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Wrestler of the Year: Buford's Chip Ness

Buford's Chip Ness is already one of the best wrestlers in the state. Now, he wants to be one of the best in the nation.

March 24, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Boys Athlete of the Week: Gainesville's Spencer Ralston

Gainesville golfer Spencer Ralston may only be a freshman, but he has proven that he can hold his own on a team that has depth and experience.

March 19, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: North Hall's Tricia Dial

North Hall sophomore Tricia Dial loves tennis because not only does it give her the gratification of winning as a team, it also allows her to see personal success when she wins a singles match.

March 18, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Swimming Coach of the Year: Flowery Branch's Valerie Lancaster

There's nothing that excites Flowery Branch swim coach Valerie Lancaster more that the impending start of the swimming season each year, but seven years ago, this kind of excitement wasn't even a figment in her mind.

March 16, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: North Hall's Alden Powell

North Hall's Alden Powell has been playing soccer since she her childhood, and from the age when teams begin using goalkeepers, she has been in the net.

March 11, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: Johnson's Brittany Martin

Johnson senior Brittany Martin has a pretty unique quality that makes her a major threat to every opponent the Lady Knights face this season-she's left footed.

March 05, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Boys Athlete of the Week: Buford's A.J. Davis

The Buford basketball team is lucky to have a number of players that contribute each night, but A.J. Davis plays a major role every night in one way or another.

February 26, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


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

Sheyenne Seabolt always had the potential to be a star for the Dawson County girls' basketball team, all she had to do was start believing it.

February 25, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Boys Athlete of the Week: Buford's Chip Ness

From the side of the mat, Buford's Chip Ness looks like just another wrestler cheering on his teammates. When he steps on the mat, however, it is clear that Ness is one of the state's elite wrestlers.

February 19, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Girls Athlete of the Week: Buford's Kristina Nelson

After losing ground last season with a shoulder injury that required surgery and weeks of physical therapy, Buford forward Kristina Nelson has gotten back into her scoring groove at the perfect time for the Lady Wolves.

February 18, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Boys Athlete of the Week: Gainesville's Shaquan Cantrell

Gainesville basketball star Shaquan Cantrell prepares for every game as if it's his last. Going into tonight's Region 8-AAAAA tournament game against Flowery Branch, he knows it very well could be, but he believes that he and his teammates can keep the Red Elephants' momentum rolling and that he can keep scoring.

February 11, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


Local wrestlers look to build on individual success at sectionals

While North Hall continues a tradition of sending wrestlers to the sectional tournaments, Chestatee wrestling is setting a new precedent in 2013 as the War Eagles continue to build on the most successful season in program history.

February 07, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


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


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Articles By Author - Kelsey Williamson


Natural Juice Cafe serves up 'superfood'

Two years ago, Jeannie Copeland needed a change of pace from her job as a massage therapist. Since she had an interest in health food, and her husband, Brett, had a background in cooking, the pair decided to combine their skills into one pursuit.

April 22, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Food bank launches ‘Stock the Shelves’ campaign

Food, to most people, is a nourishing meal, a way to celebrate with loved ones or a method of creativity.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Alternative medicine grows in popularity

Many people believe natural and traditional medicine must be mutually exclusive forms of treatment for ailments and sicknesses. However, doctors in North Georgia and specialists in natural forms of medicine are looking to bridge the gap between the two distinct styles of healing.

April 13, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Retired nurse recounts her life of service

Born as one of 13 children, Joan Praet was no stranger to discipline growing up. Her experiences as a child fueled her dream of being a nurse, her desire to join the military and her ability to adapt to changing situations and raising four children of her own.

April 12, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Film festival brings slate of movies to University of North Georgia-Dahlonega

For the second year, the SouthEastern Film Festival is bringing 80 award-winning, independent and otherwise uncommon films to Northeast Georgia for the weekend.

April 10, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Camping season underway at Lanier parks

With weather warming up, families are eager to begin spending weekends by the lake, and with six Lake Lanier campgrounds opening today, people can enjoy the season every day.

April 02, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


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