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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


Lauren Gregory studies abroad during 2014

Wofford College student Lauren E. Gregory of Gainesville studied abroad in Malta, Monaco, Andoraa, Vatican City and San Marino during Interim 2014.

March 10, 2014 | | Good news


GHS HOSA students compete at state

Gainesville High School's Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) team had record numbers competing in regional competition. Several of them qualified to compete at the state leadership.

March 10, 2014 | | Good news




Area students qualify for State HOSA contest

A record-breaking number of school students qualified at the Region Health Occupations Students of America Competition recently and will advance to the state contest March 6–8 in Athens. State qualifiers are from Chestatee, Flowery Branch, Johnson and West Hall Schools.

March 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


Deem receives nomination to U.S. Military Academy

Riverside Military Academy senior cadet Jacob M. Deem was officially accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

March 03, 2014 | | Good news


Summerour earns nomination to Air Force Academy

Riverside Military Academy senior cadet Harrison Summerour has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy by U.S. Congressman Doug Collins, Georgia's 9th District representative.

March 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


Jackson EMC Foundation awards $9,000 to agencies serving Hall County

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $73,440 in grants during its December meeting, including $9,500 to organizations serving area residents.

March 02, 2014 | | Good news




Hamilton Gardens curator in Hiawassee wins award for community wellness

Paul Hansen, curator of the Hamilton Gardens in Hiawassee, was honored for his community involvement and work of bringing science to the garden for Towns County Schools.

February 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


Charla Brown attains GOAL scholarship

Charla Brown of Clayton, a pharmacy technology student at North Georgia Technical College, has been named as the 2014 winner of the NGTC Foundation's Marlowe-Evans GOAL Scholarship.

February 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Good news


2009 North Hall graduate wins Fulbright award

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.

February 17, 2014 | | Good news


Area author shares story with preschoolers

February 16, 2014 | | Good news


Girl donates hair to Locks of Love

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.

February 09, 2014 | | Good news


Safe Kids awarded car seat mini-grant

Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County was awarded the 2014 Car Seat Mini-Grant by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Injury Prevention Program.

February 09, 2014 | | Good news


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Health care students pinned at North Georgia Tech College

Achieving a professional credential is a celebrated event at North Georgia Technical College, and two Gainesville residents were pinned at a July ceremony on the Clarkesville campus.

August 17, 2014 | | Good news


EMC Foundation awards $41K to Hall County groups

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $41,000 in grants to organizations serving Hall County during their April meeting.

August 14, 2014 | | Good news


Riverside cadet named National Merit Scholar

Riverside Military Academy Class of 2014 graduate DoYeun Kim was selected as a 2014 National Merit Scholarship finalist and has earned the title of Merit Scholar.

August 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Two North Georgia students tour Washington, D.C., during summer break

As the Washington Youth Tour celebrates its 50th Anniversary, two North Georgia students participated in the event this year.

August 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


JHS students develop leadership skills at national conference in Texas

Four Hall County students, who are members of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, participated in the 70th annual National Leadership Conference to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

August 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville grad dons character of Mrs. Corry

Gainesville High School graduate Xylina Stamper donned the role of Mrs. Corry in the musical "Mary Poppins" during its run at Aurora Theatre in downtown Lawrenceville.

August 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Lumpkin County grad wins national award

Kathryn Hucks, a 2014 Lumpkin County High School graduate, won first in the client services event in late June and early July at the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

August 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gainesville girl wins skeet shooting contest

Samantha Simonton, 14, of Gainesville, took first place in skeet and second in sporting clays senior/JV girls division at the 2014 Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation National Championships in Sparta, Ill. It was her first year to shoot competitively.

August 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


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