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Read with Gracie program awards area volunteers

Johnson High School students Will Crain and Andrew Jones received prizes of $500 and $150 respectively through the Read with Gracie program.

July 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Brenau professor receives society’s literacy grant

Dr. Hazel Katz, an associate professor at Brenau University's college of education, has been awarded the 2014 Phi Kappa Phi Literacy Grant.

July 13, 2014 | | Good news


Local orthodontists grant scholarships for academic success, community service

Dr. Glenn D. Sosebee and Dr. T. Todd Britt presented the third annual Sosebee and Britt Orthodontics Excellence in Community Service Scholarship awards to area students.

July 13, 2014 | | Good news




Northeast Georgia student wins art competition

North Georgia Christian School senior Taylor Martin was honored at a reception hosted by U.S. Rep. Doug Collins for winning the 9th District Congressional Art Competition.

June 29, 2014 | | Good news


Cadet Yan selected as Certificate of Merit winner

During his first semester taking English language classes at Riverside Military Academy, junior Zhichen Yan has been selected by the University of Georgia as a Class of 2015 Georgia Certificate of Merit winner.

June 29, 2014 | | Good news


371 area students earn Georgia BEST honors this year

High and middle school students exemplifying the Georgia BEST (Business Ethics Student Training) traits of teamwork, discipline and commitment were recognized this spring.

June 29, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Mary Cleveland turns 100

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Johnson grad gets writing scholarship

June 22, 2014 | | Good news




Hoschton girl gains entry into society at Carson-Newman

Carson-Newman University inducted Brittany Bass, a junior biology and secondary education major from Hoschton into the University's Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership society.

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Gainesville girl wins inspirational message award

One Gainesville resident and student from Georgia Cyber Academy was honored for her winning entry in the 2014 Inspirational Messages of Peace Contest.

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Three Hall County students named Georgia Scholars

Chestatee High students Morgan Ivey and Drew Smith and Flowery Branch student Anna Black were named Georgia Scholars for 2014.

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Gainesville Middle students garner state recognition

Seventh-grade students from Gainesville Middle School were awarded state recognition in the Duke University Talent Identification Program. Students were Asta Ceesay, Bennett Burns, Joseph Diaz, Virginia O'Keefe, Dianna Penado, Irene Que and Grayson Wagner.

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Brenau student gets internship at art museum

Kassandra Barbara Thomas of Jefferson has been selected for a summer internship at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Thomas is a senior majoring in mass communications with a digital media focus

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


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Art League hands out blue ribbons at fall exhibition

The Georgia Art League hosted a fall art exhibition Oct. 23. Well-known artist Michael Goettee juried. Winners were: Best of Show, Julie Deane; Award of Excellence, Sharon Fowler, Michael McDougall and Re'gie Kennedy; honorable mentions, Norma Hulsey, Judy Black, Margaret Tingley and Brad Fox.

November 30, 2014 | | Good news


Cinderella Beauty Shop hits 54th anniversary

Cinderella Beauty Shop has been in business more than 54 years and is still serving many families and clients of every age and gender.

November 30, 2014 | | Good news


Center Point board member retires after 20 years

Rebecca Gurr was honored as she retired from the board of Center Point after 20 years of service.

November 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Lanier partners raise $400K for children charities

On Oct. 24, The Lanier Partners of North Georgia Inc. sponsored the sixth annual Pirates of Lanier Poker Run and presented its charities with checks of up to $400,000.

November 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


DNR captain wins national award

Capt. Mike England was presented the National Safe Boating Council's 2014 Boating Safety Award at the 55th annual National Association of State Boating Law Administrators Conference in Bar Harbor, Maine.

November 23, 2014 | | Good news


Fraternal Order of Eagles donates $500 to hospice

November 23, 2014 | | Good news


Hall County’s Safe Kids leaders named Georgia’s Coordinator of the Year

Kim Martin, coalition coordinator for Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County, was selected as Coalition Coordinator of the Year at Safe Kids Georgia's sixth annual awards breakfast Oct. 10, at Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

November 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Jackson EMC Foundation awards $19K to literacy, pregnancy nonprofit groups

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded a total of $100,000 in grants during its September meeting, including $19,500 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin County residents.

November 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


GTO 2000 celebrates 40 years and marks anniversary with bike donation

November 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news




Brenau students share ‘Truths’ through dance

Brenau University's fall production of "Evening of Dance: Unspoken Truths" showed student-choreographed pieces in which the dancers demonstrated each one's unique artistic prowess with performances Nov. 7-8 at Pearce Auditorium.

November 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news




Phi Kappa Phi inducts six new Georgia members

Four Gainesville natives, one Cleveland woman and one Flowery Branch woman were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor societies.

November 23, 2014 | | Good news


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