The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $41,000 in grants to organizations serving Hall County during their April meeting.
Riverside Military Academy Class of 2014 graduate DoYeun Kim was selected as a 2014 National Merit Scholarship finalist and has earned the title of Merit Scholar.
As the Washington Youth Tour celebrates its 50th Anniversary, two North Georgia students participated in the event this year.
Four Hall County students, who are members of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, participated in the 70th annual National Leadership Conference to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Gainesville High School graduate Xylina Stamper donned the role of Mrs. Corry in the musical "Mary Poppins" during its run at Aurora Theatre in downtown Lawrenceville.
Kathryn Hucks, a 2014 Lumpkin County High School graduate, won first in the client services event in late June and early July at the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn.
Samantha Simonton, 14, of Gainesville, took first place in skeet and second in sporting clays senior/JV girls division at the 2014 Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation National Championships in Sparta, Ill. It was her first year to shoot competitively.
Heather E. Henry of Gainesville earned a doctor of medicine from Mercer University during the School of Medicine's spring commencement.
North Hall High School student April Barth of Clermont was selected to become a member of the National Society of High School Scholars.
Students at Gainesville High School completed a course of Microsoft 2010 computer projects, leading them to take the Microsoft specialist certification tests.
During summer school, Sugar Hill Elementary students were surrounded by representatives from the Hall County professional community.
Sterling on the Lake and Fifth Row Center, South Hall's community theater, held a Summer Theater Camp for students ages 5-17 on July 21-25 at Sterling on the Lake Clubhouse.
Tina Rice, a cosmetology diploma graduate from North Georgia Technical College's Blairsville campus, recently was awarded a Lisa White Spiering Legacy Scholarship from The International Dermal Institute.
The University of Georgia's College of Public Health honored a preceptor and her agency at the annual Practice Advisory Group spring luncheon.
Joda Roshau, a rising sixth-grader at North Hall Middle School, dedicated his summer vacation to taking an educational trip across the United States.
Rebecca Gurr was honored as she retired from the board of Center Point after 20 years of service.
On Oct. 24, The Lanier Partners of North Georgia Inc. sponsored the sixth annual Pirates of Lanier Poker Run and presented its charities with checks of up to $400,000.
Capt. Mike England was presented the National Safe Boating Council's 2014 Boating Safety Award at the 55th annual National Association of State Boating Law Administrators Conference in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Kim Martin, coalition coordinator for Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County, was selected as Coalition Coordinator of the Year at Safe Kids Georgia's sixth annual awards breakfast Oct. 10, at Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded a total of $100,000 in grants during its September meeting, including $19,500 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin County residents.
Brenau University's fall production of "Evening of Dance: Unspoken Truths" showed student-choreographed pieces in which the dancers demonstrated each one's unique artistic prowess with performances Nov. 7-8 at Pearce Auditorium.
Four Gainesville natives, one Cleveland woman and one Flowery Branch woman were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor societies.