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The Flowery Branch High School Science Bowl team earned a trip to the 2009 Science Bowl state championships on Feb. 28 in Savannah after placing third in the sub-regional Science Bowl earlier in the month. The team is coached by Flowery Branch advanced-placement chemistry teacher Sonha Payne and junior Andrew Popovici is the captain. Team members include juniors Spencer Hughes and Chelsea Freihaut and sophomores Kyle Williams and Kevin Williams.

March 09, 2009 | | Good news


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Six maple trees were planted at Jefferson Elementary School in celebration of Georgia's Arbor Day on Feb. 20. The trees will provide shade near the school's play set. The maple trees were donated by Richard Wilson Landscaping of Jefferson and Pinebush Nursery in Hull.

March 08, 2009 | | Good news


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The Col. William Candler Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution held its second annual Georgia Day Celebration on Feb. 12.

March 01, 2009 | | Good news


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Derek Rich recently has been named to the Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society at the University of Georgia in Athens. To achieve this honor, students must have completed 30 semester hours while maintaining a 3.3 grade-point average or maintained a ranking in the top 15 percent of their class. Rich is a graduate of North Hall High School and the son of Benny and Kathleen Rich.

March 01, 2009 | | Good news


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The following students have been named to the merit list at Oxford College in Oxford, the two-year liberal arts division of Emory University.Andrew Allen of Gainesville, son of Tarrell Allen of Gainesville and Margaret Allen of Oakwood; Lauren Lewis of Gainesville, daughter of Daive and Charles Lewis of Gainesville; Lindsey Niblack of Buford, daughter of George and Cherie Niblack; Ashaka Patel of Gainesville, daughter of Vibhakar and Kripa Patel; and Olivia Tatuta of Hoschton, daughter of Gabriel and Tatiana Tatuta.

February 23, 2009 | | Good news


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Gainesville State College Foundation recently hosted its 42nd annual meeting, auction and thank you celebration at the Gainesville Civic Center.

February 22, 2009 | | Good news


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Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy fifth-grader Michelle Nguyen was recently recognized by the Rotary Club of Gainesville as a student of the month. The students are chosen by the staff of their school for their contributions to the school and fellow classmates. Michelle is the daughter of David Cong and Hong Vuong. This was Michelle's first ride in a limousine.

February 16, 2009 | | Good news


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The Hall County 4-H Club held its County Project Achievement event on Jan. 27 at Riverbend Elementary School in Gainesville.

February 15, 2009 | | Good news


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Jessica Robson of Gainesville was chosen to participate in the Governor's Intern Program this spring. She will be working as a fellow for the Governor's Office of Executive Appointments. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in speech communication.

February 02, 2009 | | Good news


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The Turpin family received a surprise gift this past Christmas Eve, when an artist they had never met knocked on their door and delivered a painting.

February 01, 2009 | | Good news


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The American Cancer Society recently honored Longstreet Cancer Center for bringing "Look Good ... Feel Better" to Hall County.

February 01, 2009 | | Good news


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The following students graduated in December from Gainesville State College.

January 26, 2009 | | Good news


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The Gainesville Navy JROTC Precision Rifle Team recently traveled to Augusta for a competition. The team finished fourth overall with a score of 1,109. Sporter team member Alex Uscanga was the top shooter with a score of 254 and Max Alanis was second with a 242. Noe Galvan was third with a 222.

January 19, 2009 | | Good news


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The seventh annual Bruce Burch & Friends benefit concert honoring the late Gainesville songwriter John Jarrard recently announced the disbursement of funds to area charities. The concert grossed approximately $97,000 through sponsorships, an auction and ticket sales, according to Allen Nivens, chairman of the committee organizing the annual event.

January 18, 2009 | | Good news


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Rebecca Hartfield, a science teacher at North Hall High School, has been named a 2008 Class Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars. Hartfield was nominated by Brittany Dial, a senior at North Hall. Hartfield teaches International Baccalaureate biology, advanced placement biology and honors chemistry at the school.

January 12, 2009 | | Good news


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Center Point board member retires after 20 years

Rebecca Gurr was honored as she retired from the board of Center Point after 20 years of service.

November 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Lanier partners raise $400K for children charities

On Oct. 24, The Lanier Partners of North Georgia Inc. sponsored the sixth annual Pirates of Lanier Poker Run and presented its charities with checks of up to $400,000.

November 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


DNR captain wins national award

Capt. Mike England was presented the National Safe Boating Council's 2014 Boating Safety Award at the 55th annual National Association of State Boating Law Administrators Conference in Bar Harbor, Maine.

November 23, 2014 | | Good news


Fraternal Order of Eagles donates $500 to hospice

November 23, 2014 | | Good news


Hall County’s Safe Kids leaders named Georgia’s Coordinator of the Year

Kim Martin, coalition coordinator for Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County, was selected as Coalition Coordinator of the Year at Safe Kids Georgia's sixth annual awards breakfast Oct. 10, at Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

November 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Jackson EMC Foundation awards $19K to literacy, pregnancy nonprofit groups

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded a total of $100,000 in grants during its September meeting, including $19,500 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin County residents.

November 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


GTO 2000 celebrates 40 years and marks anniversary with bike donation

November 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news




Brenau students share ‘Truths’ through dance

Brenau University's fall production of "Evening of Dance: Unspoken Truths" showed student-choreographed pieces in which the dancers demonstrated each one's unique artistic prowess with performances Nov. 7-8 at Pearce Auditorium.

November 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news




Phi Kappa Phi inducts six new Georgia members

Four Gainesville natives, one Cleveland woman and one Flowery Branch woman were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor societies.

November 23, 2014 | | Good news


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