The new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville has partnered with the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, presenting the bank with a $2,500 grant at the store's grand opening in January.
The Rotary Club of South Hall recently donated $1,000 to benefit ShelterBox, a charity that assists survivors of disasters and humanitarian crises around the globe.
More than 90 high school students from Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Johnson and West Hall high schools recently qualified at the Region Health Occupations Students of America competition and now advance to the state level competition, set for March 12–14 in Athens. The region competition includes students from 22 counties.
Gainesville native Maggie Ward has been chosen as the new intern for Trident United Way's communication department for the spring semester.
The Gainesville and North Hall Lions clubs have donated $1,000 to help local children participate in Gainesville Parks and Recreation programs such as youth sports, swimming lessons and camp regardless of their ability to pay.
Pvt. Charles Trouilliere graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., on Nov. 21.
Air Force Airman Taylor N. Thompson, son of Robin and Ted Moon of Commerce and grandson of Louise and Richard McDowell of Flowery Branch, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The Medical Center Foundation recently held a flag-raising ceremony and breakfast dedication to honor The Rotary Club of Braselton for its gift to name The Braselton Rotary Club Flag Plaza at the new campus of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton.
Four flutists from Johnson High School recently performed at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta during a field trip with the school's International Baccalaureate program.
The Gateway Domestic Violence Center in Gainesville welcomed its new board, including four new members, during a Jan. 15 meeting.
Governor's Honors Program semifinalists include 29 Hall County School District students among the more than 2,000 selected statewide.
The first-place winners from the Hall County Regional Technology Fair on Tuesday and Wednesday at the North Hall Community Center in Gainesville will go on to the state fair in March.
Five finalists in a gorilla-naming contest in Gainesville chose "Goliath," and finalist Dakota Miller's name was pulled Saturday as the winner in a drawing for a trip to Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
A Gainesville man was among the 18 University of North Georgia cadets awarded commissions Dec. 12 as second lieutenants.
The Gainesville Newcomers Club was the host of a Senior Citizen Valentine's Day luncheon Feb. 12 at the Senior Life Center in Gainesville. Volunteers and some of their spouses served a hot lunch and ice cream sundaes to approximately 93 Hall County seniors. During the luncheon, Newcomers Club volunteers entertained their guests with games and prizes.
Army Spc. Thomas W. Roa has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Benning. During the nine-week training period, he received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions and core values. Roa is the son of Mark T. Roa of Gainesville. He is a 2007 graduate of West Hall High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in 2011 from the University of Georgia.
Pharmacy students from the Georgia campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine prepared diabetes care packages in January to benefit patients at the Good News Clinics in Gainesville.
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