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Community Forum: School nurses are no luxury, deserve funding

It is with great concern for the students of Georgia that I express my thoughts regarding the possible elimination of funding for school nurses. You may recall a time when school nurses were not as critical. However, by law, the public schools today are required to serve all students, including those who are medically fragile.

March 28, 2009 | | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor

Hawks 'outplayed' by Celtics in loss

ATLANTA - With Kevin Garnett watching, Glen Davis helped keep the Boston Celtics hustling and winning.

March 28, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks

Glavine has good outing in Braves win over Detroit

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Atlanta's Tom Glavine and Detroit's Justin Verlander are looking to have bounce-back seasons, and each made strides Friday toward reaching their goals.

March 28, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Expect more rain, possible storms today

Thursday and Friday, Northeast Georgia saw plenty of rain.

March 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Oakwood business coalition to hear higher education update

The leaders of Hall County's two public colleges will address the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce South Hall Business Coalition at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Gainesville State College continuing education building auditorium.

March 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Business

Banks County's Funopolis honored by industry group

Funopolis Family Fun Center, an indoor/outdoor entertainment complex at Banks Crossing near Commerce, was honored by the International Association for the Leisure & Entertainment Industry as the best new family fun center at Fun Expo Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas.

March 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Business

Covington and Winder bid farewell to their troops

Rainy weather couldn't dampen the spirits of family members, friends and well-wishers who turned out Friday to say goodbye to members of the Georgia National Guard's 48th Brigade.

March 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Local students chosen for Honors Program event

Several local students have been invited to participate in the Governor's Honors Program at Valdosta State University on June 14 through July 25.

March 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Georgia loses DE Dobbs to foot injury

ATHENS - Junior Demarcus Dobbs, who entered spring practice as Georgia's starting defensive end, will miss the rest of the spring after suffering a broken bone in his left foot on Thursday.

March 27, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools

More high school sports cancellations due to weather

All games for the Northeast Georgia Mountains Cup soccer tournament have been postponed until April 3, due to poor field conditions and more severe weather in the forecast this weekend. Girls games will be played at Allen Creek, boys at Chestatee High School.

March 27, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools

Gainesville Gran Prix cancelled

Gainesville Gran Prix executive director Joe Burnett announced today that the bicycle race schedule for Saturday has been cancelled due to inclement weather forecasts. Another race for July 18 has been planned.

March 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Sports

Gwinnett Braves sign TV deal

The Gwinnett Braves, the Class AAA minor league affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, signed a four-year exclusive television partnership with Comcast Sports Southeast (Charter Channel 37) and will broadcast 25 games starting this season.

March 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Atlanta Braves

COMING SUNDAY: Our annual Progress edition

On Sunday, we celebrate the region's can-do spirit that's working hard through these tough times to position Northeast Georgia for continued success during the next wave of prosperity.

In a six-section special report, The Times takes a look at where we are and where we're headed in our annual Progress edition. We've got special coverage in six key areas: Education & Government, Health & Safety, Business & Industry, Sports & Leisure, Arts & Community and Poultry.

March 27, 2009 | | Local

Your Views: Speed traps are just another backdoor tax

In regard to Gainesville's proposal to annex more of Interstate 985, I say kudos to Hall County Commissioner Bobby Banks for having the guts to call a spade a spade. He will get my vote for any office he wants to run for.

March 27, 2009 | | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor

County: Gainesville officials let jail offer lapse

Hall County officials say Gainesville City Council members who are unhappy about a private prison company's long-term plans for the old county jail were given a chance to buy the property in a formal contract but never followed through.

March 27, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr and Ashley Fielding; | Local

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Braves get reliever, utilityman from Cubs

The contending Atlanta Braves have acquired infielder-outfielder Emilio Bonifacio and left-handed reliever James Russell from the Chicago Cubs for catching prospect Victor Caratini.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Falcons happy to have healthy Julio at WR

FLOWERY BRANCH - Receiver Julio Jones says his right foot has fully recovered from surgery last October, adding that he will be 100 percent when the Atlanta Falcons host New Orleans in the season opener.

July 31, 2014 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Local bridges filmed for upcoming 'Goosebumps' movie

A car towed a trailer across Boling Bridge as a helicopter hovered on the other side of the green beams filming the action for the upcoming movie "Goosebumps," featuring Jack Black and based on the R.L. Stine youth fiction series.

July 31, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local

Falcons' lineman Peria Jerry announces retirement

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry has decided to retire from the NFL, coach Mike Smith said on Thursday.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Send us your fall events for Harvest events guide

The annual Harvest fall leisure guide will be published the final week of August. The magazine offers stories about fall activities in Northeast Georgia, with a full schedule of events.

July 31, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local

Etc. events


July 31, 2014 | | Etc. events

Outdoors events


July 31, 2014 | | Outdoors events

Your Views: Government’s intrusion into health care is beyond its powers

Recently, my 12-year-old grandson asked me why I didn't like President Barack Obama. I attempted, in vain, to explain in terms a 12-year-old could understand my objection to the liberal-progressive left.

July 31, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor

Your Views: Benefits from health care law outweigh its flaws

Your Sunday editorial recommending a reboot of the ACA was thoughtful but misguided. As the editorial pointed out, the main resistance to the ACA is that no Republicans supported it. But that's what happens in a democracy. It's like saying that the Social Security Act of 1934 should be repealed because no Republicans supported it (which is a historical fact).

July 31, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor

Concert calendar


July 31, 2014 | | Concert calendar

Arts events


July 31, 2014 | | Arts events

‘King and I’ reigning in Habersham

Two strong-willed characters - one the King of Siam and the other a widow and tutor - will face off in the highly popular Rogers and Hammerstein musical for the next two weeks in Clarkesville.

July 31, 2014 | | Get Out top stories

Gainesville artist group displays its soul

From classical paintings to sculptures, the Gainesville group of artists known as the Blue Angel Studio will display its soul.

July 31, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories

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