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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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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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South Hall Rotary hosts 5K race and spotlights winners

The South Hall Rotary Club had its first 5-kilometer race in Flowery Branch, with proceeds benefitting the Adoptive and Foster Parent Association of Hall County, Boys and Girls Clubs of Hall County and the University of North Georgia Scholarship Fund.

October 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


B.R.A.K.E.S. Gala recognizes Dahlonega man

Todd Modderman of Dahlonega received the appreciation award for his dedication to driving a big-rig to trainings in the Southeast region for the Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe organization.

October 26, 2014 | | Good news


Firehouse Subs donates $13,000 piece of equipment to Gainesville Fire Department

Gainesville Fire Department recently received a donation of much-needed equipment from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

October 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Rite Aid Foundation donates $10,000 for Challenged Child and Friends

October 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


North Georgia nonprofits receive grants

The North Georgia Community Foundation awarded $16,500 in Community Impact Grants to nine nonprofits in Northeast Georgia to help fund programs designed to improve the quality of life in the North Georgia region.

October 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Lanier resort earns Southern Living Hotel distinction

Nestled on the Southern-most shoreline of Lake Lanier on 1,500 acres, the Lake Lanier Islands Resort received the distinction of becoming a member of the Southern Living Hotel Collection.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Helen Arts & Heritage Center rewards artists

Art ranging from photography to pottery to pen and ink and fine crafts were eyed carefully as part of the 2014 Judged Art Competition.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Firefighter retires from Hall County department, EMS

Paramedic and firefighter David Kinnunen recently retired from Hall County Fire Department and Emergency Services.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville Elk elected as state officer

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville humane society receives donations

The Tanger Outlets in Commerce delivered supplies to area animal shelters including Gainesville's Humane Society of Northeast Georgia.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Junior Chamber to induct 7 members into Hall of Fame

The Georgia Junior Chamber (Jaycees) hosted its first Hall of Fame induction ceremony Sept. 26, to honor seven prominent Georgia Jaycee Alumni. Gainesville resident Abit Massey was one of the seven honorees.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Five churches, 140 volunteers spend day in service

On Sept. 6, more than 140 members and friends of North Georgia United Methodist churches reached out to serve residents in Banks, Athens-Clark, Jackson and Habersham counties during the third annual "Great Day of Service."

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


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