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Buford girls strike fast, take down Decatur 3-0 in soccer playoffs

After escaping Decatur earlier this season with a slim victory in overtime, the Buford Lady Wolves, the No. 1 seed from Region 7-AAA, wanted to do two things in the rematch: Score fast and play a mistake-free game.

May 02, 2013 | Charles Phelps | High schools

Chestatee girls shut out by Carrollton in first round of soccer

In a season where the expectations may have not been high, the Chestatee girls shocked teams throughout the regular season as they made their way to the No. 2 seed from Region 8-AAAA for the state playoffs.

April 30, 2013 | Charles Phelps | High schools

Gainesville Spring Chicken Festival adds art show to parade, entertainment and buckets of birds

If you smelled barbecue, cajun or other flavors coming from the Gainesville Square as you passed by Saturday, and you didn't stop by to see why, then you missed the ninth annual Spring Chicken Festival.

April 28, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Local

North Hall rolls past East Hall in regular season finale

After Friday night's win, North Hall head coach Trent Mongero said he was proud of how his guys kept focus, even if their No. 1 seed and region championship had already been clinched before Friday night's game.

April 26, 2013 | Charles Phelps | High schools

Riverside Military falls in tennis playoffs to Lovett

After winning the Region 8-AA championship and earning a No. 1 seed and bye for the state playoffs, the Riverside Military Academy boys tennis team's great season came to an end against Lovett High School with a 5-0 loss in the second round.

April 25, 2013 | Charles Phelps | High schools

North Hall edges Dawson County in PKs for key region win

The North Hall boys soccer team defeated Dawson County 4-3 on penalty kicks for a 2-1 win over the Tigers in a battle between a pair of top-5 ranked teams on Thursday at the Brickyard.

April 25, 2013 | Charles Phelps | High schools

Gainesville girls tennis rolls in first round of state playoffs

After winning the Region 8-AAAAA championship last week, the Gainesville Lady Red Elephants tennis team kept the momentum going, defeating the North Paulding Lady Wolfpack 5-0 in the first round of the Class AAAAA playoffs on Tuesday afternoon at Longwood Park in Gainesville.

April 23, 2013 | Charles Phelps | High schools

Hall woman marks 105 years of blessings

In 1908, Theodore Roosevelt was president, World War I hadn't yet begun, airplanes and cars had just recently been invented and the Chicago Cubs won their last World Series.

April 20, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Local

Gainesville girls come up short in 3-0 loss to Heritage

With a recent rough stretch of play and some injuries to add on top, the Gainesville girls soccer team came into Friday night looking for a spark to turn their play around. But a tough foe in Heritage stood in the way.

April 19, 2013 | Charles Phelps | High schools

Buford boys, White County girls win at Region 7-AAA meet

DAWSONVILLE - The Buford track and field team outpaced the competition and ran to a decisive Region 7-AAA boys championship, defeating second-place finisher North Hall 162-135 on Thursday afternoon at Dawson County High.

April 18, 2013 | Charles Phelps | High schools

Tax deadline keeps post offices busy

If you didn't send off your tax information before Monday's tax deadline day, then you might have encountered a line at the local post office trying to get your information mailed out on time.

April 16, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Local

Safety officials share expertise at Health and Safety Expo

For a crash course in health and safety, it's best to turn to the experts.

April 14, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Local

Cool Springs Park celebrates opening day

Little League baseball players, parents, community members and Hall County District 2 Commissioner Billy Powell were on hand Monday night as the words they had longed to hear were finally spoken: "Play ball."

April 09, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Local

Math whizzes match wits in University of North Georgia tournament

Not all competition has to be related to sports or athletics, as many college students found on Saturday at the University of North Georgia Gainesville campus.

April 06, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Local

Area blood banks say donations decline more than usual over spring break holiday

Spring break is almost over for the Gainesville and Hall County community, and with it ending, local blood banks are hoping to see a rise in blood donations.

April 05, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Local

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Articles By Author - Charles Phelps

Jones sisters lead Commerce girls to first-round win

COMMERCE - Freshmen normally aren't the go-to players for any team, especially during the playoffs.

February 20, 2015 | Charles Phelps | High schools

Banks County boys top East Jackson in first round of Class AAA playoffs

HOMER – If there's a winning formula for the second-seed Banks County Leopards in the Class AAA state playoffs, it is get it to the big men.

February 19, 2015 | Times regional staff | High schools

Banks County girls knock off Jefferson in first-round state playoff game

JEFFERSON - The Banks County Lady Leopards' tough region served them well in the opening round of the Class AAA state basketball tournament.

February 18, 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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