Gainesville Masonic Lodge 219 in Gainesville presented T.J. Kemp with his 50-year Masonic pin and apron at a gathering of family, fellow Masons and longtime friends he had not seen in years.
Department of the Army civilian Jared I. Oren was promoted to the position of chief of the engineering resources branch at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center at Hanover, N.H.
Instructors at Lanier Technical College have nominated 26 students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership competition, said Jennifer Pulliam, coordinator for the college's GOAL program.
In a Nov. 7 ceremony, the Hall County Sheriff's Citizens Academy selected its sixth annual Officer of the Year from among four outstanding choices.
OneMain Financial provided residents and its customers an opportunity to participate in the American Red Cross's annual Holiday Mail for Heroes program.
Forest Hilyer of Dahlonega is the recipient of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Conservation Medal for his distinguished conservation efforts.
Three Hall County residents won $500 for their creative entry to the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens.
The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $81,941 in grants during its October meeting, including $33,500 to organizations serving Hall County.
Gillsville teen Brenden Ayestaran, a Flowery Branch High School student, has been selected to become a member of the National Society of High School Scholars.
Five Hall County students recently placed at the Future Business Leaders of America State Conference in Perry.