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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


Local Lions clubs donate $1,000 to Parks and Recreation

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.

January 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Trouilliere graduates from Marine recruit training

Pvt. Charles Trouilliere graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., on Nov. 21.

January 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Airman Thompson graduates basic military training

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.

January 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Flags fly high above new hospital thanks to donation from Rotary Club of Braselton

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.

January 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Johnson High students perform at art museum

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.

January 25, 2015 | | Good news


Domestic violence center welcomes 2015 board members

The Gateway Domestic Violence Center in Gainesville welcomed its new board, including four new members, during a Jan. 15 meeting.

January 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


29 Hall students among Governor’s Honors Program semifinalists

Governor's Honors Program semifinalists include 29 Hall County School District students among the more than 2,000 selected statewide.

January 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Hall County Regional Technology Fair names winners

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.

January 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Winner of gorilla-naming contest going to Disney

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.

January 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


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Lakeview Academy students selected as Honors finalists

Two Lakeview Academy students are finalists for the Governor's Honors Program.

April 16, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Good news


Health care science students win state awards

Students from Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Johnson and West Hall high schools recently competed at the State Health Occupations Students of America Conference in Athens:

April 14, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Good news


2 students place at state literary meet

Several Gainesville High School students recently participated in the State Literary Meet, held at Northside High School in Warner Robins. Two of those students placed.

April 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Legacy Link receives $25K donation

Legacy Link, an agency that helps senior residents in a 13-county area, recently received a $25,000 donation from 1st Franklin Financial.

April 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Local man graduates from Air Force basic military training

Kaleb D. Linn, son of Tony D. Linn of Flowery Branch and Melissa Grechniw of New Port Richey, Fla., recently completed basic military training for the Air Force.

April 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville High School advances in math challenge

Gainesville High School advanced to the second round in the Moody's Mega Math Challenge, a competition for high school juniors and seniors to develop a mathematical model for a real-world problem.

April 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Flowery Branch singers place at Literary Meet

A Flowery Branch girls trio and boys quartet each placed third in the state AAAAA Literary Meet in Warner Robins on March 14. About 85 schools compete at the AAAAA level. In front is Director Stacie Mavis. The girls trio, from left, includes Briana Koser, Amelia Waters and Alysssa Harris. The boys quartet, from left, includes Aaron Killian, Jacob Bryant, Layne MacPherson and Jackson Forrestall.

April 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


16 area students finalist for ’15 honors program

Governor's Honors Program finalists include 13 Hall County school system students and three Gainesville school system students for the summer of 2015.

April 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


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