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Danielle Newbern, a senior at North Hall High, recently signed an Academic Presidential Scholarship with LaGrange College. Newbern also plans on playing softball with the college.


Brenau University Golden Tigers Athletics has organized a canned food drive to benefit the food pantry at Good News at Noon. Canned goods most needed are soups, canned meats and pinto beans.

A Brenau Golden Tigers bus will be at Texas Roadhouse, 895 Dawsonville Hwy., Gainesville, between 6 and 9 p.m. Tuesday. Receive one choice of select appetizers per table for can donations.


In collaboration with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, The Quinlan Visual Arts Center is proud to be a part of the Partners in Education (PIE) program.

The Quinlan has arranged for a free incentive-based field trip to the class from each of the city elementary schools that has the best attendance in the first semester of the year.

The winning class receives an "Arty Attendance Party" that will feature a ceramics team and a fun and easy one-fire hand building projects, ice cream and a guided tour of the Youth Art exhibition currently on display at the center.

The parties are scheduled for the following dates from 10 a.m. until noon:

Gainesville Elementary, Monday

New Holland Elementary, Wednesday


Janice Joanna Jameson Jones, a resident of Flowery Branch, has earned an Associate in Science in Nursing from Excelsior College in Albany, New York.


Brandon Ona of Buford, a rising senior at Mill Creek High School, has been nominated to represent Georgia as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2011 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University in Washington, D.C.

Ona has the opportunity to join a select group of students from all over the country for an intensive study of journalism and media. Ona was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies.

National Youth Correspondents will participate in decision-making simulations that challenge them to explore the creative, practical, and ethical tensions inherent in journalism and media.



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