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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


Athlete of the Week: West Hall's Kelsi Jones

One word isn't sufficient to sum up the role that Kelsi Jones plays on the West Hall volleyball team, but encouraging, experienced and overachieving are a few that coach Joe Nelson used to describe the versatile senior.

September 16, 2013 | Kelsey Williamson | High schools


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Articles By Author - Kelsey Williamson


Little Black Dress party symbolizes truimph for women in past, present

Considered a timeless piece full of power, the "little black dress" is a fashion statement. That statement is usually one of confidence and ease for any woman who dons one.

July 06, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville preteen fighting against all odds

All Callie Truelove wanted for her 12th birthday were chickens. All her parents wanted was to celebrate another year with their youngest daughter.

July 05, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Jehovah's Witness Convention focuses on imitating Jesus

"Imitating Jesus" in everyday life is an important concept to Jehovah's Witnesses' beliefs. And it's such a priority the religious group convenes nationwide at separate times during the summer to talk about it.

July 04, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Aircraft festival lands in Gainesville

An array of aircraft from small Cessnas to biplanes as well as a Lockheed Electra A-12, made famous in films about Amelia Earhart, will touch down for the annual Cracker Fly-In next weekend in Gainesville.

July 02, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Get Out top stories


Moonie's Texas barbecue cooks signature brisket in South Hall

When Moonie's Texas Barbecue first opened in 2011, customers were frequently met with a customary Texas barbecue greeting: "Sorry, we're out."

July 01, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Sunday dinner is more than a meal

Sunday dinner is a long-standing part of many families' weekend plans. Members gather around a table to talk about their weeks, reminisce and enjoy time with loved ones.

June 30, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Helen poet reveres written word

It was Mildred White's first trip to the principal's office. Mrs. McDonald had called the fourth-grader's mother to tell her that Mildred had turned in a poetry assignment that she simply could not have written. The poem about tulips, her first-ever poem, was too good, too rhythmic and structured.

June 28, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Skogie’s serves up signature sauce

A signature sauce, hand-battered seafood and a stellar view makes Skogie's at Gainesville Marina a special summer dining spot, but it didn't start out that way.

June 24, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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