The Lake Lanier Convention & Visitors Bureau honored area leaders for their work in the hospitality industry over the past year. The Annual Shining Star Awards are presented each summer during the CVB's annual meeting. This year's recipients include:
The following local students have been named to the president's list at North Georgia College & State University for the spring 2010 semester. To be eligible for this honor, a student must achieve a 4.0 grade-point average while carrying 12 or more credit hours in one semester.
The following local students were named to the dean's list at North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega. the be eligible for this honor, a student must achieve a 3.5 grade point average carrying 12 or more credit hours in one semester, with no grade lower than B.
Hall County Family Treatment Court Coordinator Kathy Norton recently received the Child Advocate Award in a presentation at the Georgia Bar Association in Atlanta.
The award was given by the Juvenile Law Committee of the Young Lawyers' Division of the State Bar of Georgia to recognize the contributions of outstanding attorneys and non-attorney advocates serving the needs of Georgia's children, youth and families. Of the six award categories, Norton received the award for Deprivation, Non-Legal Advocate for meeting the needs of court-involved children.
The Gainesville Newcomers Club recently gave the Gainesville Police finger food and other varieties of homemade dishes to show appreciation for their dedication to the community. With the help of Cpl. Kevin Holbrook, who works in the Community Relations Department, Rae Aldridge, Beverly Collins and Linda Brady delivered an assortment of baked goods provided by numerous GNC volunteers.
Georgia Mountain Food Bank raised more than $53,164.50 and received more than 6,313 pounds of food in its Stock the Shelves Campaign, which will help build up nutritional food supplies for more than 58 distribution partners.
Cadet Technical Sergeant Gabriel Robertson of the Civil Air Patrol in Gainesville was recently awarded the Silver Cadet Medal by the Daughters of the American Revolution for his work with the Wreaths Across America service in April at the Alta Vista Cemetery.
Myra Nicole Turpin, a fifth-grade student at Tadmore Elementary, won the Gainesville-Northeastern Judicial Circuit Bar Association's 2015 student essay contest, awarded May 8 at the annual Law Day ceremony.