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Our Views: Immigration remains in limbo

This story might have gotten missed in all the furor over the health care debate and other issues: President Barack Obama announced a few weeks ago on a trip to Mexico that any attempt at immigration reform is going to remain on the back burner until next year as the president and Congress tackle more pressing issues.

August 30, 2009 | By Times Editorial Board letters@gainesvilletimes.com | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: Government mandates won’t cut costs

I could not let Harold Lott's recent editorial go by without a response. I guess I'm one of those intolerant, closed-minded folks who let emotion carry me along.4 I discovered this when I read his claim that I, as a listener to talk radio, am "not motivated nor able to think deeply about the issues" involved in health care.

August 30, 2009 | | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Dunagan/McDowell

Lindsey Marie Dunagan and Steven Wayne McDowell Jr. were united in marriage at 5 p.m. May 9, 2009, at the Neverland Farms in Cleveland. The bride is the daughter of Bradley and Mary Dunagan of Gainesville. The groom is the son of Brenda and Rick Stapler of Smiths, Ala., and Steven Wayne McDowell Sr. of Columbus.

August 30, 2009 | | Weddings


Emmett/Young

Courtney Brooke Emmett and Matthew Joseph Young were united in marriage at 7:30 p.m. May 29, 2009, at Primrose Cottage in Roswell. The bride is the daughter of Michael E. and Sandra Emmett of Cumming. The groom is the son of Joseph S. and Judith Young of Cumming.

August 30, 2009 | | Weddings


Garrison/Ivey

George and Jacki Siques of Demorest announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda Nicole Garrison to Zachery Daniel Ivey, son of Brian and Carrie Stiles and Danny and Tammy Ivey, all of Gainesville.

August 30, 2009 | | Engagements


Births published Aug. 30

Albert, a girl, Aariyona Shanyia, Aug. 19, Tanya Whitfield and Paris Albert, Gainesville.

August 30, 2009 | | Births


Beekman/Dunagan

Frank and Peggy Beekman of Oakdale, N.Y., announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda Susan Beekman to Tyler Grant Dunagan, son of Bradley and Mary Dunagan of Gainesville.

August 30, 2009 | | Engagements


Redman's late TD toss gives Falcons win

ATLANTA - San Diego's Philip Rivers led touchdown drives in two of his three possessions in his first game since signing a contract extension, before the Atlanta Falcons' backups rallied to beat the Chargers 27-24 in an exhibition game Saturday night.

August 29, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Braves pound Phillies in shortened game

PHILADELPHIA - Garret Anderson hit a three-run homer off Cliff Lee and three other Braves went deep to help the Atlanta Braves hand the Phillies' new ace his first NL loss with a 9-1 win Saturday night over Philadelphia in a rain-shortened game.

August 29, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Motorcycle ride honors a local restaurant owner and friend

JEFFERSON - They staggered their motorcycles in long rows in front of the shop, sitting their helmets on the seats and sipping coffee while they waited for the ride to begin.

August 29, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


High school scoreboard: North Hall boys win Northeast Georgia championships

The North Hall High boys cross country team took first place at the Northeast Georgia Championships on Saturday at Athens Christian. Trojans runner Ty McCormack ran a 16-minute, 18 second time to place first overall, as well as set a new meet record.

August 29, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


Sherby: Servers must wait

It's always the server who initiates a point and it's not the server's job to make sure everybody is indeed ready. To put a ball into play prematurely is called "quick serving" and it's dishonest.

August 29, 2009 | By Gary Sherby For The Times | Sports


Local golf: Bards sinks hole-in-one at Chicopee Woods

Keith Bards sank a hole-in-one on the No. 4 hole at Chicopee Woods Golf Course on Aug. 21. Witnesses present were Leroy Harper and Tommy Calhoun. Bardes used a No. 9 iron and a Titleist Pro VI ball.

August 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Sports


Your Views: Just say ‘no’ to more federal entitlements

Harold Lott's column Thursday struck a chord with me. It only took reading the second sentence of the third paragraph to see how hypocritical he really is. Not only is it offensive to those with whom he disagrees, it's simply wrong. Just because he doesn't believe something doesn't make it a "lie."

August 29, 2009 | | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Scoreboard: Jackson County opens with 44-0 blowout

Jackson County shut out Our Lady Mercy in its football season opener on Friday, winning 44-0 in Fairburn.

Jackson County will play host to Sonoraville at 7:30 p.m. next Friday

August 29, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


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Your Views: Blending families requires plenty of patience, love

In reference to Tuesday's story "Seeking marital solace:" Stacey Reece was married to my daughter, Lydia Oglesby (who herself was a Belle of the Ball candidate finishing in fourth place) for about 20 years, and they gave me a grandson, Andrew Reece, who graduated with honors from West Georgia College in Carrollton (we were there). Also a granddaughter, Morgan Reece, who as a senior was the Belle of the Charity Ball (setting a record for a candidate's fundraising with more than $104,000) and now is a freshman at the University of North Greenville, S.C., on a ...

January 30, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Senate passes bill requiring coverage for autism therapy

January 30, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


Drug agents try to dismantle probably meth lab in Dawson County

Drug agents were on the scene Wednesday of what they are calling a methamphetamine lab at a home on Hanging Dog Road in southeastern Dawson County.

January 30, 2015 | Times regional staff | Local


Katrina Holbrook joins elections board

Chief Registrar and Chairwoman Glenda Ferguson is no longer the only woman in Dawson County on the Board of Elections and Voter Registration board.

January 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local Lions clubs donate $1,000 to Parks and Recreation

The Gainesville and North Hall Lions clubs have donated $1,000 to help local children participate in Gainesville Parks and Recreation programs such as youth sports, swimming lessons and camp regardless of their ability to pay.

January 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Striper biting well during colder weather

Lake Lanier's water level has risen to a healthy 1,070.07 feet or .93 feet below full pool of 1,071.

January 29, 2015 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Benji Harrison resigns as Jackson County football coach

Benji Harrison resigned as Jackson County High football coach on Tuesday following a three-year stint in which he led the program to its first state playoff berths in 20 years.

January 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | All prep football news


Three Atlanta Hawks among NBA All-Stars

NEW YORK - Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague were picked Thursday as reserves for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, giving the sizzling Atlanta Hawks three selections.

January 29, 2015 | By Brian Mahoney Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks


Chase Elliott to replace Gordon on NASCAR race team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Chase Elliott will replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Chevrolet when the four-time NASCAR champion gives up his seat at the end of this season.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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