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Your Views: Christians should care, lead our nation to better days

I read the letter by William P. Clark in The Times on Dec. 19, "Is U.S. a Christian nation? True Christians really shouldn't care."

January 04, 2010 | | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor

Your Views: Money spent on fitness center could be used for police, fire

Here we go, fellow Gainesville taxpayers. Several weeks ago I wrote a letter about the $350,000 to $400,000 getting ready to be wasted on a "fitness" addition at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. At the council meeting, I suggested this money had better uses like hiring some teachers back or giving police officers a raise. No, this fitness center was "needed."

January 04, 2010 | | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor

Federal judge sides with YMCA on park

CUMMING - A federal judge has denied Forsyth County's request to stop development at Bethel Park.

January 03, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local

High-risk, high-reward for Hawkeye QB

MIAMI - The Iowa Hawkeyes were counting down the final seconds in the latest in a series of improbable victories, and offensive coordinator Ken O'Keefe stood on the sideline, trying to absorb what he had just witnessed.

January 03, 2010 | By Steven Wine The Associated Press | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Falcons roll over Lambert, 62-29

Led by a trio of scorers in double figures, the Flowery Branch boys smothered Lambert for a 62-29 win Saturday night in Suwanee.

January 03, 2010 | From staff reports | High schools

Lady Dogs off to 14-0 start

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Georgia needed a strong second half to tie a decade-old school record.

January 03, 2010 | The Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs

Falcons finish with a flourish

TAMPA, Fla. - A winning record fell short of expectations for the Atlanta Falcons.

January 03, 2010 | By Fred Goodall The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Alison Robinson Styring and Michael William Lamont were united in marriage Sept. 5, 2009, at the Fairyland Club in Lookout Mountain. The bride is the daughter of Ted and Dina Robinson of Gainesville. The groom is the son of Dan and Jeannie Lamont of San Francisco.

January 03, 2010 | | Weddings


Mary Katherine Wilson and Nicholas Vincent Snider were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Aug. 8, 2009, at Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris. The bride is the daughter of Gary Michael and Vanessa Meeks Wilson of Clermont. The groom is the son of Jacqueline Marie Coogan of Hume, Va. and Joseph Raymond and Kristi Snider of Hume, Va.

January 03, 2010 | | Weddings


Molly Elizabeth Childers and Brian Patrick McNeese were united in marriage at 6:30 p.m. June 27, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Gainesville. The bride is the daughter of Laney Dixon and Elaine Rolan Childers of Gainesville. The groom is the son of William Robert Sr. and Nancy Myers McNeese of Duluth.

January 03, 2010 | | Weddings

Newsmakers in Business, Jan. 3

Olson chosen as cancer liaison for N.E. Georgia Medical Center

January 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Business

Uniform news

Army National Guard Pvts. William M. Richards and Coe D. Suchke have graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning in Columbus. The training consists of basic infantry training and advanced individual training.

January 03, 2010 | | Good news

Good news

The Gainesville Newcomers Club recently presented My Sister's Place, an emergency shelter for homeless women and children, a $10,000 check toward its building fund. My Sister's Place is raising money to build a house in order to serve more women in need. The Gainesville Newcomers Club is a nonprofit organization for women, designed to provide opportunities for new residents in Hall County to make friends and learn about our community.

January 03, 2010 | | Good news

Native American legacy lives on in local landmarks

Jennifer Morse has yet to see the giant frog. Or the shimmering green army of frogs. Or any physical evidence why the place she lives was once called "Frogtown."

January 03, 2010 | By Donn Cooper For The Times | Life

Our Views: Goodbyes and hellos for a new year

The end of the year, the flip of a calendar, and all things change, right? The problems of 2009 are forgotten because we have a fresh new year before us to right all the wrongs of the old one.

January 03, 2010 | | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor

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God’s laws lose out to man’s in court’s ruling

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has rewritten the long-standing definition of marriage, the same-sex population and their supporters are gleeful while the rest of us are being labeled "intolerant, insensitive and hateful" for clinging to our archaic Biblical beliefs.

July 01, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor

Community, businesses reach out to boost key local projects

A huge thank you to BB&T for benefitting Randy and Friends through their Lighthouse Project. They spent many volunteer hours working to improve the Rooster's Perch Coffeehouse, in addition to the work space where employment and life skills are taught to adults with disabilities.

July 01, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor

Zimmermann dominant as Washington Nationals trump Atlanta Braves, 6-1

ATLANTA - Jordan Zimmermann took a shutout into the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1 on Tuesday night to continue their season-long dominance of the division rivalry.

June 30, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Banks County building new sports complex

The Banks County Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a groundbreaking for its Windmill Park Sports Complex at 10 a.m. July 14.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

US heads to Women's World Cup final with 2-0 win over top-ranked Germany

MONTREAL - Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup.

June 30, 2015 | By Anne M. Peterson Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Pero Antic leaving Atlanta Hawks for return to Europe

ATLANTA - Pero Antic is returning to Europe following two seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, most spent as a backup power forward and center. The 6-foot-11 Antic, born in Skopje, Yugoslavia, has signed a two-year deal with Fenerbahce of the Euroleague. The team announced the signing.

June 30, 2015 | | Atlanta Hawks

Challenged Child and Friends names Castell family services director

Challenged Child and Friends has named Creystal Castell as its family services coordinator.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Authorities investigating possible anti-gay hate crime in Forsyth County

June 30, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Georgia high court says bonds for Atlanta Braves stadium are valid

ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the authorization of up to $397 million in bonds to build a new baseball stadium for the Braves in Cobb County.

June 29, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Gainesville High's Spencer Ralston ties for second at U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier

Gainesville High senior Spencer Ralston shot a blistering 6-under par on the back nine Monday to finish tied for second in the U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier in Athens.

June 29, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools

Budenholzer aiming to re-sign Paul Millsap, DeMarre Carroll after Hardaway trade

ATLANTA - Now that he's added Tim Hardaway Jr., Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has narrowed his focus on re-signing All-Star forward Paul Millsap and starting guard DeMarre Carroll.

June 29, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks

Fire destroys North Hall home

A North Hall home was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon.

June 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Man in serious condition after hit-and-run on Clarks Bridge Road

A Gainesville man, known locally as "Country," is still in serious condition at the hospital after he was hit Thursday night by a car on Clarks Bridge Road.

June 29, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys | Local

Pope calls for a conversion of our hearts

Concerning climate change, Pope Francis' stance in his Encyclical is very clear. He stated, "A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system," and "scientific studies indicate that most global warming is due to the great concentration of greenhouse gases released mainly as a result of human activity. Climate change is a global problem with grave implications."

June 29, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor

Kyle Busch holds off brother Kurt to win at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. - After two practice sessions at Sonoma Raceway, Kyle Busch spent an evening icing his surgically repaired left foot.

June 28, 2015 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks

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