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
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.
Cinderella Beauty Shop has been in business more than 54 years and is still serving many families and clients of every age and gender.
Rebecca Gurr was honored as she retired from the board of Center Point after 20 years of service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.