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Gainesville High School grad named national AP scholar

William Morris, a 2012 Gainesville High School graduate, has been named a national AP scholar, as well as an AP Scholar with Distinction.

October 07, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news


Cadet Kim a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist

Cadet 1st Lt. DoYeun Kim, a Riverside Military Academy senior, has been selected as a 2014 National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.

October 07, 2013 | | Good news


GHS JROTC compete in Raider Challenge in Forsyth County

The Gainesville High School Naval JROTC co-ed/ mixed teams competed in their first Raider Challenge hosted by North Forsyth High School on Saturday, Sept. 7.

October 07, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news


Flowery Branch High School graduate commissioned as second lieutenant

Graduating cadets were awarded commissions as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army or Georgia National Guard on May 10-11, at the University of North Georgia.

October 06, 2013 | | Good news


Riverside Military Academy graduate completes basic training at West Point

Cadet Michael Mcclendon Sims completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy.

October 06, 2013 | | Good news


Two Flowery Branch High School grads finish U.S. Air Force basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman Brittany T. Swanson and Air Force Airman Christian L. Howell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

October 06, 2013 | | Good news


Two men with Hall County ties finish U.S. Army basic training

Army Pvt. William A. Bell and Army National Guard Pfc. Benjamin L. Ruis have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

October 06, 2013 | | Good news


Georgia Power contributes funds to a scholarship for lineworker program

The Georgia Power Foundation contributed scholarship money to North Georgia Technical College's Foundation for students in the electrical lineworker program who have documented financial need.

October 06, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news


School News: 2013 Spring/Summer graduates

DEMOREST, GA (08/05/2013)(readMedia)-- At its recent summer commencement ceremony, Piedmont College in Demorest, Ga., awarded degrees to 216 students. Among the graduates were the following area residents:

October 03, 2013 | | Good news


School News: Honors, Dean's and President's lists

(Boston, Mass.) -- Two Gainesville residents have recently been named to the Dean's List at Boston University for the Spring semester.

October 03, 2013 | | Good news


Two nonprofits join forces for veterans

On Sunday, July 21, Cedar Hill Enrichment Center and Veteran's Heart Georgia hosted a town hall meeting to announce the alliance between the two nonprofit organizations.

September 29, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news


Children’s center donates $5K to nonprofit agency

The Academy Child Development Center recently presented a $5,015 check to Challenged Child and Friends. Proceeds came from The Academy's annual "Peddlin for our Pals" fundraiser.

September 29, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news


School News

Riverside Military history class goes back in time

September 23, 2013 | | Good news


Arts Council honors volunteers

The Arts Council Inc. recognized and thanked longtime community volunteers, supporters and donors at its recent annual membership meeting and awards luncheon at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center. The honorees have helped The Arts Council to meet the artistic and educational needs of its community and surrounding areas.

September 15, 2013 | | Good news


Women’s group donates $15,000 to 2 nonprofits

In a sluggish economy, a group of North Georgia women take action to improve the lives of women and girls locally, regionally and internationally.

September 08, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news


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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


Flowery Branch student wins national honor

Gillsville teen Brenden Ayestaran, a Flowery Branch High School student, has been selected to become a member of the National Society of High School Scholars.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news


Middle-school students place at FBLA conference

Five Hall County students recently placed at the Future Business Leaders of America State Conference in Perry.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news




School News

Georgia Boys State Program finds new home at Riverside

April 07, 2014 | | Good news


DAR presents two community awards

April 06, 2014 | | Good news


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