Johnson High School students Will Crain and Andrew Jones received prizes of $500 and $150 respectively through the Read with Gracie program.
Dr. Hazel Katz, an associate professor at Brenau University's college of education, has been awarded the 2014 Phi Kappa Phi Literacy Grant.
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.
North Georgia Christian School senior Taylor Martin was honored at a reception hosted by U.S. Rep. Doug Collins for winning the 9th District Congressional Art Competition.
During his first semester taking English language classes at Riverside Military Academy, junior Zhichen Yan has been selected by the University of Georgia as a Class of 2015 Georgia Certificate of Merit winner.
High and middle school students exemplifying the Georgia BEST (Business Ethics Student Training) traits of teamwork, discipline and commitment were recognized this spring.
Carson-Newman University inducted Brittany Bass, a junior biology and secondary education major from Hoschton into the University's Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership society.
One Gainesville resident and student from Georgia Cyber Academy was honored for her winning entry in the 2014 Inspirational Messages of Peace Contest.
Chestatee High students Morgan Ivey and Drew Smith and Flowery Branch student Anna Black were named Georgia Scholars for 2014.
Seventh-grade students from Gainesville Middle School were awarded state recognition in the Duke University Talent Identification Program. Students were Asta Ceesay, Bennett Burns, Joseph Diaz, Virginia O'Keefe, Dianna Penado, Irene Que and Grayson Wagner.
Kassandra Barbara Thomas of Jefferson has been selected for a summer internship at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Thomas is a senior majoring in mass communications with a digital media focus
Hall County 4-H'ers competed in the 2014 4-H District Project Achievement on March 14-16 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. More than 70 seventh- through 12th-graders from 39 Northeast Georgia counties attended. The Hall County results were:
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.
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.
The Dawson County school system was honored by the state for its financial reporting.
Nineteen community and professional leaders graduated the Leadership Jackson program recently.
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.
Employees with the Hall County Sheriff's Office competed in the Peachtree Road Race on July 4 in Atlanta.
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