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Jackson Goble recently completed his Eagle Scout project at Lanier Village Estates in North Hall, the home of Goble’s grandmother, local artist Ruth Money. Goble raised the $600 needed to complete the project and he and other Boy Scouts improved a lake path, planted flowers and restored benches.


Young Harris College honored lifelong Gainesville resident Lillie Mae Green at a dedication ceremony on July 24, naming the first-floor common area of the college’s newest residence hall, Enotah Hall, the "Green Family Lobby." Green, widow of the late Frank Green, founded Green’s Grocery Store with her husband in Gainesville, where they both worked for many years.

The dedication ceremony recognized Green for her generous support of Young Harris College. In 2009, she made special provisions through her estate to further endow the Ronnie Green Scholarship at Young Harris College. Green’s son, Ronnie, was a member of the College’s Class of 1965.


The Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America recently Flowery Branch High School graduate Harrison Saylor with a Young American award.

The award honors young adults who have achieved excellence in their academic and extracurricular endeavors and have made a positive impact on their community. The Northeast Georgia Council presented the cash scholarships at their June executive meeting at Camp Rainey Mountain in Clayton. Other winners were Vanessa Gallegos of Central Gwinnett High School; Davis Lacey of Gilmer High School and Kathleen Wilson of North Gwinnett High School.

Saylor graduated 12th in his class with a 4.3 GPA. He is serving as vice president of administration for Venturing Crew 203, which is chartered to Redwine United Methodist Church. Saylor is an accomplished fencer who has competed in the National Junior Olympic Championship and served as captain of his high school’s first fencing team.


The Scott Hudgens Family Foundation recently provided a grant to the Quinlan Visual Arts Center, providing 91 scholarships for one-week camp sessions at the Summer Arts Camp.


Disability Resource Center hosted the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act at The Field of Dreams on July 24. Highlights of the evening included a concert from John and Andrew King, food, free shirts and kids entertainment. DRC is private nonprofit organization designed to increase independence, access and equal rights for those with disabilities.


Northside Family Worship Center’s Passion Youth, along with teens from other churches, gave away more than 200 gift bags full of school supplies on July 24. The annual "Back To School Blessings" program includedfree hair cuts, a hot lunch, live music and plenty of pens and paper. The Gideons, represented by Comer and Hazel Ledford, were on hand to give each child their own copy of a Bible.

Village Nursing Care recently graduated eight students from its Certified Nursing Assistants training class.
It is the sixth graduating class since the program started in 2008.
Carlie Forrester of Gainesville, Abby Willis of Dawsonville, Norma McCurdy of Buford, Lacasarine Young of Gainesville, Marsha Dean of Greensboro, Raquel Thomas of Gainesville, Terry Offman of Jefferson and Precious Gibson of Gainesville were awarded certificates of completion in preparatory coursework prior to state licensing exams.


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