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After 50 years, Lakeshore Squares going strong with new, old members

Nearly 50 years after its first meeting on March 23, 1964, the Lakeshore Squares dance club has lots of new faces but is still dancing strong.

March 01, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


4-H club deadeyes again outshoot law officers in annual event

To achieve success in sharpshooting competition, Hall County 4-H S.A.F.E BB Rifle Team members spend half their time learning about guns and gun safety in a classroom, the other half on the range putting their knowledge and skill to use.

February 23, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Warmer weather brings residents outside to enjoy the sun

After being stuck indoors due to snow, sleet and ice, Gainesville residents were happy Sunday to see sunshine and warmer temperatures return.

February 16, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Shake, rattle and roll: Quake catches Georgians by surprise

Most think of California or the West Coast as the likely source for an earthquake.

February 15, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Dental clinic offers free care, oral health education

During hard economic times, many people have gone without such benefits as health and dental insurance, making it difficult to receive the proper care they need.

February 15, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Winter storm warning issued for tonight and Tuesday

Less than two weeks ago, North Georgia received a couple of inches of snow and ice. Now, the possibility of snow, sleet and freezing rain returns as early as tonight.

February 10, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Lanier Soccer Association honored with Community Spirit Award

Hard work by outreach programs to help local youth sometimes can go unrecognized by the general public.

February 08, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Zumba fundraising event gets hearts pumping

Since she was a 14-year-old sophomore at Lakeview Academy, Vidya Medepalli had a vision of helping raise awareness and funds for people suffering from heart ailments.

February 08, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Residents emerge as cold, snowy week gives way to sunny, warm weekend

After digging out from a snowstorm at the beginning of the week that closed businesses and schools, Gainesville residents looked to take advantage of Saturday's springlike weather.

February 01, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Chemicals, cold help battle pests in hemlocks

Hemlock trees are tall green trees, like Christmas trees.

January 26, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Area Scouts gather for Winter Camporee to learn survival skills

For Boy Scout troops, weekend retreats are time spent with many troops from around the area, basking in fellowship, showing the progress they have made with certain task requirements and learning responsibilities.

January 18, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Wintry mix possible by morning, then dangerous cold

Gainesville City Schools were closed to students today because of the cold air and potential for ice on roadways this morning.

January 05, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Wintry mix in forecast tonight

Winter weather likely is on the way throughout Northeast Georgia tonight with snow, sleet and Arctic temperatures.

January 05, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Event helps athlete fight leukemia

Imagine being a healthy 22-year-old college student, playing basketball and doing well in your studies.

December 29, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Local


Rainfall totals could near 6 inches in Gainesville

Above average temperatures, high humidity and a whole lot of rain brought a soggy start to winter this past weekend.

December 22, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Local


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Jefferson baseball falls in Class AAA championship series to Blessed Trinity

ROSWELL - For the first time in program history, the Jefferson Dragons' baseball team played for a state championship on Saturday at Blessed Trinity. The problem was, they were playing the defending Class AAA state champions, the Blessed Trinity Titans.

May 23, 2015 | Charles Phelps | High schools


Jefferson baseball advances to Class AAA state title series with Game 3 win over Westminster, 5-2

ATLANTA - After dropping Game 2 of the Class AAA state semifinals to the Westminster Wildcats, Jefferson coach Tommy Knight said his team would "be better" in a pressure-packed, season-deciding Game 3.

May 20, 2015 | Charles Phelps | High schools


Jefferson splits semifinal baseball series with Westminster

ATLANTA - The Jefferson Dragons' baseball team split its first two games against the Westminster Wildcats in the Class AAA state semifinals on Tuesday. The deciding Game 3 will be played today at 5:30 p.m. at Westminster. The winner plays at Blessed Trinity for the Class AAA state championship on Saturday.

May 20, 2015 | Charles Phelps | High schools


Jefferson's perfect season ended by OT loss

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson Dragons' run at a second state championship in three seasons ended Friday night at Jefferson Memorial Stadium.

November 28, 2014 | Charles Phelps | All prep football news


Dragons stay perfect, smother Dodge County 27-7

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.

November 21, 2014 | Charles Phelps | All prep football news


Dragons ignore cold, fire past Franklin 38-7

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.

November 14, 2014 | Charles Phelps | All prep football news


Jefferson wins battle of unbeatens, tops Hart County 21-14

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.

November 08, 2014 | Charles Phelps | All prep football news


Hart County passing game swamps Jackson County, 43-7

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.

October 17, 2014 | Charles Phelps | All prep football news


Jefferson keeps it clean, tops Elbert 52-6

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.

October 03, 2014 | Charles Phelps | All prep football news


Jefferson starts slow, rebounds to blast Jackson 34-7

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.

September 26, 2014 | Charles Phelps | All prep football news


Dragons dominate rival Commerce, 28-3

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.

September 12, 2014 | Times regional staff | All prep football news


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