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Jeff Whalen of Flowery Branch has been given an Appreciation Award by the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences. The award is presented annually to an individual who has contributed to the support of the college financially, through programs or the legislature.

June 24, 2008 | | Good news


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Eighth-graders at West Hall Middle School participated in mock interviews with volunteers form the community. This career unit, which matches the Georgia Performance Standards, was the brainchild of eighth-grade reading teacher Marlene Galvin. The project helped students learn vocabulary related to the job search process, create resumes and learn interview etiquette. Then, each student was interviewed as though the interviewer was a representative of the field that matched the student's career interest.

June 24, 2008 | | Good news


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The Medical Center Auxiliary Inc. honored volunteers May 7 at its Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Tom and Lou Hanson were named the 2008 Marjorie Covington Smith Auxilians of the Year. Margaret Ellett received the Nell W. Wiegand Patient Friend Award. Joan Kosmala was recognized for 15,500 hours of service. Lorena Collins was recognized for 21,500 hours of service. Sixty-six other volunteers were honored for their service to the Auxiliary. Volunteers gave 55,000 combined hours of service during Northeast Georgia Medical Center's fiscal year 2007.

June 18, 2008 | | Good news


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Johnson High School students recently visited with World War II veteran Clyde Hudson as part of a class project. Ninth-grader Cody Collins asked Hudson to visit the class as part of his group's presentation on the subject. Hudson brought books, photographs and his honorable discharge certificate to share with the students.

June 17, 2008 | | Good news


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The North Georgia College and State University Patriot Choir recently visited Wauka Mountain Elementary and performed a program of patriotic music. This auditioned group of singers represents the college at military events and is under the direction of Jack Broman.

June 17, 2008 | | Good news


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Chloe Holden placed third in a competition featuring young musicians from the Southeast, ranging in age from 7 to 18 - all competing for the same prize. Holden, 10, has been a concert harpist for one year. She began her studies in voice and harp in Gainesville but has moved on to study with nationally renowned harpists in the Atlanta area.

June 17, 2008 | | Good news


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American Legion Post 121 recently presented a $500 check to local disabled veteran Gordon Spears, who was injured while serving in Iraq. Spears served for 27 years, six deployments and three combat tours. He works full time as a lieutenant at Lee Arrandale State Prison.

June 17, 2008 | | Good news


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The following students have been named to the dean's list at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland for the fall semester 2007: Jacob Edward Bagwell and Suzanne Leigh Bell, both of Gainesville. The following students have been named to the president's club with a semester average of 4.0: Sherry Benfield McEntire of Alto, Christopher Allen Davidson and Brooke Christine Mathis, both of Gainesville, and Shaun Patrick Hughes of Oakwood.

June 17, 2008 | | Good news


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The Hall County Library Association has named Rachel Chambers, library media specialist at Myers Elementary School, as Hall County Media Specialist for 2008-2009. She will now compete for the state honor from the Georgia Library Media Association. Chambers, a Brenau University graduate, earned school library media certification along with her master's degree in instructional technology from the University of Georgia. Prior to coming to Myers Elementary as media specialist in 2004, she began her eight years in the system teaching seventh-grade literature and language arts at South Hall Middle School. Linda Martin of Sugar Hill Elementary was last year ...

June 13, 2008 | | Good news


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The Ava White Academy recently honored students completing the school year with a dessert reception at Brenau University. The six students were commended on their success and growth, academically, socially and emotionally. Graduate Katelyn Smith is the daughter of Marcia and Kevin Smith of Gillsville; Micaela England is the daughter of Tonya and Matt England of Gainesville; Lydia Gallup is the daughter of Jenny Gallup of Monroe; Ben Nedza is the son of Jennie Nedza and Chris Nedza of Gainesville; Jacob Chapman is the son of Dena Chapman of Lula; and Joshua Kilby is the son of Karon and Keith ...

June 12, 2008 | | Good news


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The Johnson High School Interact Club won the Rotary International District 6910 Club of the Year award at the spring conference April 18-20 in Athens. Students Dana Sawtell, Perla Ruiz and Toan Hoang also won scholarships at the conference.

June 06, 2008 | | Good news


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he Colonel William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution recently was honored for having the most new members in one year. The Georgia State Society of the DAR awarded them with a silver bowl for the achievement. The chapter also celebrated with an "Over 100 Members" luncheon. The new members are Christine Lanzing, Linda Martin, Marilyn Martin, Mary Lynne George, Abbe Kubit and Florence Truman.

June 05, 2008 | | Good news


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Lula Elementary fifth-grader Madison Saxon won the Georgia Department of Agriculture's Annual Agriculture Day essay contest. Fifth-grader Carli Echols was awarded an honorable mention. Both are students of Vickie Savage and entered the contest as part of a class writing assignment. The topic was "Young People in Agriculture: Learning, Doing, Dreaming."

May 30, 2008 | | Good news


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Students awarded Festival Scholarships

May 29, 2008 | | Good news


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The South Hall Student Council donated $1,000 to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Members of the student council sponsored a school-wide dance and a Valentine's Day flower sale. Proceeds from these annual fundraisers help support the school and other charities.

May 23, 2008 | | Good news


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Art League hands out blue ribbons at fall exhibition

The Georgia Art League hosted a fall art exhibition Oct. 23. Well-known artist Michael Goettee juried. Winners were: Best of Show, Julie Deane; Award of Excellence, Sharon Fowler, Michael McDougall and Re'gie Kennedy; honorable mentions, Norma Hulsey, Judy Black, Margaret Tingley and Brad Fox.

November 30, 2014 | | Good news


Cinderella Beauty Shop hits 54th anniversary

Cinderella Beauty Shop has been in business more than 54 years and is still serving many families and clients of every age and gender.

November 30, 2014 | | Good news


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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