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Lula Elementary fifth-grader Madison Saxon won the Georgia Department of Agriculture's Annual Agriculture Day essay contest. Fifth-grader Carli Echols was awarded an honorable mention. Both are students of Vickie Savage and entered the contest as part of a class writing assignment. The topic was "Young People in Agriculture: Learning, Doing, Dreaming."

May 30, 2008 | | Good news


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Students awarded Festival Scholarships

May 29, 2008 | | Good news


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The South Hall Student Council donated $1,000 to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Members of the student council sponsored a school-wide dance and a Valentine's Day flower sale. Proceeds from these annual fundraisers help support the school and other charities.

May 23, 2008 | | Good news


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Brenau University's Teaching Math class students presented a Math Olympiad on April 22 for Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School fourth-grade students. The university students designed and supervised activities reinforcing measurement and estimation skills in conjunction with the Georgia Performance Standards.

May 16, 2008 | | Good news


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The Gainesville Gateway Garden Club and the Crabapple and Fleur de Lis garden clubs presented the flower show "Color me Young" March 28-29 at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center. It was presented in conjunction with Youth Art Month.

May 15, 2008 | | Good news


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More than 200 area students participated in the 34th annual North Gainesville Music Festival held recently at Brenau University. The highest honor for superior ratings went to Allison Chetta, daughter of Marc and Helen Chetta of Clarkesville. She was also awarded a special certificate for eleven consecutive years of piano solos. Other piano students receiving national certificates for superior ratings this year were: Carlee Cosper, Amelia Brock, Kira Brock, Halle Hughes, Cooper Lewis, Luke Maddox, Anna McClendon, Ansley Rochester, Callie Sartain, Carey Sartain, Susanna Sartain, Anna Walker, Benjamin Walton, Rachel Allman, Nolen Bryant, Hannah Fulenwider, Laila Hasnian, Margaret Schaap, Bleu ...

May 08, 2008 | | Good news


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Two East Hall Middle School students recently had their artwork on display at the Georgia State Capitol. The art show, sponsored by the Georgia Art Educators Association, is an annual event in celebration of youth art month. Chelsea Miller and Esmeralda Trujillo attended a reception where they met Sen. Lee Hawkins and Rep. Doug Collins. The students and their families, along with art teacher Jennifer Shiver, were also able to see artwork from students all over the state.

May 02, 2008 | | Good news


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The Colonel William Candler chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently held its annual awards tea.

May 01, 2008 | | Good news


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Evan Carter attended Georgia Southern University's Scholars' Day in Statesboro. To be invited to the event students must score a minimum of 1,200 on the SAT or 27 on the ACT and have a strong academic average in high school courses. At the event students have the opportunity to meet leaders at the school and interview for academic scholarships.

April 25, 2008 | | Good news


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Author Fran Stewart recently spoke at the Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library Lunch and Learn series. Stewart is a freelance editor whose "Biscuit McKee" mystery series, set in small-town Georgia, features a middle-aged librarian and the library cat, Marmalade. The next Lunch and Learn series for the group will be at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at the Braselton Municipal Building in Braselton.

April 24, 2008 | | Good news


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The 4-H District Project Achievement was recently held in Union County. The Hall County 4-H Club had 42 of its members compete at this district annual speech and performance contest. Local winners were:

April 14, 2008 | | Good news


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Students in Chestatee High School recently competed in the Georgia Student Career Association's regional competition. Fourteen earned placings to move on to the state competition held on Jekyll Island in April. Contests range from automotive service to nail design. The following students placed in the competition: Mercedes Brackett, fifth place, creative problem solving; Megan Coulter, second place, nail design; Jessica Baldwin, third place, floral design; Natasha Benbow, third place, hair design; Avigail Amaya, second place, job interview; Karina Yanez, second place, interior design; Sarai Castaneda, second place, child care development; Cary Tran, first place, automotive service; TJ Delong, fifth ...

April 11, 2008 | | Good news


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New Horizons West recently held their Nursing Home Pageant. The 12 competitors showed off their best attire amidst a showering of crowns and sashes. Clara Chandler won the 2008 title, and may choose to participate in the state pageant in Atlanta later this year. The following awards were also given to the participants: First Runner Up: Mary Cochran; Second Runner Up: Clara Collins; Best Smile: Essie Mitchell; Best Dressed: Kathy Tench; Best Personality: Melissa Jones; Ms. Congeniality: Adonna Williams; Most Humorous: Lucille Chastain; Most Poised: Willie Forrester; Best Attitude: Mildred Sosebee; Best All-Around: Rebecca Fiero; Most Gracious: Bertha Shirley.

April 10, 2008 | | Good news


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The Northeast Georgia Council's Etowah District of the Boy Scouts of America just completed a six-week Bible study program from the God and Country series provided by P.R.A.Y., Programs for Religious Activities for Youth, and First Baptist Church of Cumming. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make good choices, guided by the scout oath and scout law. The God and Country program, as promoted by the Boy Scouts, helps further this mission. P.R.A.Y. is a nonprofit organization whose national board of directors includes representatives from ...

April 03, 2008 | | Good news


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Centennial Arts Academy students recently placed second in the western region in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl in Augusta.

March 28, 2008 | | Good news


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4 area students National Merit Scholarship finalists

Three Flowery Branch High School and one North Hall High School students are 2014 National Merit Scholarship finalists.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news


Flowery Branch native receives college honor

Christopher Lennox, a junior from Flowery Branch, was among 44 Reinhardt University students named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for 2014.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news


Brenau awards $8,000 in scholarships to students

Three North Georgia high school students received awards for their artwork in the Young Women's State High School Art and Design Competition in February at Brenau University.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news


C.W. Davis Middle School teams win state tournament

Two teams from C.W. Davis Middle School won their divisions at the State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament on March 29 at Columbus State University.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news


Flowery Branch student wins national honor

Gillsville teen Brenden Ayestaran, a Flowery Branch High School student, has been selected to become a member of the National Society of High School Scholars.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news


Middle-school students place at FBLA conference

Five Hall County students recently placed at the Future Business Leaders of America State Conference in Perry.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news




School News

Georgia Boys State Program finds new home at Riverside

April 07, 2014 | | Good news


DAR presents two community awards

April 06, 2014 | | Good news


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