Reagan Britt, a seventh-grader at North Hall Middle School, was named the Hall County winner of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District's 2014 Water Essay Contest.
Air Force Airman Tiffany N. Whitaker, whose mother lives in Flowery Branch, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Sam Terray, an 11th-grader, raised money and built a wallboard for the tennis community at Roper Park on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville. The soon-to-be Eagle Scout from Troop 26 at the First Baptist Church joined with his friends from Troop 16 at the First United Methodist Church for the project.
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.
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.
Several local residents were honored for their volunteer service recently by the Georgia Recreation and Park Association at its annual conference in Jekyll Island.
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.
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.
Craig Sick of Jefferson has been selected to appear in the 2015 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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