Eagle Carpet Care & Restoration collected 558 toys for Toys for Tots during the company's sixth annual toy drive, which ended Dec. 17.
St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Parish, Knights of Columbus Counsel No. 14122 of Lilburn, donated a new ultrasound imagining machine Dec. 4 to Dahlonega Care Center Prenatal Imagining.
WomenSource will have seven new women serving on its board of directors. They are: Katie Dubnik, Regina Edmondson, Jane Fleming, Joy Green, Kelly Anne Miles, Lauren Samples and Rhonda Thompson.
One local group of high school students is trying to reverse the trend of teen drivers being the source of bad press in their community due to tragic texting and driving deaths or crashes involving speed and alcohol.
During Computer Science Education Week, Chestatee High School students participated in a worldwide program by learning about coding via online tutorials at www.code.org.
The Soldiers of Truth Motorcycle Ministry visited the Atlanta Street Homes in Gainesville as rain poured down Dec. 14.
Army Pvt. Cody B. Wishon has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
About 30 children from the Gainesville Housing Authority visited the High Museum of Art in Atlanta on Nov. 30.
Vickery Creek Elementary School children donated 515 pounds of candy to the militarymen and women serving overseas. Students also donated $515 to a local family with a child fighting cancer.
Emily Elder of Gainesville was named to Samford University's 2013 Homecoming court as a representative. The court was presented at the homecoming ball and participated in the parade, football game halftime and other weekend festivities.
Wauka Mountain Elementary School received a $500 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program from Shawn Boghani of Clermont IGA. The ExxonMobil dealer worked with school officials to secure the grant, which is one of 4,000 available to schools across the country served by Exxon or Mobil stations. The grants were made possible by funding from the ExxonMobil Corp.
In the academic regional competition, Flowery Branch High School won 428-310 against Gainesville High School in the 11th- and 12th-grade contest.
Michael Reynolds of Gainesville was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
Gillsville teen Brenden Ayestaran, a Flowery Branch High School student, has been selected to become a member of the National Society of High School Scholars.
Five Hall County students recently placed at the Future Business Leaders of America State Conference in Perry.