This ‘n’ that from here & there

*Hall County’s STAR Student and Teacher will be named at a luncheon on Tuesday. It will be hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Gainesville. The accompanying image shows the names of the STAR Student and Teacher from each of the qualifying schools in Hall County.

*Mckenna Kauffmann has been named Greater Gainesville Sports Alliance (GGSA) Manager. GGSA, established in 2020, is a team of sports, hospitality, civic and industry leaders who work to make clients’ sporting events, which account for more than 85% of the total tourism economic impact on Gainesville, a success.

*Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman Alfred John was appointed Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Board Secretary and Chairman of the ARC Ethics Committee this week at the board’s first meeting of the new year.