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371 area students earn Georgia BEST honors this year

High and middle school students exemplifying the Georgia BEST (Business Ethics Student Training) traits of teamwork, discipline and commitment were recognized this spring.

June 29, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Mary Cleveland turns 100

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Johnson grad gets writing scholarship

June 22, 2014 | | Good news




Hoschton girl gains entry into society at Carson-Newman

Carson-Newman University inducted Brittany Bass, a junior biology and secondary education major from Hoschton into the University's Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership society.

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Gainesville girl wins inspirational message award

One Gainesville resident and student from Georgia Cyber Academy was honored for her winning entry in the 2014 Inspirational Messages of Peace Contest.

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Three Hall County students named Georgia Scholars

Chestatee High students Morgan Ivey and Drew Smith and Flowery Branch student Anna Black were named Georgia Scholars for 2014.

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Gainesville Middle students garner state recognition

Seventh-grade students from Gainesville Middle School were awarded state recognition in the Duke University Talent Identification Program. Students were Asta Ceesay, Bennett Burns, Joseph Diaz, Virginia O'Keefe, Dianna Penado, Irene Que and Grayson Wagner.

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Brenau student gets internship at art museum

Kassandra Barbara Thomas of Jefferson has been selected for a summer internship at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Thomas is a senior majoring in mass communications with a digital media focus

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


2008 North Hall graduate receives Fulbright Award

Kyle Mitchell Shook, a 2008 North Hall High School graduate, earned the prestigious Fulbright Award.

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Northeast Georgia residents inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

Two Flowery Branch and two Gainesville residents were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest collegiate honor societies for academic disciplines.

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Jackson County student wins scholarship

James Pitcher, a 2012 East Jackson Comprehensive High School graduate, has been awarded a Baldor Electric Company Foundation scholarship.

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Flowery Branch native inducted into honor society

Anna Shaw of Flowery Branch was inducted into Georgia Southwestern's chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. She was one 21 students inducted into the honor society, which is for first-year students.

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


North Hall student earns first place in performance event

North Hall sophomore Katie Dionne won first place in the senior division of the individual performance state championship April 26 at National History Day at Mercer University in Macon. Dionne won the prize for her performance "Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability: Wangari Maathai and Kenya's Greenbelt Movement."

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Northeast Georgia students succeed at second annul MathMania competition

Mount Vernon Exploratory School hosted its second annual MathMania competition in spring 2014.

June 16, 2014 | | Good news


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Lanier partners raise $400K for children charities

On Oct. 24, The Lanier Partners of North Georgia Inc. sponsored the sixth annual Pirates of Lanier Poker Run and presented its charities with checks of up to $400,000.

November 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


DNR captain wins national award

Capt. Mike England was presented the National Safe Boating Council's 2014 Boating Safety Award at the 55th annual National Association of State Boating Law Administrators Conference in Bar Harbor, Maine.

November 23, 2014 | | Good news


Fraternal Order of Eagles donates $500 to hospice

November 23, 2014 | | Good news


Hall County’s Safe Kids leaders named Georgia’s Coordinator of the Year

Kim Martin, coalition coordinator for Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County, was selected as Coalition Coordinator of the Year at Safe Kids Georgia's sixth annual awards breakfast Oct. 10, at Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

November 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Jackson EMC Foundation awards $19K to literacy, pregnancy nonprofit groups

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded a total of $100,000 in grants during its September meeting, including $19,500 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin County residents.

November 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


GTO 2000 celebrates 40 years and marks anniversary with bike donation

November 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news




Brenau students share ‘Truths’ through dance

Brenau University's fall production of "Evening of Dance: Unspoken Truths" showed student-choreographed pieces in which the dancers demonstrated each one's unique artistic prowess with performances Nov. 7-8 at Pearce Auditorium.

November 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news




Phi Kappa Phi inducts six new Georgia members

Four Gainesville natives, one Cleveland woman and one Flowery Branch woman were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor societies.

November 23, 2014 | | Good news


2 area residents graduate from Air Force basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Felix A. Paul and Air Force Airman 1st Class Davis Q. Moore graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

November 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Lula-Belton School class reunion at Jaemor Barn

November 16, 2014 | | Good news




Congressman and Cresswind area honor veterans

The Cresswind community in Gainesville received a flag flown above the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., from U.S. Rep. Doug Collins.

November 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


North Hall grad completes his combat training

Army Pvt. James H. Burns has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

November 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


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