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Fashion show features four-legged friends

The Holbrook of Lake Lanier Independent Living community hosted Paws for a Cause in partnership with Humane Society recently with a fashion show featuring animals from the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, a silent auction, followed by a luncheon.

November 03, 2013 | | Good news


Jackson EMC Foundation awards nearly $22,000

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $87,998 in grants during the August meeting, including $76,800 to organizations and $11,198 to individuals. Two agencies serving Hall County residents received $21,800. They were:

November 03, 2013 | | Good news


North Georgia Foundation gives away $12,500

Elachee Nature Science Center, FAITH's Power House for Kids, Feed the Hungry Forsyth, Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Georgia, Hall-Dawson CASA Program and Rainbow Children's Home are this year's recipients of the North Georgia Community Foundation Impact Grants.

November 03, 2013 | | Good news


Academy students visit senior citizens

On Friday, Sept. 6, middle school students from The Academy at Wood's Mill visited Dogwood Forest and The Holbrook in search of local history.

October 28, 2013 | | Good news


Two agencies team up to teach artistry

Aspiring artists from within the Gainesville Housing Authority's public housing completed a weekly summer art class offered through a partnering of the GHA and the Quinlan Visual Arts Center.

October 28, 2013 | | Good news


Hall County students medal in kayak race

Recently, Hall County's seven-man kayak team placed in the Special Olympics state kayak competition on Lake Tobesofkee in Macon.

October 28, 2013 | | Good news


GHS marching band earns ‘superior’ marks

On Saturday, Sept. 28, the Gainesville High School Big Red Machine Marching Band competed against 16 other bands in the Wolverine Classic at West Forsyth High School. Following are each section's results and rankings:

October 28, 2013 | | Good news


JHS marching band collects high honors

The Johnson High School marching band recently attended a festival and received "superior" ratings in all areas.

October 28, 2013 | | Good news


WHHS student receives Senate nomination

West Hall High School student Austin Paul has been selected to be the Hall County School District nominee for the United States Senate Youth Program.

October 28, 2013 | | Good news


Gainesville Newcomers' Club donates funds Gateway

October 27, 2013 | | Good news


Suwanee makes 2013 list of best places to live

Money magazine has once again named Suwanee as one of America's best places to live.

October 27, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news


Jackson EMC Foundation awards six grants in July

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded a total of $107,864 in grants during its July meeting, including $97,700 to organizations and $10,164 to individuals.

October 25, 2013 | | Good news


Summer exhibition art winners recognized

October 20, 2013 | | Good news


Carnegie Medal of Honor recipient was grand marshal of Action Dash

Action Ministries recently conducted a formal investiture ceremony making Tray Hughes Ross, a Hall County Fire Services employee and recipient of the prestigious Carnegie Medal of Honor, an honorary Action Hero in recognition of his commitment to the people of Gainesville.

October 13, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news


North Hall graduate earns Chick-fil-A scholarship

Greyson Schuebert, a North Hall High School graduate, was awarded a $1,000 Leadership Chick-fil-A scholarship. He is attending the University of North Georgia. He is the son of Joe and Pat Schuebert.

October 07, 2013 | | Good news


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North Georgia student wins top honors in state competition

Banks County High School student Calvin Boyer recently placed first in the Electric Membership Corp./National FFA Organization State Agricultural Education Career Development Event with a 95.773 score.

April 21, 2014 | | Good news


Johnson High School students earn state music distinction

Four students from Johnson High School Bands were selected as members of the Georgia Music Educators Association's Ninth District Honor Band.

April 21, 2014 | | Good news


Gainesville earns Region 8 AAAAA literary championship

Gainesville High School won the 8 AAAAA Literary Championship recently at Apalachee High School.

April 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


Brenau students perform at Black Mountain College

The Black Mountain College Experience had its opening reception March 6 at the John S. Burd Center on the Brenau University campus in Gainesville. It featured dance, music, painting, drawing and other media by the artists who worked together in the Black Mountain College setting.

April 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


East Hall students host thank-you dinner for custodians

The East Hall High School student council recently hosted an after-school dinner for the custodial staff.

April 21, 2014 | | Good news


Phi Mu fraternity raises money for area causes

The Mu chapter of the Phi Mu fraternity at Brenau University sponsored two events this spring, raising $3,365 for its national philanthropy, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

April 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


Darden Restaurants give $2,000 to Meals on Wheels

Darden Restaurants Foundation Inc. has bestowed a $2,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program to the Gainesville-Hall County Community Council on Aging, which helps raise funds for Meals on Wheels.

April 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news




Jackson EMC awards $34K to area nonprofits

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $86,738 in grants at its February meeting, including $33,900 to organizations serving Hall County.

April 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


Lanierland Civitan changes meeting place to serve others

Lanierland Civitan is meeting at the Gainesville Bowling Center to combine its dinner meetings with providing community service to a local organization.

April 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news




4 area students National Merit Scholarship finalists

Three Flowery Branch High School and one North Hall High School students are 2014 National Merit Scholarship finalists.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news


Flowery Branch native receives college honor

Christopher Lennox, a junior from Flowery Branch, was among 44 Reinhardt University students named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for 2014.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news


Brenau awards $8,000 in scholarships to students

Three North Georgia high school students received awards for their artwork in the Young Women's State High School Art and Design Competition in February at Brenau University.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news


C.W. Davis Middle School teams win state tournament

Two teams from C.W. Davis Middle School won their divisions at the State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament on March 29 at Columbus State University.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news


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