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Elementary School collects candy for military overseas

Vickery Creek Elementary School children donated 515 pounds of candy to the militarymen and women serving overseas. Students also donated $515 to a local family with a child fighting cancer.

December 30, 2013 | | Good news

Emily Elder named to Samford University’s homecoming court

Emily Elder of Gainesville was named to Samford University's 2013 Homecoming court as a representative. The court was presented at the homecoming ball and participated in the parade, football game halftime and other weekend festivities.

December 30, 2013 | | Good news

Wauka Mountain school receives $500 grant from gas group

Wauka Mountain Elementary School received a $500 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program from Shawn Boghani of Clermont IGA. The ExxonMobil dealer worked with school officials to secure the grant, which is one of 4,000 available to schools across the country served by Exxon or Mobil stations. The grants were made possible by funding from the ExxonMobil Corp.

December 30, 2013 | | Good news

Gainesville, Flowery Branch high schools battle in academics

In the academic regional competition, Flowery Branch High School won 428-310 against Gainesville High School in the 11th- and 12th-grade contest.

December 30, 2013 | | Good news

Gainesville student inducted into college honor society

Michael Reynolds of Gainesville was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

December 30, 2013 | | Good news

Fair Street students artwork on display in Bethesda, Md.

The International Baccalaureate announced the artwork submitted by students of Tracy Troutman at the Fair Street IB School was selected to be displayed in a collage of art photos at the IB Americas Global Centre in Bethesda, Md.

December 30, 2013 | | Good news

Hall County student wins writing contest

December 30, 2013 | | Good news

Georgia Council recognizes area Eagle Scout

December 30, 2013 | | Good news

Girl raises funds for toys

December 29, 2013 | | Good news

Residents run down Hall County lanes in second annual Ho Ho Hustle race

For the second year in a row, Disability Resource Center hosted the Ho Ho Hustle, a 5-kilometer race and 1-mile fun run to benefit Disability Resource Center. The nonprofit center assists individuals with disabilities to help make them more self sufficient such as assistive devices, home modifications or independent living skills.

December 29, 2013 | | Good news

Uniform News: Flowery Branch man completes Air Force training

Air Force Airman Zachary M. Faulkner graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 29, 2013 | | Good news

Area doctor inducted as president of the Georgia Surgical Society

Dr. Pierpont F. Brown III was recently named the 51st president of the prestigious Georgia Surgical Society for the 2013-2014 term.

December 29, 2013 | | Good news

Uniform News: West Hall graduate finishes Army basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. John T. Collier has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

December 29, 2013 | | Good news

Uniform News: 2011 FBHS grad goes to nuclear power school

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Lois A. Land graduated from the U.S. Navy's Officer Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C.

December 29, 2013 | | Good news

GHS marching band earns superior rankings

The 2013 Big Red Machine Marching Band competed and won several awards at the Lake Hartwell Invitational on Oct. 19, in which 19 bands participated.

December 23, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news

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