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Justin Upton's two-run blast sends Braves past A's 4-3

ATLANTA - Justin Upton hit a two-run homer, Chris Johnson also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Jon Lester and the reeling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday night, ending Lester's seven-game winning streak.

August 17, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Driver services office has new manager

A new manager is at the helm of the Department of Driver Services in Gainesville.

August 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Falcons lose LT Baker for entire season

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons' revamped offensive line took a major setback Sunday when left tackle Sam Baker was ruled out for the year after injuring his right knee in a preseason game.

August 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Gordon races to first win at Michigan since 2001

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Jeff Gordon raced to his third NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the year, holding off Kevin Harvick on Sunday for his first win at Michigan International Speedway since 2001.

August 17, 2014 | Noah Trister Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs


Falcons' line takes a hit with Baker injury

HOUSTON - The Atlanta Falcons' focus this offseason was to improve an offensive line that was among the worst in the league last year.

August 17, 2014 | By Chris Duncan Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Sims/Kesler

Glenn and Penny Sims of Gillsville announce the engagement of their daughter Amy LeAnn Sims to Kevin Mason Kesler, son of Ronnie and Tammy Kesler of Nicholson.

August 17, 2014 | | Engagements


Garrett

Marvin W. and Vera Garrett of Gillsville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 30, 2014.

August 17, 2014 | | Anniversaries


Births

Grant, a boy, Samuel Gary, Aug. 4, Lisa Grant and Scott Grant, Gainesville.

August 17, 2014 | | Births


Health care students pinned at North Georgia Tech College

Achieving a professional credential is a celebrated event at North Georgia Technical College, and two Gainesville residents were pinned at a July ceremony on the Clarkesville campus.

August 17, 2014 | | Good news


High School Scoreboard: Aug. 16

The Banks County softball team scored a trio of victories on Saturday to win the Stephens County Threads Tournament for the second straight year.

August 17, 2014 | | High schools


Braves hold off Athletics for 3rd win in 4 games

ATLANTA - The Braves are trying to use a visit from Oakland, who came to Atlanta with the majors' best record, to prove they shouldn't be dismissed in the NL playoff hunt.

August 16, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Your Views: Humanists have no place telling us who can pray

To Monica Miller of the American Humanist Association: As a resident of Hall County let me say that I am deeply offended by your organization's threat of legal action against Chestatee High School.

August 16, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Schools were safer when prayer was still allowed in classrooms

When I was a boy in my lower grades at Candler Elementary School on Candler Road, we said our blessing before leaving our classroom going to lunch. Every so often, these people would come to the school in the lunchroom, and Bible verses we learned we would be able to say and be rewarded with a book marker or sometimes a little Bible testament.

August 16, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Gainesville sharp in scrimmage with White County

CLEVELAND – Even without Deshaun Watson, Gainesville's offense still looks awfully tough to stop.

August 16, 2014 | David Thackham dthackham@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Ask The Times: Public school students have right to pray

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by a reader and answered through the efforts of our news staff.

August 15, 2014 | Times staff | Local


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5 things to know about Georgia elections

ATLANTA - Every statewide official will be up for re-election this year in Georgia, and sitting atop the ballot will be one of the most closely watched U.S. Senate races in the country.

September 01, 2014 | By Christina A. Cassidy Associated Press | Local


US Senate candidates spar over business experience

ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue share the title of CEO but are trying to make the case their experiences couldn't be more different as they campaign for Georgia's open Senate seat.

September 01, 2014 | By Christina A. Cassidy Associated Press | Local


For Your Health: Missing the signs of sepsis

You know, you always hear people saying "life is funny sometimes." Things happen to us that are so ironic they are hard to comprehend sometimes.

September 01, 2014 | Susan Irick Columnist | Columnists


Forsyth crew cleans up sewer spill in subdivision

A crew from the Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department contained a small sewer spill in an East Forsyth subdivision.

September 01, 2014 | Times Regional Staff | Local


Dawson deputy cleared of wrongdoing in arrest of woman at political rally

Capt. Tony Wooten with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the arrest investigation of a Roswell woman.

September 01, 2014 | Times Regional Staff | Local


Driver services center improving customer service, use of technology

The Georgia Department of Driver Services is improving its technology and customer services, starting in Gainesville.

September 01, 2014 | By Kristen Oliver koliver@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Kahne passes Kenseth for Atlanta win, earns Chase spot

HAMPTON - Kasey Kahne's "downer" year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the most.

September 01, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Braves' Wood, Kimbrel combine for shutout of Marlins

ATLANTA - The last time Alex Wood started against Miami at Turner Field, he pitched eight strong innings before losing 1-0 to Jose Fernandez.

August 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gurley shines in Georgia's big win over Clemson

ATHENS - Georgia's Todd Gurley is uncomfortable in front of the cameras.

August 31, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs


Gearing, Suarez lead way at War Eagle Cross Country Invitational

White County's Jenna Gearing, a two-time state champion, won the girls 5K at the 11th annual War Eagle Cross Country Invitational in a meet-record time of 18:49.44 on Saturday. She beat the previous record by almost a minute.

August 31, 2014 | | High schools


Reunions

FAMILY

August 31, 2014 | | Reunions


Births

Franklin, a boy, Callan Samuel, Aug. 19, Christina Franklin and Patrick Franklin, Mount Airy.

August 31, 2014 | | Births


UNG Golden Eagle Band brings home silver hardware

The University of North Georgia Golden Eagle Band brought home the silver medal in the Drum Corps International Southeastern Championship this summer at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

August 31, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Mayfield/Peck

Katie Paulette Mayfield and Matthew Richard Peck were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. June 21, 2014, in Cumming. The bride is the daughter of Tim and Dianne Mayfield of Cumming. The groom is the son of Larry and Teresa Peck of Gainesville.

August 31, 2014 | | Weddings


Turk/Bland

Doug and Sharon Turk of Gillsville announce the engagement of their daughter Jessie Clarice Turk to Jason Andrew Bland, son of Gini Bland of Athens and William Bland Jr. of Sylvania.

August 31, 2014 | | Engagements


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