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Don Carter, former DNR board member and namesake of state park, dies at age 86  Gainesville Times

Don Carter, the namesake of Don Carter State Park who served 29 years on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources board, died Thursday, Feb. 7, at the ...

Texans' Deshaun Watson a role model for those in his hometown

The Deshaun Watson you see on Sundays was built Monday through Fridays at Gainesville High School.

Photo slideshow: Gainesville High School graduation  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High graduates walked from First Baptist Church to City Park during graduation ceremonies Friday night.

Gainesville High graduate Andrew Thacker named football defensive coordinator at Georgia Tech  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High graduate Andrew Thacker is coming back to coach football close to home.

What this student plans to do with first scholarship from Gainesville High's Class of '64  Gainesville Times

Buffington greets strangers with a hearty handshake, wears a big, generous grin when speaking to them, and vibes with confidence as he shares his family's ...

Gainesville High accepting nominations for athletics Hall of Fame  Gainesville Times

Starting in 2019, fans of Gainesville High School athletics will have a medium to see their favorite former student athletes honored for their achievements, ...

Charlie Company is heading to Afghanistan. Here's what Gainesville's send-off looked like  Gainesville Times

In the harsh cold, Carol Hagood stood on the side of Alta Vista Road hugging an American flag. Unlike many others who had gathered with her Monday morning ...

VIDEO: Ga. HS football coach proposes with help of his players  USA TODAY High School Sports

A Georgia assistant high school football coach pulled off his personal ultimate proposal thanks to a hands-on assist from his players.

Gainesville valedictorian is first Latino to achieve that designation at the school  Gainesville Times

It's one thing to be applauded and called an inspiration by your classmates and teachers. It's a bigger distinction to be celebrated by your community at large.

Gainesville system names principals for high school, middle school  Gainesville Times

Jamie P. Green has been hired as the new principal of Gainesville High School, and Misty Freeman has been promoted from an interim position to principal of ...

State's largest high school scoreboard video display going in at Bobby Gruhn Field  Gainesville Times

The state's largest high school scoreboard video display will soon cast its long glow over Gainesville High's Bobby Gruhn Field, home of the Red Elephants.

Max Sumner  UGA Today

Max Sumner in professor Kevin McCully's Exercise Muscle Physiology Laboratory where he has performed extensive research. (Photo by Chad Osburn/UGA).

6 from Gainesville High selected for Governor's Honors Program  Gainesville Times

Six students from Gainesville High School were selected as finalists for the prestigious and competitive Governor's Honors Program.

Gainesville High senior selected as National Merit Scholarship semifinalist  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High School senior Adam Jobson has been selected as a semi-finalist for the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Gainesville High School principal to retire  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High School Principal Tom Smith announced on Tuesday that he would retire at the end of the academic year.

Gainesville, Hall students hold walkouts encouraging solutions to gun violence  Gainesville Times

Before a hushed crowd of several hundred Gainesville High School students on Wednesday morning, March 14, junior Matthew Penado read the names of each ...

High school basketball: North Georgia Showcase scheduled for Saturday in Dahlonega  Gainesville Times

The North Georgia High School Showcase is Saturday at The University of North Georgia Dahlonega campus. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for ...

Watch video live from Times Sports Media Day  Gainesville Times

High school football coaches and players from 10 teams in Hall County discuss the upcoming season with Times sports staff.

Gainesville grad Skyler Weber excited about teaching baseball to next generation between minor league seasons  Gainesville Times

When Gainesville High grad and former University of Georgia catcher Skyler Weber first arrived in Beloit, Wisconsin, earlier this year as a member of the Beloit ...

Longtime Gainesville boys golf coach Bryson Worley leaving school to run UNG golf program  Gainesville Times

Worley, who resides in North Hall, said he was swayed by the university's proximity to his home, facilities and “off-the-charts” potential for its golf program.

High school basketball: Lakeview Academy boys win in 2OT at Julio Jones Kia Classic  Gainesville Times

Adam Cottrell had a team-high 35 points with five rebounds as the Lakeview Academy boys topped Maynard Jackson in two overtimes, 89-86, at the Julio Jones ...

Local golf: Gainesville High's Sam Patterson leads at Rudolph Junior Classic  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High's Sam Patterson carded a first-round 79 to hold the lead in the 14-15 age division and overall leaderboard Wednesday after the first round of ...

A rush of Christmas cheer coming down Green Street this Sunday  Gainesville Times

A decked-out Christmas on Green Street is coming to Gainesville this weekend, and this year's event could be the street's cheeriest ever.

34 things old-timers may remember in Gainesville  Gainesville Times

You date yourself if you remember: When two pool rooms sat side by side on Gainesville's Main Street just south of the Collegiate Grill. And George and ...

Remembering local figures who died in 2018  Gainesville Times

The following is a compilation of notable local figures who died in 2018.

New York City of 1899 comes alive in 'Newsies'  Gainesville Times

Disney fans will get the chance to go back in time with the Gainesville High School Theatre Department's musical production of “Newsies.”

High school football: North Hall blows past rival Chestatee, 63-7, at the Brickyard  Gainesville Times

North Hall defeated Chestatee on Friday night for its first win of the season.

6 years later, Hannah Truelove’s murder remains unsolved WXIA

Six years after a teenage girl was killed near her Gainesville home, the detective who first worked the case is still searching for justice.

Athletes of the week: Senior guards Blackwell, Shelton are Gainesville's dynamic duo on basketball court  Gainesville Times

Looking at the skillsets of Gainesville shooting guards Tija Blackwell and Tia Shelton, one doesn't really work without the other, according to their coach.

Gainesville downtown square closed for Thursday events  Gainesville Times

Motorists could hit traffic delays and lane closures in downtown Gainesville Thursday, Sept. 20, because of several events scheduled around the same time.

High school football: Flowery Branch offense too much for Chestatee as Falcons roll to 69-13 region win  Gainesville Times

Junior quarterback Elijah Gainey said he and his fellow Flowery Branch High Falcons try to not pay much attention to the stat sheets, and instead devote their ...

Meet all the Gainesville City Schools teachers of the year  Gainesville Times

The Teachers of the Year for all Gainesville City Schools.

Longtime Gainesville High football coach Bruce Miller retires  Gainesville Times

When Bruce Miller was hired to coach the Gainesville High football team in 2002, he wasn't sure if he'd last more than two years with the program. “You just ...

Gainesville native winning pageants, doing good works  Gainesville Times

Gainesville native Miranda Childers recently won the title of Ms. US World NOWSA Ambassador at a pageant held in Reno, Nevada, during the month of ...

Peek inside a cluttered attic of Gainesville history in the Green family home  Gainesville Times

Tucked behind a few pine trees on Blue Ridge Drive Northeast in Gainesville sits a brick, ranch-style home. Five small, white columns support the awning over ...

High school scoreboard: Flowery Branch girls basketball team tops Dawson County  Gainesville Times

Led by Caroline Wysocki with 15 points, Flowery Branch topped previously unbeaten Dawson County 59-45 for their first win of the season Thursday.

In our community: Bush named Mr. GHS  Gainesville Times

John Bush Jr. has been named Mr. GHS. Mr. GHS is selected as part of an annual event at Gainesville High School since the early 1980s. Students are judged ...

Heath Webb replaces legendary Bruce Miller  FOX 5 Atlanta

Gainesville High School will have a new face on the sideline this season.

High school volleyball: Lakeview Academy claims 2018 Hall County Championship  Gainesville Times

A new champion was crowned at this year's Hall County volleyball championship. Lakeview Academy won the county title Saturday after defeating 6A ...

Ex-Gainesville star Deshaun Watson not fazed by racist comments  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Former Gainesville High School star Deshaun Watson, now an NFL standout with the Houston Texans, says he's not worried about a racist online post by an ...

Gainesville school officials will propose another education sales tax. Here are 6 things they want to know first  Gainesville Times

Officials with Gainesville City Schools want answers from the community to six questions about the future of the district. They'll seek that input during four ...

Jerry Paul, a prominent South Hall High athlete in 1960s, leaves legacy as 'unassuming' superstar  Gainesville Times

Living in Hall County made a tremendous impact on Jerry Paul, even though it was a relatively short chapter in his life. A three-sport standout at South Hall High ...

This 18-year-old started with Gainesville's junior police academy. Now, the department hopes to put her on the road  Gainesville Times

For the past five years, Litzy Saravia has shadowed Gainesville Police officers to get an insight into the world of law enforcement.

Gainesville High School football coach Bruce Miller retires  WSB Atlanta

Bruce Miller, who led Gainesville to its first football state championship in 2012 and won 225 games in 30 seasons as a head coach, retired this week.

High school scoreboard: McNair's clutch free throws in OT lift Chestatee girls over Marist in basketball  Gainesville Times

Maggie McNair nailed two overtime free throws for the Chestatee High girls basketball team in a 48-46 win against Marist on Tuesday night in Gainesville.

How Hall, Gainesville school systems keep students safe  Gainesville Times

Hall County and Gainesville school leaders worked Thursday, Feb. 15, to address the concerns of students and parents after 17 people were fatally shot ...

High school football: Hebron Christian moves past Riverside Military Academy 17-7  Gainesville Times

Riverside Military Academy could not overcome Hebron Christian, eventually falling 17-7 Friday. With the loss, the Eagles fall to 4-4 and 3-2 in Region 8-A play.

Gainesville falls to Lambert 16-15  Gainesville Times

The Red Elephants gave up a 12-point, fourth quarter lead to lose their third consecutive game to start the season.

High school wrestling: North Hall takes first place at Hook 'Em Holiday Clash  Gainesville Times

The North Hall High wrestling program topped a 36-team field to win the Hook 'Em Holiday Clash on Saturday at Lambert High in Cumming. Finishing second ...

High school basketball scoreboard: Buford girls basketball team takes first in Dacula Tipoff Tournament  Gainesville Times

The Buford High girls basketball team topped Class 7A Grayson, 67-58, for a first-place finish in the Dacula Tipoff Tournament on Tuesday in Dacula. Blair Wallis ...

High school football: Flowery Branch pulls away for 27-7 win against West Hall in high-stakes region contest  Gainesville Times

With the win, Flowery Branch moves to 7-2 on the season and 3-2 in Region 7-4A and clinches a spot in the playoffs. West Hall falls to 2-7 and 1-4 in region play.

In Our Community: 2 Gainesville High students named Questbridge College Prep Scholars  Gainesville Times

Two Gainesville High School students, Kingsley Owusu Otoo and Doris Toledo, were chosen as 2018 Questbridge College Prep Scholars. Selected from a pool ...

Gainesville High's new PAES lab prepares special-education students for career success  Gainesville Times

Erin Folger will graduate from Gainesville High School in May, and she feels more ready than ever to meet the “real world.” Folger, 20, is one of dozens of ...

East Hall football's Scott Patrick finding stride after abrupt ascension to head coach  Gainesville Times

During the East Hall High football team's spring practices, Scott Patrick had to stop himself from hovering over to the defensive line drills. It was an old habit ...

Player of the Week: A versatile, intelligent Jerzee Allentini has breakout night for Flowery Branch in regular-season finale  Gainesville Times

When asked to describe Jerzee Allentini, Flowery Branch football coach Ben Hall didn't identify size as the most imposing feature of the Falcons starting ...

High school tennis playoffs: Gainesville boys ousted in opening round  Gainesville Times

The Gainesville boys tennis team was upset by Centennial in the opening round of the Class 6A tournament Tuesday in Gainesville.

High school football poll: Flowery Branch climbs to No. 5 in Class 4A  Gainesville Times

The Flowery Branch High football team started the year unranked in Georgia Class 4A football, but it hasn't taken long for head coach Ben Hall's squad to rise up ...

High school softball: East Hall anticipating run toward Columbus  Gainesville Times

Lady Vikings open playoffs against Coahulla Creek.

Shad Dabney's clutch basket lifts Riverside Military Academy over Cherokee Bluff on the road  Gainesville Times

When it mattered most in Riverside Military Academy's basketball game against Cherokee Bluff, Eagles coach Marvin Latham put his trust in his best players.

Area teams primed for Hall County Track and Field Championships  Gainesville Times

The event returns today to Flowery Branch High, giving the area's best track and field athletes a shot at bragging rights for the next year.

How West Hall High's new principal is adapting  Gainesville Times

Just a few short weeks ago, Ley Hathcock was preparing for the start of his third year as principal of Martin Technology Academy of Math & Science, ...

WomenSource's Power of the Purse celebrates women who serve the community  Gainesville Times

Police officers, educators, health care professionals and other public servants filled the runway Tuesday evening at WomenSource's annual Power of the Purse ...

High school baseball: North Hall falls to Lovett 5-4 in nine innings during deciding Game 3 of second-round playoff series  Gainesville Times

North Hall High baseball coach Trevor Flow was left feeling like his program let one get away against Lovett on Friday, May 4, even though it wasn't just one ...

High school soccer playoffs: Gainesville boys top Alexander, 2-1, in double overtime thriller  Gainesville Times

It took two overtime periods for the Gainesville boys soccer team to defeat Alexander in the second round Wednesday night at City Park.

High school football preview 2018: Lakeview Academy aims to compete  Gainesville Times

The Lions hope a strong corps of seniors is enough to lead Lakeview Academy to its first-ever playoff berth.

High school volleyball: Lakeview Academy loses five-set thriller to Walker in the second-round of state playoffs  Gainesville Times

Leading up to a second-round playoff volleyball match against Walker, the current senior class at Lakeview Academy had already surpassed the achievements ...

High school football: Lanier Christian Academy takes out John Hancock Academy 13-6  Gainesville Times

Tommy Wandrum totaled 12 carries for 76 yards with two touchdowns for Lanier Christian Academy in the 13-6 win over John Hancock Academy.

High school football: Lanier Christian Academy falls 28-19 to Cherokee Christian School  Gainesville Times

Jack Luttrell rushed for 67 yards with two touchdowns for Lanier Christian Academy in the 28-19 loss. Tommy Wandrum threw for 60 yards for the Lightning.

High school basketball: Gainesville boys eyeing run past state quarterfinals  Gainesville Times

This week, it's all about getting over the hump for the Gainesville boys basketball program. For all it's success, the third round is as far as the current crop of Red ...

High school basketball scoreboard: Caroline Wysocki tops 1000 points for career milestone as Flowery Branch girls cruise to region win  Gainesville Times

Flowery Branch's Caroline Wysocki crossed the 1000 points mark for her career in a 71-29 win against Blessed Trinity on Friday in Roswell. Wysocki finished ...

Northeast Georgia Sports Hall of Fame welcomes 6 new inductees  Gainesville Times

Jenny Arthur, Chuck Clausen, Counte Cooley, Morgan House, Tasha Humphrey and Micah Owings were inducted as the newest members of the hall in an ...

Tag-team effort of Blackwell, Shelton in fourth quarter help Gainesville girls hold off Habersham Central for 53-49 win  Gainesville Times

For the second time this week, Gainesville High's girls basketball team found itself locked in a barn burner.

Austin Steele's best photos of the year  Gainesville Times

Team USA athletes paddle during practice on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 at Lake Lanier. by Austin Steele. North Hall football. North Hall's Dalton Battle, left, and ...

2 juveniles arrested for threats at Gainesville High  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Two boys have been charged in connection with threats scrawled on a bathroom wall at Gainesville High School, police said late Wednesday.

Gainesville High graduate Damon Evans introduced as University of Maryland AD  Gainesville Times

When former Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson brought Gainesville High graduate Damon Evans in to be his top aide in the fall of 2014, it was viewed ...

What incumbent, challenger have to say in U.S. House race  Gainesville Times

The race for U.S. House 9th District race has been quiet between Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, and his Democratic challenger, Josh McCall.

Giving back to the game: Gainesville grad Micah Owings using big league experience to teach the next generation  Gainesville Times

Micah Owings' baseball career took a sudden turn in 2017. One day, he was wearing a Seattle Mariners uniform, competing for a job in the big leagues.

High school basketball: Gainesville boys earn quarterfinal berth with 82-57 win against Alexander  Gainesville Times

No. 1 seed Gainesville jumped out to an early lead on its home court and kept the third-seeded Cougars at bay for an 82-57 playoff win in Gainesville.

High school baseball: Gainesville rallies past Cambridge to take first-round series in three games  Gainesville Times

Collier Scott's two-run hit in the seventh inning for Gainesville High erased all of its earlier frustration of trying unsuccessfully to hit with runners on base against ...

North Hall runner carries home Class 3A state title in cross country  Gainesville Times

Saturday was a big day for North Hall cross-country — and particularly for top Trojan runner Devan Crow. Crow crossed the finish line at Carrolton High School ...

John Ford stepping down as Buford's football coach after 2 seasons  Gainesville Times

After only two seasons, John Ford has resigned from his position as head football coach at Buford High.

Students learn life lessons through theater during summer  Gainesville Times

This summer, students will get together for the first time to brush up on their scripts, rehearse and perform a musical titled “Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical” in a ...

Gainesville man describes 'devastating' ordeal with West Nile virus  Gainesville Times

David Carmon never knew what bit him. Many days would pass before the Gainesville man and his wife, Jessie, would know the culprit — a mosquito infected by ...

Area seniors showcase skills at North Georgia All-Star Basketball Classic  Gainesville Times

For the final time in their high school basketball careers, area seniors put their skills on display in the North Georgia All-Star Classic on Saturday, March 17, ...

High school tennis: Buford boys, Flowery Branch girls defend Region 8-5A titles  Gainesville Times

The Flowery Branch girls and Buford boys captured Region 8-5A tennis championships on Wednesday in Buford.

Gainesville grad Spencer Ralston qualifies for US Amateur Championship  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High graduate Spencer Ralston qualified for his third straight US Amateur Championship, carding a two-day total of 10-under par (134) to finish first ...

NFL combine invitee: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson (Gainesville High)  Atlanta Journal Constitution

FLOWERY BRANCH -- We are powering through the list of 330 players invited to the NFL scouting combine. As we find the locals with Georgia connections, we ...

It's pretty clear: Put down the phone or you might get a ticket  Gainesville Times

For every 11 drivers with a Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy's blue lights in their rear-view mirror, the last one is walking away with a ticket and a court date if ...

How one Vietnam veteran is honoring local men killed during the war  Gainesville Times

The faces of those killed in battle are sometimes forgotten. That's why The Wall of Faces, a virtual representation of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was created.

Gainesville veteran, businessman joins Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame  Gainesville Times

He already loved model airplanes. But after flying in a Piper Cub airplane over Gainesville at age 14 — taking off from a dusty field now known as Lee Gilmer ...

Gainesville schools seek answers to bridge achievement gap  Gainesville Times

In Gainesville schools, like many across the region, state and country, some minority students consistently perform below their white counterparts on ...

Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Striper fishing starting to improve  Gainesville Times

Lake Lanier is holding almost steady at 1071.90 or .9-feet above the normal full pool of 1071. Lake surface temperatures are rising slowly into the mid to upper ...

43 students from Hall named to District Honor Band  Gainesville Times

Hall County is well-represented in District Honor Band with 43 students being selected for the honor, 42 of them from Hall County Schools and one from ...

High school soccer: Unbeaten Flowery Branch girls storm into second round of Class 5A playoffs  Gainesville Times

The Flowery Branch High girls soccer team surrendered its first goal in more than 200 minutes of play Tuesday, April 24, though a more important streak stayed ...

High school tennis scoreboard: North Hall girls win second consecutive region championship  Gainesville Times

The North Hall High girls tennis team earned back-to-back Region 7-3A championships by defeating Greater Atlanta Christian, 3-0, on Thursday in Dahlonega.

Scouts enter a new age, hold to old traditions  Gainesville Times

Clad in beige uniforms, a crowd of boys sat in neat rows chatting among themselves, awaiting the start of their Court of Honor ceremony. The group was ...

Reese Olson serves as the glue for North Hall baseball in a rebuild season  Gainesville Times

Reese Olson, the returning Class 3A Co-Player of the Year and right-handed ace, has adjusted his mentality to better a North Hall team coming off a historic ...

UGA football game moved to noon Saturday as hurricane approaches  Gainesville Times

The University of Georgia Bulldogs football game against Middle Tennessee State has been moved to a noon kickoff time Saturday, Sept. 15.

School bus bound for newspaper tour hits building  Gainesville Times

A Gainesville High School bus crashed into the The Times building Friday morning while carrying students going on a tour of the newspaper.

Join the celebration of freedom at Gainesville's Juneteenth festival  Gainesville Times

History meshed with present day life when hundreds gathered Saturday, June 23, at Gainesville's Midtown Greenway for the sixth annual Juneteenth Day ...

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