Local Gainesville UPS Store owner and Vietnam veteran, Brad Lorton, was honored at a recent Atlanta Falcons game along with 39 other UPS veterans.
East Hall Middle School's P. E. department started a Frisbee unit teaching skills such as backhand throw, forehand, clap catch and working up to moving while throwing and catching.
Chellsy Vanessa Gomez, 15, represented Gainesville for the title of Miss Georgia Teen USA 2013 this week at the Woodland Performing Arts Theatre in Cartersville.Gomez is the daughter of Dr. Richard Gomez and Lori Lake. She is a sophomore at North Georgia Christian School and attends church at Good Shepherd Lutheran.
Army Pvt. Melody Peppers has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
Lakeview Academy's Paloma Zavala has been named a Scholar by the College Board in the National Hispanic Recognition Program, 2012-2013 which is awarded for excellence in Academic Achievement.
North Georgia Senior Resources recently completed its holiday giving campaign.
Army Pvt. Jeffrey Gardner has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Brenau University sophomore Suzette Meza won the Georgia Woman of the Year scholarship from the Georgia Commission on Women.
The Jackson EMC Foundation, funded by the donations of the cooperative's members through the Operation Round Up program, has awarded $32,500 to four agencies that provide services to Hall County residents.
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.
Each year, the Quinlan Visual Arts Center awards scholarship money to students as part of Youth Art Month, which is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Gainesville. Students' artwork is also displayed at the Quinlan until April 11.
The Col. William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently celebrated students and community members during the chapter's annual Awards Tea.
The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded $110,500 in grants to organizations during its February meeting, including $41,000 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin county residents.
Brenau University's Phi Mu fraternity partnered with El Sombrero No. 9 last semester to host "Taco Tuesdays" to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
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