Quinlan Visual Arts Center recently recognized the winners of the 11th annual Youth Art Month Exhibition.
The East Hall High School bands had two students - Chris Broome and Ben Arevalo - selected for the Georgia All-State Band this year.
The Friends of the Cornelia Library hosted writers from the Clarkesville Writers Society for a May 5 reading of "River of Words," an anthology published by the group.
Elachee Nature Science Center, regional nature education facility and preserve, recently received a $2,000 grant from the Darden Restaurants Foundation Inc., the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants.
Students from Gainesville, Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Johnson and West Hall high school competed at the Health Occupation Students of America State Leadership Conference and Competition recently in Athens recently.
The University of North Georgia debate team finished in second place at the National Comprehensive Debate Tournament in Indianapolis, Ind.
Jackson EMC has selected North Hall High School student Betsy Barrett as one of four students for the 2014 Washington Youth Tour leadership trip.
Flowery Branch Elementary School fourth- and fifth graders competed in 18 events and finished in second place in the first-ever Science Olympiad hosted by Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science.
Winners of the Young Marine Artist Search Competition were:
In March, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County were awarded the "High Performance Board Team Award" at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Southeast Regional Conference in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Gainesville High School won the 8 AAAAA Literary Championship recently at Apalachee High School.
Cadet Master Sgt. James A. Graham II won a second consecutive national art award from the American Society of Marine Artists.
Sara Hayes of Gainesville received a merit scholarship to attend Wofford College for the 2014-15 academic year.
The North Georgia Community Foundation recently awarded $180,950 in scholarships to North Georgia high school students who will begin college this fall, including 37 students from Hall County.
In honor of Memorial Day, Gainesville Newcomers club had Donna C. Rowe speak at its May luncheon.
New York Times best-selling author Haywood Smith was the guest speaker at the Northeast Georgia Writers Club's annual awards banquet May 7.
Lilian Roberts of Gainesville was recognized by Rep. Carl Rogers for being named a MARSocial Author of the Year runner-up.
Nine nonprofit agencies in Gateway House in Gainesville have been awarded grants totaling more than $2 million to provide civil legal services for the victims of domestic violence.
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