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Area residents and UNG cadets earn Guard commissions

A Gainesville man was among the 18 University of North Georgia cadets awarded commissions Dec. 12 as second lieutenants.

January 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville woman wins quilt raffle

January 08, 2015 | | Good news


North Georgia residents win pie contest

The Bowen Center for the Arts in Dawsonville was filled to the rafters with holiday cheer, and Nov. 22 marked the first Mrs. Santa Pie Contest and Tasting.

January 08, 2015 | | Good news


Students compete in gingerbread house contest

On Dec. 9, hundreds of students from Georgia Cyber Academy attended the virtual school's annual Winter Wonderland event at the Cabbage Patch Babyland General in Cleveland. The event was one of several gatherings across the state, offering an opportunity for GCA students, teachers and families to gather for the holidays and participate in some seasonal activities.

January 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Spherion donates to pregnancy center, Christian school

Two local organizations - Choices Pregnancy Care Center and North Georgia Christian School - each received $2,000 donations from Gainesville Spherion Staffing Services.

January 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville prayer band breaks bread together

January 04, 2015 | | Good news


Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall celebrates Christmas

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County staff at three locations provided diverse programs to showcase the talents of members and staff for Christmas.

December 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville students earn Microsoft certifications

One Gainesville High School student has been recognized as a Microsoft Office master, and 34 students at the school have earned at least one Microsoft Office Specialist certificate.

December 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Sawnee EMC donates to toy drive for foster, adoptive families

Sawnee EMC employees and members of Sawnee's Consumer Advisory Task Force recently donated toys to benefit children who receive services from Supporting Adoption and Foster Families Together.

December 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Families receive gifts from Jaycees

The Gainesville Jaycees concluded its latest Empty Stocking Fund project Monday with a Christmas party at Skate Country in Gainesville.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Jackson EMC gives $34K to area groups serving Hall County

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $86,000 in grants to organizations during its November meeting, including $34,000 to organizations serving Hall County.

December 19, 2014 | | Good news


Bank supports film honoring WWII vet

South State Bank's Jefferson office donated $1,000 to the World War II Foundation to support the production of a documentary chronicling Jefferson native Damon "Rocky" Gause's escape from the Japanese in World War II.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Amerigroup event offers help to families

Families visited Lakeshore Mall on Friday for Amerigroup's Winter Wonderland event, which offered children's activities and resources for families.

December 17, 2014 | | Good news


Boys & Girls Clubs recognizes Laidlaw

Alex Laidlaw was recently honored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County at the annual Christmas meeting and awards ceremony.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Area woman inducted into honor society

Brittany Lee of Gainesville was recently initiated into the honor society Phi Kappa Phi at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.

December 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


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Students participate in Quinlan Visual Arts Center program

Elementary classes with the best attendance in the first semester of the year from each city school receive an "Arty Attendance Party" as a free incentive-based field trip to Quinlan Visual Arts Center. The reward is part of the Partners in Education program between the arts center and the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Lakeview Academy students selected as Honors finalists

Two Lakeview Academy students are finalists for the Governor's Honors Program.

April 16, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Good news


Health care science students win state awards

Students from Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Johnson and West Hall high schools recently competed at the State Health Occupations Students of America Conference in Athens:

April 14, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Good news


2 students place at state literary meet

Several Gainesville High School students recently participated in the State Literary Meet, held at Northside High School in Warner Robins. Two of those students placed.

April 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Legacy Link receives $25K donation

Legacy Link, an agency that helps senior residents in a 13-county area, recently received a $25,000 donation from 1st Franklin Financial.

April 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Local man graduates from Air Force basic military training

Kaleb D. Linn, son of Tony D. Linn of Flowery Branch and Melissa Grechniw of New Port Richey, Fla., recently completed basic military training for the Air Force.

April 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville High School advances in math challenge

Gainesville High School advanced to the second round in the Moody's Mega Math Challenge, a competition for high school juniors and seniors to develop a mathematical model for a real-world problem.

April 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Flowery Branch singers place at Literary Meet

A Flowery Branch girls trio and boys quartet each placed third in the state AAAAA Literary Meet in Warner Robins on March 14. About 85 schools compete at the AAAAA level. In front is Director Stacie Mavis. The girls trio, from left, includes Briana Koser, Amelia Waters and Alysssa Harris. The boys quartet, from left, includes Aaron Killian, Jacob Bryant, Layne MacPherson and Jackson Forrestall.

April 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


16 area students finalist for ’15 honors program

Governor's Honors Program finalists include 13 Hall County school system students and three Gainesville school system students for the summer of 2015.

April 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


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