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Enota Academy students show off their smarts

Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy recently had its annual Multiple Intelligences Fair.

March 31, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news




School News

Riverside Band and Chorus represented at AMCSUS Festival

March 24, 2014 | | Good news


L.L. Bean awards grant to support trail clubs

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has received a $20,000 grant from L.L.Bean, a multi-channel merchant of outdoor gear and apparel, to support the ATC's Grants to Clubs program.

March 23, 2014 | | Good news


3 county residents in Leadership Georgia class

Each year, 63 participants from a pool of several hundred applicants are selected to be part if the Leadership Georgia class.

March 23, 2014 | | Good news


Two agencies donate venison to area charities

The Lanier Quality Deer Management (QDM) Branch/Southern Heritage Land Company (SHLC) Hunters for the Hungry program in Gainesville donated the last of its 2013 frozen ground venison in mid-January.

March 23, 2014 | | Good news


Hall technology fair considered success

The inaugural Hall County Regional Technology Fair was a success with 41 students from three schools competing in 10 select categories.

March 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


SkillsUSA competitors head to state contest

Students from Chestatee, East Hall, Flowery Branch, Johnson and West Hall high schools as well as Lanier Charter Career Academy placed at the Region SkillsUSA Competition on Feb. 6 at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville. Students earning first and second advanced to the state finals March 13-15 at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta on March 13-15.

March 17, 2014 | | Good news


Centennial Elementary wins 2 reading bowls

Centennial Elementary School won the district competition of the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl in January and the North East Georgia Regional Competition in February at North Hall Middle School.

March 10, 2014 | | Good news


School crowns Mr. GHS at male beauty pageant

On Jan. 22, Gainesville High School elected Cameron Drake as Mr. GHS during a male-dominated beauty pageant.

March 10, 2014 | | Good news


Hall County students play in honor band

Seven Johnson High School Band students recently participated in the University of Georgia's Honor Band Festival.

March 10, 2014 | | Good news


Lauren Gregory studies abroad during 2014

Wofford College student Lauren E. Gregory of Gainesville studied abroad in Malta, Monaco, Andoraa, Vatican City and San Marino during Interim 2014.

March 10, 2014 | | Good news


GHS HOSA students compete at state

Gainesville High School's Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) team had record numbers competing in regional competition. Several of them qualified to compete at the state leadership.

March 10, 2014 | | Good news




Area students qualify for State HOSA contest

A record-breaking number of school students qualified at the Region Health Occupations Students of America Competition recently and will advance to the state contest March 6–8 in Athens. State qualifiers are from Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Johnson and West Hall Schools.

March 03, 2014 | 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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