The University of North Georgia debate team finished in second place at the National Comprehensive Debate Tournament in Indianapolis, Ind.
Jackson EMC has selected North Hall High School student Betsy Barrett as one of four students for the 2014 Washington Youth Tour leadership trip.
Flowery Branch Elementary School fourth- and fifth graders competed in 18 events and finished in second place in the first-ever Science Olympiad hosted by Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science.
Winners of the Young Marine Artist Search Competition were:
In March, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County were awarded the "High Performance Board Team Award" at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Southeast Regional Conference in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Gainesville High School won the 8 AAAAA Literary Championship recently at Apalachee High School.
The Black Mountain College Experience had its opening reception March 6 at the John S. Burd Center on the Brenau University campus in Gainesville. It featured dance, music, painting, drawing and other media by the artists who worked together in the Black Mountain College setting.
The East Hall High School student council recently hosted an after-school dinner for the custodial staff.
Banks County High School student Calvin Boyer recently placed first in the Electric Membership Corp./National FFA Organization State Agricultural Education Career Development Event with a 95.773 score.
Four students from Johnson High School Bands were selected as members of the Georgia Music Educators Association's Ninth District Honor Band.
The Mu chapter of the Phi Mu fraternity at Brenau University sponsored two events this spring, raising $3,365 for its national philanthropy, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
Darden Restaurants Foundation Inc. has bestowed a $2,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program to the Gainesville-Hall County Community Council on Aging, which helps raise funds for Meals on Wheels.
The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $86,738 in grants at its February meeting, including $33,900 to organizations serving Hall County.
Lanierland Civitan is meeting at the Gainesville Bowling Center to combine its dinner meetings with providing community service to a local organization.
The South Hall Rotary Club had its first 5-kilometer race in Flowery Branch, with proceeds benefitting the Adoptive and Foster Parent Association of Hall County, Boys and Girls Clubs of Hall County and the University of North Georgia Scholarship Fund.
Todd Modderman of Dahlonega received the appreciation award for his dedication to driving a big-rig to trainings in the Southeast region for the Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe organization.
Gainesville Fire Department recently received a donation of much-needed equipment from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
The North Georgia Community Foundation awarded $16,500 in Community Impact Grants to nine nonprofits in Northeast Georgia to help fund programs designed to improve the quality of life in the North Georgia region.
Nestled on the Southern-most shoreline of Lake Lanier on 1,500 acres, the Lake Lanier Islands Resort received the distinction of becoming a member of the Southern Living Hotel Collection.
Art ranging from photography to pottery to pen and ink and fine crafts were eyed carefully as part of the 2014 Judged Art Competition.
Paramedic and firefighter David Kinnunen recently retired from Hall County Fire Department and Emergency Services.
The Tanger Outlets in Commerce delivered supplies to area animal shelters including Gainesville's Humane Society of Northeast Georgia.
The Georgia Junior Chamber (Jaycees) hosted its first Hall of Fame induction ceremony Sept. 26, to honor seven prominent Georgia Jaycee Alumni. Gainesville resident Abit Massey was one of the seven honorees.
On Sept. 6, more than 140 members and friends of North Georgia United Methodist churches reached out to serve residents in Banks, Athens-Clark, Jackson and Habersham counties during the third annual "Great Day of Service."
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