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Local author Brad Strickland recently visited eighth-graders at East Hall Middle School. Strickland, author of more than 60 books for children and young adults, spoke to the students as part of their study of literature written by Georgia authors. Strickland explained to the students how he finds inspiration for his books in his everyday life. He also had one-on-one conversations with students and signed autographs, and he donated multiple signed copies of his books to the school's media center.

December 08, 2008 | | Good news


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The Longstreet Clinic recently held its first United Way Chili Cook-Off to raise money for its 2009 campaign. All physicians and staff were encouraged to submit their chili, as well as their best corn bread and cookie recipes. A total of 27 crock pots of chili were submitted, as well as two tables of various corn breads and cookies. At the end of the day, more than 125 meals were served, raising $648 for the campaign. Judges for the contest were Tracy Whitmire and Carol Reed from Hall County United Way, Cheryl Christian, executive director of Good News Clinics, T ...

December 07, 2008 | | Good news


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Lanier Elementary School's fifth-grade students recently celebrated their reading goals with certificates and free meal tokens to Texas Roadhouse. The students are working to read 1 million words by the end of the school year.

December 01, 2008 | | Good news


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Twenty-five contestants competed in the seventh annual Miss Falcon Pageant held Oct. 4 at Flowery Branch High School. Each grade level competed in formal wear. The senior class competed for the title of Miss Falcon in the areas of formal wear, talent and on-stage interview. Pageant Director Stacie Mavis organized the show and her husband Bryan Mavis served as the master of ceremonies.

November 23, 2008 | | Good news


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Students at Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School recently held a bake sale to benefit Heifer Project International, an organization that provides animals to communities in third-world countries to help the people there become self-sustaining. The students raised more than $300, which will be used to help purchase a sheep and some rams to help families in Romania use livestock to earn income. The families can also pass on the gift of the animals' offspring to other families in need.

November 23, 2008 | | Good news


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Brenau University students, faculty and staff recently dedicated a plaque commemorating the university's first multidiscipline course in environmental sustainability at the site on the Gainesville campus where students recently planted a small group of trees, as part of the project. The semester-long seminar examines all aspects of environmental sustainability from philosophical and religious responsibility to bottom-line business practicality. It included students' getting to the roots of the issue by planting some new trees on the campus. The students planted eight trees Nov. 5 at an open space on campus between Virginia Hall and Thurmond McRae Lecture Hall adjacent to ...

November 23, 2008 | | Good news


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Disabled American Veterans are in desperate need of van drivers in Gainesville. The job involves driving from Gainesville to the Veterans Hospital in Decatur. Rides leave at 7 a.m. and return around noon. Due to fewer drivers, trips have been reduced to three days a week. Volunteers must have a clean driving record and pass a physical at the Veterans Administration to qualify. For more information, call van coordinator Norman Coursey after 9 a.m. at 678-965-4717.

November 23, 2008 | | Good news


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The North Hall Community Education Foundation has made $5,000 donations to each of the five North Hall-area schools: North Hall High School, North Hall Middle School, Mount Vernon Elementary School, Riverbend Elementary School and Wauka Mountain Elementary School.

November 16, 2008 | | Good news


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Kevin Grubb, a 2005 graduate of Chestatee High School, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C. Grubb will report to Camp LeJeune, N.C., for Marine combat training before leaving for advanced training in Pensacola, Fla.He is the son of David and Eva Grubb of Gainesville.

November 16, 2008 | | Good news


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The West Hall High School Band of Silver recently received overall superior ratings in the Southern Star Invitational Marching Festival and Competition at South Gwinnett High School. The band, drumline, auxiliary corps and drum major all received this rating, which is the highest a band may receive.

November 11, 2008 | | Good news


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The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia in Sautee has been awarded an American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture.

November 10, 2008 | | Good news


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Lynn Nix of Oakwood made a quilt out of T-shirts given to her husband Ray each time he donated blood at LifeSouth Community Blood Centers in Gainesville. When Lynn got the 20 shirts she needed, she started the work and, eight months later, had the quilt ready for donors and employees at LifeSouth to see.

November 09, 2008 | | Good news


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Lanier Village Estates, an ACTS Retirement-Life Community in Gainesville, recently collected 722 pounds of food for The Community Helping Place in Lumpkin County. Lanier Village Estates and other ACTS communities raised about 13 tons or 26,000 pounds of food that was distributed to 13 different food banks in six states.

October 26, 2008 | | Good news


Uniform news

Spec. 1st Class Gordon Spears recently received the recruiting award at the armory in Gainesville from Army recruiter Staff Sgt. David Spurgeons. Spears works at the Regional Training Institute for the Army National Guard in Atlanta as an infantry instructor and full-time as a lieutenant at Lee Arrandale State Prison in Alto. He has served 28 years, six deployments and three combat missions.

October 19, 2008 | | Good news


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Family T.I.E.S., formerly Prevent Child Abuse-Gainesville, recently received a $500 donation from Jim and Crista Partlowe of Jim Partlowe State Farm Insurance. Crista Partlowe serves as one of the board members for Family T.I.E.S. The nonprofit group is dedicated to teaching and supporting families in Gainesville, and it offers free parenting classes.

October 19, 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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