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Saints chasing perfection, Falcons looking to keep playoff hopes alive

ATLANTA - The New Orleans Saints are chasing perfection.

December 12, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Notebook: Gainesville's run stopped in state title game

ATLANTA - Throughout their run to the state championship game, the top-ranked Gainesville Red Elephants used a strong running game to control the game clock and set up big plays for the passing game, but Peach County prevented that from happening.After averaging 256 yards rushing in its past two games, Gainesville was held to just 77 yards rushing on 23 attempts, and its two leading rushers (Blake Sims and Teryan Rucker) averaged less than 4 yards per carry.

December 12, 2009 | By Brent Holloway and Jonathan Zopf The Times | High schools

Kitchen inspections, Nov. 19-Dec. 2

Nov. 19

December 12, 2009 | | Kitchen inspections

Matt Diaz signs to stay with Braves

ATLANTA - Outfielder Matt Diaz has agreed to a $2.55 million, one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves, who let second baseman Kelly Johnson go free by failing to offer a 2010 contract.

December 12, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

RAW VIDEO: Gainesville's Elephant Walk

December 12, 2009 | Times sports video | Local

Our Views: Big Red's day of triumph

For the second straight year, one of our local football teams will be headed to the Georgia Dome to play for a state title.

The Gainesville Red Elephants reached that milestone with a thrilling 29-21 victory over Flowery Branch on Dec. 4. It will be their first trip to the state finals since 1982, with a shot at their first GHSA state championship.

December 12, 2009 | Times Editorial Board | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor

Johnson leads Hawks to win

TORONTO - Joe Johnson scored 20 points, Jamal Crawford and Maurice Evans each had 15, and the Atlanta Hawks handed the Raptors another double-digit loss, beating Toronto 111-89 on Friday night.

December 11, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks

Ryan misses 6th straight practice

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan missed his sixth straight practice with the Atlanta Falcons, but coach Mike Smith listed the second-year quarterback as questionable on the team's injury report Friday.

December 11, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Braves finalize Soriano trade

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Rays completed a trade with the Atlanta Braves on Friday, acquiring right-handed pitcher Rafael Soriano and agreeing to a $7.25 million, one-year contract with the reliever.

December 11, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Ryan listed as questionable on Falcons injury report

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan missed his sixth straight practice with the Atlanta Falcons, but coach Mike Smith listed the second-year quarterback as questionable on the team's injury report Friday.

December 11, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Falcons' Babineaux charged with pot possession

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith says Jonathan Babineaux's arrest Thursday night for felony possession of marijuana will not affect his struggling team.

December 11, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


5th Army Association Veterans and Descendants. Trip to American battlefield cemeteries in Italy. May 2010. Contact Sy Canton, 561-865-8495.

December 11, 2009 | | Reunions

Firefighters put out blaze at home on Cleveland Highway

Firefighters have put out a blaze at a two-story colonial home on Cleveland Highway. There are no injuries.

December 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

River stakeholders approve letter to governors

ALBANY - Meeting near the banks of the Flint River, more than 50 leaders of a group of tri-state river basin stakeholders agreed Thursday to send a letter to the governors of Alabama, Georgia and Florida to make them aware of their existence before the governors' water summit Tuesday in Montgomery, Ala.

December 10, 2009 | By J.D. Summer For The Times | Local

Saints fall to ETSU

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - Micah Williams scored a career-high 22 points and had a put-back to seal the game in East Tennessee State's 75-71 win over North Georgia on Thursday night.

December 10, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports

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High school scoreboard: May 4

North Hall's boys golf program shot a 341 on Monday in the Class AAAA state sectionals at the Applewood Golf Club in Keysville, to earn a spot in the state meet.

May 04, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools

Atlanta Braves upended by former outfielder Francoeur, Phillies

ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur had four hits and drove in two runs, Aaron Harang allowed one run over six innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Monday night.

May 04, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Jackson EMC Foundation awards $70K to charities

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded $112,500 in grants to organizations during its March meeting, including $70,000 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin County residents.

May 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news

Deal signs transportation bill into law

Gov. Nathan Deal signed a new $900 million transportation bill into law Monday, spurring changes to the state's gas taxes and new fees on electric cars and hotel visits.

May 04, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local

Deshaun Watson on track for full recovery as Clemson's QB

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson believes he won't miss a beat despite sitting out all spring after knee ligament surgery. And the Tigers most dynamic player insists he'll return at full speed once he's cleared to cut loose this summer.

May 04, 2015 | Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Legislators dub 2015 General Assembly 'year of the child'

ATLANTA - A bill that would levy an annual $5,000 on strip clubs and fine pimps $2,500 to set up a fund for sexually exploited children is scheduled to be signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Nathan Deal, topping off what some legislators are calling the "year of the child" in the 2015 General Assembly.

May 03, 2015 | By Bill Hendrick Associated Press | Local

Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruises to 1st Talladega win since 2004

TALLADEGA, Ala. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruised to his first win of the season at an old familiar place that has always been good to his family.

May 03, 2015 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Teheran sharp as Atlanta Braves blank Cincinnati Reds, 5-0

ATLANTA - A memorable afternoon for Kelly Johnson almost didn't happen.

May 03, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Atlanta Hawks wear down late, fall 104-98 to Washington Wizards in Game 1

ATLANTA - After resting up for the past week, the Washington Wizards merely had to withstand Atlanta's early pace.

May 03, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks



May 03, 2015 | | Reunions


Douglas and Shelia Cantrell of Gainesville celebrated their 25th anniversary on April 13, 2015. A gathering was held in their honor by family to celebrate the occasion.

May 03, 2015 | | Anniversaries

Retired businesswomen pens first book at 99

May 03, 2015 | | Life top stories

Our Views: Planting a new seed

The purple "River of Phlox" flows down the hillside alongside the rocky stream, a centerpiece in the woodland oasis that is the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville - A Smithgall Woodland Legacy.

May 03, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

Mayweather wins unanimous decision over Pacquiao

LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night, using his usual skill to remain unbeaten in the most anticipated fight in recent years.

May 03, 2015 | By Greg Beacham Associated Press | Staff sports picks

High-wire walker to appear at Georgia gorge, but won't walk

May 02, 2015 | By Jeff Martin Associated Press | Local

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