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Three art students of Cathy Little have been awarded honors in the Georgia Junior Duck Stamp competition. There were 591 entries from students at public and private schools, students who are home schooled and students who attend art schools and after-school programs. There were 25 winners in each of the four age groups. In Group 1 ( grades kindergarten-third), Cali Marshbank took third place. Her parents are Kevin and Tami Marshbank. In Group 2 ( grades fourth through sixth), Anslie Bass and Joanne Jacob received honorable mention. Their parents are: Richard and Sandi Bass and Sheraj and Sithara Jacob. Two other students ...

January 04, 2009 | | Good news


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Marine Corp Pfc. Michael Ellis Tocci recently graduated from boot camp in Parris Island, S.C. Tocci is the son of Glenn and Diana Tocci and brother of Katie and Rachael Tocci, all of Flowery Branch.

January 04, 2009 | | Good news


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The Col. William Candler chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently held a luncheon at the Chattahoochee Country Club in honor of state regent Barbara Blakely Chastain, who was also the guest speaker. Guests included a vice president general from the national DAR, two state DAR officers and five chapter regents from Young Harris, Watkinsville, Toccoa, Clarkesville and Dahlonega. Also, three past chapter regents were recognized for their years of service to DAR: Helen Martin, Margery Long and Bea Fischer.

January 04, 2009 | | Good news


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As part of Friendship Elementary School's English Speakers of Other Languages program, firefighter and emergency medical technician Brian Stacy, along with Lt. Burt Sanders and Lt. Beverly Walke, talked about safety precautions and evacuation procedures to follow at home during a fire.

December 29, 2008 | | Good news


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Lynda Holmes, literacy chairwoman for the Col. William Candler chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, recently won the Reading Marathon held at Hall Book Exchange. The event raised money for the Gainesville/Hall County Alliance for Literacy. The grand prize was an open water scuba certification class donated by Joe Kellogg, owner of Underwater Adventure Inc.

December 28, 2008 | | Good news


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Scott Crain, parent mentor for Hall County schools, was recently awarded the Phil Pickens Parent Mentor Leadership Award at the Parent Mentor Partnership fall conference in Cordele. Presented each year, the Phil Pickens Award acknowledges the hard work and dedication of a special education administrator or parent mentor. The award is named for the late Phil Pickens, former special education director for Georgia and founder of the Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership.

December 22, 2008 | | Good news


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Seventh-graders at Chestatee Middle School were able to hear about careers of some local professionals during the school's recent Careers in the Classroom day. Volunteers who spoke to students about their professions included state Sen. Lee Hawkins, nurse practitioner Maggie Payne, Beth Baldwin, a financial adviser and Jean Werner, a flight attendant. Other careers represented included a crime scene specialist for the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, a travel agent and a firefighter.

December 22, 2008 | | Good news


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Amy Brown, a student at North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega, was recently crowned Miss Hall County at the Miss Hall County/Miss Flowery Branch pageant sponsored by Fifth Row Center.

December 21, 2008 | | Good news


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Barbara Dooley, author, philanthropist and wife of former University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley, recently read from her husband's newest book to a third-grade class at New Holland Core Knowledge Academy in Gainesville. Vince Dooley's book, "Hairy Dawg Journeys through the Peach State," uses Georgia's tourist attractions and geography as a teaching tool.

December 15, 2008 | | Good news


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When Richard Cassity Stargel Jr. graduated from boot camp this summer at Parris Island, S.C., he made the Stargels a three-generation Marine Corps family. His father, Gainesville High School graduate Rick Stargel, served as a captain in the Marines and his grandfather, Joe H. Stargel, former mayor of Gainesville, is a retired lieutenant colonel of the Marines. Richard's grandmother is Gainesville author Gloria Cassity Stargel, whose writings often include stories from experiences as a Marine Corps family. Richard Stargel, who graduated in May from Furtah Preparatory School in Acworth, has completed his combat training and is now in ...

December 14, 2008 | | Good news


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Gainesville High School's construction class recently constructed a roofed structure on the playground of First Presbyterian Church's Child Development Center to house tricycles and other riding toys. Materials for the construction were donated in memory of Wanda Love Collins by her family and friends. Darrell Lucas, teacher of the construction class at Gainesville High, directed the work.

December 14, 2008 | | Good news


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Local author Brad Strickland recently visited eighth-graders at East Hall Middle School. Strickland, author of more than 60 books for children and young adults, spoke to the students as part of their study of literature written by Georgia authors. Strickland explained to the students how he finds inspiration for his books in his everyday life. He also had one-on-one conversations with students and signed autographs, and he donated multiple signed copies of his books to the school's media center.

December 08, 2008 | | Good news


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The Longstreet Clinic recently held its first United Way Chili Cook-Off to raise money for its 2009 campaign. All physicians and staff were encouraged to submit their chili, as well as their best corn bread and cookie recipes. A total of 27 crock pots of chili were submitted, as well as two tables of various corn breads and cookies. At the end of the day, more than 125 meals were served, raising $648 for the campaign. Judges for the contest were Tracy Whitmire and Carol Reed from Hall County United Way, Cheryl Christian, executive director of Good News Clinics, T ...

December 07, 2008 | | Good news


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Lanier Elementary School's fifth-grade students recently celebrated their reading goals with certificates and free meal tokens to Texas Roadhouse. The students are working to read 1 million words by the end of the school year.

December 01, 2008 | | Good news


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Twenty-five contestants competed in the seventh annual Miss Falcon Pageant held Oct. 4 at Flowery Branch High School. Each grade level competed in formal wear. The senior class competed for the title of Miss Falcon in the areas of formal wear, talent and on-stage interview. Pageant Director Stacie Mavis organized the show and her husband Bryan Mavis served as the master of ceremonies.

November 23, 2008 | | 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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