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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


2008 North Hall graduate receives Fulbright Award

Kyle Mitchell Shook, a 2008 North Hall High School graduate, earned the prestigious Fulbright Award.

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Northeast Georgia residents inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

Two Flowery Branch and two Gainesville residents were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest collegiate honor societies for academic disciplines.

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Jackson County student wins scholarship

James Pitcher, a 2012 East Jackson Comprehensive High School graduate, has been awarded a Baldor Electric Company Foundation scholarship.

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Flowery Branch native inducted into honor society

Anna Shaw of Flowery Branch was inducted into Georgia Southwestern's chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. She was one 21 students inducted into the honor society, which is for first-year students.

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


North Hall student earns first place in performance event

North Hall sophomore Katie Dionne won first place in the senior division of the individual performance state championship April 26 at National History Day at Mercer University in Macon. Dionne won the prize for her performance "Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability: Wangari Maathai and Kenya's Greenbelt Movement."

June 22, 2014 | | Good news


Northeast Georgia students succeed at second annul MathMania competition

Mount Vernon Exploratory School hosted its second annual MathMania competition in spring 2014.

June 16, 2014 | | Good news


Honor Society inducts Northeast Georgia members

The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

June 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Area academy students earn national honor

Gilberto Agripino and Sonya Le are two of six winners of the full steam ahead with books art competition in the third- through fifth-grade individual category.

June 16, 2014 | | Good news


Brenau University students awarded for excellence

Brenau University students were awarded for academic excellence and achievement during Honors Convocation on April 17.

June 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville native on student alumni association group

The Shorter University Student Alumni Association welcomes four new officers who will represent the group during the 2014-15 academic year.

June 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Commerce native signed to cheer for Brenau University

Alyssa Marie Biggs of Commerce is the first signee to the Brenau University Golden Tigers Cheer Team for the 2014-15 season.

June 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


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2 area residents graduate from Air Force basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Felix A. Paul and Air Force Airman 1st Class Davis Q. Moore graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

November 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Lula-Belton School class reunion at Jaemor Barn

November 16, 2014 | | Good news




Congressman and Cresswind area honor veterans

The Cresswind community in Gainesville received a flag flown above the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., from U.S. Rep. Doug Collins.

November 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


North Hall grad completes his combat training

Army Pvt. James H. Burns has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

November 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


Air Force sergeant retires after 20 years of service

Technical Sgt. Marla Camille Rubin of the 94th Communications Squadron retired June 12, with more than 20 years of military service. She was born in Gainesville and was a 1993 Gainesville High School graduate.

November 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news




White County receives life-saving CPR device

Heart attack patients in White County have new hope for improved outcomes, thanks to a gift to The Medical Center Foundation.

November 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Local DAR chapter dedicates park in Alta Vista Cemetery

The Col. William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution dedicated the Patriot's Park in Alta Vista Cemetery on Oct. 4 as the final event in its centennial celebration.

November 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Jackson EMC contribution to help INK construct facility

Jackson Electric Membership Corp. has donated $25,000 to Interactive Neighborhood for Kids' capital campaign, helping the Gainesville nonprofit move closer to its $2 million goal to build a state-of-the-art facility.

November 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


State senator visits learning centers

Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, visited three area schools in October during the fourth annual Georgia Pre-K Week, an event celebrating early learning and literacy initiatives.

November 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


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