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Bank supports film honoring WWII vet

Bank supports film honoring WWII vet

South State Bank’s Jefferson office donated $1,000 to the World War II Foundation to support the production of a documentary chronicling Jefferson native Damon “Rocky” Gause’s escape from the Japanese in World War II.

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Amerigroup event offers help to families

Amerigroup event offers help to families

Families visited Lakeshore Mall on Friday for Amerigroup’s Winter Wonderland event, which offered children’s activities and resources for families.

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Boys & Girls Clubs recognizes Laidlaw

Boys & Girls Clubs recognizes Laidlaw

Alex Laidlaw was recently honored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County at the annual Christmas meeting and awards ceremony.

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Area woman inducted into honor society

Brittany Lee of Gainesville was recently initiated into the honor society Phi Kappa Phi at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.

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Flowery Branch woman receives scholarship

Leah Granger of Flowery Branch received the Kristin Bandy Craig Memorial Sponsored Scholarship during the 2014-2015 academic year.

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UNG debate team wins multiple awards at Blazer Classic

The University of North Georgia’s debate team won three first-place honors at the Blazer Classic Debate Tournament on Oct. 24-25 at Valdosta State University in Valdosta. Students on the team included Fernando Gonzalez of Flowery Branch, a sophomore majoring in English, Cristian Ramos of Gainesville, a freshman majoring in general studies, Tyler Williams of Flowery Branch, a sophomore majoring in engineering, Pablo Picazo of Gainesville, a senior majoring in psychology, Chase Yarbrough of Clermont, a senior majoring in media studies, Rebecca Pool of Gainesville, a freshman majoring in psychology, Efren Chavez of Gainesville, a senior majoring in management, Shea ...

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Johnson students selected for Hall County Honor Band

Thirteen musicians from Johnson High School were selected for the fourth annual Hall County Honor Band, which was directed this year by Josh Byrd, director of bands at the University of West Georgia. Select musicians from the county gathered for a rigorous rehearsal schedule over a 36-hour period, which culminated in a concert at Riverside Military Academy.

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Lakeview Academy’s robotics team wins award

Lakeview Academy’s robotics team wins award

Lakeview Academy’s robotics team won the second place “Champion’s Award” for embracing gracious professionalism while achieving excellence and innovation in the 2014 Northeast Georgia First Lego League Qualifier at Athens Academy.

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Gainesville area official earns finance certification

Karina Costantini, who works with Gainesville’s Community Service Center, was recognized with Level I certification through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s financial management training program for pursuing professional development in governmental finance, accounting and budgeting.

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American Proteins gives $9,000 to Lanier Tech Foundation

American Proteins gives $9,000 to Lanier Tech Foundation

American Proteins recently gave $9,000 to the Lanier Technical College Foundation to go toward the Bagwell Family Foundation Fund.

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Seventh-grader wins Water Essay Contest

Seventh-grader wins Water Essay Contest

Reagan Britt, a seventh-grader at North Hall Middle School, was named the Hall County winner of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District’s 2014 Water Essay Contest.

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Whitaker graduates basic military training

Air Force Airman Tiffany N. Whitaker, whose mother lives in Flowery Branch, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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Eagle Scout candidate builds wallboard for tennis community

Eagle Scout candidate builds wallboard for tennis community

Sam Terray, an 11th-grader, raised money and built a wallboard for the tennis community at Roper Park on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville. The soon-to-be Eagle Scout from Troop 26 at the First Baptist Church joined with his friends from Troop 16  at the First United Methodist Church for the project.

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Culinary arts students prepared meal for Boys & Girls Clubs

Culinary arts students prepared meal for Boys & Girls Clubs

Lanier Charter Career Academy’s culinary arts students recently prepared a Thanksgiving meal for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County using donated items and complete with homemade stuffing.

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Wells Fargo recognizes 12 Gainesville nonprofits at Days of Giving breakfast

Wells Fargo recognizes 12 Gainesville nonprofits at Days of Giving breakfast

Wells Fargo team members prove small measures add up to make a difference by choosing 12 nonprofits across Gainesville to receive $1,000 grants as the Days of Giving program celebrated its fifth anniversary last month.

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Parkinson’s group plants tribute garden

Parkinson’s group plants tribute garden

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Lanier Women’s Club installs officers for 2014-15

Lanier Women’s Club installs officers for 2014-15

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Singers donate to Meals on Wheels

Singers donate to Meals on Wheels

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State association honors area residents

Several local residents were honored for their volunteer service recently by the Georgia Recreation and Park Association at its annual conference in Jekyll Island.

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Chapel at new Braselton hospital named after former mayor, Henry Braselton

When Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton opens its doors April 1, patients and visitors will be able to find respite in a chapel named in memory of a pillar of the local community — all thanks to a donation from his family.

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Jefferson High School thespians win AAA One-Act State Championship

Jefferson High School thespians win AAA One-Act State Championship

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Local construction firm awards NGTC students scholarships

Local construction firm awards NGTC students scholarships

Ron Cantrell of Ron Cantrell Construction Inc. presented seven photography students with scholarships for their work documenting one of the company’s recent construction projects.

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Riverside cadets join in honor chorus

Riverside cadets join in honor chorus

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Jefferson man named to Who’s Who student list

Craig Sick of Jefferson has been selected to appear in the 2015 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”

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Brenau University professor wins best paper award

Brenau University professor wins best paper award

Gnimbin Ouattara, professor of history and international studies at Brenau University in Gainesville, was recognized at the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research conference in Las Vegas as the winner of the Best Paper Award in Social Sciences.

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Mary Ann Sheehy wins best in show at Quinlan exhibition

Mary Ann Sheehy wins best in show at Quinlan exhibition

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Art League hands out blue ribbons at fall exhibition

Art League hands out blue ribbons at fall exhibition

The Georgia Art League hosted a fall art exhibition Oct. 23. Well-known artist Michael Goettee juried. Winners were: Best of Show, Julie Deane; Award of Excellence, Sharon Fowler, Michael McDougall and Re’gie Kennedy; honorable mentions, Norma Hulsey, Judy Black, Margaret Tingley and Brad Fox.

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Cinderella Beauty Shop hits 54th anniversary

Cinderella Beauty Shop hits 54th anniversary

Cinderella Beauty Shop has been in business more than 54 years and is still serving many families and clients of every age and gender.

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Center Point board member retires after 20 years

Center Point board member retires after 20 years

Rebecca Gurr was honored as she retired from the board of Center Point after 20 years of service.

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Lanier partners raise $400K for children charities

On Oct. 24, The Lanier Partners of North Georgia Inc. sponsored the sixth annual Pirates of Lanier Poker Run and presented its charities with checks of up to $400,000.

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DNR captain wins national award

Capt. Mike England was presented the National Safe Boating Council’s 2014 Boating Safety Award at the 55th annual National Association of State Boating Law Administrators Conference in Bar Harbor, Maine.

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Fraternal Order of Eagles donates $500 to hospice

Fraternal Order of Eagles donates $500 to hospice

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Hall County’s Safe Kids leaders named Georgia’s Coordinator of the Year

Hall County’s Safe Kids leaders named Georgia’s Coordinator of the Year

Kim Martin, coalition coordinator for Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County, was selected as Coalition Coordinator of the Year at Safe Kids Georgia’s sixth annual awards breakfast Oct. 10, at Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

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Jackson EMC Foundation awards $19K to literacy, pregnancy nonprofit groups

Jackson EMC Foundation awards $19K to literacy, pregnancy nonprofit groups

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded a total of $100,000 in grants during its September meeting, including $19,500 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin County residents.

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GTO 2000 celebrates 40 years and marks anniversary with bike donation

GTO 2000 celebrates 40 years and marks anniversary with bike donation

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GHS production of ‘Once on this Island’ earns first-runner up award in regional One-Act competition

GHS production of ‘Once on this Island’ earns first-runner up award in regional One-Act competition

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Brenau students share ‘Truths’ through dance

Brenau students share ‘Truths’ through dance

Brenau University’s fall production of “Evening of Dance: Unspoken Truths” showed student-choreographed pieces in which the dancers demonstrated each one’s unique artistic prowess with performances Nov. 7-8 at Pearce Auditorium. 

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UNG’s Patriot Choir sings at Special Operations Warrior Foundation Golf Classic

UNG’s Patriot Choir sings at Special Operations Warrior Foundation Golf Classic

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Phi Kappa Phi inducts six new Georgia members

Four Gainesville natives, one Cleveland woman and one Flowery Branch woman were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor societies.

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