The Hall-Dawson CASA program recently held a swearing-in ceremony for its new volunteers.
Students at Flowery Branch High School recently competed in the Miss Falcon pageant at the school. The pageant was directed by Stacie Mavis and the master of ceremonies was Bryan Mavis.
The Jackson County Historical Society's historic courthouse document recovery project has recovered thousands of historical documents dating back to 1796, and the project has garnered the group an award for excellence in archival program development.
Air Force 1st Lt. Jonathan D. Blount is deployed in Afghanistan. Blount, a security forces officer with 12 years of military service, is normally assigned to the 316th Security Forces Squadron, Andrews Air Force Base, Camp Springs, Md. He is the son of Donna and David Blount of Dawsonville and the grandson of John and Frankie Davis of Gainesville. The lieutenant graduated in 1997 from North Forsyth High School in Cumming. Chase M. Simpson graduated ...
North Hall High School's Speech and Debate Team recently participated along with 11 other high school teams in a tournament at Sequoia High School in Canton. Sophomore Rachel Glazer placed first in Dramatic Interpretation. Glazer and senior Eli LoCicero placed second in Duo Interpretation. Sophomore Luke Tucker, competing in his first tournament, placed third in Humorous Interpretation. Senior Rob Brooksher was awarded the third-place speaker's trophy for Student Congress. The team's sponsor is Steven Wang. ...
American Legion members have coordinated a care package from the Mars/Wrigley Co. in Flowery Branch to members of the American Legion who are deployed overseas.
More than 600 attended the recent Taste of Gainesville, where 34 local restaurants offered signature dishes.
Army Pvt. Kristopher S. Semar has graduated from one station unit training at the U.S. Army Infantry School at Fort Benning in Columbus.
The Rotary Club of Hall County - Sunset recently donated $500 to Our Neighbor of Gainesville to help provide groceries for the residents of Randy's House, an Our Neighbor facility.
North Hall High School's debate team recently placed at a tournament at Lakeview Academy in Gainesville. Teams from Lakeview, Gainesville High School, Lee County High School and Sequoia High School also competed.
Army Sgt. Maj. Tamela Dean recently graduated from the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas. She is the daughter of Linda Faye Webb of Gainesville and Fred Lee Webb Sr. of Dahlonega. She is a 1988 graduate of East Hall High School in Gainesville and is now stationed in Korea.
Ambassador Claudia Fritsche recently presented the 2009 Abit Massey Lecture at a recent meeting of the Georgia Poultry Federation and received the lecture medal and an honorarium, which she donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Fritsche is from Liechtenstein and is the country's first resident ambassador in Washington, D.C.
Students at North Georgia Christian School recently particpated in a reading challenge. Students read an average of 15 minutes a day for five days a week for the months of May, June, July and August.
The Georgia Mountains YMCA received a $2,500 award from PepsiCo. The award will be used to support health and wellness programs related to Active America, a YMCA initiative to promote healthy lives. One aspect of the program will provide home-schooled students with a physical education program at the J.A. Walters YMCA that includes a fitness evaluation, cardio classes and swimming lessons. This is one of 400 grants PepsiCo is awarding to YMCAs around the country. ...
Georgia Southern University in Statesboro recently presented the first Brittany "Ally" Harbuck Scholarship Award to junior Patrick Shuler of Gainesville.
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.
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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