Lake temperatures are in the mid 70's. The lake level is 1057.7 feet or less than 13 and half feet below full pool at 1071 feet.
Banks County vs. Holy Innocents When: Game 1, 2:30 p.m. today, Game 2 5:30 p.m.; If necessary, Game 3, 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Atlanta Coaches: Banks County, Joe Lord. Holy Innocents, Dylan Deal Records: Banks County (16-9, No. 3 Region 8-AA); Holy Innocents (21-4, No. 2 Region 6-AA) Key players: Banks County, P/OF Alex Gailey Sr. (.354 ...
According to the article in Wednesday's Times, our learned city council has approved the building of a gas station against the wishes of the people.
The Georgia State Soccer Coaches Association has announced its award recipients for the 2008 season and Chestatee's Megan Fligg and Lauren Ables are among the honorees. Fligg, who led the Lady War Eagles with 13 goals and six assists in 2008 has been named the Class AAA Player of the Year, while Ables was selected as the Player of the Month.
PITTSBURGH - Freddy Sanchez insists he doesn't care where he hits in the Pittsburgh lineup.
Jefferson cruised through the first round of the Class A state playoffs with 10-0 and 18-0 wins against Trion on Friday night in Jefferson.
On the strength of an 11-run second inning, Class AAA's top-ranked Flowery Branch defeated Riverwood 15-0 Friday in Game 1 of the best-of-three first round playoff series.
The White County girls golf team placed fifth in the Class AAA state tournament on Monday at the Trophy Club in Alpharetta.
To commemorate Teacher Appreciation Week, the Hall County school system has produced videos of teachers in action throughout the district. Teachers from North Hall Middle School, West Hall High School, Lula Elementary School, Friendship Elementary School and Chicopee Woods Elementary School have been profiled so far, and additional schools will be featured as the week continues.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves waited until the last inning of a memorable homestand to put an end to a streak of one-run futility they hope to forget.
When they held the grand opening for Chocolaterie last week, co-founders Elizabeth and Michael Ashworth thought they would have plenty of promotional truffles for what they anticipated would be a small crowd. After all, The Avenue Forsyth's grand opening isn't until May 17. "We only opened with about 10 other stores," Michael Ashworth said. "It has been going very well, and we're very fortunate to be in The Avenue community." ...
ATLANTA - Billy Knight says he's leaving the Atlanta Hawks organization "in much better shape than it was in when I took over."
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The National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct its 16th annual nationwide Stamp Out Hunger! food drive Saturday. The program is the nation's largest single-day food drive and has netted more than 836 million pounds of food since 1992.
I read with interest and amusement about the Mexican illegal immigrants who were arrested for fishing without a license. I read with disbelief the comments made by the local attorneys about the DNR officers targeting and arresting them for "just a violation of fishing without a license" just because of their race.
ATLANTA - Chris Johnson homered for the first time in more than a month, Kris Medlen overcame a defensive blunder and the Atlanta Braves bounced back from a doubleheader sweep, beating the New York Mets 5-3 Wednesday night.
Rising Gainesville High sophomore Spencer Ralston finished the Georgia Junior Golf Championship tied with five other golfers at ninth overall with a three-round, 10-over par 226 on Wednesday at The Farm in Rocky Face. Ralston carded a 74 in the second round and a 75 in Round 3 to complete the event.
The Holly Theater is in search of singers and actors for its next productions - Agatha Christie's "Mousetrap" and Holly and the Heartbreakers - in July and August.
Mountain Top Rodeo featuring bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc, barrel racing, bull riding, ladies breakaway roping and team roping will be Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22, at R-Ranch in the Mountains.
The Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club will hold a paddle-thon Saturday, June 22, at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue in Gainesville.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson is still trying to feel his way through his first offseason with the Atlanta Falcons.
MIAMI - LeBron James shrugged off a poor start to get 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play to force overtime and the Miami Heat staved off elimination with a 103-100 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.
A horse was stuck in an apparent sinkhole last week on the 1300 block of Hugh Stowers Road.
Featherbone Communiversity in Gainesville is planning to honor area craftsmen at the second
Family members of the teen who died last week in what has been dubbed a "car surfing" accident are convinced the police report is inaccurate.
The Hall County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect in a May 31 armed robbery at a convenience store in Clermont near the Lumpkin County line.
ATLANTA - Beaten twice in one day and just plain beat, the first-place Atlanta Braves were ready for some rest.
Gainesville High golfer Grant Lasseter shot a 75 on Tuesday to finish tied for ninth after two rounds of the Georgia State Golf Association Junior Championship at The Farm golf course in Rocky Face.
Kaleb Holbrook was preparing for his second game as a catcher for a summer league in Connecticut on June 8 when his phone began to ring with calls and text messages of congratulations.