Anna Bower, a 2009 North Hall High School graduate and 2013 graduate of Furman University, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Scholarship to Turkey for an English teaching assistantship, the U.S. Department of State and the William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.
Andrea Nguyen of Gainesville recently donated 20 inches of her hair to Locks of Love, which is a public nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada younger than 21 years old and are suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.
Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County was awarded the 2014 Car Seat Mini-Grant by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Injury Prevention Program.
Gainesville High School students recently competed in an ROTC competition with students and the team earning first place in a few categories.
Gainesville High School students Johnny Galaviz, Oo Myar, Duong Nguyen, Aleli Rebollar and Leonardo Tovair had artwork accepted into "Artistic Discovery: the Congressional Art Competition" at the University of North Georgia Art Gallery on the Gainesville campus. Tovair's oil pastel drawing won third place.
Hall County School District nominated 50 students to the state level interviews for the 2014 Georgia Governor's Honors Program.
Eagle Carpet Care & Restoration collected 558 toys for Toys for Tots during the company's sixth annual toy drive, which ended Dec. 17.
St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Parish, Knights of Columbus Counsel No. 14122 of Lilburn, donated a new ultrasound imagining machine Dec. 4 to Dahlonega Care Center Prenatal Imagining.
WomenSource will have seven new women serving on its board of directors. They are: Katie Dubnik, Regina Edmondson, Jane Fleming, Joy Green, Kelly Anne Miles, Lauren Samples and Rhonda Thompson.
One local group of high school students is trying to reverse the trend of teen drivers being the source of bad press in their community due to tragic texting and driving deaths or crashes involving speed and alcohol.
During Computer Science Education Week, Chestatee High School students participated in a worldwide program by learning about coding via online tutorials at www.code.org.
The Soldiers of Truth Motorcycle Ministry visited the Atlanta Street Homes in Gainesville as rain poured down Dec. 14.
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.