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State boosts unemployment benefits by $25 per week

ATLANTA - Georgia's labor department has begun sending an extra $25 a week to more than 180,000 jobless Georgians.

March 06, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


Corn: State universities should get back to core learning

When my father attended the University of Georgia in the 1960s, Dean Tate still knew every young man on campus by his first name. Alas, my recent visits reveal hallways that have all the warmth of a check-in counter at the airport, and the administrators are known, if at all, for their absence from student life.

March 06, 2009 | By Jesse Corn Guest columnist | Community columnists


Your Views: Hall schools should rethink special ed cuts

Parents, family and friends of children with special needs should be outraged that 40 percent (22 of 55) of the proposed position cuts suggested by the Hall County School Board and superintendent are for special education teachers at the elementary school level.

March 06, 2009 | | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


High school scoreboard: 10-run inning sparks Lumpkin County

The Lumpkin County High baseball team stayed unbeaten with a dramatic 16-9 comeback win against Class AAA's ninth-ranked Flowery Branch on Thursday in Flowery Branch.

March 05, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


Lady Jackets upset in first round of ACC tourney

GREENSBORO, N.C. - After winning seven straight games over Clemson, Georgia Tech may have been looking ahead to a rematch with No. 11 North Carolina.

March 05, 2009 | The Associated Press | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


Officials haven't released name of wreck victim

The condition of a 50-year-old man whose pickup truck collided head-on with a sport utility vehicle on Thompson Mill Road Wednesday night was not immediately available Thursday.

March 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall fourth-grader will be on ‘Atlanta & Company’ today

World Language Academy fourth-grader Allyson Lusco has been named the metro Atlanta area grand-prize winner for Sylvan Learning Center's Dr. Seuss poetry contest.

As the grand prize winner, Allyson will appear on the WXIA-TV's 11Alive television program "Atlanta & Company," according to a Hall schools news release. The show airs at 11 a.m. today.

March 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation offering $165,000 in scholarships

About $165,000 in scholarships from the North Georgia Community Foundation will be available to graduating high school seniors this year.

March 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Missing man found safe in Greensboro

An 84-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer's disease was found safe 86 miles from Gainesville after being reported missing by his wife Thursday morning.

March 05, 2009 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


McCann, Chipper lead Team USA past Phillies

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Chipper Jones helped give the United States a win over the World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies, hitting a three-run homer in a 9-6 victory Thursday.

March 05, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Francouer's swagger is back

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jeff Francoeur is showing signs that he has found his power stroke.

March 05, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Lake Lanier fishing report: Warming temps good for fishing

Lake temperatures are in the low 50s. Lake levels have risen after last week's rain and the lake is right around 1,058 feet or 13-feet below the full pool of 1,071 feet. The main lake is clear and the creeks are clear to stained. The Chattahoochee River is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

March 05, 2009 | BY ERIC ALDRICH For The Times | Outdoors


Lady Bulldogs shoot past Kentucky

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Ashley Houts scored 22 points to lead four Lady Bulldogs in double figures as Georgia (18-12) defeated Kentucky (15-15), 82-64, in the first round of the SEC Tournament at Alltel Arena on Thursday afternoon.

March 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Georgia Bulldogs


Homeowners are next line of defense against woolly adelgid

The Lumpkin Coalition, in its fight against the invasive woolly adelgid, is now turning to private landowners to help its cause.

March 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Life


Rigel/Donald

Miss Rebecca Lynne Rigel and Mr. Christopher Ross Donald were united in marriage at 6 p.m. June 7, 2008, at Duke Chapel, Duke University in Durham, N.C. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Ed Rigel of Gainesville The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Donald of Blacksburg, Va.

March 05, 2009 | | Weddings


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Brenau nursing school names Hewett, 2 others to posts

Brenau University has appointed Dina McDade Hewett of Gainesville as director of its School of Nursing.

July 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Chemical spill sends 5 workers to hospital in Forsythe County

Five workers at the Forsyth County Water Reclamation Facility on Carolene Way in Cumming were hospitalized just after 2 p.m. Tuesday after being exposed to sodium hydroxide, according to Forsyth County Fire Department Division Chief Jason Shivers.

July 30, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


Kemp, Puig star in Dodgers' 8-4 win over Braves

LOS ANGELES- Matt Kemp is making a case for himself, regardless of where he's playing the rest of the season.

July 29, 2014 | By Beth Harris Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Ashway: Never too late to set a world record

It's never too late to set a world record.

July 29, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Clermont's Main Street closed until this afternoon

Main Street/Ga. 284 in Clermont will be partially closed as the Georgia Department of Transportation replaces a damaged drainage pipe.

July 29, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Owner charged after runaway car strikes children

The owner of the rolling car that injured four children Sunday has been charged, and three of the children have been released from the hospital.

July 29, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Fire Services giving away life jackets Friday at area park

Hall County Fire Services is handing out free life jackets from 1-3 p.m. Friday at Bolding Mill Park.

July 29, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man faces charges of trafficking meth and possession of weapon

Gainesville police arrested a 55-year-old male Sunday in connection with trafficking methamphetamines and gun charges.

July 29, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Falcons rookie LB Shembo pushing for starting job

The Falcons were given the unusual go-ahead to tackle to the ground on the first day of full pads in training camp, and even rookie Prince Shembo could see that players were too excited to finally be hitting.

July 28, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Former Georgia runner dies in car accident

CORDELE, Ga. - Former University of Georgia 400-meter standout Torrin Lawrence died Monday morning in a car accident as he made his way home to Jacksonville, Florida. He was 25.

July 28, 2014 | By Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs


Braves shut out Padres to win series

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana knew in the very first inning his slider would be tough to hit.

July 28, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves




Braves ride 6-run 3rd to beat Padres

ATLANTA - Mike Minor is working to correct flaws in his mechanics that were discovered when he looked at this year's results and matched them up to tape from his strong 2013 season.

July 27, 2014 | By Charles Odum | Atlanta Braves


Cox, Maddux, Glavine inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

July 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gordon wins record 5th Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS - With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line Sunday, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago.

July 27, 2014 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Sports


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