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Georgia high school students show artwork at Piedmont College

Artwork by high school students from across Northeast Georgia was recently featured in a show at Piedmont College Smith-Williams Studios in Demorest.

March 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Local artists celebrated at future Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton

The famed founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, once said "Variety of form and brilliancy of color in the object presented to patients are an actual means of recovery."

March 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Centennial Arts Academy academic team is state champion

Centennial Arts Academy won state honors Saturday at the annual Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl.

March 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Good News Clinics receives grant from breast cancer organization

The Good News Clinics in Gainesville was awarded a grant of $19,000 by It's The Journey Inc., which produces the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer.

March 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Students win health occupation contest

Two Future Health Occupation Students of America Health Care Professionals students, (Carnegie level), Grayson Baker and Michelle Ferguson, placed first in the Georgia HOSA Regional Competition.

March 05, 2015 | | Good news


Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron visits Robins Air Force Base museum

The local Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron recently visited the Robins Air Force Base Museum of Aviation.

March 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Oakwood native serves aboard aircraft carrier

A 2012 West Hall High School graduate and Oakwood native is serving on the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, one of the world's largest warships.

March 03, 2015 | | Good news


Board recognizes thespians’ triumph

Two Gainesville High School students were recognized by Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel and the Board of Education for their accomplishments on Feb. 5-7 at the Georgia Thespian Conference in Columbus.

March 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville Newcomers Club hosts senior Valentine’s Day luncheon

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.

February 23, 2015 | | Good news


Roa graduates from basic combat training

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.

February 17, 2015 | | Good news


Good News Clinics receive donation of diabetes supplies

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.

February 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


New Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market supports Georgia Mountain Food Bank’s mission

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.

February 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Rotary Club of South Hall donates for disaster survivors

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.

February 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Hall County Health Science Students qualify for 2015 State HOSA Competition

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.

February 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville native lands United Way internship

Gainesville native Maggie Ward has been chosen as the new intern for Trident United Way's communication department for the spring semester.

February 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


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Four generations of Griggs

March 29, 2015 | | Good news


Quinlan honors student winners of Youth Art Month

Each year, the Quinlan Visual Arts Center awards scholarship money to students as part of Youth Art Month, which is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Gainesville. Students' artwork is also displayed at the Quinlan until April 11.

March 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


DAR honors students, community members

The Col. William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently celebrated students and community members during the chapter's annual Awards Tea.

March 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Jackson EMC Foundation awards $41k to area agencies serving Hall, Lumpkin

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded $110,500 in grants to organizations during its February meeting, including $41,000 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin county residents.

March 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news




El Sombrero donates to Phi Mu Fraternity’s philanthropy

Brenau University's Phi Mu fraternity partnered with El Sombrero No. 9 last semester to host "Taco Tuesdays" to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


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