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Gainesville man earns Udall Scholarship

University of North Georgia junior John Dees has been selected to receive a Udall Scholarship, one of only 50 in the nation.

June 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Brenau squad places third in national contest

For the third time in its three-year history, Brenau University's Golden Tigers intercollegiate cheerleading team finished near the top of U.S. rankings when it placed third in the National Cheerleaders Association college nationals tournament.

June 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville grad heads to China for leadership summit

William F. Morris, a 2013 Gainesville High School grad, has been selected to participate in The Harvard Summit for Young Leaders in China.

June 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Chestatee High senior qualifies for equestrian contest

Chestatee High School senior and equestrian rider Chelsea Cates competed in zone finals in the Hunt Seat category in the riding class of Varsity Open in Savannah and qualified for the national competition in Springfield, Mass.

June 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Allegheny student earns Goldwater Scholarship

Allegheny College junior Erin Brown of Gainesville has been selected for a 2014 Goldwater Scholarship.

June 01, 2014 | | Good news


Georgia students shine in program at Reinhardt

Reinhardt's best student minds and talent were spotlighted during the university's sixth annual Robert L. Driscoll Convocation of Artists and Scholars recently.

June 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Johnson High symphonic band earns high ratings

The Johnson High School Symphonic Band recently performed at the Georgia Music Educators Association Large Group Performance Evaluation and was awarded superior ratings for all of their prepared pieces.

June 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Wood’s Mill High student to attend summer institute

Shyderica Young from Wood's Mill High School in Gainesville was one of 26 students selected by the Georgia Appalachian Center for Higher Education to attend the Appalachian Regional Commission/Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2014 High School Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute.

June 01, 2014 | | Good news


Brenau students initiated into an honor society

Brenau University announced new members recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

May 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


North Hall students sponsor food drive for Meals on Wheels

For their service project, North Hall International Baccalaureate juniors selected Meals on Wheels to complete their creativity, action and service hours.

May 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Jackson County woman inducted into honor society

Braselton native Winona-Gail Rogers, a senior at Reinhardt University, was inducted into the Georgia Mu chapter of Alpha Chi, a national college honor scholarship society March 9 in the concert hall of the University's Falany Performing Arts Center.

May 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville native enters into select collegiate group

Geoffrey Weidner of Gainesville was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Weidner was initiated at Georgia Regents University.

May 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Goddard School pupils participate in annual trike-a-thon

The Goddard School recently hosted the St. Jude's Annual Trike-A-Thon on April 4.

May 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


East Hall students perform at Walt Disney World

The East Hall High School "Viking" Marching Band entertained Walt Disney World resort guests April 5 at the Magic Kingdom park.

May 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news




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South Hall Rotary hosts 5K race and spotlights winners

The South Hall Rotary Club had its first 5-kilometer race in Flowery Branch, with proceeds benefitting the Adoptive and Foster Parent Association of Hall County, Boys and Girls Clubs of Hall County and the University of North Georgia Scholarship Fund.

October 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


B.R.A.K.E.S. Gala recognizes Dahlonega man

Todd Modderman of Dahlonega received the appreciation award for his dedication to driving a big-rig to trainings in the Southeast region for the Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe organization.

October 26, 2014 | | Good news


Firehouse Subs donates $13,000 piece of equipment to Gainesville Fire Department

Gainesville Fire Department recently received a donation of much-needed equipment from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

October 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Rite Aid Foundation donates $10,000 for Challenged Child and Friends

October 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


North Georgia nonprofits receive grants

The North Georgia Community Foundation awarded $16,500 in Community Impact Grants to nine nonprofits in Northeast Georgia to help fund programs designed to improve the quality of life in the North Georgia region.

October 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Lanier resort earns Southern Living Hotel distinction

Nestled on the Southern-most shoreline of Lake Lanier on 1,500 acres, the Lake Lanier Islands Resort received the distinction of becoming a member of the Southern Living Hotel Collection.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Helen Arts & Heritage Center rewards artists

Art ranging from photography to pottery to pen and ink and fine crafts were eyed carefully as part of the 2014 Judged Art Competition.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Firefighter retires from Hall County department, EMS

Paramedic and firefighter David Kinnunen recently retired from Hall County Fire Department and Emergency Services.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville Elk elected as state officer

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville humane society receives donations

The Tanger Outlets in Commerce delivered supplies to area animal shelters including Gainesville's Humane Society of Northeast Georgia.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Junior Chamber to induct 7 members into Hall of Fame

The Georgia Junior Chamber (Jaycees) hosted its first Hall of Fame induction ceremony Sept. 26, to honor seven prominent Georgia Jaycee Alumni. Gainesville resident Abit Massey was one of the seven honorees.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Five churches, 140 volunteers spend day in service

On Sept. 6, more than 140 members and friends of North Georgia United Methodist churches reached out to serve residents in Banks, Athens-Clark, Jackson and Habersham counties during the third annual "Great Day of Service."

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


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