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Justice Department rejects voter citizenship measure

The Justice Department has rejected Georgia's attempt to require prospective voters in the state to provide proof of citizenship.

June 01, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


Your Views: Strict law efforts against immigrants hurt community

Over the past year, I and others in our community have been critical of the 287(g) program implemented in Hall County. Under 287(g), Hall County Sheriff's Office employees are acting as immigration agents and are arresting undocumented immigrants, as well as placing immigration detainers on every undocumented immigrant who ends up in jail.

June 01, 2009 | | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


School news

The Jefferson City Schools Board of Education recently recognized the school-level teachers of the year. Kathy Chandler, a first-grade teacher, represents Jefferson Elementary School. Dave Cuddy, a seventh-grade teacher, represents Jefferson Middle School, while Roger Bright, a drama instructor, represents Jefferson High School. Not pictured is Jefferson Academy teacher of the year Jean Conner, who teaches fourth grade. Cuddy was also selected as the district teacher of the year.

June 01, 2009 | | Good news


Tech stays alive with two wins Sunday

ATLANTA - Even after seeing his Elon team eliminated from the NCAA tournament by Georgia Tech, coach Mike Kennedy proclaimed the Phoenix to be his best team in 13 years.

June 01, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


Huskies take down Georgia in Game 2 to advance to final

OKLAHOMA CITY - National player of the year Danielle Lawrie hit a grand slam and made it hold up with a five-hitter and Washington beat Georgia 9-3 Sunday night to earn a spot in the finals of the Women's College World Series.

June 01, 2009 | The Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs


G-Braves fall to Syracuse

The Syracuse Chiefs defeated the Gwinnett Braves 6-5 on Sunday at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse, N.Y. Gwinnett, who was trying for its sixth-straight win, falls to 29-22 with just the team's second loss in its last 10 games. Syracuse improves to 23-25 on the season.

June 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Sports


Jackson County starts 2009 on positive note

JEFFERSON - Jackson County is poised for growth this year despite the economic downturn, but will need to watch its spending to keep from using too much of its revenues for debt payments, according to the county's 2008 financial report.

May 31, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Government surplus food to be distributed Thursday

Ninth District Opportunity Inc. and local volunteers will distribute USDA surplus food at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Army Reserve Center, 570 Shallowford Road, next to Target.

May 31, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Medlen gets first big league win as Atlanta beats Arizona 9-3

PHOENIX - After watching Atlanta starter Kris Medlen walk the first batter he faced, Chipper Jones decided to offer the rookie some friendly advice.

May 31, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Georgia eliminated from NCAA tournament

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - On the mound, at the plate and in the field, Ohio State made all the timely plays Sunday, eliminating Georgia 13-6 in the Tallahassee NCAA Regional.

May 31, 2009 | The Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs


Smoltz records 6 strikeouts in rehab start

GREENVILLE, S.C. - John Smoltz had his longest and strongest outing of the season Sunday, working five innings in a rehab start for the Greenville Drive.

May 31, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports


Good news

The Longstreet Clinic recently donated $2,000 to Good News Clinics as part of the nonprofit's "95 in 95" campaign.

May 31, 2009 | | Good news


Lovell/Pound

Shelly Lovell and James Elder Pound were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. April 18, 2009, at The Smithgall Arts Center in Gainesville. The bride is the daughter of Rushel and Janet Lovell of Gainesville. The groom is the son of James Key and Brinkley Pound of Columbus.

May 31, 2009 | | Weddings


Thacker/Fusco

Bruce and Donna Miller of Gainesville and Mickey and Donna Thacker of Cartersville announce the engagement of their daughter Megan Jackson Thacker to Thomas Anthony Fusco, son of Tom and Ginger Fusco of Hoschton.

May 31, 2009 | | Engagements


Newsmakers in business, May 31

Partlowe named to State Farm's Chairman's Circle

May 31, 2009 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Business


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High School Scoreboard: Oct. 30

Lakeview Academy's Lewis Brooks finished fourth overall in the Region 8-A cross country meet and will run in the state meet in Carrollton.

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


NCAA denies Georgia's appeal of Gurley suspension

ATLANTA - The NCAA upheld its four-game suspension of Georgia tailback Todd Gurley on Thursday night, ending the school's final hope of having its biggest star in uniform for Saturday's game against Florida.

October 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs


Ellison's 3 TDs push Georgia Southern past Troy

STATESBORO, Ga. - Quarterback Kevin Ellison had three short touchdown runs, and L.A. Ramsby ran for two more scores to help Georgia Southern rout Troy 42-10 on Thursday night.

October 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Fox looking for Georgia basketball to 'take another step'

ATHENS - Mark Fox believes Georgia has the experience needed to make another move toward the top of the Southeastern Conference.

October 30, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Cooling weather dictates changing methods

Lake Lanier's water level is 1068.00 or exactly three feet below full pool of 1071. Water surface temperatures have dropped and risen based on weather trends, but are presently in the 60s. Lake Lanier is mostly clear on main lake and clear to stained in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is stained below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

October 30, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


HS Football Previews: Week 10

Gainesville vs. Loganville

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | All prep football news


Your Views: Parker shows her ignorance about hunting methods

Kathleen Parker, in her Oct. 23 Opinion Page article, demonstrates her complete ignorance of hunting and disdain for hunters in general by quoting or referencing comments from one of the most anti-hunting groups in this country, namely the Humane Society of the United States.

October 30, 2014 | | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Concern about securing border doesn’t have to be about race

I read the article by Ruben Navarrette, "Time to get smart at border (Tuesday)," and would like to help him out since he missed the boat.

October 30, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Outdoors events

THIS WEEK

October 30, 2014 | | Outdoors events


Unicoi Wine Festival kicks off after Halloween

While young trick-or-treaters take over towns Friday night, residents 21 and older can steal away to the North Georgia mountains after Halloween to sip some spirits at the second annual Unicoi Wine Festival.

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Halloween haunts headed to Piedmont College

Students at Piedmont College are planning to scare Demorest residents in some favorite ways.

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


'Before I Go to Sleep' offers twists, turns and thrills

Three of the best actors in the business put on a master class in mystery thriller in "Before I Go to Sleep," a lean, twisty-turning tale in the "Memento" style.

October 30, 2014 | BY ROGER MOORE McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Movie reviews


Gainesville High brings small-town life to stage in 'Greater Tuna'

More than 20 wild characters will fling back the curtains from their homes and let theater-goers see the hilarity of living in a small town.

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Helen art studio offers pottery classes

Finding functional as well as decorative party pieces perfect for the home sometimes proves to be a difficult task. But learning to make those pieces will solve the problem.

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Sautee art class teaches students to make Christmas decor from gourds

While Christmas is eight weeks away, those wanting to create homemade crafts for the house can try out a craft class in Sautee Nacoochee.

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


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