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The seventh annual Bruce Burch & Friends benefit concert honoring the late Gainesville songwriter John Jarrard recently announced the disbursement of funds to area charities. The concert grossed approximately $97,000 through sponsorships, an auction and ticket sales, according to Allen Nivens, chairman of the committee organizing the annual event.

January 18, 2009 | | Good news


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Rebecca Hartfield, a science teacher at North Hall High School, has been named a 2008 Class Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars. Hartfield was nominated by Brittany Dial, a senior at North Hall. Hartfield teaches International Baccalaureate biology, advanced placement biology and honors chemistry at the school.

January 12, 2009 | | Good news


School news

West Hall High School students recently participated in the Partnership in Action Walk at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park. The event aimed to build awareness of the global issues of poverty and hunger. While there, the students participated in the Global Village in Action event, which featured interactive exhibits and exercises that promote a deeper appreciation for what it means to be a "global citizen." The walk also addressed one of the key objectives of the International Baccalaureate curriculum, which is to develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures. Students who participated were ...

January 05, 2009 | | Good news


School news

Students at Sardis Elementary School recently hosted Sen. Lee Hawkins, who spoke to students about his role and responsibilities in the Georgia Senate. The visit was also in conjunction with a lesson on branches and levels of government as part of the Georgia Performance Standards for third-graders.

January 05, 2009 | | Good news


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Three art students of Cathy Little have been awarded honors in the Georgia Junior Duck Stamp competition. There were 591 entries from students at public and private schools, students who are home schooled and students who attend art schools and after-school programs. There were 25 winners in each of the four age groups. In Group 1 ( grades kindergarten-third), Cali Marshbank took third place. Her parents are Kevin and Tami Marshbank. In Group 2 ( grades fourth through sixth), Anslie Bass and Joanne Jacob received honorable mention. Their parents are: Richard and Sandi Bass and Sheraj and Sithara Jacob. Two other students ...

January 04, 2009 | | Good news


Uniform news

Marine Corp Pfc. Michael Ellis Tocci recently graduated from boot camp in Parris Island, S.C. Tocci is the son of Glenn and Diana Tocci and brother of Katie and Rachael Tocci, all of Flowery Branch.

January 04, 2009 | | Good news


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The Col. William Candler chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently held a luncheon at the Chattahoochee Country Club in honor of state regent Barbara Blakely Chastain, who was also the guest speaker. Guests included a vice president general from the national DAR, two state DAR officers and five chapter regents from Young Harris, Watkinsville, Toccoa, Clarkesville and Dahlonega. Also, three past chapter regents were recognized for their years of service to DAR: Helen Martin, Margery Long and Bea Fischer.

January 04, 2009 | | Good news


School news

As part of Friendship Elementary School's English Speakers of Other Languages program, firefighter and emergency medical technician Brian Stacy, along with Lt. Burt Sanders and Lt. Beverly Walke, talked about safety precautions and evacuation procedures to follow at home during a fire.

December 29, 2008 | | Good news


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Lynda Holmes, literacy chairwoman for the Col. William Candler chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, recently won the Reading Marathon held at Hall Book Exchange. The event raised money for the Gainesville/Hall County Alliance for Literacy. The grand prize was an open water scuba certification class donated by Joe Kellogg, owner of Underwater Adventure Inc.

December 28, 2008 | | Good news


School news

Scott Crain, parent mentor for Hall County schools, was recently awarded the Phil Pickens Parent Mentor Leadership Award at the Parent Mentor Partnership fall conference in Cordele. Presented each year, the Phil Pickens Award acknowledges the hard work and dedication of a special education administrator or parent mentor. The award is named for the late Phil Pickens, former special education director for Georgia and founder of the Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership.

December 22, 2008 | | Good news


School news

Seventh-graders at Chestatee Middle School were able to hear about careers of some local professionals during the school's recent Careers in the Classroom day. Volunteers who spoke to students about their professions included state Sen. Lee Hawkins, nurse practitioner Maggie Payne, Beth Baldwin, a financial adviser and Jean Werner, a flight attendant. Other careers represented included a crime scene specialist for the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, a travel agent and a firefighter.

December 22, 2008 | | Good news


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Amy Brown, a student at North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega, was recently crowned Miss Hall County at the Miss Hall County/Miss Flowery Branch pageant sponsored by Fifth Row Center.

December 21, 2008 | | Good news


School news

Barbara Dooley, author, philanthropist and wife of former University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley, recently read from her husband's newest book to a third-grade class at New Holland Core Knowledge Academy in Gainesville. Vince Dooley's book, "Hairy Dawg Journeys through the Peach State," uses Georgia's tourist attractions and geography as a teaching tool.

December 15, 2008 | | Good news


Uniform news

When Richard Cassity Stargel Jr. graduated from boot camp this summer at Parris Island, S.C., he made the Stargels a three-generation Marine Corps family. His father, Gainesville High School graduate Rick Stargel, served as a captain in the Marines and his grandfather, Joe H. Stargel, former mayor of Gainesville, is a retired lieutenant colonel of the Marines. Richard's grandmother is Gainesville author Gloria Cassity Stargel, whose writings often include stories from experiences as a Marine Corps family. Richard Stargel, who graduated in May from Furtah Preparatory School in Acworth, has completed his combat training and is now in ...

December 14, 2008 | | Good news


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Gainesville High School's construction class recently constructed a roofed structure on the playground of First Presbyterian Church's Child Development Center to house tricycles and other riding toys. Materials for the construction were donated in memory of Wanda Love Collins by her family and friends. Darrell Lucas, teacher of the construction class at Gainesville High, directed the work.

December 14, 2008 | | Good news


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UGA’s College of Public Health honors youth and health coordinator

The University of Georgia's College of Public Health honored a preceptor and her agency at the annual Practice Advisory Group spring luncheon.

July 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


North Hall Middle student dedicates summer to travel

Joda Roshau, a rising sixth-grader at North Hall Middle School, dedicated his summer vacation to taking an educational trip across the United States.

July 27, 2014 | | Good news


Winder native crowned Miss Rodeo Georgia

Jessica Harston was crowned Miss Rodeo Georgia 2014 as a special part of the Miss Rodeo Texas Pageant on June 26 in San Antonio, Texas. The Winder native will spend the year promoting the rodeo throughout the state and across the country as Miss Rodeo Georgia.

July 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news




Hall County kids succeed at State 4-H Horse Show

Hall County 4-H Club members received recognition at the recent 4-H State Horse Show in Perry.

July 20, 2014 | | Good news


West Hall grad earns scholarship from nonprofit

West Hall High School graduate Zach English received a $2,500 scholarship from the H.O.P.E. Foundation.

July 20, 2014 | | Good news


North Hall student gains entry into national society

North Hall High School student April Barth of Clermont has been selected for membership into the National Society of High School Scholars.

July 20, 2014 | | Good news


Elliott earns promotion to rank of Army major general

U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Allan W. Elliott has been confirmed for promotion to the rank of major general and assignment as assistant deputy chief of staff, G-4, Mobilization and Training, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.

July 20, 2014 | | Good news


Gainesville, West Hall grads complete training in Illinois

2003 Gainesville High School graduate Korvin L. Mitchell and 2011 West Hall High School graduate Timothy Ansel finished their U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

July 20, 2014 | | Good news


Chestatee grad earns top Navy basic training honor

Haley E. Woody, a 2013 Chestatee High School graduate, completed basic training June 20 with the U.S. Navy at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill.

July 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


County students earn computer certifications

More than 460 Hall County students received Microsoft Office Specialist and Adobe certifications this year.

July 17, 2014 | | Good news


Oakwood student participates in Bob Jones orientation

Bell will be majoring in Elementary Education when classes begin Sept. 3.

July 17, 2014 | | Good news


Gainesville native receives award at Wofford College

Louisa Rhodes Jacobs was recently selected as the recipient of the 2014 George A. Carlisle Award at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. The Gainesville native was recognized May 6 during the college's Honors Day ceremonies.

July 17, 2014 | | Good news


Middle school students tapped by Duke University

Seventh-grade students from Gainesville Middle School were awarded state recognition in the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

July 17, 2014 | | Good news


UNG cadets earn military awards and scholarships

Three dozen members of the University of North Georgia's Corps of Cadets were presented military awards and scholarships April 27 at the annual Boar's Head Brigade Military Awards Review in conjunction with the university's annual Alumni Weekend.

July 17, 2014 | | Good news


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