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Soloists for the Nov. 5 and 6 concert of Bach's Cantata 80 were Jessica Broman, Rich Grimshaw, Hannah Chapman, Ashley Wilson and Rebekah Poss. The concert, presented by the North Georgia College & State University Singers at Dahlonega Baptist Church, was directed by John M. Broman, NGCSU director of choral activities. Mary Beth Hutcheson provided accompaniment.

February 22, 2008 | | Good news


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The Outstanding Coalition Award was granted to Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County based on the results of a lead poison prevention program conducted by the coalition in September as well as the coalition's partnerships with community agencies. The coalition partnered with the Georgia Department of Human Resources Lead Poison Prevention Program to sponsor a continuing medical education program at Northeast Georgia Medical Center for health care and child safety professionals as well as a toy testing and child blood testing event for the community.

February 21, 2008 | | Good news


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Noel Tredinnick recently visited North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega and spoke to the advanced conducting class and rehearsed with the university's Chamber Orchestra and NGC&SU Singers. Tredinnick is currently organist and director of music at All Souls Cathedral in London and professor of music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He also has worked with the BBC orchestra and chorus and has presented numerous music programs aired by the BBC.

February 15, 2008 | | Good news


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The Holly Children's Theatre Competition Troupe, comprising 12 students ages 12 to 17, won first place Jan. 19 at the National Performing Arts Festival in Orlando, Fla.

February 13, 2008 | | Good news


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Holly Crumley from Holly's Dog and Biscuit Inn and Judy Presley, awards committee chairwoman for the Georgia Council for the Blind, presented a special program recently to Sardis Elementary School fifth-graders. Crumley brought her therapy dog, Trudy, and Presley brought her service dog, Katie, to show the students the different services these dogs provide and how they help the disabled.

February 08, 2008 | | Good news


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The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee has announced the winners of the 2008 Arbor Day Art Contest. First Place is Laila Hasnain of Mount Vernon Elementary School, and runners-up are Javy Euyoque of Dean Myers Elementary School and Oscar Contreras of McEver Elementary School. The contest was open to all fifth-graders in elementary schools in Gainesville and Hall County. This was the first year the Chamber of Commerce teamed up with the Georgia Forestry Commission for the contest. This year's theme was "Trees are Terrific, Inside and Out." The three elementary school winners, along with school-selected winners ...

February 07, 2008 | | Good news


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North Hall County's FFA program met for a staff breakfast Oct. 1 to discuss agricultural classes and upcoming events. Some of the future topics for discussion for FFA are: Turf management, landscape design and expansion in agriculture. State Agricultural Commissioner Tommy Irvin spoke to the group. The class presented him with the 50th century shirt and an agricultural FFA pen.

October 25, 2007 | | Good news


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The Johnson High School band attended the Lake Lanier Tournament of Bands recently at Chestatee High School. Highlights of the tournament included unit ratings of superior for the drum line, majorettes, dance line and drum major. Johnson's majorettes and dance line placed first in AAA competition and first overall in the Gold division. Drum major Twyla Bryant placed second overall in the AAA division.

October 19, 2007 | | Good news


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Winners were announced recently in the Art League's new show at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville. The show was juried by Dr. John Burd, the past president of Brenau University.

October 18, 2007 | | 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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