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Jackson County jail has room to grow

JEFFERSON - You've seen the images of inmates speaking to their visitors in everything from "Legally Blonde" to episodes of "Law and Order." The prisoner, decked out in a traffic-cone-colored jumpsuit speaking into a phone on one side of a large sheet of Plexiglass while the visitor speaks into the telephone on the other side.

January 24, 2010 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Forsyth County to continue Bethel Park fight

After much deliberation, Forsyth County has decided to keep fighting over the future of Bethel Park.

January 24, 2010 | By Alyssa Larenzie Times regional staff | Local


School news

The following students were recently named to the dean's list at LaGrange College in LaGrange: Mushimie Lona Panda, Elizabeth Jane Williams and William David Simons, all of Gainesville.

January 24, 2010 | | Good news


East Hall grad recognized for record

Tennessee Tech senior guard Frank Davis, an East Hall High grad, scored 25 points last Thursday to lead the Golden Eagles to a 94-90 win against Austin Peay. It was the same night that Davis was recognized for breaking the school's record for most 3-point baskets in a career.

January 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Sports


Flowery Branch falls to Central Gwinnett

The Flowery Branch High boys basketball team lost to Class AAAAA's Central Gwinnett 86-68 on Saturday in Lawrenceville. Ishmael Hollis led the Falcons (7-9) with 26 points and Zach Barrett added 10.

January 24, 2010 | From staff reports | High schools


Heavy rain, possible storms could move through area

Water-logged North Georgia could face additional rain - possibly up to 2 inches - as a storm system passes through the area today, according to the National Weather System in Peachtree City.

January 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Seminoles edge out Yellow Jackets

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Solomon Alabi wasn't a bit worried as he stepped to the free throw line, his team trailing by a point with 22 seconds left.

January 24, 2010 | By Brent Kallestad The Associated Pres | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


Kitchen Inspections, Dec. 28-30

Dec. 28

January 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Kitchen inspections


Guest column: Teacher evaluations, proper funding go hand in hand

The single, most important variable in a student's access to learning, no matter where one is on the globe, is an effective teacher. A recent study found that assigning great teachers to a class of disadvantaged children for five consecutive years closed the achievement gap between them and their peers. Who could argue that there is an urgent need for a highly effective teacher in every classroom, as well as highly effective school and district leadership to enable them to work to their optimal level?

January 24, 2010 | By Merrianne Dyer Guest columnist | Community columnists


Our Views: Grading teachers

Georgia teachers have endured pay cuts and job furloughs in the last year. Now their overall pay structure is being put under the microscope.

January 24, 2010 | Times Editorial Board | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Newsmakers in Business, Jan. 24

Neurologist McDonald merges with Longstreet

January 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Business


The Times names 2 as newsroom managers

The Times has announced two newsroom promotions as part of a reorganization of the newspaper's local news coverage team.

January 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Piedmont circuit to launch drug court

The Piedmont Circuit District Attorney's office is preparing a new way to deal with drug users in Barrow, Banks and Jackson counties, a way to provide treatment and decrease recidivism, its organizers say.

January 24, 2010 | Emily Banks Times regional staff | Local


Thrashers fall in shootout

TAMPA, Fla. - Antero Niittymaki has no answers for why he is so successful against the Atlanta Thrashers.

January 23, 2010 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Thrashers


Local golf: Wells finishes first at Chattahoochee event

The Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association played its monthly individual flighted strokes game Wednesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course in Gainesville.

January 23, 2010 | From staff reports | Sports


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Guest column: ‘Pro-choice’ shouldn’t apply to just one issue

The defining feature of a free society is every individual enjoying the freedom to make choices, good and bad, within the law. Enjoying the liberty to make your own choices is highly valued. So political groups market themselves as supporting Americans' autonomy of choice.

May 25, 2015 | By Douglas Young Guest columnist | Community columnists


Atlanta Hawks fall it OT thriller to Cavaliers 114-111

CLEVELAND - LeBron James shook off an atrocious shooting start and withstood Atlanta's gritty comeback to record a triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of the NBA Finals by beating the Hawks 114-111 in overtime on Sunday night to take a 3-0 series lead.

May 24, 2015 | Tom Withers Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks


Foltynewicz pitches into the 8th, Atlanta Braves beat Brewers 2-1

ATLANTA - Atlanta rookie Mike Foltynewicz had command of his pitches, and that gave him the edge he needed to top Jimmy Nelson and the Milwaukee Brewers.

May 24, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


No one injured in boat sinking

Seven people were rescued unharmed about noon Sunday after their boat sank near Van Pugh Park off Lake Lanier.

May 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Place of Forsyth director takes on 420-mile bike ride for charity

May 24, 2015 | By Kayla Robins Times regional staff | Life top stories


Newsmakers in business, May 24

Hyder joins Peach State Bank as senior loan officer

May 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Business


Kitchen Inspections: April 24-30

April 24

May 24, 2015 | | Kitchen inspections


Our Views: They were ordinary yet heroic

America's lengthy roster of war dead began with 25,000 lost establishing our nation in the Revolutionary War, the first believed to be Crispus Attucks in the Boston Massacre of 1770. That was followed by 20,000 in the War of 1812 and 13,000 in the Mexican War in the 19th century.

May 24, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Kitchen Inspections: April 24-April 30

April 24

May 23, 2015 | | Kitchen inspections


Flowery Branch City Council candidates

Post 1

May 23, 2015 | | Local


School funding question top task for Deal's education panel

May 23, 2015 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Top of the wires


Authorities identify man who died on Chattahoochee River in Forsyth

The body of a man who drowned in the Chattahoochee River near the line Forsyth-Fulton County line on Saturday has been identified.

May 23, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Peterson’s 11th-inning single lifts Atlanta Braves past Milwaukee Brewers, 3-2

ATLANTA - Jace Peterson's single to left field drove in Alberto Callaspo from third base, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in 11 innings on Saturday.

May 23, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving questionable for Game 3 against Atlanta Hawks

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - Kyrie Irving plopped down on a courtside bench following a brisk workout and two team trainers quickly went to work adjusting straps on his new knee brace.

May 23, 2015 | By Tom Withers Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks


Atlanta Hawks’ Kyle Korver out for the playoffs with sprained ankle

ATLANTA - Already facing a daunting task after losing the first two games at home in the Eastern Conference final, the Atlanta Hawks were dealt another major blow Saturday when 3-point specialist Kyle Korver was ruled out for the rest of the playoffs because of a severely sprained right ankle.

May 23, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks


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