia. Prior to coming to Myers Elementary as media specialist in 2004, she began her eight years in the system teaching seventh-grade literature and language arts at South Hall Middle School. Linda Martin of Sugar Hill Elementary was last year ...

June 13, 2008 | | Good news


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The Ava White Academy recently honored students completing the school year with a dessert reception at Brenau University. The six students were commended on their success and growth, academically, socially and emotionally. Graduate Katelyn Smith is the daughter of Marcia and Kevin Smith of Gillsville; Micaela England is the daughter of Tonya and Matt England of Gainesville; Lydia Gallup is the daughter of Jenny Gallup of Monroe; Ben Nedza is the son of Jennie Nedza and Chris Nedza of Gainesville; Jacob Chapman is the son of Dena Chapman of Lula; and Joshua Kilby is the son of Karon and Keith ...

June 12, 2008 | | Good news


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The Johnson High School Interact Club won the Rotary International District 6910 Club of the Year award at the spring conference April 18-20 in Athens. Students Dana Sawtell, Perla Ruiz and Toan Hoang also won scholarships at the conference.

June 06, 2008 | | Good news


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he Colonel William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution recently was honored for having the most new members in one year. The Georgia State Society of the DAR awarded them with a silver bowl for the achievement. The chapter also celebrated with an "Over 100 Members" luncheon. The new members are Christine Lanzing, Linda Martin, Marilyn Martin, Mary Lynne George, Abbe Kubit and Florence Truman.

June 05, 2008 | | Good news


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Lula Elementary fifth-grader Madison Saxon won the Georgia Department of Agriculture's Annual Agriculture Day essay contest. Fifth-grader Carli Echols was awarded an honorable mention. Both are students of Vickie Savage and entered the contest as part of a class writing assignment. The topic was "Young People in Agriculture: Learning, Doing, Dreaming."

May 30, 2008 | | Good news


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Students awarded Festival Scholarships

May 29, 2008 | | Good news


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The South Hall Student Council donated $1,000 to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Members of the student council sponsored a school-wide dance and a Valentine's Day flower sale. Proceeds from these annual fundraisers help support the school and other charities.

May 23, 2008 | | Good news


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Brenau University's Teaching Math class students presented a Math Olympiad on April 22 for Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School fourth-grade students. The university students designed and supervised activities reinforcing measurement and estimation skills in conjunction with the Georgia Performance Standards.

May 16, 2008 | | Good news


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The Gainesville Gateway Garden Club and the Crabapple and Fleur de Lis garden clubs presented the flower show "Color me Young" March 28-29 at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center. It was presented in conjunction with Youth Art Month.

May 15, 2008 | | Good news


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More than 200 area students participated in the 34th annual North Gainesville Music Festival held recently at Brenau University. The highest honor for superior ratings went to Allison Chetta, daughter of Marc and Helen Chetta of Clarkesville. She was also awarded a special certificate for eleven consecutive years of piano solos. Other piano students receiving national certificates for superior ratings this year were: Carlee Cosper, Amelia Brock, Kira Brock, Halle Hughes, Cooper Lewis, Luke Maddox, Anna McClendon, Ansley Rochester, Callie Sartain, Carey Sartain, Susanna Sartain, Anna Walker, Benjamin Walton, Rachel Allman, Nolen Bryant, Hannah Fulenwider, Laila Hasnian, Margaret Schaap, Bleu ...

May 08, 2008 | | Good news


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Two East Hall Middle School students recently had their artwork on display at the Georgia State Capitol. The art show, sponsored by the Georgia Art Educators Association, is an annual event in celebration of youth art month. Chelsea Miller and Esmeralda Trujillo attended a reception where they met Sen. Lee Hawkins and Rep. Doug Collins. The students and their families, along with art teacher Jennifer Shiver, were also able to see artwork from students all over the state.

May 02, 2008 | | Good news


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The Colonel William Candler chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently held its annual awards tea.

May 01, 2008 | | Good news


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Evan Carter attended Georgia Southern University's Scholars' Day in Statesboro. To be invited to the event students must score a minimum of 1,200 on the SAT or 27 on the ACT and have a strong academic average in high school courses. At the event students have the opportunity to meet leaders at the school and interview for academic scholarships.

April 25, 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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