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.
YOUNG HARRIS - Young Harris College is pleased to announce Kendra Lynne Cowart of Murrayville, Mason David Mitcham of Bremen and John Howard Ross of Gainesville received awards April 21 at the 2013 honors ceremony at Susan B. Harris Chapel on the YHC campus.
Kangaroo Express operated by The Pantry Inc., recently announced its Florida and select Georgia and South Carolina stores have raised more than $453,000 for Give Kids The World Village, a 70-acre, nonprofit "storybook" village in central Florida that provides cost-free, weeklong vacations for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
Students from Chestatee, East Hall, Flowery Branch and the Lanier Charter Career Academy recently attended the International DECA Conference in Anaheim, Calif. More than 16,000 students from around the world competes in marketing-based events.