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FOOTBALL: Panthers looking for improvement in all areas after scrimmage loss

Coach Rich McWhorter’s message to his Jackson County football team was simple: Everything must improve. His Panthers fell at North Oconee 28-10 in a scrimmage Thursday after the Titans erased a 3-0 …
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FOOTBALL: McWhorter wants to see practice efforts translate to scrimmage game

The score of this week’s scrimmage at North Oconee won’t mean much to Jackson County coach Rich McWhorter. But continuity between the practice field and the game field will. “I want to see what we’ve…
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Jackson Co. cross country preview

BOYS•Top returning runners: Eli Griffeth and Jason Crowthers•Top newcomers: Max Darling, Ethan Bowen and Christian Honeycutt•Team strengths: Coach Brittley Blount said her team is filled with strong …
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VOLLEYBALL: Panthers get on a roll over weekend

Jackson County got a slow start out of its system with a successful — and busy — weekend. The Panthers (3-3) dropped a pair of matches Thursday, Aug. 8, to open the season but rebounded with three wi…
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Two major projects fail to get green light

Two major Chateau Elan-area projects recently failed to get approval by town leaders. The first request — which would allow townhomes and single-family units at Chateau Elan — will go back to the Br…
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Senior living, memory care proposed in Braselton

Braselton leaders recently took initial steps that would allow a senior living, assisted living and memory care development in town. The Braselton Town Council approved a master plan amendment for T…
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SOFTBALL: Panthers earn Croteau’s first coaching win with victory over defending state champs

Kristin Croteau perhaps couldn’t have picked a better time to earn her first coaching win. The Jackson County softball team downed the defending state champions Thursday, rallying for a 4-3 win at h…
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SOFTBALL: Panthers earn Croteau’s first coaching win with victory over defending state champs

Kristin Croteau perhaps couldn’t have picked a better time to earn her first coaching win. The Jackson County softball team downed the defending state champions Thursday, rallying for a 4-3 win at h…
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Jackson Co. volleyball preview

•Coach: Jeff White, second year•2018 record: 24-15•Returning starters: Kylee Zimmer, Sr. (setter); Cara Wells, Sr. (outside hitter); Gracie Herrin, So. (middle blocker); Katie Hitt, Sr. (middle block…
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Qualifying nears for Nov. 5 election

Braselton and Hoschton both have seats up for grabs in this year's election. Details include: BRASELTON Two council seats are up for election this year in Braselton. Qualifying for those seats wil…
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Hoschton again tables ethics ordinance change

Hoschton has again tabled changes to its ethics committee ordinance, raising criticism from some residents who said the city is stalling. The Hoschton City Council began discussing changes to its et…
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Kidnapping suspect killed after trying to pull knife

Braselton police were involved in an officer-involved shooting over the weekend during a search for a kidnapping suspect who allegedly pulled a knife on a woman in a previous incident. The initial i…
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Jackson County’s McWhorter remembers coaching Pro Football Hall of Famer

About 30 years ago, Rich McWhorter walked out of the Charlton County field house and spotted a player in a rec football game taking place on the high school’s football field. This player wasn’t bigge…
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America's Best: 10 Amazing Family-Friendly Hotels and Resorts

Are you dreaming about your next vacation? It's time to get inspired. From stunning mountain resorts to waterfront treasures, check out our picks for America's best hotels and resorts for families.  …
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Sweet Treats: 10 of America's Must-Visit Ice Cream Parlors

Chocolate? Vanilla? Black cherry swirl? Salted butter caramel? We can almost hear your stomach rumbling! Cool off with a delicious with a delicious scoop from America's best ice cream parlors. Read m…
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