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Amy Brown, a student at North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega, was recently crowned Miss Hall County at the Miss Hall County/Miss Flowery Branch pageant sponsored by Fifth Row Center.

There are currently openings for a limited number of children ages 11-17 to join the ranks of the 2745th Seabee Battalion. Members take part in trips such as visiting the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier museum in Patriots Point, S.C., touring Fort Sumter and camping. The unit also recently went flying in a small aircraft at the Lawrenceville airport courtesy of the Young Eagles program. Interviews for interested candidates will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 at 708 Holcomb Bridge Road in Norcross. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling 770-849-9701.

Ann Jones of Flowery Branch recently competed at the third annual Pinto Congress horse show in Tulsa, Okla. Jones earned four championship titles with her horse, Delta Getsya Wynnin, in the stakes race, keyhole race, halter and working cow horse classes. In all, 386 exhibitors competed from 28 states and Canada during Pinto Congress, a four-day competition of pinto horses.

The Longstreet Clinic recently received the top honor in the 2008 statewide e-Technology Awards for successfully developing and using an electronic medical records system. The clinic won in the category for a multispecialty practice of 10 or more physicians. The e-Technology Award was created by The Physicians' Institute for Excellence in Medicine to showcase innovative technology solutions that have a positive effect on clinical practice and care.

The North Georgia College & State University Patriot Choir directed by John Broman recently sang during a dedication service at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church in Fayetteville for Gen. William Livsy, a 1952 graduate of North Georgia College. Livsy served as commander in chief of the United Nations' combined forces in Korea from 1984 to 1987 and had Ga. 314 named after him.

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