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.
In a sluggish economy, a group of North Georgia women take action to improve the lives of women and girls locally, regionally and internationally.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lt. Gordon Spears earned the Bobby Franklin Award after starting a voluntary physical fitness program for inmates at Lee Arrandale State Prison.
Three area graduates receive scholarships
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.
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.
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.
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.
Five Hall County students recently placed at the Future Business Leaders of America State Conference in Perry.