Cadet Master Sgt. James A. Graham II won a second consecutive national art award from the American Society of Marine Artists.
Sara Hayes of Gainesville received a merit scholarship to attend Wofford College for the 2014-15 academic year.
The North Georgia Community Foundation recently awarded $180,950 in scholarships to North Georgia high school students who will begin college this fall, including 37 students from Hall County.
In honor of Memorial Day, Gainesville Newcomers club had Donna C. Rowe speak at its May luncheon.
New York Times best-selling author Haywood Smith was the guest speaker at the Northeast Georgia Writers Club's annual awards banquet May 7.
Lilian Roberts of Gainesville was recognized by Rep. Carl Rogers for being named a MARSocial Author of the Year runner-up.
Nine nonprofit agencies in Gateway House in Gainesville have been awarded grants totaling more than $2 million to provide civil legal services for the victims of domestic violence.
The University of North Georgia Golden Eagle Band brought home the silver medal in the Drum Corps International Southeastern Championship this summer at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
The North Georgia Technical College White County Adult Learning Center recently honored Russell Eidson with a certificate of leadership.
Mae Musselwhite won the Georgia Quarter Horse Association Georgia Peach Show Series in the 4-H Division and the Novice Youth Division recently at the International Horse Park in Conyers.
Agents at Keller Williams Lanier Partners took May 8, off for Keller Williams Red Day.
The Medical Center Auxiliary recognized its volunteers at a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at the First Baptist Church banquet hall.
Achieving a professional credential is a celebrated event at North Georgia Technical College, and two Gainesville residents were pinned at a July ceremony on the Clarkesville campus.
Several local residents were honored for their volunteer service recently by the Georgia Recreation and Park Association at its annual conference in Jekyll Island.
When Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton opens its doors April 1, patients and visitors will be able to find respite in a chapel named in memory of a pillar of the local community - all thanks to a donation from his family.
Ron Cantrell of Ron Cantrell Construction Inc. presented seven photography students with scholarships for their work documenting one of the company's recent construction projects.
Craig Sick of Jefferson has been selected to appear in the 2015 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges."
Gnimbin Ouattara, professor of history and international studies at Brenau University in Gainesville, was recognized at the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research conference in Las Vegas as the winner of the Best Paper Award in Social Sciences.
The Georgia Art League hosted a fall art exhibition Oct. 23. Well-known artist Michael Goettee juried. Winners were: Best of Show, Julie Deane; Award of Excellence, Sharon Fowler, Michael McDougall and Re'gie Kennedy; honorable mentions, Norma Hulsey, Judy Black, Margaret Tingley and Brad Fox.
Cinderella Beauty Shop has been in business more than 54 years and is still serving many families and clients of every age and gender.
Rebecca Gurr was honored as she retired from the board of Center Point after 20 years of service.
On Oct. 24, The Lanier Partners of North Georgia Inc. sponsored the sixth annual Pirates of Lanier Poker Run and presented its charities with checks of up to $400,000.