Army Pvt. Cody B. Wishon has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
The Georgia Military Veterans' Hall of Fame (GMVHOF) has announced the 18 inductees for the first class of military heroes.
Air Force Airman William C. Reed and Airman Stephen M. Mayo graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Local Chrysler Group dealership, Hayes Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge Inc. helped raise $1,110 in funding for Mount Vernon Exploratory with Chrysler brand's Drive for the Kids program. The fundraising event was Oct. 18 in conjunction with the Fall Festival.
Lakeview Academy's play, "The Wedding Singer," won first place out of the nine schools competing for the region one-act title recently at Piedmont College.
Gainesville High School Theatre's performance of "The Great American Trailer Park" musical earned the school a Region 8 AAAAA One-Act Play runner-up award in the region.
West Hall High School student Anthony Arbise has been named a commended student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Financial adviser Brian Byars, Founder of Advanced Retirement Planning, recently received an honorable mention in Financial Planning Magazine's Pro Bono Awards. The annual awards program, conducted in partnership with the Foundation for Financial Planning, recognizes the community service of advisers across the country.
Maisie McSwain of Gainesville earned a blue ribbon in Class 123 at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration recently.
PetSmart Promise, a collaboration between PetSmart and Family Promise, placed 50 fish tanks in Day Centers across the country recently.
Gillsville teen Brenden Ayestaran, a Flowery Branch High School student, has been selected to become a member of the National Society of High School Scholars.
Five Hall County students recently placed at the Future Business Leaders of America State Conference in Perry.