The Gainesville Jaycees recently presented checks worth $500 to both Challenged Child and Friends and Junior Achievement. The Jaycees also completed a work project at Challenged Child, pressure washing and then staining a fence surrounding a playground at the learning center.
The following students have been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at LaGrange College in LaGrange: Eric Clark, Mushimie Lona Panda, William Simons and Elizabeth Williams, all of Gainesville. To be named to the dean's list, students must earn a 3.6 grade-point average while enrolled in at least 12 hours of courses.
Gainesville State College's Politically Incorrect Club on April 18 toured the historic Gen. James Longstreet Piedmont Hotel Museum in Gainesville. Longstreet Society President Richard Pilcher spoke about Gen. Longstreet, a Confederate general in the Civil War, before students explored the restored historic site. Douglas Young is the adviser for the club.
Kyle Donaldson, son of Randy and Tari Donaldson and a member of Boy Scout Troop 203, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. For his project, Kyle constructed an 80-foot brick walkway leading to a prayer labyrinth at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian. Kyle is a sophomore at Flowery Branch High School.
The Gainesville Newcomers Club recently gave the Gainesville Police finger food and other varieties of homemade dishes to show appreciation for their dedication to the community. With the help of Cpl. Kevin Holbrook, who works in the Community Relations Department, Rae Aldridge, Beverly Collins and Linda Brady delivered an assortment of baked goods provided by numerous GNC volunteers.
Georgia Mountain Food Bank raised more than $53,164.50 and received more than 6,313 pounds of food in its Stock the Shelves Campaign, which will help build up nutritional food supplies for more than 58 distribution partners.
Cadet Technical Sergeant Gabriel Robertson of the Civil Air Patrol in Gainesville was recently awarded the Silver Cadet Medal by the Daughters of the American Revolution for his work with the Wreaths Across America service in April at the Alta Vista Cemetery.
Myra Nicole Turpin, a fifth-grade student at Tadmore Elementary, won the Gainesville-Northeastern Judicial Circuit Bar Association's 2015 student essay contest, awarded May 8 at the annual Law Day ceremony.