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State Sen. Lee Hawkins recently spoke on health care issues to about 90 students, staff and faculty at Gainesville State College. The event’s sponsor was the Politically Incorrect Club. From left are, Politically Incorrect Club adviser Douglas Young, club president Cristy Worthington, Hawkins, club vice president Andrea Ivan and club secretary Brittany Bailey.
Miranka Van Hintum recently received a $1,000 scholarship from Chick-fil-A in Gainesville. Hintum attends Brenau University.

Students at East Hall High School recently garnered the top Hall County scores in the Georgia High School Graduation Tests.
The school scored 96 percent on the test, which was given to the county’s 1,235 first-time juniors. As a whole, 94 percent of Hall County students passed the test, higher than the 91 percent passage rate statewide and the 93 percent in the Pioneer RESA area, a multicounty area spread across Northeast Georgia.
In the “exceeds standards” category, Hall students again did better than their peers across the state and across the region. In Hall, 12 percent of students fell into that category, compared to only 9 percent statewide and 11 percent in the RESA area.
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