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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




School News

Georgia Boys State Program finds new home at Riverside

April 07, 2014 | | Good news


DAR presents two community awards

April 06, 2014 | | Good news


Enota Academy students show off their smarts

Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy recently had its annual Multiple Intelligences Fair.

March 31, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news




School News

Riverside Band and Chorus represented at AMCSUS Festival

March 24, 2014 | | Good news


L.L. Bean awards grant to support trail clubs

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has received a $20,000 grant from L.L.Bean, a multi-channel merchant of outdoor gear and apparel, to support the ATC's Grants to Clubs program.

March 23, 2014 | | Good news


3 county residents in Leadership Georgia class

Each year, 63 participants from a pool of several hundred applicants are selected to be part if the Leadership Georgia class.

March 23, 2014 | | Good news


Two agencies donate venison to area charities

The Lanier Quality Deer Management (QDM) Branch/Southern Heritage Land Company (SHLC) Hunters for the Hungry program in Gainesville donated the last of its 2013 frozen ground venison in mid-January.

March 23, 2014 | | Good news


Hall technology fair considered success

The inaugural Hall County Regional Technology Fair was a success with 41 students from three schools competing in 10 select categories.

March 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


SkillsUSA competitors head to state contest

Students from Chestatee, East Hall, Flowery Branch, Johnson and West Hall high schools as well as Lanier Charter Career Academy placed at the Region SkillsUSA Competition on Feb. 6 at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville. Students earning first and second advanced to the state finals March 13-15 at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta on March 13-15.

March 17, 2014 | | Good news


Centennial Elementary wins 2 reading bowls

Centennial Elementary School won the district competition of the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl in January and the North East Georgia Regional Competition in February at North Hall Middle School.

March 10, 2014 | | Good news


School crowns Mr. GHS at male beauty pageant

On Jan. 22, Gainesville High School elected Cameron Drake as Mr. GHS during a male-dominated beauty pageant.

March 10, 2014 | | Good news


Hall County students play in honor band

Seven Johnson High School Band students recently participated in the University of Georgia's Honor Band Festival.

March 10, 2014 | | Good news


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Articles by Section - Good news


Students place third in horse contest

Hall County 4-H is proud to announce the Senior Horse Judging team placed third in the 4-H State Horse Judging Contest and recently competed at the Southern Regional 4-H Horse Show in Raleigh, N.C.

September 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


2 Gainesville Scouts earn Eagle ranking

Christopher Ball, left, and Knox Martin received their Eagle Scout badges from Troop 26 at First Baptist Church in Gainesville. Ball, a senior at Lakeview Academy, is the son of David and Shannon Ball; Knox, a senior at Greater Atlanta Christian, is the son of Eddie and Becky Martin, all of Gainesville.

September 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Dawson schools praised for finances

The Dawson County school system was honored by the state for its financial reporting.

September 21, 2014 | | Good news


Community members graduate from county leadership program

Nineteen community and professional leaders graduated the Leadership Jackson program recently.

September 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Jackson EMC Foundation awards $41K in grant money

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded a total of $81,955 in grants during its June meeting, including $41,200 to organizations serving Hall County.

September 21, 2014 | | Good news


Sheriff’s Office employees run in Peachtree Road Race

Employees with the Hall County Sheriff's Office competed in the Peachtree Road Race on July 4 in Atlanta.

September 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Riverside cadet earns 2nd national art award

Cadet Master Sgt. James A. Graham II won a second consecutive national art award from the American Society of Marine Artists.

September 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


GHS grad awarded Wofford scholarship

Sara Hayes of Gainesville received a merit scholarship to attend Wofford College for the 2014-15 academic year.

September 14, 2014 | | Good news


36 Hall County students receive area scholarships

The North Georgia Community Foundation recently awarded $180,950 in scholarships to North Georgia high school students who will begin college this fall, including 37 students from Hall County.

September 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news




Nurse speaks at Newcomers meeting recently

In honor of Memorial Day, Gainesville Newcomers club had Donna C. Rowe speak at its May luncheon.

September 14, 2014 | | Good news


Best-selling author talks to writers’ group

New York Times best-selling author Haywood Smith was the guest speaker at the Northeast Georgia Writers Club's annual awards banquet May 7.

September 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville woman’s book gets 2nd place

Lilian Roberts of Gainesville was recognized by Rep. Carl Rogers for being named a MARSocial Author of the Year runner-up.

September 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gateway House receives money for legal services

Nine nonprofit agencies in Gateway House in Gainesville have been awarded grants totaling more than $2 million to provide civil legal services for the victims of domestic violence.

September 14, 2014 | | Good news


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