Chestatee Middle schooler earns community award
Local Elks recognize public safety officers
Mount Vernon Exploratory School hosted its first MathMania competition in March at the school.
The 2013 Bayonet yearbook of Riverside Military Academy has been inducted into Walsworth Yearbooks' prestigious "Gallery of Excellence." This award is given to a very small percentage of yearbooks in the nation who have consistently demonstrated superior quality.
Riverbend Elementary School's Little Free Library was unveiled at the May 17 assembly and students were instructed on how to use the little library.
The Greater Hall Chamber announced winners and medalists of the 2013 Chamber Chase 5K and 2 Mile Wellness Walk on April 18 at Riverside Military Academy.
For the third consecutive year, the Rotary Club of Gainesville has been named the District 6910 Club of the Year Award for Extra-Large Clubs. Club President Bonnie Oliver accepted the award on behalf of the club April 27 at the Rotary Annual Conference in Chattanooga.
Gainesville resident Tom Cleveland is the winner of a national political writing competition, earning $250 and eligibility to compete for a $5,000 grand prize to be awarded in December by Allvoices.com's The American Pundit contest.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher S. Batiste has graduated from the U.S. Navy's Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C.
From Clermont to Buford, in the most remote family burial plot to Gainesville's Alta Vista Cemetery, the Cross of Saint Andrew marks the final resting place of more than 550 Confederate veterans in Hall County.
Air Force Airman Andrew S. Tribble, Airman Tyrone L. Stainback, Airman Kaleigh M. Vickers, Airman Breanna L. Harper and Airman 1st Class Brianna S. Borders graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Cadet Staff Sgt. Logan P. Whitmore, a freshman at Riverside Military Academy, won the first-place medal in Georgia on April 27 at the Kiwanis Art Showcase.
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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