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Arts Council honors volunteers

The Arts Council Inc. recognized and thanked longtime community volunteers, supporters and donors at its recent annual membership meeting and awards luncheon at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center. The honorees have helped The Arts Council to meet the artistic and educational needs of its community and surrounding areas.

September 15, 2013 | | Good news


Women’s group donates $15,000 to 2 nonprofits

In a sluggish economy, a group of North Georgia women take action to improve the lives of women and girls locally, regionally and internationally.

September 08, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news


Lions Club installs new officers

August 25, 2013 | | Good news


DAR installs officers, welcome members

August 25, 2013 | | Good news




Jackson EMC awards $79K to area agencies

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded a total of $89,960 in grants during the May meeting, including $86,500 to organizations and $3,460 to individuals. Eight agencies serving area residents received $79,000.

August 04, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news


Honda customer wins new car

Paul and Cindy Mooney of Ellijay won a new 2013 Honda Civic from Milton Martin Honda in Gainesville. They recently came to pick up the new vehicle.

July 28, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news


Riverside’s academic team places fifth

The Junior ROTC Academic Team of Riverside Military Academy placed fifth in the nation in the JROTC Tri-Service Academic Bowl Championship at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. This was the first year Riverside formed a team to participate in the June 21-25 competition.

July 15, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news


Ga. Tech president visits Gainesville

Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson and his wife, Val, attended a reception at Lake Lanier recently. This was Peterson's fifth annual Georgia Tour, which serves as an opportunity to meet and thank alumni and friends for continual support of the Institute and to underscore Tech's commitment to strengthening relationships in communities it serves throughout Georgia.

July 14, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news


Arrandale prison guard receives award

Lt. Gordon Spears earned the Bobby Franklin Award after starting a voluntary physical fitness program for inmates at Lee Arrandale State Prison.

July 14, 2013 | | Good news


Child service program receives $15,000 grant

July 14, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news


School News

Three area graduates receive scholarships

July 08, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news


Hall County graduates complete basic training

Three Flowery Branch and one East Hall High School graduates plus two Riverside Military Academy graduates recently completed basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

July 07, 2013 | | Good news


Johnson High School grad recogized on ship

Kyle Chisholm, a 2012 Johnson High School 2012 graduate, was recognized as USS George H.W. Bush Avenger of the Day in recognition of his outstanding performance June 6.

July 07, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news


Georgia Art League announces winners

The Georgia Art League of the Quinlan Visual Arts Center announced the winners of the Late Spring Exhibition, which ran through May 31. Ann Reynolds, owner of the Sunshine Village Gallery, Watkinsville, was the judge.

July 04, 2013 | From staff reports | Good news


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Flowery Branch student wins national honor

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.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news


Middle-school students place at FBLA conference

Five Hall County students recently placed at the Future Business Leaders of America State Conference in Perry.

April 14, 2014 | | Good news




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