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Motorcycle event raises funds for family of 4-year-old with cancer

On beautiful weekends in North Georgia, motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation, especially for a ride to the mountains.

July 29, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Local


Hospital leader, Lakeview Academy co-founder dies at 84

A surgeon, former chief of staff at Northeast Georgia Medical Center and a co-founder of Lakeview Academy, Dr. Robert S. Tether Jr., died Wednesday. He was 84.

July 29, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Local


Swimmers, family members fill Gainesville for event at Frances Meadows center

Youth swimmers from around Georgia descended on the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center on Saturday for the Georgia Recreation and Park Association Class A State Swim Meet.

July 27, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Local


Family Day brings ‘Colonial Faire’ to NE Ga.

America's Colonial era came to life Sunday at the Northeast Georgia History Center's monthly Family Day.

July 14, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Local


Dingo Days event brings cycling enthusiasts to Flowery Branch

If you were driving by the downtown historic district of Flowery Branch on Saturday, you may have seen cyclists racing and thought you had been dropped in the middle of the Tour de France.

July 14, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Local


Beep ball participants use senses to compete on level playing field

Teams of visually-impaired men and women, some completely blind, showed Saturday that a scoreboard doesn't matter when it comes to their sport.

June 30, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Local


Paddleboard event helps Lanier club raise funds for new boats

Competitors and novices alike took part in various boating disciplines Saturday when the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club held its second annual Paddlethon fundraiser at the Lake Lanier Olympic Center.

June 23, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Local


Summer increases danger of leaving children in cars

With summer officially starting on Friday, temperatures have already started to rise.

June 17, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Local


Bicyclist suffers serious head injury in crash

Georgia State Patrol is investigating a crash that resulted in serious injury to a bicycle rider on Bryant Quarter Road near Cobb Griffin on Sunday.

June 16, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Local


Possible body spotted in lake

A possible body was spotted late Sunday afternoon at Clarks Bridge Park in Gainesville.

June 16, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Local


Volunteers spruce up historic Piedmont Hotel

A sunny Saturday made for a great day of cleaning and sprucing up of Gainesville's historic Piedmont Hotel.

June 09, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Local


Walking tour places solar system in perspective

Some Gainesville residents took part Saturday morning in what has become a once-a-month expedition many may not know about: the Solar System Walking Tour.

June 01, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Local


Barbecue competition dishes up good food, fun to benefit scholarships

Barbecue lovers and expert chefs from 37 teams around the area, state and Southeast gathered in a fun, down-home barbecue cook-off Saturday in the fifth annual Brenau Barbecue Championship at Brenau University.

May 26, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Local


Riverside Military Academy opens campus home for president

Riverside Military Academy welcomed a new addition to its campus Saturday, something it hasn't had since 2005: A home for the school president.

May 19, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Local


5K race to honor fallen hero raises funds for service members

LULA - Four years ago, Shannon Jenrette wanted to do something to give back to those in the military and honor the memory of her late husband, Maj. Kevin M. Jenrette, who was killed in action June 4, 2009, while serving in Afghanistan.

May 12, 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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