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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


Roa graduates from basic combat training

Army Spc. Thomas W. Roa has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Benning. During the nine-week training period, he received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions and core values. Roa is the son of Mark T. Roa of Gainesville. He is a 2007 graduate of West Hall High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in 2011 from the University of Georgia.

February 17, 2015 | | Good news


Good News Clinics receive donation of diabetes supplies

Pharmacy students from the Georgia campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine prepared diabetes care packages in January to benefit patients at the Good News Clinics in Gainesville.

February 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


New Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market supports Georgia Mountain Food Bank’s mission

The new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville has partnered with the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, presenting the bank with a $2,500 grant at the store's grand opening in January.

February 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Rotary Club of South Hall donates for disaster survivors

The Rotary Club of South Hall recently donated $1,000 to benefit ShelterBox, a charity that assists survivors of disasters and humanitarian crises around the globe.

February 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Hall County Health Science Students qualify for 2015 State HOSA Competition

More than 90 high school students from Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Johnson and West Hall high schools recently qualified at the Region Health Occupations Students of America competition and now advance to the state level competition, set for March 12–14 in Athens. The region competition includes students from 22 counties.

February 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville native lands United Way internship

Gainesville native Maggie Ward has been chosen as the new intern for Trident United Way's communication department for the spring semester.

February 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Local Lions clubs donate $1,000 to Parks and Recreation

The Gainesville and North Hall Lions clubs have donated $1,000 to help local children participate in Gainesville Parks and Recreation programs such as youth sports, swimming lessons and camp regardless of their ability to pay.

January 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Trouilliere graduates from Marine recruit training

Pvt. Charles Trouilliere graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., on Nov. 21.

January 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Airman Thompson graduates basic military training

Air Force Airman Taylor N. Thompson, son of Robin and Ted Moon of Commerce and grandson of Louise and Richard McDowell of Flowery Branch, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

January 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Flags fly high above new hospital thanks to donation from Rotary Club of Braselton

The Medical Center Foundation recently held a flag-raising ceremony and breakfast dedication to honor The Rotary Club of Braselton for its gift to name The Braselton Rotary Club Flag Plaza at the new campus of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton.

January 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Johnson High students perform at art museum

Four flutists from Johnson High School recently performed at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta during a field trip with the school's International Baccalaureate program.

January 25, 2015 | | Good news


Domestic violence center welcomes 2015 board members

The Gateway Domestic Violence Center in Gainesville welcomed its new board, including four new members, during a Jan. 15 meeting.

January 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


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Flowery Branch man graduates from basic military training

Air Force Airman David A. Waldmann graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

May 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Flowery Branch man graduates from basic military training

Air Force Airman David A. Waldmann graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

May 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


North Georgia Technical students share portfolios

Anyone who has wandered through the lobby of the Visual Technology Building on the Clarkesville campus of North Georgia Technical College may view an array of images captured by students in the photography program. But once a year the studio doors are thrown open for a public viewing with visitors getting up close and personal with the budding photographers.

May 17, 2015 | | Good news


Five generations of one family

May 17, 2015 | | Good news


2 Hall County students chosen for EarthCare: The Leadership Challenge

Julian Lopez of North Hall High School and Madison Tasker of West Hall High School have been selected to participate in the EarthCare: The Leadership Challenge of the 21st Century program, according to Darrell Synder, Georgia Power Gainesville area manager.

May 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Cape recognized at the 87th Georgia FFA State Convention

North Hall's Andrew James Cape earned first place in the proficiency competition for dairy production placement at the 87th Georgia FFA State Convention last month. The event was held April 23-25 at the Macon Centreplex.

May 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Georgia Mountain Food Bank hosts annual luncheon

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank hosted its annual Harvesters Club luncheon April 30 at its facility in Gainesville.

May 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


LCCA instructor Nix recognized with award by Georgia State

Lanier Charter Career Academy teacher Kim Nix was awarded the Outstanding Trade and Industrial Education Student Award on April 23 at Georgia State University.

May 13, 2015 | | Good news


Student's photography places 2nd at showcase

Photography by AnaKate Lloyd placed second April 25 in the ninth-grade division at the state level of the Georgia District Kiwanis Art and Music Showcase in Albany.

May 13, 2015 | | Good news


Students certified in soft skills

Some 139 Hall County students earned Georgia BEST Elite Level certificates from the Georgia Department of Labor.

May 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


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