The student council at East Hall Middle School is involved in two programs that recycle and reuse old shoes. The students collect gently used shoes and ship them to a group in Chicago called Share Your Soles. These shoes are sanitized and then taken to needy people around the world. Most of the recipients are children who have never owned a pair of shoes. So far, students and teachers have collected ...
The Faculty Brass Quintet of North Georgia College & State University performed a selection of classical tunes during the Faculty Cooperative Recital on Feb. 21. Selections included Joe Chapman playing "Sonata in D Major" by Mozart, Andrew and Karen Harwood performing the "Allegro" from "Duo Concertante No. 3" by Gambaro, Lois Finlay playing "Etudes in A Flat Major" and John Broman singing "Nessun Dorma" from "Turandot" (Puccini), accompanied by Kathy ...
Students at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy participated in the fourth annual Multiple Intelligences Fair in January. They showed off their talents in dance, song, poetry, karate and even dog training. Local figures attended, such as Mayor Myrtle Figueras, dentist Brad Dixon, author Robin Hood Black and county librarian Gail Hogan. Dick Hogan of the U.S. Forestry Service also brought Smokey the Bear and Woodsey Owl to meet the kids. <font ...
Ray Baker of Hoschton has been named to the president's list at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Baker.
The Gainesville-Hall County Senior Center's chapter of the Red Hat Society gathered Feb. 7 at Red Lobster to celebrate their fifth anniversary. The group, which started with 14 members, has now grown to about 50. The ladies enjoy a monthly outing as part of the group, as well as participating in community service projects. For more information, contact the Gainesville-Hall County Senior Center at 770-503-3331. Nancy Simpson is the "Queen Mother" of ...
Felecia Doyle's business document processing class at Flowery Branch High School recently did an activity with Mrs. Waycasters' kindergarten class at Flowery Branch Elementary School. The older students created personalized activity sheets for the kindergartners. The activity sheet emphasized their sight words, beginning sounds and counting.
The Northeast Georgia Writers recently were hosts to Jean Mahavier who spoke at their February meeting. Mahavier is chairwoman of the Poetry in Schools project that is sponsored by the Georgia Poetry Society.
The Johnson High School Beta Club recently read stories to elementary school students.
The Chicopee Woods Elementary Chorus recently sang Christmas carols throughout Hall County. They joined a choir of more than 800 area students at the Gwinnett Gladiators Sing for Santa event and also sang at the Elachee Nature Science Center.
Leslie McAbee was rececntly inducted as a Peace Corps volunteer during a ceremony in Antananarivo, Madagascar. She will serve two years on the island, where she will teach English. McAbee is the daughter of Randy and Rita McAbee of Dahlonega and the granddaughter of Bertha Anderson of Dahlonega and Harold and Emily McAbee of Gainesville. She isa 2002 graduate of Gainesville High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of Georgia. ...
The General James Longstreet Chapter 46 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held an iron cross ceremony on Dec. 9 for John K. Moore, who was born in 1844 and died in 1926. The ceremony, held at the Poplar Springs Baptist Church cemetery, drew about 70 people. The Iron Cross grave marker is a military decoration to honor soldiers of the Confederate army. Moore achieved the rank of 4th corporal by ...
Martin Elementary School fifth-grader Kelly O'Connell sang the national anthem at the Petit LeMans in October. O'Connell is the daughter of Johnny and Robin O'Connell of Flowery Branch.
Victoria Rogers, a student at North Hall Middle School, is the Hall County winner in the sixth annual water conservation and preservation essay contest, sponsored by the Clean Water Campaign and the Water Use It Wisely Campaign. For the contest, students researched and shared their thoughts on why conserving water and preventing water pollution are important for the future of their river, lakes and streams.
Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy recently honored its students who participated in the Hall County Library Summer Reading Program. Students were treated to a doughnut party in the media center with principal Sally Meadors. Niki Borders of the Hall County Library System also attended. Borders worked in the spring to encourage Enota prekindergartners through third-graders to participate in the library program.
Eighth-grader Justin Blalock, seventh-grader Ashley Brock and sixth-grader Erika Alcantar are the winners of the recent spelling bee at Chestatee Middle School. The students will represent the school in the Hall County Fair.
Students from Chestatee, East Hall, Flowery Branch and the Lanier Charter Career Academy recently attended the International DECA Conference in Anaheim, Calif. More than 16,000 students from around the world competes in marketing-based events.
Hanh Nguyen, a 2013 graduate of West Hall High School in Oakwood, has been awarded a scholarship from the Baldor Electric Company Foundation for the 2013-14 school year.
North Georgia resident Luke Pilgrim has been awarded The McClure-Scanlin Award at The University of North Georgia in Dahlonega.
This past week Jeff Gulle, photography instructor at North Georgia Technical College, competed in the annual print competition with the Georgia Professional Photographers Association. For the second year in a row, he won "Photographer of the Year."
Elachee Nature Science Center has been selected to receive a $4,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden Foundation, the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants Inc.
P.E.O. Chapter AB of Cumming member, Carolyn Swistek, right, presents Susan Iles of Gainesville with a $1,200 check as a part of P.E.O.s Program for Continuing Education Grant.
A crowd attended this year's Chamber Chase 5-kilometer and 2-mile Wellness Walk. The Hall County Sheriff's Office received the "Most Creative Over" for its T-shirt design thanks to Baxter's Shirt Factory. The Chamber Chase was a warm-up for the inaugural Sheriff's Summer Sprint 5K.
The following local students completed courses with exemplary marks and made the President's and Dean's List for 2012 fall semester at Gainesville State College in Oakwood.
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