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Area residents and UNG cadets earn Guard commissions

A Gainesville man was among the 18 University of North Georgia cadets awarded commissions Dec. 12 as second lieutenants.

January 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville woman wins quilt raffle

January 08, 2015 | | Good news


North Georgia residents win pie contest

The Bowen Center for the Arts in Dawsonville was filled to the rafters with holiday cheer, and Nov. 22 marked the first Mrs. Santa Pie Contest and Tasting.

January 08, 2015 | | Good news


Students compete in gingerbread house contest

On Dec. 9, hundreds of students from Georgia Cyber Academy attended the virtual school's annual Winter Wonderland event at the Cabbage Patch Babyland General in Cleveland. The event was one of several gatherings across the state, offering an opportunity for GCA students, teachers and families to gather for the holidays and participate in some seasonal activities.

January 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Spherion donates to pregnancy center, Christian school

Two local organizations - Choices Pregnancy Care Center and North Georgia Christian School - each received $2,000 donations from Gainesville Spherion Staffing Services.

January 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville prayer band breaks bread together

January 04, 2015 | | Good news


Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall celebrates Christmas

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County staff at three locations provided diverse programs to showcase the talents of members and staff for Christmas.

December 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville students earn Microsoft certifications

One Gainesville High School student has been recognized as a Microsoft Office master, and 34 students at the school have earned at least one Microsoft Office Specialist certificate.

December 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Sawnee EMC donates to toy drive for foster, adoptive families

Sawnee EMC employees and members of Sawnee's Consumer Advisory Task Force recently donated toys to benefit children who receive services from Supporting Adoption and Foster Families Together.

December 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Families receive gifts from Jaycees

The Gainesville Jaycees concluded its latest Empty Stocking Fund project Monday with a Christmas party at Skate Country in Gainesville.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Jackson EMC gives $34K to area groups serving Hall County

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $86,000 in grants to organizations during its November meeting, including $34,000 to organizations serving Hall County.

December 19, 2014 | | Good news


Bank supports film honoring WWII vet

South State Bank's Jefferson office donated $1,000 to the World War II Foundation to support the production of a documentary chronicling Jefferson native Damon "Rocky" Gause's escape from the Japanese in World War II.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Amerigroup event offers help to families

Families visited Lakeshore Mall on Friday for Amerigroup's Winter Wonderland event, which offered children's activities and resources for families.

December 17, 2014 | | Good news


Boys & Girls Clubs recognizes Laidlaw

Alex Laidlaw was recently honored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County at the annual Christmas meeting and awards ceremony.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Area woman inducted into honor society

Brittany Lee of Gainesville was recently initiated into the honor society Phi Kappa Phi at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.

December 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


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Good News Clinics receives grant from breast cancer organization

The Good News Clinics in Gainesville was awarded a grant of $19,000 by It's The Journey Inc., which produces the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer.

March 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Students win health occupation contest

Two Future Health Occupation Students of America Health Care Professionals students, (Carnegie level), Grayson Baker and Michelle Ferguson, placed first in the Georgia HOSA Regional Competition.

March 05, 2015 | | Good news


Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron visits Robins Air Force Base museum

The local Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron recently visited the Robins Air Force Base Museum of Aviation.

March 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Oakwood native serves aboard aircraft carrier

A 2012 West Hall High School graduate and Oakwood native is serving on the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, one of the world's largest warships.

March 03, 2015 | | Good news


Board recognizes thespians’ triumph

Two Gainesville High School students were recognized by Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel and the Board of Education for their accomplishments on Feb. 5-7 at the Georgia Thespian Conference in Columbus.

March 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville Newcomers Club hosts senior Valentine’s Day luncheon

The Gainesville Newcomers Club was the host of a Senior Citizen Valentine's Day luncheon Feb. 12 at the Senior Life Center in Gainesville. Volunteers and some of their spouses served a hot lunch and ice cream sundaes to approximately 93 Hall County seniors. During the luncheon, Newcomers Club volunteers entertained their guests with games and prizes.

February 23, 2015 | | Good news


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