The Citizens of Georgia Power recently donated $2,500 to the Guest House, a nonprofit adult day health care center that works with Alzheimer's and dementia patients.
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi announced that the following local students were recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines:
Heidi Schureck has recently completed her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. She is a member of local Girl Scout Troop No. 109. Heidi, in collaboration with Paint Slingers, has painted murals throughout the children's preschool space of First Baptist Church in Gainesville.
Students Chris Collins and John Hayes of North Georgia College & State University's Department of Chemistry were recognized for their outstanding undergraduate research earlier this month at a regional conference in Raleigh, N.C.
The Gainesville High School Class of 1962 recently held its 50th class reunion at Smithgall Arts Center.
The American Tapestry Alliance presented Tommye McClure Scanlin with the ATA Award of Excellence in Tapestry for her tapestry, "Life Force."
Local Gainesville UPS Store owner and Vietnam veteran, Brad Lorton, was honored at a recent Atlanta Falcons game along with 39 other UPS veterans.
East Hall Middle School's P. E. department started a Frisbee unit teaching skills such as backhand throw, forehand, clap catch and working up to moving while throwing and catching.
Chellsy Vanessa Gomez, 15, represented Gainesville for the title of Miss Georgia Teen USA 2013 this week at the Woodland Performing Arts Theatre in Cartersville.Gomez is the daughter of Dr. Richard Gomez and Lori Lake. She is a sophomore at North Georgia Christian School and attends church at Good Shepherd Lutheran.
Army Pvt. Melody Peppers has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
Lakeview Academy's Paloma Zavala has been named a Scholar by the College Board in the National Hispanic Recognition Program, 2012-2013 which is awarded for excellence in Academic Achievement.
North Georgia Senior Resources recently completed its holiday giving campaign.
Army Pvt. Jeffrey Gardner has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Brenau University sophomore Suzette Meza won the Georgia Woman of the Year scholarship from the Georgia Commission on Women.
The Jackson EMC Foundation, funded by the donations of the cooperative's members through the Operation Round Up program, has awarded $32,500 to four agencies that provide services to Hall County residents.
The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia has received $50,000 from the estate of the late Conrad Holsten.
Lanier Technical College students brought home three gold and three silver medals from the statewide SkillsUSA Postsecondary 2015 competition held March 26-28 at the Georgia International Conference Center.
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.
Two Lakeview Academy students are finalists for the Governor's Honors Program.
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:
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.
Legacy Link, an agency that helps senior residents in a 13-county area, recently received a $25,000 donation from 1st Franklin Financial.
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.
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.
Governor's Honors Program finalists include 13 Hall County school system students and three Gainesville school system students for the summer of 2015.
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