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Hall technology fair considered success

The inaugural Hall County Regional Technology Fair was a success with 41 students from three schools competing in 10 select categories.

March 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


SkillsUSA competitors head to state contest

Students from Chestatee, East Hall, Flowery Branch, Johnson and West Hall high schools as well as Lanier Charter Career Academy placed at the Region SkillsUSA Competition on Feb. 6 at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville. Students earning first and second advanced to the state finals March 13-15 at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta on March 13-15.

March 17, 2014 | | Good news


Centennial Elementary wins 2 reading bowls

Centennial Elementary School won the district competition of the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl in January and the North East Georgia Regional Competition in February at North Hall Middle School.

March 10, 2014 | | Good news


School crowns Mr. GHS at male beauty pageant

On Jan. 22, Gainesville High School elected Cameron Drake as Mr. GHS during a male-dominated beauty pageant.

March 10, 2014 | | Good news


Hall County students play in honor band

Seven Johnson High School Band students recently participated in the University of Georgia's Honor Band Festival.

March 10, 2014 | | Good news


Lauren Gregory studies abroad during 2014

Wofford College student Lauren E. Gregory of Gainesville studied abroad in Malta, Monaco, Andoraa, Vatican City and San Marino during Interim 2014.

March 10, 2014 | | Good news


GHS HOSA students compete at state

Gainesville High School's Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) team had record numbers competing in regional competition. Several of them qualified to compete at the state leadership.

March 10, 2014 | | Good news




Area students qualify for State HOSA contest

A record-breaking number of school students qualified at the Region Health Occupations Students of America Competition recently and will advance to the state contest March 6–8 in Athens. State qualifiers are from Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Johnson and West Hall Schools.

March 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


Deem receives nomination to U.S. Military Academy

Riverside Military Academy senior cadet Jacob M. Deem was officially accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

March 03, 2014 | | Good news


Summerour earns nomination to Air Force Academy

Riverside Military Academy senior cadet Harrison Summerour has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy by U.S. Congressman Doug Collins, Georgia's 9th District representative.

March 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


Jackson EMC Foundation awards $9,000 to agencies serving Hall County

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $73,440 in grants during its December meeting, including $9,500 to organizations serving area residents.

March 02, 2014 | | Good news




Hamilton Gardens curator in Hiawassee wins award for community wellness

Paul Hansen, curator of the Hamilton Gardens in Hiawassee, was honored for his community involvement and work of bringing science to the garden for Towns County Schools.

February 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


Charla Brown attains GOAL scholarship

Charla Brown of Clayton, a pharmacy technology student at North Georgia Technical College, has been named as the 2014 winner of the NGTC Foundation's Marlowe-Evans GOAL Scholarship.

February 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


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North Georgia Technical College literacy volunteers recognized during luncheon

Achieving a GED takes hard work, dedication and hours of coaching from a team of instructors and volunteers who believe in the dreams of others.

July 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Centennial Arts Academy receives $1,000 grant

Centennial Arts Academy is one of the 50 national winners of a $1,000 grant from the "Kids Bowl Free" organization.

July 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


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


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