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UNG debate team wins multiple awards at Blazer Classic

The University of North Georgia's debate team won three first-place honors at the Blazer Classic Debate Tournament on Oct. 24-25 at Valdosta State University in Valdosta. Students on the team included Fernando Gonzalez of Flowery Branch, a sophomore majoring in English, Cristian Ramos of Gainesville, a freshman majoring in general studies, Tyler Williams of Flowery Branch, a sophomore majoring in engineering, Pablo Picazo of Gainesville, a senior majoring in psychology, Chase Yarbrough of Clermont, a senior majoring in media studies, Rebecca Pool of Gainesville, a freshman majoring in psychology, Efren Chavez of Gainesville, a senior majoring in management, Shea ...

December 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Johnson students selected for Hall County Honor Band

Thirteen musicians from Johnson High School were selected for the fourth annual Hall County Honor Band, which was directed this year by Josh Byrd, director of bands at the University of West Georgia. Select musicians from the county gathered for a rigorous rehearsal schedule over a 36-hour period, which culminated in a concert at Riverside Military Academy.

December 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Lakeview Academy’s robotics team wins award

Lakeview Academy's robotics team won the second place "Champion's Award" for embracing gracious professionalism while achieving excellence and innovation in the 2014 Northeast Georgia First Lego League Qualifier at Athens Academy.

December 12, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville area official earns finance certification

Karina Costantini, who works with Gainesville's Community Service Center, was recognized with Level I certification through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government's financial management training program for pursuing professional development in governmental finance, accounting and budgeting.

December 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


American Proteins gives $9,000 to Lanier Tech Foundation

American Proteins recently gave $9,000 to the Lanier Technical College Foundation to go toward the Bagwell Family Foundation Fund.

December 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Seventh-grader wins Water Essay Contest

Reagan Britt, a seventh-grader at North Hall Middle School, was named the Hall County winner of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District's 2014 Water Essay Contest.

December 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Whitaker graduates basic military training

Air Force Airman Tiffany N. Whitaker, whose mother lives in Flowery Branch, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

December 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Eagle Scout candidate builds wallboard for tennis community

Sam Terray, an 11th-grader, raised money and built a wallboard for the tennis community at Roper Park on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville. The soon-to-be Eagle Scout from Troop 26 at the First Baptist Church joined with his friends from Troop 16 at the First United Methodist Church for the project.

December 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Culinary arts students prepared meal for Boys & Girls Clubs

Lanier Charter Career Academy's culinary arts students recently prepared a Thanksgiving meal for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County using donated items and complete with homemade stuffing.

December 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Wells Fargo recognizes 12 Gainesville nonprofits at Days of Giving breakfast

Wells Fargo team members prove small measures add up to make a difference by choosing 12 nonprofits across Gainesville to receive $1,000 grants as the Days of Giving program celebrated its fifth anniversary last month.

December 07, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Parkinson’s group plants tribute garden

December 07, 2014 | | Good news


Lanier Women’s Club installs officers for 2014-15

December 07, 2014 | | Good news


Singers donate to Meals on Wheels

December 07, 2014 | | Good news


State association honors area residents

Several local residents were honored for their volunteer service recently by the Georgia Recreation and Park Association at its annual conference in Jekyll Island.

December 07, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Chapel at new Braselton hospital named after former mayor, Henry Braselton

When Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton opens its doors April 1, patients and visitors will be able to find respite in a chapel named in memory of a pillar of the local community - all thanks to a donation from his family.

December 07, 2014 | | Good news


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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


Roa graduates from basic combat training

Army Spc. Thomas W. Roa has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Benning. During the nine-week training period, he received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions and core values. Roa is the son of Mark T. Roa of Gainesville. He is a 2007 graduate of West Hall High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in 2011 from the University of Georgia.

February 17, 2015 | | Good news


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