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Scott Rogers' best photos of 2018
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North Hall basketball

North Hall's Ansleigh Ferguson, top, and Rylee McCall, bottom, battle for a rebound with Winder's Chelia Watson, right, and Taniyah Parrish Monday Nov. 19, 2018, during the second quarter of the Lady Trojans win at the North Hall High gymnasium.

by Scott Rogers
Dragon Boat World Championships

The Germany 50+ Mixed team place first Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, during the 500-meter Grand Final race at Lake Lanier Olympic Park during day one of the 2018 ICF Dragon Boat World Championships.

by Scott Rogers
Dragon Boat World Championships

A Hungary Dragon Boat team member celebrates a win Friday, Sep. 14, 2018, during the ICF Dragon Boat World Championships at Lake Lanier Olympic Park.

by Scott Rogers
North Hall fans

Toga wearing students in the North Hall High stands cheer on the Trojans Friday Aug. 10, 2018, at The Brickyard during the first game of the season.

by Scott Rogers
Military training

A Georgia National Guard helicopter waits to take off from War Hill Park in Dawson County on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, during the 5th Ranger Training Battalion annual water jump into Lake Lanier.

by Scott Rogers
Gainesville High soccer

Gainesville High's Armando Hernandez, center, celebrates with teammates Cristian Rodriguez, left, and Jovanei Santana Saturday, May 5, 2018, after Hernandez scores the first goal for the Red Elephants during the first period of their Class 6A quarterfinal game at City Park Stadium in Gainesville. The Red Elephants went on to win 5-1.

by Scott Rogers
Downtown Gainesville construction

Construction crews reach for a concrete bucket as it's lowered Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, at the construction site of the future Carroll Daniel Construction headquarters in downtown Gainesville.

by Scott Rogers
Homeless

Local homeless man Mark has nowhere to stay so he spends his time camping in out of the way places where he cannot be seen. Gainesville passed an ordinance in 2018 banning "urban camping," or sleeping or living in public places.

by Scott Rogers
Mobile home fire

Stormy Dean visits her burned out mobile home Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in the Dixie Mobile Home Park off Titshaw Drive. Dean and her daughter Jenna, 5, were at home when the fire started.

by Scott Rogers
Charlie Company send-off

Sandy North and son Sgt. Matthew North say goodbye Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at Gainesville High School during a send-off for Gainesville-based Charlie Company, which is being deployed to Afghanistan next year.

by Scott Rogers
Mule Camp Market

Waddell Williams, of Richmond Va., shakes powdered sugar on a funnel cake Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, during day one of the annual Mule Camp Market in downtown Gainesville.

by Scott Rogers
Pre-K

Fair Street School pre-K students line up before recess Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, following lunch. Demand for the pre-K program at the school has caused Gainesville City Schools to expand it.

by Scott Rogers
Gut Check

Marcus Griffey rappels Friday, July 20, 2018 at the Riverside Military Academy tower during day one of the Gainesville Jaycees Gut Check program. Started in 1997, Gut Check was created by the Gainesville Jaycees to teach young men discipline and leadership in a safe and structured high energy environment. The program begins on a Thursday afternoon with intense activities and culminates with a graduation ceremony on Sunday morning.

by Scott Rogers
Blind Appalachian Trail

Blind Appalachian Trail members Colin Penaluna, right, hugs Daniel Wallace on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Camp Frank D. Merrill following a successful rappel off a 60-foot cliff. The Blind Appalachian Trail is run by the Blinded Veterans Association Operation Peer Support to get visually impaired veterans of various abilities out to experience the Appalachian Trail.

by Scott Rogers
Last day of school

Centennial Arts Academy student Edwin Calderon races to the bus Friday, May 25, 2018, as students and teachers say goodbye for the summer on the final day of school for Gainesville City Schools.

by Scott Rogers
Criminal justice education

University of North Georgia student Alexis Sutton waits for a law enforcement scenario to appear on the screen Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at the Dahlonega campus. Since 2015, incoming freshmen seeking a bachelor's degree in criminal justice at UNG have the option to earn law enforcement certification from the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council simultaneously with the degree.

by Scott Rogers
Fire fighting

Hall County Fire Services firefighter Jason Deaton douses flames Thursday, April 12, 2018 after fire broke out in a lot along Skelton Road.

by Scott Rogers
Beekeeper

Lula beekeeper Don Kuchenmeister’s Banks County bee yard was plundered early Sunday May, 13, 2018, with thieves making off with dozens of hives and equipment.

by Scott Rogers
UNG graduates

University of North Georgia graduate attend the spring 2018 Commencement and Commissioning for the College of Arts & Letters Friday, May 4, 2018 inside the school's new 103,000-square-foot Convocation Center on the Dahlonega campus.

by Scott Rogers