Truett-McConnell College announces that Christina Davis, Kristofor Hellmeister, Cory Smith, and Heather Nelson of Hall County were named to the President's Club for fall semester 2010 with a perfect 4.0 academic average.
Alex Wayne of Flowery Branch, partner with Wayne Trading Co. and Radial Property Group, has been named to the 2011 Board of Trustees for Leadership Georgia.
Cathy Cox, President of Young Harris College, is pleased to announce that Ryan Nicholas Bender has been named to the Young Harris College Dean's List for the Fall 2010 semester. Students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or better are eligible to be named to the Dean's List.
On Dec. 18, Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic and his son Cody Cronic made their annual trip to the Georgia Sheriff's Boys Ranch in Hahira to deliver a load of bicycles to the kids at the youth home. This marks the fourth year that the sheriff and his son have made this trip. The Georgia Sheriffs Youth Homes has provided quality care for hundreds of children. It is a commitment of the Sheriff's of Georgia to continue this history.
Pvt. Daniel Austin Dunn recently graduated from Marine Corp. boot camp in San Diego, Calif. Dunn trained as a marksman at Camp Pendleton and is currently stationed in Pensacola, Fla., for training in aviation ordnance.
Two Gainesville high students were honored for their work at the Congressional Art Show's closing reception at Gainesville College.
Proceeds from the 'Good News for Gainesville' bike ride in October were recently distributed just in time for Christmas. The bike ride, sponsored as a cooperative event among local churches as a ministry to the community, raised a total of $4,500 that was given to three important Hall County ministries: Good News at Noon, Good News Medical and Adults Protecting Children.
The Gainesville Jaycees continued their drive to help brighten Christmas for Hall County youths on Dec. 6, delivering gifts bought through their Empty Stocking Fund to Hall County elementary schools.
GHS student David Patterson has a colored pencil drawing displayed at Callaway Gardens. He won second place in the Duck Unlimited drawing competition.
Organizers of the sixth annual CVB Chocolate Fair, held Nov. 8 at Funopolis Family Fun Center at Banks Crossing, report that the event was a complete success. "The location at Funopolis was perfect and we received a ton of food donations for the Banks County Community Resource Association (BCCRA). The participants and attendees were asked to bring donations and practically everyone who came through the door brought at least one food donation. Some even brought clothing donations as well," said Banks County CVB President Bonnie Johnson.
Residents and staff from Lanier Village Estates retirement community in Gainesville recently collected 1,300 pounds of food for a local organization in need.
The Big Red JROTC competed recently in its first state qualifying Academic, Drill and Athletic Meet. The squad placed first overall. Other first-place finishes were in Personnel Inspection, with a perfect score for unit leader Anel Tavira; Unarmed Basic Drill (perfect score), Tavira as platoon commander; Unarmed Exhibition, Tiffany Townsend as platoon commander; Armed Exhibition Drill, Josue Hernandez as platoon commander; and in Team Push-Ups and Sit-Ups.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy recently held their 115th Annual Georgia Convention in Augusta.
Air Force Airman Brian A. Patterson Jr. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Ronald Trotman was chosen recipient of the 2010 Outstanding TMC Alumnus Award by the Truett-McConnell College Alumni Association Executive Committee.
Hall County 4-H is proud to announce the Senior Horse Judging team placed third in the 4-H State Horse Judging Contest and recently competed at the Southern Regional 4-H Horse Show in Raleigh, N.C.
Christopher Ball, left, and Knox Martin received their Eagle Scout badges from Troop 26 at First Baptist Church in Gainesville. Ball, a senior at Lakeview Academy, is the son of David and Shannon Ball; Knox, a senior at Greater Atlanta Christian, is the son of Eddie and Becky Martin, all of Gainesville.
The Dawson County school system was honored by the state for its financial reporting.
Nineteen community and professional leaders graduated the Leadership Jackson program recently.
The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded a total of $81,955 in grants during its June meeting, including $41,200 to organizations serving Hall County.
Employees with the Hall County Sheriff's Office competed in the Peachtree Road Race on July 4 in Atlanta.
Cadet Master Sgt. James A. Graham II won a second consecutive national art award from the American Society of Marine Artists.
Sara Hayes of Gainesville received a merit scholarship to attend Wofford College for the 2014-15 academic year.
The North Georgia Community Foundation recently awarded $180,950 in scholarships to North Georgia high school students who will begin college this fall, including 37 students from Hall County.
In honor of Memorial Day, Gainesville Newcomers club had Donna C. Rowe speak at its May luncheon.
New York Times best-selling author Haywood Smith was the guest speaker at the Northeast Georgia Writers Club's annual awards banquet May 7.
Lilian Roberts of Gainesville was recognized by Rep. Carl Rogers for being named a MARSocial Author of the Year runner-up.
Nine nonprofit agencies in Gateway House in Gainesville have been awarded grants totaling more than $2 million to provide civil legal services for the victims of domestic violence.
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