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.
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.
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 Technical Sergeant Gabriel Robertson of the Civil Air Patrol in Gainesville was recently awarded the Silver Cadet Medal by the Daughters of the American Revolution for his work with the Wreaths Across America service in April at the Alta Vista Cemetery.