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Local student honored at UNG’s annual conference

Several students were recognized for their outstanding performance at the University of North Georgia's 19th Annual Research Conference on the three of the university's campuses in Dahlonega, Gainesville and Oconee.

June 16, 2014 | | Good news


Brenau University honors area alumni

The Brenau University Alumni Association named two educators, two public health leaders and a real estate executive to the 2014 class of inductees in the Alumni Hall of Fame during the annual class reunion and "May Day" celebration at the 135-year-old institution.

June 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


UNG Enactus team named national finalist in contest

The University of North Georgia Enactus team in the Mike Cottrell College of Business was named a national finalist among 230 colleges and universities competing at the Enactus U.S. National Championship from March 31 through April 3 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati.

June 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


UNG student earns Jack Kent Cooke scholarship

Peter Marshall, a sophomore majoring in physics at the University of North Georgia, has received a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, one of only 85 in the nation to be awarded this year.

June 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Business students see financing at work in London

To get a firsthand look at international commerce and a culture rich with global influences, undergraduate students in the University of North Georgia's Mike Cottrell College of Business spent spring break in London as part of the college's flagship study abroad program, The London Experience.

June 08, 2014 | | Good news


GHS SPEED team places third in video contest

The Gainesville High School SPEED (Students Putting Extra Emphasis on Decisions) team entered a contest presented by the Governor's Office of Children and Families to promote the fact that most Georgia students make good decisions and do not drink underage.

June 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville man earns Udall Scholarship

University of North Georgia junior John Dees has been selected to receive a Udall Scholarship, one of only 50 in the nation.

June 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Brenau squad places third in national contest

For the third time in its three-year history, Brenau University's Golden Tigers intercollegiate cheerleading team finished near the top of U.S. rankings when it placed third in the National Cheerleaders Association college nationals tournament.

June 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville grad heads to China for leadership summit

William F. Morris, a 2013 Gainesville High School grad, has been selected to participate in The Harvard Summit for Young Leaders in China.

June 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Chestatee High senior qualifies for equestrian contest

Chestatee High School senior and equestrian rider Chelsea Cates competed in zone finals in the Hunt Seat category in the riding class of Varsity Open in Savannah and qualified for the national competition in Springfield, Mass.

June 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Allegheny student earns Goldwater Scholarship

Allegheny College junior Erin Brown of Gainesville has been selected for a 2014 Goldwater Scholarship.

June 01, 2014 | | Good news


Georgia students shine in program at Reinhardt

Reinhardt's best student minds and talent were spotlighted during the university's sixth annual Robert L. Driscoll Convocation of Artists and Scholars recently.

June 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Johnson High symphonic band earns high ratings

The Johnson High School Symphonic Band recently performed at the Georgia Music Educators Association Large Group Performance Evaluation and was awarded superior ratings for all of their prepared pieces.

June 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Wood’s Mill High student to attend summer institute

Shyderica Young from Wood's Mill High School in Gainesville was one of 26 students selected by the Georgia Appalachian Center for Higher Education to attend the Appalachian Regional Commission/Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2014 High School Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute.

June 01, 2014 | | Good news


Brenau students initiated into an honor society

Brenau University announced new members recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

May 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


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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


Air Force sergeant retires after 20 years of service

Technical Sgt. Marla Camille Rubin of the 94th Communications Squadron retired June 12, with more than 20 years of military service. She was born in Gainesville and was a 1993 Gainesville High School graduate.

November 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news




White County receives life-saving CPR device

Heart attack patients in White County have new hope for improved outcomes, thanks to a gift to The Medical Center Foundation.

November 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Local DAR chapter dedicates park in Alta Vista Cemetery

The Col. William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution dedicated the Patriot's Park in Alta Vista Cemetery on Oct. 4 as the final event in its centennial celebration.

November 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Jackson EMC contribution to help INK construct facility

Jackson Electric Membership Corp. has donated $25,000 to Interactive Neighborhood for Kids' capital campaign, helping the Gainesville nonprofit move closer to its $2 million goal to build a state-of-the-art facility.

November 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


State senator visits learning centers

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.

November 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


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