Financial adviser Brian Byars, Founder of Advanced Retirement Planning, recently received an honorable mention in Financial Planning Magazine's Pro Bono Awards. The annual awards program, conducted in partnership with the Foundation for Financial Planning, recognizes the community service of advisers across the country.
Maisie McSwain of Gainesville earned a blue ribbon in Class 123 at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration recently.
PetSmart Promise, a collaboration between PetSmart and Family Promise, placed 50 fish tanks in Day Centers across the country recently.
The Holbrook of Lake Lanier Independent Living community hosted Paws for a Cause in partnership with Humane Society recently with a fashion show featuring animals from the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, a silent auction, followed by a luncheon.
The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $87,998 in grants during the August meeting, including $76,800 to organizations and $11,198 to individuals. Two agencies serving Hall County residents received $21,800. They were:
Elachee Nature Science Center, FAITH's Power House for Kids, Feed the Hungry Forsyth, Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Georgia, Hall-Dawson CASA Program and Rainbow Children's Home are this year's recipients of the North Georgia Community Foundation Impact Grants.
On Friday, Sept. 6, middle school students from The Academy at Wood's Mill visited Dogwood Forest and The Holbrook in search of local history.
Aspiring artists from within the Gainesville Housing Authority's public housing completed a weekly summer art class offered through a partnering of the GHA and the Quinlan Visual Arts Center.
Recently, Hall County's seven-man kayak team placed in the Special Olympics state kayak competition on Lake Tobesofkee in Macon.
On Saturday, Sept. 28, the Gainesville High School Big Red Machine Marching Band competed against 16 other bands in the Wolverine Classic at West Forsyth High School. Following are each section's results and rankings:
The Johnson High School marching band recently attended a festival and received "superior" ratings in all areas.
West Hall High School student Austin Paul has been selected to be the Hall County School District nominee for the United States Senate Youth Program.
Money magazine has once again named Suwanee as one of America's best places to live. The north metro community is ranked No. 33 on Money's 2013 list of best small towns, making it the highest-ranked community in Georgia. Money's 2013 list of Best Places to Live focuses on towns with populations of 10,000-50,000. "It's great to receive national recognition for our community through such a rigorous process and from such a prestigious publication," Suwanee Mayor ...
Instructors at Lanier Technical College have nominated 26 students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership competition, said Jennifer Pulliam, coordinator for the college's GOAL program.
In a Nov. 7 ceremony, the Hall County Sheriff's Citizens Academy selected its sixth annual Officer of the Year from among four outstanding choices.
OneMain Financial provided residents and its customers an opportunity to participate in the American Red Cross's annual Holiday Mail for Heroes program.
Forest Hilyer of Dahlonega is the recipient of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Conservation Medal for his distinguished conservation efforts.
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:
(Boston, Mass.) -- Two Gainesville residents have recently been named to the Dean's List at Boston University for the Spring semester.
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