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East Hall brings back coaching legend to steer basketball program  Gainesville Times

At 67, Seth Vining has nothing left to prove as an elite high school basketball coach. A four-time state champion with 745 career victories, Vining has the most ...

East Hall boys basketball team runs out of gas late in region loss to No. 3 Dawson County  Gainesville Times

Through three quarters of East Hall's Tuesday night region bout against third-ranked Dawson County, it appeared the Vikings would pull off the upset over the ...

East Hall senior looking at government as way to help people  Gainesville Times

Tucker Williamson is the kind of student everyone seems to know – and for good reason.

Cherokee Bluff, East Hall playing regular-season baseball game on a big stage  Gainesville Times

Tonight's contest between the Cherokee Bluff and East Hall baseball teams — the last matchup of a three-game series between the schools — will feature a ...

This family marches to its own musical legacy  Gainesville Times

It all started when Mike Merck was in fourth grade. He didn't like playing sports with other kids, but he enjoyed playing the snare drum. It's a unique instrument to ...

Meet all the Hall County Schools Teachers of the Year  Gainesville Times

Amy Holliman. School: Myers Elementary. Teaches: 4th grade. Years at school: 7. Years teaching: 11. City of residence: Braselton. Quote: Being an educator is ...

Schools celebrate 2019 STAR students, teachers  Gainesville Times

The Hall County and Gainesville school systems along with private schools honored their top academic students at an event Tuesday, Feb. 19, at The Oaks at ...

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.

Cache of drugs, guns discovered in bunker on Gainesville property  Gainesville Times

Officials with various law enforcement agencies have found marijuana, pills and a cache of more than 50 guns during a search of a property off Old Cornelia ...

Johnson High student arrested for allegedly having stolen gun at East Hall High  Gainesville Times

A Johnson High School student allegedly in possession of a stolen gun was arrested Monday on the campus of East Hall High School. Rigoberto Garcia, 17 ...

High school soccer: Set pieces key for North Hall boys soccer team in region win  Gainesville Times

Set pieces were the tool of choice for North Hall as it topped Cherokee Bluff in region play.

Wayne Abernathy built businesses, legacy. Loved ones remember his humor, devotion  Gainesville Times

Philip Wilheit Sr. still chuckles at the memory of his close friend, L. Wayne Abernathy, preparing to speak at a business function, following on the heels of an ...

Here's how Georgia honors its retired teachers  Gainesville Times

When Dr. William Sloan Jr. retired as principal of East Hall High School in 2005, he didn't sit around long before moving on to his next line of work.

North Hall wrestling team wins Archer Invitational behind three first-place finishes  Gainesville Times

The defending Class 3A state champion North Hall wrestling team won the Archer Invitational on Saturday at Archer High School. The Trojans topped the ...

Photos: Top juniors, seniors came together for North Georgia All-Star Basketball Classic  Gainesville Times

Cherokee Bluff's Maddie Thomas competes in the 3-point contest during the North Georgia All-Star Basketball Classic at Gainesville High School on Saturday, ...

Game of the week: West Hall, No. 9 Flowery Branch to clash in a high stakes region game  Gainesville Times

With the high school football regular season winding down and playoff scenarios slowly starting to solidify, every region game carries significant weight.

How a couple of friends turned their craft into a business  Gainesville Times

Some might see old items as used-up and ready to discard, but not Pam England and Tamara Lewis. “We see old things and we try to transform them,” Lewis ...

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 volleyball: Chestatee rallies to win two non-area matches on the road  Gainesville Times

Chestatee High volleyball coach Kaylee Crumley had to like what she saw from the floor as her Lady War Eagles managed to pick up a pair of hard-earned wins ...

Gainesville High graduate, former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson found not guilty on rape charge  Gainesville Times

Former star Red Elephants football player was All-American at Tennessee.

Hall County 2018-19 Teachers of the Year  Gainesville Times

Hall County Teachers of the Year share what they love about teaching.

High school basketball: Riverside Military Academy boys beat Commerce to lock up top spot to Region 8-A tournament  Gainesville Times

Riverside Military Academy's basketball program is sitting in an advantageous position with the Region 8-A tournament just days away, but still left yearning for ...

High school soccer: Johnson High boys spread out the scoring in 7-2 win against Loganville  Gainesville Times

Defending state champions now 2-0 in Region 8-5A.

East Hall adds Interact Club for young adults  Gainesville Times

East Hall High School has added an Interact Club, a Rotary-based organization that implements guiding principles and seeks to serve others, like Rotary, but is ...

High school volleyball: North Hall sweeps North Murray in first round of 3A state playoffs  Gainesville Times

Next up, Lady Trojans host Jefferson in second round on Tuesday.

Kitchen Inspections Oct.1-5  Gainesville Times

The following are among the food *service* establishments inspected from Oct. 1-5 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. Food *service* ...

West Hall, Lakeview students honored as STAR system winners  Gainesville Times

In freshman geometry, Coleman Pethel and his Lakeview Academy classmates spent the entire class period working on a problem. The question seemed ...

High school volleyball: No. 7 Lakeview Academy continuing to storm through 2018 season  Gainesville Times

Clyde Wylie has witnessed quite a change in the Lakeview Academy volleyball program since taking over as head coach almost three years ago.

North Hall grad Nick Nixon conquers barriers of autism, enters national spotlight through love of basketball  Gainesville Times

Ask Nick Nixon's coaches or family members, and they'll tell you he wields a passion unlike most for basketball. The 21-year-old North Hall High grad and ...

Teen uses painful past as a motivation to win Youth of the Year  Gainesville Times

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, Cheeks was announced as the 2019 Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Club of Lanier at the Fair Street Neighborhood Center in ...

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.

Why a Gainesville couple is donating 2200 books to hospital's neonatal ICU  Gainesville Times

When they couldn't hold or touch their newborn triplets, Abby and Ryan Burle of Gainesville found another way to communicate.

East Hall falls in a shootout to Westminster, 59-57, in the second round  Gainesville Times

The East Hall High football team saw its season end with a second-round loss to Westminster, 59-57, Friday night in Atlanta.

High school football Player of the Week: Chestatee QB flourishing in new role  Gainesville Times

Chestatee QB rushed for four TDs, threw for 170 yards against Fannin County.

Athlete of the week: An instinctive Jackson ensures region victory for North Hall boys basketball team  Gainesville Times

Within a North Hall basketball team lacking a true point guard or true shooter in its system, Daniel Jackson is one exception.

Kelsey Bishop's leukemia was treated with a German man's bone marrow. Five years later, she got to 'hug his neck and thank him'  Gainesville Times

After years of battling leukemia, Kelsey Bishop found hope, and life, under a red cap. In the midst of her recovery, the 29-year-old Gainesville resident was on a ...

Gainesville grad Will Maddox enjoying his steady rise as a minor leaguer in the Detroit Tigers organization  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High graduate Will Maddox has had a number of successes in his minor league baseball career but is still yearning for a whole lot more.

No. 5 Flowery Branch girls regroup in second half, storm past Chestatee for 61-38 region basketball win  Gainesville Times

For a while, Chestatee High's girls basketball team made things interesting against region unbeaten Flowery Branch Tuesday night.

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.

High school basketball: Seniors shine on senior night as the Flowery Branch girls team blows out Marist to take 100th win in last four seasons  Gainesville Times

It was senior night at Flowery Branch Friday, and when the spotlight was on them, the Lady Falcons fourth-year players delivered. Seniors Caroline Wysocki ...

Backup quarterback Jarvis Evans leads Buford to first-round victory over Miller Grove  Gainesville Times

Buford's starting quarterback Aaron McLaughlin was unavailable for the team's first-round playoff game against Miller Grove Friday night, but that didn't seem to ...

Lakeview Academy continues to receive strong pitching. This time it's Ian Echols  Gainesville Times

Ian Echols threw a complete game shutout, allowing just three hits and two walks in a 10-0 win against West Hall on Friday. Echols had a pair of hits and drove ...

Murphy: The Georgia Bulldogs are in the SEC championship football game. Is it too early to talk college football playoffs?  Gainesville Times

Matchup against top-ranked Alabama in Atlanta less than a month away.

Riverside Military Academy boys, Flowery Branch girls win Hall County track and field team titles  Gainesville Times

As Charles Dimnwaobi glided across the finish line in the 1600-meter relay, it simply put the finishing touch on a dominating performance for Riverside Military ...

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.

Dreams of young Flowery Branch gymnast Fisher quickly becoming a reality in USA Gymnastics Elite Program  Gainesville Times

At 14, Delaney Fisher has already accomplished more in her athletic career than many do in a lifetime.

GONE COLD | 18 years later: Who killed Elaine Nix? WXIA

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – When a giddy Elaine Nix sprung through the door with her boyfriend and brother, she could hardly wait to tell her mom about what had ...

Johnson beats Oglethorpe County, 38-0, snaps 24-game losing skid  Gainesville Times

The Johnson High football program snapped a 24-game losing skid, beating Oglethorpe County 38-0 on Friday in Lexington.

Johnson tabs Pickell as new boys basketball coach  Gainesville Times

The new Knights coach spent past two seasons as assistant coach at Lanier High.

Kitchen inspections: March 26-30  Gainesville Times

The following are among the food *service* establishments inspected from March 26-30 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. Food *service* ...

High school tennis scoreboard: North Hall boys storm into the second round of state  Gainesville Times

The North Hall boys tennis team advanced in the Class 3A tournament Wednesday.

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 ...

Gainesville boys basketball program preparing for 'long and athletic' Langston Hughes in 6A championship game  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High boys basketball coach Benjie Wood only needed a few words to sum up what he sees out of Langston Hughes, his team's opponent in Friday's ...

ICF Dragon Boat World Championships: Team USA earns more gold on Lake Lanier  Gainesville Times

The United States squad continued to perform well during Day 3 of the ICF World Dragon Boat Championships on Saturday at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park in ...

Teen drowns in restricted area of Hall County reservoir  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Counselors were at East Hall High school Friday, one day after a sophomore's body was pulled from Cedar Creek Reservoir.

Tigers win big in first home game of 2019  Dawson Community News

Playing at home for the first time in almost a month, the Dawson County Tigers extended their winning streak to four games with a crushing 71-36 victory over the ...

High school soccer: Gainesville boys program falls to Cambridge, 3-0, in Class 6A semifinals  Gainesville Times

Red Elephants' season falls short of return trip to state championship match.

Turpin looking forward to taking over Gillsville mayor post  Gainesville Times

Gillsville has had past problems finding candidates to run for City Council. But the city straddling Hall and Banks counties had no issues this year replacing ...

Funtology a blend of beauty and learning  Gainesville Times

When TeQuilla Williams-Holloway was a young girl growing up in the Atlanta Street apartments in Gainesville, she didn't ask for much from her parents, Joyce ...

Sarah Woodall: Five Stripes' Josef Martinez is the newest marquee pro Atlanta athlete  Gainesville Times

Move over Freddie Freeman. Not so fast, Julio Jones. Josef Martinez has put himself above the category of just another household name to the marquee athlete ...

No. 3 Buford, No. 1 Rome set for rematch of last year's title game  Gainesville Times

The last time John Ford tasted defeat in the high school football playoffs, it was under the roof of an Atlanta sports fortress that today no longer stands, with a ...

Flowery Branch girls wrap up three-peat at Lanierland  Gainesville Times

Flowery Branch first girls program to win three straight at Lanierland since West Hall in 2000.

Morgan House accepts leadership position with American Canoe Association  Gainesville Times

Morgan House has a very specific goal in mind with his new job: He wants to start stacking Summer Olympic Games races with US athletes.

Rodrigue: Plenty to keep an eye on as basketball season gets underway  Gainesville Times

Let's take a look at some of the most pressing questions facing area boys and girls teams as the season kicks into full swing this week.

Memphis basketball: Once a stranger to the sport, Kyvon Davenport now a Tigers star  The Commercial Appeal

Penny Hardaway and Kyvon Davenport were on the private jet together earlier this month, seated by each other for the two-hour flight from Memphis to ...

Deshaun Watson's high school coach: Season-ending knee injury 'breaks my heart'  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High football coach Bruce Miller sat in his office Thursday afternoon, hoping the initial report of Deshaun Watson's knee injury would turn out to be ...

Flowery Branch senior Erika Plummer takes third at cross country state meet  Gainesville Times

Flowery Branch High senior Erika Plummer ran a time of 19 minutes, 36 seconds to earn third place overall in the Class 5A state championship girls race Friday ...

Murdered 13 years apart, deaths of two young women still unsolved

Anyone with information regarding the murders of Elaine Nix or Monique Marlowe or any homicide should call Gwinnett County police detectives at ...

Spain Park High School band chosen to perform at Alabama Honor Band Festival

The top-performing band ensemble at Spain Park High School is among four Southeastern high school bands chosen to perform as guest ensembles at the ...

Did James Patterson give money to your school library?  Washington Post

James Patterson — the Daddy Warbucks of American publishing — made good on his pledge to help school libraries today. The bestselling writer of thrillers ...

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