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Girls Athlete of the Week: Banks County's Taylor Kennedy

In addition to being a great basketball player, Banks County's Taylor Kennedy is also a stellar student and an incredible leader, according to Lady Leopards coach Jerry King.

February 05, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Boys Athlete of the Week: North Hall's Paul Powers

For North Hall's Paul Powers, the Hall County Championship swim meet is a time to fine tune skills before the state meet, as well as a weekend full of "friendly competition."

February 04, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Boys Athlete of the Week: North Hall's Adam Kelly

North Hall's Adam Kelly is known for his skills on the baseball diamond, but this season for the Trojans' basketball team, he has proven that he has what it takes on the hardwood as well.

January 28, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: Dawson County's Carly Gilreath

Dawson County head coach Steve Sweat doesn't even try to hide it - Carly Gilreath is the go-to girl on this year's girls basketball team.

January 22, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Boys Athlete of the Week: Banks County's Eli Smallwood

Jovial and business-like are not two words typically used together, but when describing Banks County wrestler Eli Smallwood, they seem to fit perfectly.

January 15, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: Flowery Branch's Marissa Ivey

Flowery Branch senior guard Marissa Ivey is a player the team depends on to do it all. From knocking down 3-pointers, to making the crucial jump shot at the end of the game, to defending the pass, to sending out text reminders to her teammates about practices and other events, the Lady Falcons know they can turn to Ivey for anything.

January 14, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: Buford's Kaela Davis

Kaela Davis has been a common name among the Buford community and basketball scouts nationwide for quite a while. The No. 2 recruit in the nation and the No. 1 at her position, according to ESPN, was originally verbally committed to the University Tennessee, but has since changed her plans and has signed to play for Georgia Tech in the fall.

January 08, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


High school wrestling: Local teams have high expectations for area duals tournaments

Area duals this year are going to have a bit of a different flavor for the Flowery Branch wrestling program.

January 02, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Home for the Holidays: Flowery Branch's Nick Lankford

For Nick Lankford, making the transition from a high school state champion to a college wrestler hasn't been easy.

December 31, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | Community sports


Home for the Holidays: Buford's Cody Getz

Cody Getz spent his first three years at the United States Air Force Academy playing behind old friend Asher Clark, whom he grew up with in Lawrenceville. As a senior, however, Getz took over at running back and has certainly seized the opportunity to start for the Falcons.

December 28, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | Staff sports picks


Home For The Holidays: Buford's Blanche Alverson

In her three-plus years at Auburn, senior guard Blanche Alverson has spent most of her time playing basketball, but the Buford grad also believes that she has been able to have "the true Auburn experience."

December 25, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | Community sports


Girls Athlete of the Week: Chestatee's Maegan Kenimer

Every time the Chestatee Lady War Eagles step on the court, senior post Maegan Kenimer is going to make herself known to their opponent.

December 18, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Boys Athlete of the Week: Jefferson's Satchel Turpin

Jefferson basketball coach Bolling DuBose had a feeling that Satchel Turpin would have a breakout game sometime this season, he just didn't realize it would happen so early in the year.

December 17, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Girls Runner of the Year: White County's Jenna Gearing

If there's one word to describe the feeling White County's Jenna Gearing felt when she crossed the finish line first at the state championship meet in November in Carrollton, it would be relief.

December 16, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: Towns County's Stephanie Patton

Towns County's Stephanie Patton has natural talent, according her head coach Jim Melton, but that doesn't stop the Lady Indians' star from spending hours on end in the gym taking shots and trying to make herself better.

December 11, 2012 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


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Articles By Author - Kelsey Williamson


Restaurants compete in cookie-inspired contest

The sweetest season is upon Northeast Georgia as Girl Scout cookie sales are in full swing, and the girls are preparing to celebrate the iconic Samoa's 40th birthday.

February 25, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Three entrepreneurs inducted into the Business Hall of Fame

Three local entrepreneurs were inducted into the 2015 Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame at a banquet Thursday at the Chattahoochee Country Club in Gainesville.

February 19, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Gainesville native Currin playing first hometown show in four years

Gainesville native Nate Currin loves living and working in California. However, whenever he's away, he tends to miss the small town that helped shape his music and personality. Currin has visited home a few times in the past four years, but he hasn't brought any music to the people of Gainesville in a while.

February 19, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Get Out top stories


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