Tadmore Elementary teacher Jon Kostulakos was surprised by visitors to his classroom from OfficeMax who had come to announce that he had been selected as one of 1,000 teachers across the nation to receive the annual "A Day Made Better" award.
Army National Guard Pvt. Charles R. Lyons has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus.
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition has chosen Jay Kemp as the 2013 Featured Painter, marking 31 years of excellence in wildlife art, conservation and the sporting life. .
Based in Flowery Branch, Clipper Petroleum is a locally owned and operated business with more than 400 employees in North Georgia and Metro Atlanta.
Debra Nadelhoffer, Georgia's extraordinary plein air artist and teacher, selected the following awards at the August Georgia Art League Arty Party at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center.
David Woods of Cleveland, earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for Summer 2012 at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Brig. Gen. Leslie C. Smithof Gainesville, commander, 20th Support Command was recently promoted to major general during a ceremony Sept. 21.
Kelly Lee of Wells Fargo Advisors in Gainesville has been recognized by Wells Fargo for her contributions to her local community by volunteering with Challenged Child and Friends.Along with receiving a volunteer service award from the bank, Lee also won $1,000 for the nonprofit, which serves special needs children through a full-inclusion pre-school program.
Ann Goble of Gainesville has been accepted into the annual member's exhibition for Women Artists of the West held in Fredericksburg, Texas.WAOW is a national organization with more than 300 award winning, professional women painters and sculptors from across the country.
For their academic performance during fall semester 2012, the following students were named to the North Georgia College & State University Dean's List. Students achieving a 3.5 grade point average and carrying 12 or more credit hours in one semester are placed on the Dean's List. Students also must have no grade lower than B:
Jenny Bulley, a Washington and Lee University junior from Gainesville, completed a summer internship as part of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty.
The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students during the Institute's 242nd commencement exercises.
grade-point average and a share of the prestigious Cora Anderson Hill award for students with the highest academic record.
The fourth annual Miss Right To Life of Georgia Scholarship and Benefit pageant was held recently at the John S. Burd Center on the campus of Brenau University in Gainesville.
Army National Guard Spec. Suzanne M. Lince has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
The following local residents recently were initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi.
The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia has received $50,000 from the estate of the late Conrad Holsten.
Lanier Technical College students brought home three gold and three silver medals from the statewide SkillsUSA Postsecondary 2015 competition held March 26-28 at the Georgia International Conference Center.
Elementary classes with the best attendance in the first semester of the year from each city school receive an "Arty Attendance Party" as a free incentive-based field trip to Quinlan Visual Arts Center. The reward is part of the Partners in Education program between the arts center and the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.
Two Lakeview Academy students are finalists for the Governor's Honors Program.
Students from Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Johnson and West Hall high schools recently competed at the State Health Occupations Students of America Conference in Athens:
Several Gainesville High School students recently participated in the State Literary Meet, held at Northside High School in Warner Robins. Two of those students placed.
Legacy Link, an agency that helps senior residents in a 13-county area, recently received a $25,000 donation from 1st Franklin Financial.
Kaleb D. Linn, son of Tony D. Linn of Flowery Branch and Melissa Grechniw of New Port Richey, Fla., recently completed basic military training for the Air Force.
Gainesville High School advanced to the second round in the Moody's Mega Math Challenge, a competition for high school juniors and seniors to develop a mathematical model for a real-world problem.
Governor's Honors Program finalists include 13 Hall County school system students and three Gainesville school system students for the summer of 2015.
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