Hall returning to in-person school on hybrid schedule Jan. 19
Hall County Schools will return to an in-person hybrid schedule beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19, after the school system reported stabilizing COVID-19 numbers and “significantly” decreased student cases, Superintendent Will Schofield announced Thursday morning.
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From left, Tom Gleason, a board member for the Minneapolis, Minn.-based Friends of Ngong Road charity; his parents Charles and Janet Gleason of Dahlonega; and Peter Ndungu, director of Ngong Road’s school in Nairobi, Kenya. Chuck Gleason recently received a $5,000 grant for the Ngong Road charity.
Wayne Farms recently honored its top producers of the year at a dinner in Commerce. The following award winners were:
Pullet Producer of the Year: Jerry Peck, breeder manager; Brandon and Annie Reece, producers; Brad Duck, field representative.
Hen Producer of the Year: Stanley Barnes, producer; Jerry Peck, breeder manager.
Broiler Top 5 Producer: John Moore, broiler manager; John and Dana Moore, producers; Larry Davis, field representative.
Retired with Over 30 Years Broiler Production: John Moore, broiler manager; Walter and Vera Porter, producers.
Retired with Over 30 Years Broiler Production: John Moore, broiler manager; Ernest and Louise Adams, producers.

Charles Gleason of Dahlonega was recently awarded a $5,000 Quality of Life grant by the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation for outstanding community service on behalf of Friends of Ngong Road.
Gleason, his wife Janet and son Tom volunteer more than 50 hours a month for Friends of Ngong Road through two key activities: They sponsor a child, Victor Wambau, and they helped host three fundraising events that raised more than $6,000. Gleason also helped develop a fundraising program, Out of Asia, selling unique items from Asia in private homes. Also the Gleason family supports 11 children in Kenya with meals and education.
Friends of Ngong road, based in Minnesota, is a nonprofit organization that provides education and support for Nairobi children living in poverty whose lives are affected by HIV/AIDS.
The MDRT Foundation’s Quality of Life program selected 22 recipients this year for the award.

Travis Smith, manager at the Kroger store on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville, recently got a haircut for a good cause.
That’s because he gave his employees a challenge: If they raised $1,500 for the annual Children’s Miracle Network fundraiser, he would shave his head.
A few weeks later, his employees met that goal, and Smith recently had his head shaved as part of the deal, just before he and his family left to go on vacation.
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