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.
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.
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.