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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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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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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UNG Golden Eagle Band brings home silver hardware

The University of North Georgia Golden Eagle Band brought home the silver medal in the Drum Corps International Southeastern Championship this summer at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

August 31, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Technical college honors White County resident

The North Georgia Technical College White County Adult Learning Center recently honored Russell Eidson with a certificate of leadership.

August 24, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Hall County native wins high-point rider award

Mae Musselwhite won the Georgia Quarter Horse Association Georgia Peach Show Series in the 4-H Division and the Novice Youth Division recently at the International Horse Park in Conyers.

August 24, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news




Gainesville’s Keller Williams Realtors help nonprofits

Agents at Keller Williams Lanier Partners took May 8, off for Keller Williams Red Day.

August 24, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Medical Center Auxiliary honors three volunteers

The Medical Center Auxiliary recognized its volunteers at a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at the First Baptist Church banquet hall.

August 24, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


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