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Two East Hall Middle School students recently had their artwork on display at the Georgia State Capitol. The art show, sponsored by the Georgia Art Educators Association, is an annual event in celebration of youth art month. Chelsea Miller and Esmeralda Trujillo attended a reception where they met Sen. Lee Hawkins and Rep. Doug Collins. The students and their families, along with art teacher Jennifer Shiver, were also able to see artwork from students all over the state.

May 02, 2008 | | Good news


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The Colonel William Candler chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently held its annual awards tea.

May 01, 2008 | | Good news


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Evan Carter attended Georgia Southern University's Scholars' Day in Statesboro. To be invited to the event students must score a minimum of 1,200 on the SAT or 27 on the ACT and have a strong academic average in high school courses. At the event students have the opportunity to meet leaders at the school and interview for academic scholarships.

April 25, 2008 | | Good news


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Author Fran Stewart recently spoke at the Friends of the Braselton-West Jackson Library Lunch and Learn series. Stewart is a freelance editor whose "Biscuit McKee" mystery series, set in small-town Georgia, features a middle-aged librarian and the library cat, Marmalade. The next Lunch and Learn series for the group will be at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at the Braselton Municipal Building in Braselton.

April 24, 2008 | | Good news


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The 4-H District Project Achievement was recently held in Union County. The Hall County 4-H Club had 42 of its members compete at this district annual speech and performance contest. Local winners were:

April 14, 2008 | | Good news


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Students in Chestatee High School recently competed in the Georgia Student Career Association's regional competition. Fourteen earned placings to move on to the state competition held on Jekyll Island in April. Contests range from automotive service to nail design. The following students placed in the competition: Mercedes Brackett, fifth place, creative problem solving; Megan Coulter, second place, nail design; Jessica Baldwin, third place, floral design; Natasha Benbow, third place, hair design; Avigail Amaya, second place, job interview; Karina Yanez, second place, interior design; Sarai Castaneda, second place, child care development; Cary Tran, first place, automotive service; TJ Delong, fifth ...

April 11, 2008 | | Good news


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New Horizons West recently held their Nursing Home Pageant. The 12 competitors showed off their best attire amidst a showering of crowns and sashes. Clara Chandler won the 2008 title, and may choose to participate in the state pageant in Atlanta later this year. The following awards were also given to the participants: First Runner Up: Mary Cochran; Second Runner Up: Clara Collins; Best Smile: Essie Mitchell; Best Dressed: Kathy Tench; Best Personality: Melissa Jones; Ms. Congeniality: Adonna Williams; Most Humorous: Lucille Chastain; Most Poised: Willie Forrester; Best Attitude: Mildred Sosebee; Best All-Around: Rebecca Fiero; Most Gracious: Bertha Shirley.

April 10, 2008 | | Good news


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The Northeast Georgia Council's Etowah District of the Boy Scouts of America just completed a six-week Bible study program from the God and Country series provided by P.R.A.Y., Programs for Religious Activities for Youth, and First Baptist Church of Cumming. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make good choices, guided by the scout oath and scout law. The God and Country program, as promoted by the Boy Scouts, helps further this mission. P.R.A.Y. is a nonprofit organization whose national board of directors includes representatives from ...

April 03, 2008 | | Good news


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Centennial Arts Academy students recently placed second in the western region in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl in Augusta.

March 28, 2008 | | Good news


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The student council at East Hall Middle School is involved in two programs that recycle and reuse old shoes. The students collect gently used shoes and ship them to a group in Chicago called Share Your Soles. These shoes are sanitized and then taken to needy people around the world. Most of the recipients are children who have never owned a pair of shoes. So far, students and teachers have collected and shipped more than 100 pairs of shoes to help people in need. Students also recycle tennis shoes that are past the point of donating to others. This is ...

March 21, 2008 | | Good news


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The Faculty Brass Quintet of North Georgia College & State University performed a selection of classical tunes during the Faculty Cooperative Recital on Feb. 21. Selections included Joe Chapman playing "Sonata in D Major" by Mozart, Andrew and Karen Harwood performing the "Allegro" from "Duo Concertante No. 3" by Gambaro, Lois Finlay playing "Etudes in A Flat Major" and John Broman singing "Nessun Dorma" from "Turandot" (Puccini), accompanied by Kathy Duren.

March 20, 2008 | | Good news


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Students at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy participated in the fourth annual Multiple Intelligences Fair in January. They showed off their talents in dance, song, poetry, karate and even dog training. Local figures attended, such as Mayor Myrtle Figueras, dentist Brad Dixon, author Robin Hood Black and county librarian Gail Hogan. Dick Hogan of the U.S. Forestry Service also brought Smokey the Bear and Woodsey Owl to meet the kids.

March 14, 2008 | | Good news


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Ray Baker of Hoschton has been named to the president's list at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Baker.

March 07, 2008 | | Good news


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The Gainesville-Hall County Senior Center's chapter of the Red Hat Society gathered Feb. 7 at Red Lobster to celebrate their fifth anniversary. The group, which started with 14 members, has now grown to about 50. The ladies enjoy a monthly outing as part of the group, as well as participating in community service projects. For more information, contact the Gainesville-Hall County Senior Center at 770-503-3331. Nancy Simpson is the "Queen Mother" of the group.

March 06, 2008 | | Good news


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Felecia Doyle's business document processing class at Flowery Branch High School recently did an activity with Mrs. Waycasters' kindergarten class at Flowery Branch Elementary School. The older students created personalized activity sheets for the kindergartners. The activity sheet emphasized their sight words, beginning sounds and counting.

February 29, 2008 | | Good news


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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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