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Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall celebrates Christmas

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County staff at three locations provided diverse programs to showcase the talents of members and staff for Christmas.

December 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville students earn Microsoft certifications

One Gainesville High School student has been recognized as a Microsoft Office master, and 34 students at the school have earned at least one Microsoft Office Specialist certificate.

December 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Sawnee EMC donates to toy drive for foster, adoptive families

Sawnee EMC employees and members of Sawnee's Consumer Advisory Task Force recently donated toys to benefit children who receive services from Supporting Adoption and Foster Families Together.

December 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Families receive gifts from Jaycees

The Gainesville Jaycees concluded its latest Empty Stocking Fund project Monday with a Christmas party at Skate Country in Gainesville.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Jackson EMC gives $34K to area groups serving Hall County

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $86,000 in grants to organizations during its November meeting, including $34,000 to organizations serving Hall County.

December 19, 2014 | | Good news


Bank supports film honoring WWII vet

South State Bank's Jefferson office donated $1,000 to the World War II Foundation to support the production of a documentary chronicling Jefferson native Damon "Rocky" Gause's escape from the Japanese in World War II.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Amerigroup event offers help to families

Families visited Lakeshore Mall on Friday for Amerigroup's Winter Wonderland event, which offered children's activities and resources for families.

December 17, 2014 | | Good news


Boys & Girls Clubs recognizes Laidlaw

Alex Laidlaw was recently honored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County at the annual Christmas meeting and awards ceremony.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Area woman inducted into honor society

Brittany Lee of Gainesville was recently initiated into the honor society Phi Kappa Phi at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.

December 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Flowery Branch woman receives scholarship

Leah Granger of Flowery Branch received the Kristin Bandy Craig Memorial Sponsored Scholarship during the 2014-2015 academic year.

December 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


UNG debate team wins multiple awards at Blazer Classic

The University of North Georgia's debate team won three first-place honors at the Blazer Classic Debate Tournament on Oct. 24-25 at Valdosta State University in Valdosta. Students on the team included Fernando Gonzalez of Flowery Branch, a sophomore majoring in English, Cristian Ramos of Gainesville, a freshman majoring in general studies, Tyler Williams of Flowery Branch, a sophomore majoring in engineering, Pablo Picazo of Gainesville, a senior majoring in psychology, Chase Yarbrough of Clermont, a senior majoring in media studies, Rebecca Pool of Gainesville, a freshman majoring in psychology, Efren Chavez of Gainesville, a senior majoring in management, Shea ...

December 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Johnson students selected for Hall County Honor Band

Thirteen musicians from Johnson High School were selected for the fourth annual Hall County Honor Band, which was directed this year by Josh Byrd, director of bands at the University of West Georgia. Select musicians from the county gathered for a rigorous rehearsal schedule over a 36-hour period, which culminated in a concert at Riverside Military Academy.

December 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Lakeview Academy’s robotics team wins award

Lakeview Academy's robotics team won the second place "Champion's Award" for embracing gracious professionalism while achieving excellence and innovation in the 2014 Northeast Georgia First Lego League Qualifier at Athens Academy.

December 12, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville area official earns finance certification

Karina Costantini, who works with Gainesville's Community Service Center, was recognized with Level I certification through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government's financial management training program for pursuing professional development in governmental finance, accounting and budgeting.

December 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


American Proteins gives $9,000 to Lanier Tech Foundation

American Proteins recently gave $9,000 to the Lanier Technical College Foundation to go toward the Bagwell Family Foundation Fund.

December 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


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Newcomers Club provides homemade treats for Gainesville Police

The Gainesville Newcomers Club recently gave the Gainesville Police finger food and other varieties of homemade dishes to show appreciation for their dedication to the community. With the help of Cpl. Kevin Holbrook, who works in the Community Relations Department, Rae Aldridge, Beverly Collins and Linda Brady delivered an assortment of baked goods provided by numerous GNC volunteers.

June 28, 2015 | | Good news


Music rises at area church during annual choral explosion

Lakeview Academy and the University of North Georgia's choir combined their talents during Choral Explosion No. 12 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church earlier this year.

June 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Inaugural group of C.W. Davis Scholars recognized

Three Hall County teachers have been named as the first C.W. Davis Scholars and will receive $1,000 scholarships toward their pursuit of advanced degrees.

June 26, 2015 | | Good news


EMC board gives $64K to agencies serving area residents

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded $123,500 in grants to organizations during its April meeting, including $64,500 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin County residents.

June 26, 2015 | | Good news


Gainesville resident awarded Nicholas and Anne Marie Shreiber Scholarship

Summer Bryant of Gainesville was awarded the Nicholas and Anne Marie Shreiber Scholarship at the 2015 Robinson College of Business Honors Day Celebration at Georgia State University.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


RMA Library Forum creates Little Free Library at Legion Post 7

Library Forum members from The Lucile Beaver Library at Riverside Military Academy dedicated a Little Free Library and books to the Paul E. Bolding American Legion Post 7 on May 14.

June 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Georgia Mountain Food Bank raises thousands

Georgia Mountain Food Bank raised more than $53,164.50 and received more than 6,313 pounds of food in its Stock the Shelves Campaign, which will help build up nutritional food supplies for more than 58 distribution partners.

June 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


DAR honors cadet for service with medal

Cadet Technical Sergeant Gabriel Robertson of the Civil Air Patrol in Gainesville was recently awarded the Silver Cadet Medal by the Daughters of the American Revolution for his work with the Wreaths Across America service in April at the Alta Vista Cemetery.

June 22, 2015 | | Good news


Local ABAC student receives Larry Allen Leadership Award

Brittney Gunter of Murrayville was recently honored with the Larry Allen Leadership award, along with two others students at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

June 18, 2015 | | Good news


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