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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Recently, Hall County's seven-man kayak team placed in the Special Olympics state kayak competition on Lake Tobesofkee in Macon.
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:
The Johnson High School marching band recently attended a festival and received "superior" ratings in all areas.
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.
Money magazine has once again named Suwanee as one of America's best places to live.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Four students from Johnson High School Bands were selected as members of the Georgia Music Educators Association's Ninth District Honor Band.
Gainesville High School won the 8 AAAAA Literary Championship recently at Apalachee High School.
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.
The East Hall High School student council recently hosted an after-school dinner for the custodial staff.
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.
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.
The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $86,738 in grants at its February meeting, including $33,900 to organizations serving Hall County.
Lanierland Civitan is meeting at the Gainesville Bowling Center to combine its dinner meetings with providing community service to a local organization.
Three Flowery Branch High School and one North Hall High School students are 2014 National Merit Scholarship finalists.
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.
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.
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.