Haylie Shea Hatch, 13, of Gainesville and Hannah Huff, 15, of Lula have been chosen as a state finalists in the National American Miss Georgia Pageant. The pageant will be held July 6-8, at the in Atlanta.
The Georgia Department of Transportation announces the winners of the annual District-wide equipment driving skills competition called the "DOT Roadeo." The Roadeo is an annual competition between Georgia Department of Transportation employees to determine the "Best" driver in six categories: Single Axle Dump Truck, Double Axle Dump Truck, Tractor Mower, Backhoe, Motor Grader and Lowboy.
Piedmont College in Demorest, awarded degrees to 470 students. Among the graduates were the following area residents:
Jackson EMC recently awarded the A.T. Sharpton Scholarship to six Northeast Georgia students this year. Scholarships are awarded based on academic accomplishments, standardized test scores, extra-curricular activities, personal biographies and letters of recommendation.
Ryan Cravero, a sophomore at Johnson High School, entered his 1967 Ford Fairlane in the recent "Cruise In For A Cure" Car Show at Chestatee High School.
Joy Messerschmidt of Gainesville has been given a full tuition scholarship plus a paid teaching assistantship to the Applied Medical Anthropology Phd Program for the fall of 2012 at the University of Connecticut.
2nd Lt. Bryant Wine of Gainesville was commissioned into the Georgia Army National Guard in a ceremony held May 3 at North Georgia College & State University. As part of the ceremony, Wine's parents, Brent and Nancy Wine, attached his new lieutenant's gold bars to his uniform.
The Quinlan Visual Arts Center recently received Summer Art Camp scholarship funding throught he help of Publix Supermarkets Charities, Cargil Community Cares and the Jackson EMC Foundation Operation Round Up program.
North Hall Middle School's seventh-grade health class received a Health Certificate of Achievement from the Georgia School Nutrition Association for its win in the statewide Move it Challenge. Students wrote a poem or essay about being healthier and then the class chose the best three for competition. They were recognized at UGA with Coach Mark Richt at a dinner in the athletic dining facilities.
Thomas Larry Nix of Gainesville was honored as one of the Golden Anniversary alumni at Reinhardt University's 2012 commencement ceremony.
Namhee Kwak of Gainesville has received the Burroughs Welcome Scholarship Award. Kwak is a fifth-year student in Northeastern University's Bouve College of Health Sciences' pharmacy program. This award is presented annually to recognize undergraduate students demonstrating excellence and financial need.
The Georgia Art League at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center announced the award winners of the 2012 Late Spring Exhibit in the Sawyer Gallery. Bob Westervelt was the judge for the awards. First place went to Marie-Helene Gardelle for her raku "Maternite." Second place went to Ruth Money for her oil painting "A Life Well-Lived," and third place went to Dana Ross for his 3-D wood sculpture "Edge."
Fifth-grade gifted students at Gainesville Exploration Academy recently interviewed retired Times editor Johnny Vardeman about the history of Gainesville City School System.
The following students were initiated into The Georgia Southern University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, a national honor society for college freshmen. To be eligible, initiates earn a minimum GPA of 3.6 while enrolled full-time:
The North and South Gainesville Junior Music Clubs recently held the annual music festivals. The winners for the 2012 Gainesville Music Club Festival were:
Heart attack patients in White County have new hope for improved outcomes, thanks to a gift to The Medical Center Foundation.
The Col. William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution dedicated the Patriot's Park in Alta Vista Cemetery on Oct. 4 as the final event in its centennial celebration.
Jackson Electric Membership Corp. has donated $25,000 to Interactive Neighborhood for Kids' capital campaign, helping the Gainesville nonprofit move closer to its $2 million goal to build a state-of-the-art facility.
Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, visited three area schools in October during the fourth annual Georgia Pre-K Week, an event celebrating early learning and literacy initiatives.