"Stoked" is how Flowery Branch High School senior and band pit captain Caitlin White describes her feelings about performing in the Georgia Dome tonight.
As the Flowery Branch football team has traveled around the state to win 12 out of 14 games this fall, including four straight state playoff games, all 91 members of the school's marching band have been in tow.
Flowery Branch High football fans turned out in force earlier today as the team headed for the Georgia Dome for the AAA state championship.
Coming later tonight and Sunday, The Times and gainesvilletimes.com will provide extensive coverage of the championship game. Complete game stories, analysis from our award-winning sports staff, and fan reaction, plus dozens of photographs from the Dome.
Hall County school administrators say they are 90 percent confident that West Hall High School will hold classes on schedule Monday following an electrical blaze Thursday night that left the school powerless and kept students out of school Friday.
Jackson EMC crews installed a new transformer Friday in the high school's electrical room, which is detached from the main school building at 5506 McEver Road.
In 2002 the first new public high schools in more than 15 years opened in Hall County.
To the South, Flowery Branch High, serving students along the booming Interstate-985 corridor. To the North, Chestatee High, a district roughly encompassing a swath between Dawsonville Highway and Thompson Bridge Road.