Air Force Airman Zachary M. Faulkner graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Pierpont F. Brown III was recently named the 51st president of the prestigious Georgia Surgical Society for the 2013-2014 term.
Army National Guard Pvt. John T. Collier has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Lois A. Land graduated from the U.S. Navy's Officer Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C.
The 2013 Big Red Machine Marching Band competed and won several awards at the Lake Hartwell Invitational on Oct. 19, in which 19 bands participated.
Chestatee High School students participated in the national 'See You at the Pole' event despite a rainy morning.
On Oct. 8, the Beta Beta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa had its annual Teacher of the Year tea at Peach State Bank.
The Riverside Military Academy Corps of Cadets claimed the President's Trophy for best overall entry in the 32nd annual Atlanta Veterans' Day Parade on Nov. 9 in downtown Atlanta.
A gift of stock worth $25,000 in early 2013, which was given to initiate the Soque Legacy Endowment, has grown to $40,000.
Gainesville Masonic Lodge 219 in Gainesville presented T.J. Kemp with his 50-year Masonic pin and apron at a gathering of family, fellow Masons and longtime friends he had not seen in years.
Department of the Army civilian Jared I. Oren was promoted to the position of chief of the engineering resources branch at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center at Hanover, N.H.
Instructors at Lanier Technical College have nominated 26 students for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership competition, said Jennifer Pulliam, coordinator for the college's GOAL program.
Centennial Elementary School won the district competition of the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl in January and the North East Georgia Regional Competition in February at North Hall Middle School.
On Jan. 22, Gainesville High School elected Cameron Drake as Mr. GHS during a male-dominated beauty pageant.
Seven Johnson High School Band students recently participated in the University of Georgia's Honor Band Festival.
Wofford College student Lauren E. Gregory of Gainesville studied abroad in Malta, Monaco, Andoraa, Vatican City and San Marino during Interim 2014.
Gainesville High School's Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) team had record numbers competing in regional competition. Several of them qualified to compete at the state leadership.
A record-breaking number of school students qualified at the Region Health Occupations Students of America Competition recently and will advance to the state contest March 6–8 in Athens. State qualifiers are from Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Johnson and West Hall Schools.
Riverside Military Academy senior cadet Jacob M. Deem was officially accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Riverside Military Academy senior cadet Harrison Summerour has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy by U.S. Congressman Doug Collins, Georgia's 9th District representative.
The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $73,440 in grants during its December meeting, including $9,500 to organizations serving area residents.
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