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Middle school girls learns the ins and out of volleball

Bump. Set. Spike. Kill. Block. Dig. Ace.

February 10, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Girls Athlete of the Week: East Hall's Chelsea Dale

The East Hall Lady Vikings had an admittedly rough start to the season, but first-year coach Justin Wheeler made some adjustments over winter break and the team has come back ready to compete.

January 22, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Area teen’s golf tournament raises funds for kids

Alexis Gopfert has been playing competitive golf and visiting Rainbow Children's Home each for about three years, so when she realized she could turn her passion for a sport into something beneficial for the children of the North Georgia home, Gopfert jumped at the chance and planned a charity golf tournament.

January 06, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Girls Athlete of the Week: Dawson County's Sheyenne Seabolt

Dawson County junior post player Sheyenne Seabolt has had no issues transitioning into her role as a leader for the Lady Tigers.

January 01, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Jump start year with race or plunge

The Edmondson-Telford Center for Children is giving locals the chance to start on their New Year's resolutions immediately as it hosts the Embrace 2014 5K race, benefitting victims of child abuse. After the race, runners can cool off with a jump in the frigid waters of Lake Lanier at 17th annual Polar Bear Plunge at the Lake Lanier Olympic Center on Clarks Bridge Road.

December 26, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | Get Out top stories


Girls Athlete of the Week: North Hall's Sydney Cleveland

This time last season, North Hall's Sydney Cleveland was sidelined with a torn ACL.

December 18, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: Chestatee's Bridgette Kelly

Chestatee's Bridgette Kelly knew basketball season would be different for her this year as the only returning starter on the squad, but she didn't expect to find her groove shooting as early as she has.

December 11, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Athlete of the Week: White County's Jenna Gearing

Not many young runners are able to overcome the pressure that comes with trying to repeat as cross country state champions, but this isn't the case for White County sophomore Jenna Gearing.

November 13, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Area runners, teams prepare for Saturday's state cross country championships

For teams like the Flowery Branch boys and individual runners like White County's Jenna Gearing, the state cross country meet is a chance to repeat past success. Other area programs like Chestatee see this weekend's races in Carrollton as a chance to make some noise and perhaps even take home a trophy for the first time.

November 05, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | Community sports


Athlete of the Week: Buford's Morgan Walters

When Morgan Walters first stepped on the Buford softball field as a senior this year, she knew her stellar reputation preceded her.

October 29, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Athlete of the Week: East Hall's Natalie Winters

East Hall pitcher Natalie Winters has an uncanny ability to let mistakes and setbacks roll off her shoulders. That laid-back attitude combines with her skill on the mound to make her the Lady Vikings' ace.

October 15, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Athlete of the Week: Chestatee's Melanie Smith

When opposing players step on the volleyball court to face Chestatee, one of the first people they notice is middle hitter Melanie Smith, a 6-foot-2 senior with confidence and energy that can intimidate almost any opponent, according to coach Julie Rushing.

October 10, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Athlete of the Week: North Hall's Makenzie Bryant

North Hall libero Makenzie Bryant has no reservations about being in charge, even as one of the younger players on her volleyball team.

October 01, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Athlete of the Week: Buford's Drew Puckett

Buford sophomore infielder Drew Puckett struggled at the plate to start the year off. After an outstanding showing her freshman year, Puckett's 2013 outing was not what she envisioned when she started the season, but she is finally hitting her stride at just the right time.

September 24, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Football Player of the Week: Gainesville's Jay Gaudlock

According to head coach Bruce Miller, Gainesville wide receiver Jay Gaudlock is simply "a good football player."

September 18, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | All prep football news


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Articles By Author - Kelsey Williamson


Gainesville girl leaps for equine excellence

Most girls go through a horse-loving phase at some point in their youth. For Burgin Lee, it was not a phase - it is a lifestyle.

March 24, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Toccoa woman undergoes surgery to remove colon cancer

On Feb. 19, Cathy Stowe gathered up her courage and faced one of her fears - undergoing her first routine colonoscopy screening.

March 23, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Outdoor furniture can last for years with proper care

When weather warms up, windows open, the grill fires up and patio furniture hits the deck as families spend more time outdoors, lounging in Adirondack chairs and hammocks to enjoy the spring and summer sun.

March 20, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Find classic soup, sandwich combo at Papa Sam's

Tucked away behind the glittering jewelry, rustic home decor and fashionable accessories at Nest Feathers boutique in Oakwood is a small counter with a chalkboard sign reading "Soup of the Day."

March 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Cleveland couple bonds with breed of Great Pyrenees

When Marla McSwiney first met Noah, her niece's Great Pyrenees dog, she saw a fluffy, white being that was loving and loyal. However, Noah had heartworms, and McSwiney had no idea how to help care for the animal. She called up John Heldrich, founder of Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta, to ask for his advice.

March 17, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville man recalls serving in army with real-life 'Forrest Gump'

Life may have been "like box of chocolates" for Forrest Gump, but for the 42 men who entered into Cai Lay, Vietnam, on a fateful November night in 1967, they pretty much knew what they were going to get.

March 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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