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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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The Northeast Georgia Writers recently were hosts to Jean Mahavier who spoke at their February meeting. Mahavier is chairwoman of the Poetry in Schools project that is sponsored by the Georgia Poetry Society.

February 28, 2008 | | Good news


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The Johnson High School Beta Club recently read stories to elementary school students.

February 23, 2008 | | Good news


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The Chicopee Woods Elementary Chorus recently sang Christmas carols throughout Hall County. They joined a choir of more than 800 area students at the Gwinnett Gladiators Sing for Santa event and also sang at the Elachee Nature Science Center.

February 23, 2008 | | Good news


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Leslie McAbee was rececntly inducted as a Peace Corps volunteer during a ceremony in Antananarivo, Madagascar. She will serve two years on the island, where she will teach English. McAbee is the daughter of Randy and Rita McAbee of Dahlonega and the granddaughter of Bertha Anderson of Dahlonega and Harold and Emily McAbee of Gainesville. She isa 2002 graduate of Gainesville High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of Georgia.

February 23, 2008 | | Good news


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The General James Longstreet Chapter 46 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held an iron cross ceremony on Dec. 9 for John K. Moore, who was born in 1844 and died in 1926. The ceremony, held at the Poplar Springs Baptist Church cemetery, drew about 70 people. The Iron Cross grave marker is a military decoration to honor soldiers of the Confederate army. Moore achieved the rank of 4th corporal by the end of the Civil War.

February 23, 2008 | | Good news


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Students place third in horse contest

Hall County 4-H is proud to announce the Senior Horse Judging team placed third in the 4-H State Horse Judging Contest and recently competed at the Southern Regional 4-H Horse Show in Raleigh, N.C.

September 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


2 Gainesville Scouts earn Eagle ranking

Christopher Ball, left, and Knox Martin received their Eagle Scout badges from Troop 26 at First Baptist Church in Gainesville. Ball, a senior at Lakeview Academy, is the son of David and Shannon Ball; Knox, a senior at Greater Atlanta Christian, is the son of Eddie and Becky Martin, all of Gainesville.

September 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Dawson schools praised for finances

The Dawson County school system was honored by the state for its financial reporting.

September 21, 2014 | | Good news


Community members graduate from county leadership program

Nineteen community and professional leaders graduated the Leadership Jackson program recently.

September 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Jackson EMC Foundation awards $41K in grant money

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded a total of $81,955 in grants during its June meeting, including $41,200 to organizations serving Hall County.

September 21, 2014 | | Good news


Sheriff’s Office employees run in Peachtree Road Race

Employees with the Hall County Sheriff's Office competed in the Peachtree Road Race on July 4 in Atlanta.

September 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Riverside cadet earns 2nd national art award

Cadet Master Sgt. James A. Graham II won a second consecutive national art award from the American Society of Marine Artists.

September 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


GHS grad awarded Wofford scholarship

Sara Hayes of Gainesville received a merit scholarship to attend Wofford College for the 2014-15 academic year.

September 14, 2014 | | Good news


36 Hall County students receive area scholarships

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.

September 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news




Nurse speaks at Newcomers meeting recently

In honor of Memorial Day, Gainesville Newcomers club had Donna C. Rowe speak at its May luncheon.

September 14, 2014 | | Good news


Best-selling author talks to writers’ group

New York Times best-selling author Haywood Smith was the guest speaker at the Northeast Georgia Writers Club's annual awards banquet May 7.

September 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville woman’s book gets 2nd place

Lilian Roberts of Gainesville was recognized by Rep. Carl Rogers for being named a MARSocial Author of the Year runner-up.

September 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gateway House receives money for legal services

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.

September 14, 2014 | | Good news


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