Going back to school doesn't have to mean that summer fun is over. Teachers from Hall County discovered that in late August as they visited the Educator Open House hosted by the World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
Brittney Gunter of Murrayville, Ainsley Cash of Gillsville, and Rebecca Taylor of Talmo have been awarded scholarships from the ABAC Foundation to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College during the 2015-16 academic year. Gunter received a B. H. & Lanell Claxton Scholarship; Cash was the recipient of The Herbert and Meade Bynum Endowment for Student Enrichment in Rural Studies Scholarship; and Taylor was awarded the Eastman Scholarship.
Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch, one of Hall County's premier master planned communities, celebrated the groundbreaking of two new phases Aug. 28. The new sections offer 115 new homes, all with access to the many amenities offered in the neighborhood. A ceremony was held to commemorate the event and celebrate the growth of both the city and county.
The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, which represents almost 3,000 housing agencies, redevelopment agencies and affiliates nationally, has named the Gainesville Housing Authority as winner of an Award of Merit in Housing and Community Development.
Typhanie Ansley, who works with the Hall County Board of Commissioners, earned Local Finance Officer Certification in the second quarter of 2015 through the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government's financial management training program.
September 08, 2015|
Times staff reports
Civil Air Patrol cadets, including Cadet Megan Robertson from the Gainesville Composite Squadron, gathered in late June at McCrady Training Center at Fort Jackson, near Columbia, S.C., for a weeklong training program, South Carolina Wing Summer Encampment.
A Jackson County youth recently received the Georgia Innovator of the Year Award from 4-H, America's largest youth development organization. Hal Jarrett, 17, received the honor for his passion in STEM and the leadership he has shown in Jackson County.
School of Nashville Ballet accepted two young dancers from Gainesville to participate in its Summer Intensive program, where they spent part of their summer developing their ballet technique and performance skills at the official School of Nashville Ballet.