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The American Legion Eugene Brown Post No. 521 of Gainesville held their first quarter meeting held at Ryan’s in Gainesville. The veterans group has ranked second in the 9th District in membership at 148.7 percent. The meeting’s agenda included planning for the Memorial Day parade and their 60th Anniversary Ball on June 28 at the Gainesville Civic Center. Standing, from left, are Herschel Wells, Charles Hendrix, Cmdr. Johnny Varner, Richard Robertson, Kenneth Robinson and Walter Smith. Seated, from left, are Lamar Johnson, Stephanie Westbrooks-Watkins, Douglas Cobb and Lamar Millsap. - photo by For The Times

The Gainesville Music Club recently held music scholarship auditions at Brenau University in Gainesville.
Allison Chetta, daughter of Marc and Helen Chetta of Clarkesville, received the Gainesville Music Club High School Senior Scholarship. The home-schooled high school senior studies piano with Priscilla Jefcoat, a professor at Brenau University. She plans to attend Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., as a music major this fall.
The Mary Williams Scholarship for college music majors was awarded to Hannah Chapman, daughter of Joe and Janey Chapman of Dahlonega. The junior piano performance major studies piano with Lois Finlay, a professor at North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega.
This scholarship is in honor of the late Mary Williams, charter member and past president of the Gainesville Music Club.

The Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville recently announced awards in its third annual summer juried exhibition, “Memories.” The exhibition attracted original artwork from across the country ranging from sculpture to oils, watercolors and mixed media. Jim Chapman served as juror for entry and Frank Norton Jr. served as juror. Prizes totaled $2,000.
The awards for the exhibition are:
First place: “Walking in his Footsteps,” a photograph by Fox Gradin
Second place: “Lord Love R.A.,” a mixed media in tin, paint and brushes by Durwood Pepper
Third place: “Sea Cave,” a fiber artwork by Catherine Hart


Command Sgt. Maj. Ricky L. Haralson, daughter of Hazel and Charles Haralson of Murrayville, recently graduated from the Army’s Sergeant Major Academy at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. She has also served in the Army’s military police corps in Korea, Germany, Egypt and as 1st sgt. of M.P. corps in Iraq, along with posts in the United States.
Haralson is a 1983 graduate of North Hall High School. She will now be assigned to a battalion in Korea.

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