A Gainesville man was among the 18 University of North Georgia cadets awarded commissions Dec. 12 as second lieutenants.
The Bowen Center for the Arts in Dawsonville was filled to the rafters with holiday cheer, and Nov. 22 marked the first Mrs. Santa Pie Contest and Tasting.
On Dec. 9, hundreds of students from Georgia Cyber Academy attended the virtual school's annual Winter Wonderland event at the Cabbage Patch Babyland General in Cleveland. The event was one of several gatherings across the state, offering an opportunity for GCA students, teachers and families to gather for the holidays and participate in some seasonal activities.
Two local organizations - Choices Pregnancy Care Center and North Georgia Christian School - each received $2,000 donations from Gainesville Spherion Staffing Services.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County staff at three locations provided diverse programs to showcase the talents of members and staff for Christmas.
One Gainesville High School student has been recognized as a Microsoft Office master, and 34 students at the school have earned at least one Microsoft Office Specialist certificate.
Sawnee EMC employees and members of Sawnee's Consumer Advisory Task Force recently donated toys to benefit children who receive services from Supporting Adoption and Foster Families Together.
The Gainesville Jaycees concluded its latest Empty Stocking Fund project Monday with a Christmas party at Skate Country in Gainesville.
The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $86,000 in grants to organizations during its November meeting, including $34,000 to organizations serving Hall County.
South State Bank's Jefferson office donated $1,000 to the World War II Foundation to support the production of a documentary chronicling Jefferson native Damon "Rocky" Gause's escape from the Japanese in World War II.
Families visited Lakeshore Mall on Friday for Amerigroup's Winter Wonderland event, which offered children's activities and resources for families.
Alex Laidlaw was recently honored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County at the annual Christmas meeting and awards ceremony.
Brittany Lee of Gainesville was recently initiated into the honor society Phi Kappa Phi at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.
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.
The local Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron recently visited the Robins Air Force Base Museum of Aviation.
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.
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.
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.
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