Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, visited three area schools in October during the fourth annual Georgia Pre-K Week, an event celebrating early learning and literacy initiatives.
North Georgia Technical College automotive technology student James Burns of Toccoa recently received a tools scholarship from the Northeast Georgia Antique Auto Region.
College freshman Brooke Bell of Oakwood has been named to Bob Jones University's University Singers, BJU's largest choral organization.
Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy learned valuable fire safety lessons from an outdoor expert.
BP and Clipper Petroleum (Circle M Food Shops) donated a $5,000 grant to Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy in Gainesville via the Fueling Communities program. The funds will support a wide spectrum of programs and activities at the school, including student leadership programs and technology upgrades to enhance learning.
The University of North Georgia Debate Team won second place at the King Classic Debate Tournament on Oct. 10-11 at Morehouse College. It was the highest finish UNG has ever achieved at the King Classic.
Nadia Millsap of Gainesville was selected by the Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society for membership in the local chapter at the University of West Georgia.
Winder-Barrow High School senior Alex Childers became the first recipient of Piedmont's new Premier scholarship, which grants full tuition to Georgia high school valedictorians.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development has awarded $200,000 in product development agreements to 10 tourism and art entities across the state, including the Downtown Development Authority of Dahlonega.
Gainesville Fire Department recently received a donation of much-needed equipment from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
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.
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.
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.
The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia has received $50,000 from the estate of the late Conrad Holsten.
Lanier Technical College students brought home three gold and three silver medals from the statewide SkillsUSA Postsecondary 2015 competition held March 26-28 at the Georgia International Conference Center.
Elementary classes with the best attendance in the first semester of the year from each city school receive an "Arty Attendance Party" as a free incentive-based field trip to Quinlan Visual Arts Center. The reward is part of the Partners in Education program between the arts center and the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.
Two Lakeview Academy students are finalists for the Governor's Honors Program.
Students from Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Johnson and West Hall high schools recently competed at the State Health Occupations Students of America Conference in Athens:
Several Gainesville High School students recently participated in the State Literary Meet, held at Northside High School in Warner Robins. Two of those students placed.
Legacy Link, an agency that helps senior residents in a 13-county area, recently received a $25,000 donation from 1st Franklin Financial.
Kaleb D. Linn, son of Tony D. Linn of Flowery Branch and Melissa Grechniw of New Port Richey, Fla., recently completed basic military training for the Air Force.
Gainesville High School advanced to the second round in the Moody's Mega Math Challenge, a competition for high school juniors and seniors to develop a mathematical model for a real-world problem.
Governor's Honors Program finalists include 13 Hall County school system students and three Gainesville school system students for the summer of 2015.
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