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How a Flowery Branch High School 'slacker kid' found home and future with FCCLA  Gainesville Times

High school is a lot of things to a lot of people. But for Julia Peake, a senior at Flowery Branch High School, it wasn't much of anything at the beginning.



South Alabama picks up 4 football verbal commitments for 2020  AL.com

South Alabama enjoyed its third straight weekend of multiple football commitments, picking up four pledges for the 2020 class. New commitments for the Jaguars ...



Reward offered to identify who made threats to students at Flowery Branch High  Gainesville Times

The Hall County School District is offering a $1000 reward to determine the student or students who wrote threatening messages in bathroom stalls aimed at ...



Flowery Branch graduation in 9 photos  Gainesville Times

Graduating seniors from Flowery Branch High School receive their diplomas during a graduation ceremony at Free Chapel in Gainesville on Thursday, May 23, ...



High school basketball: Flowery Branch girls team turns efficient defensive effort into easy first-round win  Gainesville Times

Contrary to one of the oldest sayings in sports, a good defense turned out to be the best offense for the Flowery Branch girls basketball team in Friday night's ...



Gwinnett teen rushed to hospital after drinking spiked lemonade at homecoming dance  11Alive.com WXIA

The teen suffered from headaches, rash and vomiting. She said she received the drink in a hallway or classroom but didn't remember who gave it to her, ...



High school basketball: Flowery Branch coach Chezley Watson announces his resignation  Gainesville Times

Watson's resignation comes following his first year with the team.



High school football: Fifth-ranked Flowery Branch loses OT thriller to No. 1 Blessed Trinity, 21-20  Gainesville Times

Pass on 2-point try in OT was no good as No. 1 Blessed Trinity escaped with a win in Flowery Branch on Friday.



Spring football wrap-up: Where every Hall County team stands heading into the summer  Gainesville Times

Are you ready for some football? The high school spring season is now in the books, and with only three months between now and opening day, coaches ...



Flowery Branch High student wins $5k in national poetry recitation contest  Gainesville Times

Alejandro “Alex” Campo, a junior at Flowery Branch High School, said he had never given much thought to poetry – not until an assignment in an American ...



High school basketball: Flowery Branch girls team faces toughest challenge yet against top-ranked Carver-Columbus  Gainesville Times

There are no easy games when it comes to state basketball semifinals, but the Flowery Branch girls team faces one of the toughest challenges today of all the ...



Flowery Branch girls soccer program makes history with state semifinal victory at Columbus  Gainesville Times

Larsyn Reid and Mollie Langner scored first half goals for the Flowery Branch High girls as it rallied past Columbus, 2-1, in the Class 4A girls soccer state ...



High school basketball: Flowery Branch girls dominate St. Pius X in second-round playoff victory  Gainesville Times

The Flowery Branch girls basketball team made it look easy Wednesday night in a complete domination of visiting St. Pius Xavier.



These four Flowery Branch teenagers are changing how people take out the trash  Gainesville Times

Taking out the trash isn't just a chore for the four teenage owners of Clean Canz.Cameron Ackerman, Tyler Blaylock, Ethan McKay and Anthony Grutadaurio ...



No. 9 Flowery Branch fends off late rally by Denmark, wins 28-19 in regular-season finale  Gainesville Times

It wasn't pretty, but the Flowery Branch High football team found a way past a determined Denmark program on a frigid Friday night in Flowery Branch.



Flowery Branch singer Andrew Jannakos finds his voice on national TV  Gainesville Times

Before Andrew Jannakos stepped onto the stage for his blind audition on “The Voice,” he crouched down to pray. That's the last thing he remembers and ...



Flowery Branch girls soccer team has an opportunity to make program history on Friday  Gainesville Times

As the clock wound down on the Flowery Branch girls soccer team's Class 4A semifinal game against Columbus Tuesday evening, players fell into a stunned ...



Block parties coming back to downtown Flowery Branch will focus on these famous films, themes  Gainesville Times

Downtown Flowery Branch will turn into the Death Star for one night this year. A little later it'll be transfigured into a slice of Hogwarts (or maybe Diagon Alley), ...



A day of many firsts at Cherokee Bluff schools in South Hall  Gainesville Times

There's a certain allure to starting something from scratch. And that feeling was contagious among teachers, staff and students at Cherokee Bluff High School on ...



Freshman Maggie Wadsworth is making an early impact for Flowery Branch soccer team  Gainesville Times

Flowery Branch freshman forward Maggie Wadsworth never had any issues transitioning to high school soccer. Wadsworth netted three goals in each of the ...



Flowery Branch freshman pulls off quite the feat in girls state quarterfinal victory  Gainesville Times

Maggie Wadsworth scored a hat trick to lead the Flowery Branch girls soccer team to a 5-1 win over Woodward Academy Friday night in the Class 4A state ...



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 ...



Flowery Branch not planning on going one-and-done in Class 4A football playoffs  Gainesville Times

As Flowery Branch High put a wrap on its regular season last Friday with a win against Denmark, second-year football coach Ben Hall reminded his ...



Flowery Branch girls soccer team moves past Gilmer to advance to second round of Class 4A state playoffs  Gainesville Times

The Flowery Branch girls soccer team got off to a quick start in Thursday night's first-round playoff game against Gilmer, scoring in the first six minutes and never ...



Mother says 15-year-old daughter was drugged at school dance  WSB Atlanta

A 15-year-old student attending the Flowery Branch High School homecoming dance on Saturday night became violently ill when someone allegedly placed a ...



Kitchen Inspections March 6-13  Gainesville Times

The following are among the food *service* establishments inspected March 6-13 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. Food *service* ...



They were marching band director and student. Now these 2 men both lead high school bands  Gainesville Times

Adam Youngman is indeed a young man. But at 25 years old, the new band director at East Hall High School is already sharing the same field with his mentor, ...



24 hours inside Flowery Branch's Fire Station 5  Gainesville Times

As Hall County Fire Services prepares for new leadership with incoming Fire Chief Chris Armstrong, Times reporter Nick Watson spent 24 hours with the rank ...



Gainesville teen sickened after lemonade spiked at homecoming, police say  11Alive.com WXIA

The high school freshman at Flowery Branch High School was rushed to the hospital after drinking a cup of spiked lemonade at homecoming. The Hall County ...



High school football: No. 7 Flowery Branch pulls away for 28-14 win over Clarke Central  Gainesville Times

Going into Friday night's game, Flowery Branch High quarterback Elijah Gainey said last season's clash with Clarke Central lit a fire in the team.



Authorities investigating hoax report of school threat at Flowery Branch High  Gainesville Times

Hall County school administrators squashed rumors of a student with a weapon on the Flowery Branch High School campus Thursday morning, Feb. 22.



What Hall legislators want to name for the Atlanta Falcons  Gainesville Times

The new Exit 14 interchange on Interstate 985 in South Hall, due to be ready in August, could honor the Atlanta Falcons, whose training facility and corporate ...



Flowery Branch girls basketball team rolls to home victory over Chestatee behind dominant defensive effort  Gainesville Times

The Flowery Branch girls basketball team put in a complete effort Friday night against Chestatee, getting double-digit points from Caroline Wysocki and Ashley ...



Athlete of the Week: Two-sport athlete Caroline Wysocki hits 1000 points for Flowery Branch  Gainesville Times

Until two days before a road game against Blessed Trinity, Flowery Branch point guard Caroline Wysocki had no idea the matchup against the Lady Titans ...



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 ...



Coaching changes: New schools Cherokee Bluff, Denmark set for fall  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia's newest football-playing high schools have head coaches, mascots, colors and their ow...



High school baseball: Lakeview Academy runs past West Hall on the road  Gainesville Times

Lakeview Academy's Andrew Estes hinted at a good night with a leadoff single in the first inning. Then he took to the mound and was brilliant against West Hall ...



Flowery Branch team wins world Odyssey of the Mind title  Gainesville Times

Siara Chavez wasn't the only student on her Flowery Branch High School team that was surprised to take first place at the 39th annual Odyssey of the Mind ...



Flowery Branch slips past Kell | Cobb Football Friday | mdjonline.com  MDJOnline.com

FLOWERY BRANCH — Trailing 21-14 with 28 seconds left in the game, Kell quarterback Evan Conley was stopped just short on a run around the left side on ...



High school basketball: Chestatee latest to fill void in coaching staff  Gainesville Times

Chestatee High School has selected Josh Travis as its next boys basketball coach, according to an official statement from War Eagles athletic director Ben ...



Hall County 2018-19 Teachers of the Year  Gainesville Times

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



Here are the high school seniors who made the cut to become Georgia Scholars  The Georgia Sun

Graduating seniors from across Georgia have been recognized as 2019 Georgia Scholars, State School Superintendent Richard Woods announced today.



What this weekend's National Rowing Championship brings to the Gainesville community  Gainesville Times

Beginning at noon today, 75 colleges from across the country will be represented in the National Rowing Championship (NRC) at Lake Lanier Olympic Park.



Ga. student behind Laurel vs. Yanny asking Ellen DeGeneres for help  11Alive.com WXIA

While the audio illusion has people hearing either "Yanny" or "Laurel" we also wanted to know the science behind this confusing yet viral post.



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.



Authorities investigate Flowery Branch H.S. threat  WSB Atlanta

Channel 2 Action News crews saw parents picking up their children Monday morning after learning of a threat that was sent to a Hall County high school.



East Hall High announces summer instructional softball camp  Gainesville Times

East Hall High School is hosting a softball camp for rising 1st-7th graders on June 3-6 from 9 a.m. to noon at the East Hall High School softball field.



Whitefield blanks upstart Cherokee Bluff in Joiner's head-coaching debut  MDJOnline.com

FLOWERY BRANCH — Coleman Joiner was lucky he his spent his first game as Whitefield Academy's head coach in the rain.



Cameras at the ready: Hot air balloon festival back at Sterling  Gainesville Times

North Georgia is in the home stretch of election season, and a Flowery Branch festival is putting some of that hot air to good use with the Harvest Balloon ...



Buford's region title, shutout streaks at stake against Flowery Branch  Gwinnett Prep Sports

Buford has been dominant in John Ford's first year as head coach, and a pair of streaks are at stake in Firday's regular season finale.



High school football: Chestatee, East Hall could provide another wild game in Week 4  Gainesville Times

Believe it or not, the high school football season is just a mere six weeks away from kicking off Aug. 17. That's great news for fans eager to pack the stands on ...



Hall students win Odyssey of the Mind world championship  Gainesville Times

A team of Hall County School District students won first place at the 2019 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals held at Michigan State University in late May.



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 ...



Tweet sends local girl to Super Bowl  WSB Atlanta

Skylar Tipton is like most 15-year-olds -- if she has her smart phone in her hand, she's tweeting.



Coach Benjie Wood honors family's wish with move from Gainesville to Cherokee Bluff  Gainesville Times

Benjie Wood will be Cherokee Bluff High's first boys basketball coach when the school opens its doors for the 2018-19 academic year, giving him a chance to be ...



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.



Local graduates march onto grand stage at title game  Gainesville Times

College football fans, with the help of a little booze or sheer anticipation, may not need much else to get pumped for the big game. But staying loud and rowdy ...



Battle-Tested  GPB

High schoolers experience challenges of all kinds. But Flowery Branch students may feel that some of the challenges they thought to be big are actually ...



High school volleyball: Lakeview Academy secures top playoff seed in area tournament win  Gainesville Times

Sadie Thrailkill fired a team-high 10 kills and Madison Dowdy added another nine as the Lakeview Academy volleyball team rattled off a straight-set — 25-11, ...



Kitchen Inspections  Gainesville Times

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



High school football notebook: Georgia's reputation on the line this...  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia's reputation as one of the nation's best football states will get a challenge this week as 2...



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* ...



Local Roundup: Hickory Crawdads to become Llamas as part of MiLB’s Copa  Hickory Daily Record

For six games in 2019, the Hickory Crawdads will become Los Llamas de Hickory as part of Minor League Baseball's “Copa de la Diversion” program this ...



'Pokemon Go' finds new life in Nintendo Switch games 'Pokemon: Let's Go'  Gainesville Times

Start pounding the pavement now, trainers: "Pokemon Go" will be compatible with the upcoming “Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu” and “Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee” ...



Happy Days 1950s Fashion Show fundraises for charities and local students  Gwinnett Citizen

Every year in February, volunteers with the Buford Lanier Woman's Club (BLWC) begin planning their most glamorous annual fundraiser — The Spring Fashion ...



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 ...



High school basketball: Chuck Graham promoted to head boys basketball coach at Gainesville  Gainesville Times

The Gainesville City Board of Education officially announced Thursday that Chuck Graham will be Gainesville's next boys basketball coach.



Adam Miller picked to lead Gainesville High baseball program next school year  Gainesville Times

Miller was named Gainesville's baseball coach for 2018-19, a promotion to replace current coach Jeremy Kemp following this season.



Who is Taylor Alexander, the Georgian turning heads on “The Voice?”  Atlanta Journal Constitution

He's been described as a “Hank Williams lookalike.



St. John holds senior walk  Valdosta Daily Times

Submitted PhotoSt. John Catholic School recently hosted a senior walk for its former graduates who are seniors graduating with honors from Valdosta High ...



Flowery Branch grad Connor Shaw joins football coaching staff at Furman  Gainesville Times

Shaw accounted for more than 3000 total yards and 33 total touchdowns as a junior at Flowery Branch, guiding the Falcons to the Class 3A state championship ...



Brackets unveiled for next week's Lanierland tournament  Gainesville Times

The annual Lanierland Tournament will return next week for its 58th edition.



Lanier Soccer Association's 05 Gold Girls team qualifies for U.S. Youth Soccer National League  Gainesville Times

Less than two years ago, Lanier Soccer Association's (LSA) 05 Gold girls team was not even ranked among the 32 best teams within the state of Georgia. Only a ...



The Royals almost drafted this Rule-5 pitcher in 2013. Now he might join their bullpen  Kansas City Star

With less than a week left for manager Ned Yost and the KC Royals to set their opening day roster, Rule 5 acquisition and former Diamondbacks pitcher Brad ...



Elite Line Camp works on play in the trenches  Gwinnett Prep Sports

The bulkiest football players on the field, the ones who do the dirty work with little fanfare, don't get much live work during the summer, but the Elite Line Camp.



High school basketball: Buford boys lose tight second-round battle against Miller Grove  Gainesville Times

There will be a new champion among the GHSA's Class 5A boys basketball teams this year. Despite a furious comeback in the game's final minutes, defending ...



Lake Lanier fishing report: Stripers biting both tolled lures and live bait  Gainesville Times

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier is still above normal at 1,072.89 feet, or 1.89 feet above the normal full pool of 1,071. Lake surface temperatures are in the ...



Multifaceted threat: East Hall grad Kyvon Davenport is making the most of his senior season at Memphis  Gainesville Times

University of Memphis basketball player and East Hall grad Kyvon Davenport is no stranger to change. Over the course of his four-year career, Davenport has ...



Atlanta native Taylor Alexander passes blind audition on "The Voice" season...  Atlanta Journal Constitution

This was posted on Monday, March 13, 2017 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog...



Schools donate almost 6700 pounds of food  Gainesville Times

Eleven local schools collected 6678 pounds of food during the second annual School Food Drive for Hunger Challenge. The food drive challenge was a ...



The Yanny vs. Laurel debate originated in Georgia  The Georgia Sun

As it turns out, 2018's version of “The Dress,” an audio file that either says “Yanny” or “Laurel,” came from a group of teenagers in Georgia. Both The New York…



Basketball is family at Winder-Barrow  Online Athens

Editor's Note: Winder-Barrow's Olivia Nelson-Ododa and Chellia Watson were named the Athens Banner-Herald girls basketball co-Players of the Year in March ...



Buford grad Higginbotham drafted by Atlanta Braves  Gainesville Times

Jake Higginbotham has seen his share of adversity, dealing with elbow and shoulder problems for two years before getting to pitch a full season at Clemson this ...



VERSATILE DEFENDER NICK ROSS COMMITS TO APPALACHIAN STATE  247Sports

Appalachian State goes back-to-back with Kell Longhorns as safety Nick Ross joins teammate Evan Conley in the Mountaineers' 2019 class.



Gaffney returns to familiar surroundings with Dacula baseball  Gwinnettdailypost.com

Dacula's new head baseball coach should be plenty familiar with Gwinnett County and Dacula specifically.



JSU News | Center Stage Owned the Stage…And Plans to Do it Again  JSU News

01/27/2015. The JSU Center Stage Winterguard team reigned victorious in its first competition of the season this past weekend held at Flowery Branch High ...



New Football Coordinators Announced  Morgan County Citizen

By R. Alan Richardson. sports editor. The times they are a changin'. The Morgan County football team will head into spring practice next week missing some ...



Milton High School Wins Shuler Hensley Awards  Patch.com

Alpharetta-Milton, GA - The school's "Young Frankenstein" play won Overall Production, Ensemble and Best Performance by a Featured Performer awards.



Men's Soccer Adds 10 Players To 2017 Team  Memphis Official Athletic Site

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The University of Memphis men's soccer team and head coach Richard Mulrooney announce the additions of 10 players to the 2017 Tiger ...



Rainbow Warriors sign 13 players during early signing period  KHON2

The University of Hawai'i football program secured commitments from 13 prospects during the early signing period, Wednesday.



Jaybo Shaw has no regrets about decision to come to GSU  Savannah Morning News

STATESBORO - For all the football games Jaybo Shaw has played for Georgia Southern, the "what if" mental game isn't one of them.The only time the senior ...



College tennis: Brenau University claims Appalachian Athletic Conference title  Gainesville Times

The Brenau University tennis team wrapped up its first year in the Appalachian Athletic Conference with both the regular season and conference tournament ...



Marines, Afghans enjoy pace of Nawa district's unique countryside  DVIDS

COMBAT OUTPOST JAKER, Helmand province, Afghanistan – Cornfields, dirt paths, tree lines and canals dominate the backcountry of Nawa district, Helmand ...



Instant analysis: Logan Cash signs with Clemson  TigerNet

Clemson went back into the state of Georgia for another playmaking defender in Winder-Barrow (Ga.) product Logan Cash. More on Cash... Logan Cash - 3-star ...



Conner Shaw joins Furman coaching staff  WSPA.com

Furman head football coach Clay Hendrix announced today the hiring of former University of South Carolina standout quarterback Connor Shaw as the ...



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