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Your Views: Let’s elect leaders who feather our nests, not their own

Boo hoo. After spending a delightful 12-hour day at work, I was severely depressed to read that 10 states "face financial peril.

November 13, 2009 | | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: Coverage of Hall County’s new animal shelter was appreciated

Thank you so much for covering the grand opening of our new Hall County Animal Shelter. You have done a fantastic job. It is important for Hall County residents to know they still have a place to take strays or unwanted pets.

November 13, 2009 | | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: Senior citizens will not be left out of proposed health plan

Robert Lee repeats lies in his letter of Nov. 11. No, senior citizens will not be "sentenced to death." There is no provision in any of the various versions of pending health insurance legislation that suggests rationing for any demographic group.

November 13, 2009 | | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Hudson agrees to three-year deal with Braves

ATLANTA - Tim Hudson agreed to a $28 million, three-year contract with the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, giving the team a wealth of starting pitching and setting up a likely trade to bolster the offense.

November 12, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Playoff previews

Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe at Gainesville

November 12, 2009 | | High schools


2 charged in wire, fixture theft

Gainesville police have charged two Flowery Branch men with burglary for reportedly stealing items from a vacant house.

November 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall Humane Society offers pet photos with Santa

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is offering pet photos with Santa Claus this weekend.

November 12, 2009 | | Local


Red Cross holds food drive for two local charities

Through Dec. 24, the American Red Cross is urging blood donors to help two Hall County charities.

November 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Lake Lanier fishing report: Stripers and bass fatten up for the winter

Lake Lanier is above full pool at 1,072.8 feet. Lake temperatures are in the lower 60's and the lake is still turning over. Lake Lanier is clear to stained. The Chattahoochee River is stained. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

November 12, 2009 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


NFL fines Falcons coach for sideline fracas, sources say

FLOWERY BRANCH - Two people familiar with the situation say Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has been fined $15,000 by the NFL for a sideline scuffle, while Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall avoided any punishment.

November 12, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Flowery Branch moving up to AAAA

Beginning in the 2010-11 school year, Flowery Branch and East Hall will no longer be playing in the same region with the rest of the Hall County public schools.

November 12, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


East Hall lineman gets another offer

East Hall junior defensive end Sterling Bailey received an official offer from Georgia Tech earlier this week. Bailey already holds offers from Tennessee, Clemson and Western Kentucky. He'll be taking part in the Army All-American Combine Jan. 7-9 in San Antonio, Texas.

November 12, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


Gainesville pair in All-Star game

Gainesville High seniors Thomas Sprague and Daunte Carr have been selected to play in the GACA North-South All Star Game on Dec. 29 at Memorial Stadium in Columbus. Sprague, a linebacker, leads the area with 133 tackles this season.

November 12, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


Nightlife events

37 Main, Buford. 678-288-2030. Departure, Friday; Girlz, Girlz, Girlz, Saturday.

40 Watt Club, Athens. 706-549-7871. Minus the Bear, The Antlers, Twin Tigers, today; Melt-Banana, A. Armada, Friday; E-S-C-A-P-E-S, Mouser, Quiet Hooves, Bubbly Mommy Gun, Saturday.

November 12, 2009 | | Nightlife


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Atlanta Braves shut out by Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-0

LOS ANGELES - Clayton Kershaw combined with two relievers on a five-hitter and capped a six-run fourth inning with an RBI single, Adrian Gonzalez notched his 1,000th RBI with a two-run homer, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 8-0 on Tuesday night.

May 27, 2015 | By Joe Resnick Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Your Views: UNG professor’s column adds to hostile rhetoric

After reading Douglas Young's guest column Monday, I have a few thoughts to share. Dr. Young once described his role as moderator of the Politically Incorrect Club at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia as that of "devil's advocate." I wonder if this concept governs the tone of his recent article.

May 27, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: When the world seems out of control, time to see divine help

The planet is just about to spin out of control, don't you think? And, riding on it, we and our country are not doing much of anything to bring it under control even if we could.

May 27, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Atlanta Hawks swept 4-0 by Cleveland Cavaliers in Eastern Conference finals, drop Game 4 118-88

CLEVELAND -The championship LeBron James craves more than any other, the one he came back home to get, is four wins away.

May 26, 2015 | By Tom Withers Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks


Proposed Uribe-for-Callaspo trade between Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers may be back on

LOS ANGELES - Alberto Callaspo has been scratched from the Atlanta Braves' starting lineup by manager Fredi Gonzalez for the second consecutive night, an indication the proposed multiplayer trade that would send the infielder to the Los Angeles Dodgers for third baseman Juan Uribe may be back on.

May 26, 2015 | By Joe Resnick Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Two local Girl Scouts earn Gold Award

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Inc. awarded two local teens the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award at a formal ceremony on May 3.

May 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Freeman makes opening bid to be Atlanta Falcons’ starting RB

FLOWERY BRANCH - Devonta Freeman believes he is next in line to be the Falcons' starting running back.

May 26, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Los Angeles Dodgers hit 3 homers in 8th inning to rally past Atlanta Braves, 6-3

LOS ANGELES - Nick Masset hadn't allowed an earned run in his previous six games this month. Then came the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

May 25, 2015 | By Beth Harris Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gainesville Middle students win big at Tome State Conference

Gainesville Middle School recently won chapter of the year at the 2015 Georgia Tome Society State Conference.

May 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


University of North Georgia secures Division II softball national championship

OKLAHOMA CITY - The University of North Georgia softball team used timely hitting, combined with a strong performance in the circle by NFCA National Pitcher of the Year Courtney Poole, to win the school's first-ever national championship with a 5-0 victory over Dixie State on Monday in the NCAA Division II softball national title game.

May 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local colleges


Atlanta Hawks hope to hold off elimination in Tuesday's Game 4 against Cleveland Cavaliers

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - LeBron James hurts everywhere, the King of Pain.

May 25, 2015 | By Tom Withers Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks


Guest column: ‘Pro-choice’ shouldn’t apply to just one issue

The defining feature of a free society is every individual enjoying the freedom to make choices, good and bad, within the law. Enjoying the liberty to make your own choices is highly valued. So political groups market themselves as supporting Americans' autonomy of choice.

May 25, 2015 | By Douglas Young Guest columnist | Community columnists


Atlanta Hawks fall it OT thriller to Cavaliers 114-111

CLEVELAND - LeBron James shook off an atrocious shooting start and withstood Atlanta's gritty comeback to record a triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of the NBA Finals by beating the Hawks 114-111 in overtime on Sunday night to take a 3-0 series lead.

May 24, 2015 | Tom Withers Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks


Foltynewicz pitches into the 8th, Atlanta Braves beat Brewers 2-1

ATLANTA - Atlanta rookie Mike Foltynewicz had command of his pitches, and that gave him the edge he needed to top Jimmy Nelson and the Milwaukee Brewers.

May 24, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


No one injured in boat sinking

Seven people were rescued unharmed about noon Sunday after their boat sank near Van Pugh Park off Lake Lanier.

May 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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