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Legacy Link receives $25K donation

Legacy Link, an agency that helps senior residents in a 13-county area, recently received a $25,000 donation from 1st Franklin Financial.

April 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Local man graduates from Air Force basic military training

Kaleb D. Linn, son of Tony D. Linn of Flowery Branch and Melissa Grechniw of New Port Richey, Fla., recently completed basic military training for the Air Force.

April 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville High School advances in math challenge

Gainesville High School advanced to the second round in the Moody's Mega Math Challenge, a competition for high school juniors and seniors to develop a mathematical model for a real-world problem.

April 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Flowery Branch singers place at Literary Meet

A Flowery Branch girls trio and boys quartet each placed third in the state AAAAA Literary Meet in Warner Robins on March 14. About 85 schools compete at the AAAAA level. In front is Director Stacie Mavis. The girls trio, from left, includes Briana Koser, Amelia Waters and Alysssa Harris. The boys quartet, from left, includes Aaron Killian, Jacob Bryant, Layne MacPherson and Jackson Forrestall.

April 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


16 area students finalist for ’15 honors program

Governor's Honors Program finalists include 13 Hall County school system students and three Gainesville school system students for the summer of 2015.

April 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Four generations of Griggs

March 29, 2015 | | Good news


Quinlan honors student winners of Youth Art Month

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.

March 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


DAR honors students, community members

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.

March 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Jackson EMC Foundation awards $41k to area agencies serving Hall, Lumpkin

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.

March 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news




El Sombrero donates to Phi Mu Fraternity’s philanthropy

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.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Local artists celebrated at future Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton

The famed founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, once said "Variety of form and brilliancy of color in the object presented to patients are an actual means of recovery."

March 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Georgia high school students show artwork at Piedmont College

Artwork by high school students from across Northeast Georgia was recently featured in a show at Piedmont College Smith-Williams Studios in Demorest.

March 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Centennial Arts Academy academic team is state champion

Centennial Arts Academy won state honors Saturday at the annual Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl.

March 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


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


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Newcomers Club provides homemade treats for Gainesville Police

The Gainesville Newcomers Club recently gave the Gainesville Police finger food and other varieties of homemade dishes to show appreciation for their dedication to the community. With the help of Cpl. Kevin Holbrook, who works in the Community Relations Department, Rae Aldridge, Beverly Collins and Linda Brady delivered an assortment of baked goods provided by numerous GNC volunteers.

June 28, 2015 | | Good news


Music rises at area church during annual choral explosion

Lakeview Academy and the University of North Georgia's choir combined their talents during Choral Explosion No. 12 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church earlier this year.

June 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Inaugural group of C.W. Davis Scholars recognized

Three Hall County teachers have been named as the first C.W. Davis Scholars and will receive $1,000 scholarships toward their pursuit of advanced degrees.

June 26, 2015 | | Good news


EMC board gives $64K to agencies serving area residents

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded $123,500 in grants to organizations during its April meeting, including $64,500 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin County residents.

June 26, 2015 | | Good news


Gainesville resident awarded Nicholas and Anne Marie Shreiber Scholarship

Summer Bryant of Gainesville was awarded the Nicholas and Anne Marie Shreiber Scholarship at the 2015 Robinson College of Business Honors Day Celebration at Georgia State University.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


RMA Library Forum creates Little Free Library at Legion Post 7

Library Forum members from The Lucile Beaver Library at Riverside Military Academy dedicated a Little Free Library and books to the Paul E. Bolding American Legion Post 7 on May 14.

June 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Georgia Mountain Food Bank raises thousands

Georgia Mountain Food Bank raised more than $53,164.50 and received more than 6,313 pounds of food in its Stock the Shelves Campaign, which will help build up nutritional food supplies for more than 58 distribution partners.

June 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


DAR honors cadet for service with medal

Cadet Technical Sergeant Gabriel Robertson of the Civil Air Patrol in Gainesville was recently awarded the Silver Cadet Medal by the Daughters of the American Revolution for his work with the Wreaths Across America service in April at the Alta Vista Cemetery.

June 22, 2015 | | Good news


Local ABAC student receives Larry Allen Leadership Award

Brittney Gunter of Murrayville was recently honored with the Larry Allen Leadership award, along with two others students at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

June 18, 2015 | | Good news


Volunteers recognized at Medical Center Auxiliary appreciation luncheon

George, Charline and Susan Shanks recently received the Marjorie Covington Smith Auxilian of the Year award for their service to Northeast Georgia Health System and The Medical Center Auxiliary.

June 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Tadmore student wins bar association essay contest

Myra Nicole Turpin, a fifth-grade student at Tadmore Elementary, won the Gainesville-Northeastern Judicial Circuit Bar Association's 2015 student essay contest, awarded May 8 at the annual Law Day ceremony.

June 16, 2015 | | Good news


Two students receive Coleman Chambers & Rogers Scholarship

Grace Miller and Cally Orr are the first to receive scholarships from the Coleman Chambers & Rogers Scholarship Fund, administered by the North Georgia Community Foundation.

June 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


White County teen wins 9th District art competition

Jacob Ivey, a home-schooled student in White County, won the Northeast Georgia's 2015 Congressional Art Competition with a pencil drawing titled "Late Date."

June 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


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