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Zoe Rafford, a sixth-grader at Jefferson Middle School, was the overall winner named out of a dozen students statewide to win the Georgia Municipal Association's annual essay contest, "If I Were Mayor, I Would ..." Radford wrote that she would increase efforts to bring tourists to Jefferson, build a nature center and teach people to be more environmentally friendly if she were mayor.

June 20, 2010 | | Good news


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Army National Guard Pvt. Matthew R. Doss has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

June 20, 2010 | | Good news


School news

The following students local students recently graduated from Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer's University in Macon, all receiving juris doctorate degrees:

June 14, 2010 | | Good news


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Cpl. Moises Vargas and Cpl. Douglas Whiddon, officers with the Gainesville Police Department, recently were selected as this year's Optimist Award recipients during the annual Optimist Awards ceremony hosted by the Gainesville Optimist's Club.

June 13, 2010 | | Good news


Uniform news

Graduating cadets at North Georgia College & State University recently were awarded commissions as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.

June 13, 2010 | | Good news


School News

Math whizzes come out on top at state meet

May 31, 2010 | | Good news


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Cpl. R. Heath Mills was recently commissioned into active duty as 2nd Lt. United States Marine Corps during a ceremony at Blackshear Place Baptist Church.

May 30, 2010 | | Good news


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Gainesville State College held its summer/fall Commencement on Dec. 12 at the Gainesville Campus, awarding 470 two- and four-year degrees. Betty Siegel, president emeritus of Kennesaw State University, gave the Commencement Address.

May 24, 2010 | | Good news


Uniform News

Army Spec. Christopher L. Routh has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

May 23, 2010 | | Good news


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The National Federation of Music Clubs has awarded gold cups to 35 area piano, voice and strings students who participated in the annual North Gainesville Music Festival held recently at Brenau University.

May 23, 2010 | | Good news


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Disability Resource Center recently hosted a "beep ball" exhibition tournament for Hall County schools' Partnerships for Success clubs, an organization for students with or without disabilities that focuses on friendship, leadership and community service.

May 16, 2010 | | Good news


School news

Nine Hall County students have qualified to participate in this year's Governor's Honors Program. The students are:

May 15, 2010 | | Good news


School News

Gale Watkins, institutional effectiveness coordinator at North Georgia Technical College, recently received the Faithful Service Award for 30 years of service. The Faithful Service Award symbolizes the dedication and hard work that employees have performed for the institution.

May 10, 2010 | | Good news


Uniform news

Navy Seaman Recruit Ciaira J. Meyers, a 2009 graduate of Hidden Lake Academy in Dahlonega, and Navy Seaman Recruit Rily D. Passini, son of Gail Weaver of Clarkesville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

May 09, 2010 | | Good news


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The Gainesville Newcomers Club recently held its 2010 fashion show, highlighting a cruising theme.

May 09, 2010 | | Good news


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Good News Clinics receives grant from breast cancer organization

The Good News Clinics in Gainesville was awarded a grant of $19,000 by It's The Journey Inc., which produces the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer.

March 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Students win health occupation contest

Two Future Health Occupation Students of America Health Care Professionals students, (Carnegie level), Grayson Baker and Michelle Ferguson, placed first in the Georgia HOSA Regional Competition.

March 05, 2015 | | Good news


Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron visits Robins Air Force Base museum

The local Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron recently visited the Robins Air Force Base Museum of Aviation.

March 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Oakwood native serves aboard aircraft carrier

A 2012 West Hall High School graduate and Oakwood native is serving on the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, one of the world's largest warships.

March 03, 2015 | | Good news


Board recognizes thespians’ triumph

Two Gainesville High School students were recognized by Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel and the Board of Education for their accomplishments on Feb. 5-7 at the Georgia Thespian Conference in Columbus.

March 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville Newcomers Club hosts senior Valentine’s Day luncheon

The Gainesville Newcomers Club was the host of a Senior Citizen Valentine's Day luncheon Feb. 12 at the Senior Life Center in Gainesville. Volunteers and some of their spouses served a hot lunch and ice cream sundaes to approximately 93 Hall County seniors. During the luncheon, Newcomers Club volunteers entertained their guests with games and prizes.

February 23, 2015 | | Good news


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