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Winner of gorilla-naming contest going to Disney

Five finalists in a gorilla-naming contest in Gainesville chose "Goliath," and finalist Dakota Miller's name was pulled Saturday as the winner in a drawing for a trip to Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

January 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Area residents and UNG cadets earn Guard commissions

A Gainesville man was among the 18 University of North Georgia cadets awarded commissions Dec. 12 as second lieutenants.

January 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville woman wins quilt raffle

January 08, 2015 | | Good news


North Georgia residents win pie contest

The Bowen Center for the Arts in Dawsonville was filled to the rafters with holiday cheer, and Nov. 22 marked the first Mrs. Santa Pie Contest and Tasting.

January 08, 2015 | | Good news


Students compete in gingerbread house contest

On Dec. 9, hundreds of students from Georgia Cyber Academy attended the virtual school's annual Winter Wonderland event at the Cabbage Patch Babyland General in Cleveland. The event was one of several gatherings across the state, offering an opportunity for GCA students, teachers and families to gather for the holidays and participate in some seasonal activities.

January 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Spherion donates to pregnancy center, Christian school

Two local organizations - Choices Pregnancy Care Center and North Georgia Christian School - each received $2,000 donations from Gainesville Spherion Staffing Services.

January 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville prayer band breaks bread together

January 04, 2015 | | Good news


Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall celebrates Christmas

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County staff at three locations provided diverse programs to showcase the talents of members and staff for Christmas.

December 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville students earn Microsoft certifications

One Gainesville High School student has been recognized as a Microsoft Office master, and 34 students at the school have earned at least one Microsoft Office Specialist certificate.

December 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Sawnee EMC donates to toy drive for foster, adoptive families

Sawnee EMC employees and members of Sawnee's Consumer Advisory Task Force recently donated toys to benefit children who receive services from Supporting Adoption and Foster Families Together.

December 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Families receive gifts from Jaycees

The Gainesville Jaycees concluded its latest Empty Stocking Fund project Monday with a Christmas party at Skate Country in Gainesville.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Jackson EMC gives $34K to area groups serving Hall County

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $86,000 in grants to organizations during its November meeting, including $34,000 to organizations serving Hall County.

December 19, 2014 | | Good news


Bank supports film honoring WWII vet

South State Bank's Jefferson office donated $1,000 to the World War II Foundation to support the production of a documentary chronicling Jefferson native Damon "Rocky" Gause's escape from the Japanese in World War II.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Amerigroup event offers help to families

Families visited Lakeshore Mall on Friday for Amerigroup's Winter Wonderland event, which offered children's activities and resources for families.

December 17, 2014 | | Good news


Boys & Girls Clubs recognizes Laidlaw

Alex Laidlaw was recently honored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County at the annual Christmas meeting and awards ceremony.

December 17, 2014 | 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


Riverside Military Academy students accepted to Earthcare Leadership Challenge

Cadet SSG Adam Stumpf, a Riverside Military Academy sophomore, and Cadet SGT Ayaz Mustafa, an RMA freshman, have both been accepted to "Earthcare: The Leadership Challenge for the 21st Century" to be held at Berry College in June.

May 10, 2015 | | Good news


Tadmore Elementary fifth-grade students place as state finalists

Tadmore Elementary is home to five state finalists in the 2015 Georgia Council for Social Studies fair April 18 at Clayton State College. The five fifth-graders represented Hall County at the state level competition. The winning projects were "The Trail of Tears," presented by Cheyenne Smith, Ellenie Rodriguez and Melanie Flores, and "Andersonville Prison" presented by Julissa Salas and Cielo Caraballo.

May 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


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