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2008 North Hall graduate receives Fulbright Award

Kyle Mitchell Shook, a 2008 North Hall High School graduate, earned the prestigious Fulbright Award.

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Northeast Georgia residents inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

Two Flowery Branch and two Gainesville residents were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest collegiate honor societies for academic disciplines.

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Jackson County student wins scholarship

James Pitcher, a 2012 East Jackson Comprehensive High School graduate, has been awarded a Baldor Electric Company Foundation scholarship.

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Flowery Branch native inducted into honor society

Anna Shaw of Flowery Branch was inducted into Georgia Southwestern's chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. She was one 21 students inducted into the honor society, which is for first-year students.

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


North Hall student earns first place in performance event

North Hall sophomore Katie Dionne won first place in the senior division of the individual performance state championship April 26 at National History Day at Mercer University in Macon. Dionne won the prize for her performance "Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability: Wangari Maathai and Kenya's Greenbelt Movement."

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Northeast Georgia students succeed at second annul MathMania competition

Mount Vernon Exploratory School hosted its second annual MathMania competition in spring 2014.

June 16, 2014 | | Good news


Honor Society inducts Northeast Georgia members

The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

June 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Area academy students earn national honor

Gilberto Agripino and Sonya Le are two of six winners of the full steam ahead with books art competition in the third- through fifth-grade individual category.

June 16, 2014 | | Good news


Brenau University students awarded for excellence

Brenau University students were awarded for academic excellence and achievement during Honors Convocation on April 17.

June 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville native on student alumni association group

The Shorter University Student Alumni Association welcomes four new officers who will represent the group during the 2014-15 academic year.

June 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Commerce native signed to cheer for Brenau University

Alyssa Marie Biggs of Commerce is the first signee to the Brenau University Golden Tigers Cheer Team for the 2014-15 season.

June 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Local student honored at UNG’s annual conference

Several students were recognized for their outstanding performance at the University of North Georgia's 19th Annual Research Conference on the three of the university's campuses in Dahlonega, Gainesville and Oconee.

June 16, 2014 | | Good news


Brenau University honors area alumni

The Brenau University Alumni Association named two educators, two public health leaders and a real estate executive to the 2014 class of inductees in the Alumni Hall of Fame during the annual class reunion and "May Day" celebration at the 135-year-old institution.

June 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


UNG Enactus team named national finalist in contest

The University of North Georgia Enactus team in the Mike Cottrell College of Business was named a national finalist among 230 colleges and universities competing at the Enactus U.S. National Championship from March 31 through April 3 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati.

June 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


UNG student earns Jack Kent Cooke scholarship

Peter Marshall, a sophomore majoring in physics at the University of North Georgia, has received a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, one of only 85 in the nation to be awarded this year.

June 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


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Culinary arts students prepared meal for Boys & Girls Clubs

Lanier Charter Career Academy's culinary arts students recently prepared a Thanksgiving meal for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County using donated items and complete with homemade stuffing.

December 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Wells Fargo recognizes 12 Gainesville nonprofits at Days of Giving breakfast

Wells Fargo team members prove small measures add up to make a difference by choosing 12 nonprofits across Gainesville to receive $1,000 grants as the Days of Giving program celebrated its fifth anniversary last month.

December 07, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Parkinson’s group plants tribute garden

December 07, 2014 | | Good news


Lanier Women’s Club installs officers for 2014-15

December 07, 2014 | | Good news


Singers donate to Meals on Wheels

December 07, 2014 | | Good news


State association honors area residents

Several local residents were honored for their volunteer service recently by the Georgia Recreation and Park Association at its annual conference in Jekyll Island.

December 07, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Chapel at new Braselton hospital named after former mayor, Henry Braselton

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.

December 07, 2014 | | Good news


Jefferson High School thespians win AAA One-Act State Championship

November 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Local construction firm awards NGTC students scholarships

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.

November 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Riverside cadets join in honor chorus

November 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Jefferson man named to Who’s Who student list

Craig Sick of Jefferson has been selected to appear in the 2015 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges."

November 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Brenau University professor wins best paper award

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.

November 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Mary Ann Sheehy wins best in show at Quinlan exhibition

November 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Art League hands out blue ribbons at fall exhibition

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.

November 30, 2014 | | Good news


Cinderella Beauty Shop hits 54th anniversary

Cinderella Beauty Shop has been in business more than 54 years and is still serving many families and clients of every age and gender.

November 30, 2014 | | Good news


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