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EMC Foundation awards $41K to Hall County groups

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $41,000 in grants to organizations serving Hall County during their April meeting.

August 14, 2014 | | Good news


Riverside cadet named National Merit Scholar

Riverside Military Academy Class of 2014 graduate DoYeun Kim was selected as a 2014 National Merit Scholarship finalist and has earned the title of Merit Scholar.

August 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Two North Georgia students tour Washington, D.C., during summer break

As the Washington Youth Tour celebrates its 50th Anniversary, two North Georgia students participated in the event this year.

August 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


JHS students develop leadership skills at national conference in Texas

Four Hall County students, who are members of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, participated in the 70th annual National Leadership Conference to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

August 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville grad dons character of Mrs. Corry

Gainesville High School graduate Xylina Stamper donned the role of Mrs. Corry in the musical "Mary Poppins" during its run at Aurora Theatre in downtown Lawrenceville.

August 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Lumpkin County grad wins national award

Kathryn Hucks, a 2014 Lumpkin County High School graduate, won first in the client services event in late June and early July at the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

August 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville girl wins skeet shooting contest

Samantha Simonton, 14, of Gainesville, took first place in skeet and second in sporting clays senior/JV girls division at the 2014 Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation National Championships in Sparta, Ill. It was her first year to shoot competitively.

August 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville native gets Mercer medical degree

Heather E. Henry of Gainesville earned a doctor of medicine from Mercer University during the School of Medicine's spring commencement.

August 03, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


North Hall High student garners national honor

North Hall High School student April Barth of Clermont was selected to become a member of the National Society of High School Scholars.

August 03, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


GHS students receive computer certificates

Students at Gainesville High School completed a course of Microsoft 2010 computer projects, leading them to take the Microsoft specialist certification tests.

August 03, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Sugar Hill students connect with Hall County professionals

During summer school, Sugar Hill Elementary students were surrounded by representatives from the Hall County professional community.

August 03, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Summer Theater Camp covers variety of skills

Sterling on the Lake and Fifth Row Center, South Hall's community theater, held a Summer Theater Camp for students ages 5-17 on July 21-25 at Sterling on the Lake Clubhouse.

August 03, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Georgia student gains a Legacy Scholarship

Tina Rice, a cosmetology diploma graduate from North Georgia Technical College's Blairsville campus, recently was awarded a Lisa White Spiering Legacy Scholarship from The International Dermal Institute.

August 03, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


UGA’s College of Public Health honors youth and health coordinator

The University of Georgia's College of Public Health honored a preceptor and her agency at the annual Practice Advisory Group spring luncheon.

July 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


North Hall Middle student dedicates summer to travel

Joda Roshau, a rising sixth-grader at North Hall Middle School, dedicated his summer vacation to taking an educational trip across the United States.

July 27, 2014 | | 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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