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September 27, 2015 | | Good news

In Our Community: Watson picks up Habitat’s Next Generation Award

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson wore an orange helmet of a different style Sunday afternoon after winning Habitat for Humanity International's inaugural Next Generation Award.

September 24, 2015 | | Good news

Teachers take part in Educator Open House

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.

September 23, 2015 | | Good news

Don Carter State Park wins Resource Enhancement Award

Don Carter State Park on Lake Lanier received the Resource Enhancement Award during the recent Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites Managers Conference.

September 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news

Hall County residents awarded scholarships at ABAC

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.

September 16, 2015 | | Good news

Sterling on the Lake celebrates groundbreaking

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.

September 15, 2015 | | Good news

Hall County receives statewide award for recycling program

Hall County Government's Resource Recovery Division was named Outstanding Government Recycling Leader in the state for 2015 by the Georgia Recycling Coalition.

September 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news

Gainesville Housing Authority wins national award for health initiative

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.

September 10, 2015 | | Good news

Good News Clinics presents the Sam Poole Volunteer of the Year Award to ‘The Thursday Crew’

Havalyn Bennett, Rennie Stephens, Janie Owen and Karen Ellis are the recipients of Good News Clinics' Sam Poole Volunteer of the Year Award.

September 09, 2015 | | Good news

Local official earns finance certification through government institute

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 | Good news

Mercer presents service award to Bill Coates

The Rev. Dr. Bill Coates, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Gainesville on Green Street, was awarded the Louie D. Newton Award for Service on Aug. 18 by Mercer University.

September 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news

Brenau and Gainesville Theatre Alliance student receives scholarship

Brenau senior Devyn R. White of Winder was awarded a $1,000 Cora Mae Basnight Memorial Scholarship Award for musicianship, professionalism and leadership during the 2015 season of The Lost Colony.

September 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news

In Our Community: Gainesville teen takes part in Civil Air Patrol encampment

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.

August 26, 2015 | | Good news

Lifeline volunteers recognized for helping seniors

Lifeline, an affiliate of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, recently recognized volunteers who work with the emergency response system during a luncheon at Lanier Islands.

August 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news

In Our Community: Agencies awarded for work in preventing traffic injuries

Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County community partners were presented Buckle Up! America Awards July 9 at a ceremony in Macon.

August 17, 2015 | | Good news

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