After breaking their first two-game losing streak in five years, Gainesville (8-3) hopes it can ride the momentum of last week's first-round win against Rome, into a win in the second round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs against Kell (10-1) tonight in Marietta. This game is shaping up to feature two heavyweight offenses with a state quarterfinal berth going to the winner.
Hall County held the official grand opening Saturday for the new North Hall Community Center.
JEFFERSON - With the No. 1 seed and homefield advantage through the first two rounds of the state playoffs, the Jefferson Dragons wanted to take advantage of what they had earned in the regular season and ride through round one.
Laurel Park turned into a haven for barbecue, cars, animals, adults and kids Saturday afternoon as the Gainesville Jaycees welcomed barbecue enthusiasts from around the state for the inaugural "Hawgin' On Lanier" state championship competition.
CLEVELAND - The White County Warriors will become road warriors next week after they clinched the No. 3 seed in the Region 7-AAA state playoffs.
You don't have to sell out the Georgia Dome or Philips Arena to find happiness in the faces of a crowd; you can find it volunteering and sharing your music with those in need.
DAHLONEGA - An autumn tradition in Lumpkin County, the annual HemlockFest brings together artists and music lovers to raise awareness about the woolly adelgid, a parasite that kills hemlock trees.
After securing the first winning season in school history last week, the Lakeview Academy Lions wanted to add one more win to the already historic season.
The Korean War Veterans of Georgia unveiled and dedicated a memorial Saturday at Rock Creek Veterans Park in Gainesville at in honor of 11 men from Hall County who died nearly 60 years ago in the war.
DAHLONEGA - Coming off its second overtime win of the season last Friday night, Chestatee was looking to avoid a repeat of that close call.
Families gathered Saturday for the third annual Harvest Balloon Festival at Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch. The event featured fun activities for all ages, from tethered hot air balloon rides and a hamster ball roll to a bounce house for the kids.
Starting the fourth quarter with a 13-point lead, the Chestatee War Eagles were 12 minutes away from their first six-game win streak in school history and remaining undefeated in region play Friday night.
JEFFERSON - The Jefferson Dragons' run at a second state championship in three seasons ended Friday night at Jefferson Memorial Stadium.
JEFFERSON - The No. 1-seed Jefferson Dragons put together another dominant performance in the Class AAA state playoffs Friday night at Memorial Stadium, ousting the No. 3-seeded Dodge County Indians, 27-7.
JEFFERSON - With freezing temperatures, it took a little time for the Jefferson Dragons' offense to warm up offensively during its Class AAA state playoff opener against the Franklin County Lions.
HARTWELL - Coming into Friday night's region championship-deciding game between the Jefferson Dragons and Hart County Bulldogs, it was the offenses that had all the attention as the driving forces behind both teams' 9-0 records.
HARTWELL - In what has been a disappointing and tough 2014 campaign, the Jackson County Panthers looked to turn their luck around Friday night and put a second "W" in the win column.
JEFFERSON - The Jefferson Dragons have shown all year why they are the class of the newly-formed Region 8-AAA by scoring throngs of points and making it tough for opposing offenses to get into Dragon territory, let alone the end zone.
JEFFERSON - After a first-possession fumble by the undefeated Jefferson Dragons on Friday night, the annual Battle of Jefferson against Jackson County had all the makings of a great rivalry game: an early turnover, a fired-up crowd and the home team looking to score quickly.
JEFFERSON-When it comes to the Battle of the Bridge rivalry between the Jefferson Dragons and Commerce Tigers, Jefferson head coach Ben Hall said you could throw both teams' undefeated records out the window.
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