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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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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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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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