The Gainesville High School Varsity Academic Team won the North Georgia Academic championship in a sudden death final question against South Forsyth High School. In so doing, the team defeated Stephens County, Franklin County, Lambert, Habersham Central, West Forsyth, White County, North Forsyth, Flowery Branch, Dawson County, Lumpkin County, West Hall, Pickens, Chestatee, Gilmer and South Forsyth. These high schools represented the school finalists in the North Georgia six regions.
The Gainesville Jaycees recently helped ensure a better Christmas for more than 240 Hall County children with their annual Empty Stocking Fund project.
Allan Wade Elliott, deputy commanding general of the 108th Training Command, was officially promoted to brigadier general Nov. 19 at Charlotte, N.C.
Air Force Airman Russell N. Hires graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Tiffany Miller of Railroad Street, Oakwood, and Russell Hires of Trio Avenue, Louisville, Ky. He is a 2009 graduate of West Hall High School, Oakwood. Hires earned distinction as an honor graduate. • Air Force Airman Tevin S. Haley graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air ...
Following the disaster seminar held July 27, there have been several more steps toward personal and community preparedness for disasters.
Air Force Airman Autumn F. Compton graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The John Jarrard Foundation presented checks Nov. 22 to nonprofits earned from the 10th annual benefit concert held Sept. 23-24 at Brenau University in Gainesville.
Army Pvt. Matt W. Brew has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus. Brew is the son of Marty and Kathy Brew of South Bluff Court, Gainesville. He is a 2010 graduate of Lanier Career Academy. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development ...
The Jefferson High School Air Force Junior ROTC Dragon Group competed with 14 JROTC teams recently at the Southern Invitational Drill Meet at East Paulding High School.
Hall County 4-H youth recently traveled to Rock Eagle 4-H Center to attend the Georgia 4-H Junior Conference, a 26-hour event filled with community service projects, classes, workshops and fun activities. Participants from Hall County were Isaiah del Campbell from East Hall Middle School and Cody Cornett from Chestatee Academy
Attendees of a recent Lakeshore Squares Can-Can square dance generously donated money, canned and boxed goods to highlight the Can-A-Thon event benefitting Good News At Noon at 979 Davis St., Gainesville.
Local students played key roles Oct. 7-8 when Brenau University teams collected top honors in the ninth annual Mock Mediation Tournament on the Gainesville campus.
At its October meeting, the Lyman Hall Chapter Sons of the American Revolution presented a Bronze Good Citizenship Medal to retired U.S. Marine Master Sgt. Jack Reese, Naval Science Instructor in the Junior Naval ROTC program at Gainesville High School.
Riverside Military Academy congratulates Errol Bisso, class of 1961, on his selection as the RMA Distinguished Alumnus 2011. Bisso was honored with this award during Riverside's Homecoming 2011 festivities on Oct. 1.
Students from Chestatee, East Hall, Flowery Branch and the Lanier Charter Career Academy recently attended the International DECA Conference in Anaheim, Calif. More than 16,000 students from around the world competes in marketing-based events.
Hanh Nguyen, a 2013 graduate of West Hall High School in Oakwood, has been awarded a scholarship from the Baldor Electric Company Foundation for the 2013-14 school year.
North Georgia resident Luke Pilgrim has been awarded The McClure-Scanlin Award at The University of North Georgia in Dahlonega.
This past week Jeff Gulle, photography instructor at North Georgia Technical College, competed in the annual print competition with the Georgia Professional Photographers Association. For the second year in a row, he won "Photographer of the Year."
Elachee Nature Science Center has been selected to receive a $4,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden Foundation, the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants Inc.
P.E.O. Chapter AB of Cumming member, Carolyn Swistek, right, presents Susan Iles of Gainesville with a $1,200 check as a part of P.E.O.s Program for Continuing Education Grant.
A crowd attended this year's Chamber Chase 5-kilometer and 2-mile Wellness Walk. The Hall County Sheriff's Office received the "Most Creative Over" for its T-shirt design thanks to Baxter's Shirt Factory. The Chamber Chase was a warm-up for the inaugural Sheriff's Summer Sprint 5K.
The following local students completed courses with exemplary marks and made the President's and Dean's List for 2012 fall semester at Gainesville State College in Oakwood.
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