Someday, Tommy Bowden says, the fortunes of the Atlantic Coast Conference are going to change.
Two volleyball teams from Area 7-AAA have been ranked in the top-10 of the first gasports.com coaches poll of the season. Flowery Branch enters the season ranked No. 6, while West Hall is ranked No. 9. In softball, defending Class AA champion Buford begins the year as the preseason No. 1, while Jefferson, who also reached the state tournament in 2007, enters the year ranked No. 9 in Class AA.
PHOENIX - Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones was activated from the 15-day disabled list and started against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night for his first action in two weeks.
North Georgia Freight has acquired the assets and operations of Dahlonega Transport, a nationwide truckload carrier of general commodities.
ATLANTA - Josh Smith will remain with the Hawks after Atlanta quickly matched an offer sheet from the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.
CUMMING - Authorities believe a 75-year-old man who was shot to death earlier this week may have been targeted because he was a witness to a previous assault involving his attacker. Forsyth County sheriff's investigators say 75-year-old Iowa Hill "Buddy" Preston was shot in the head sometime between Monday and Tuesday in an apartment he owned on Carlton Road. The suspected gunman, who authorities have identified as ...
Charles Krauthammer argued Sunday that it doesn't matter where you drill for oil, it's still drilling. Who could disagree? He says our high technology drilling leaves the safest, smallest footprint and our regulatory system is the least corrupt in the world.
With a two-round score of 140, Dawsonville resident James Bowen qualified for the 108th annual U.S. Amateur Championship. After carding a first-round 68 on Monday, Bowen shot a 72 on Tuesday to finish the tournament tied for second at 4-under. The winners, Brent Witcher and Jack Hall, finished at 7-under. The 2008 U.S. Amateur Championship is Aug. 18-24 at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in Pinehurst, N.C.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons signed free agent offensive lineman Doug Datish and waived kicker Kevin Lovell on Thursday.
Tyson Foods Inc. voluntarily has recalled 51,360 pounds of frozen raw chicken breast tenderloins because of concerns it may contain soy.
Tuesday in Atlanta, the Georgia Public Service Commission will hold the second round of public hearings on a request from Atmos Energy Corp. for a rate increase.
Hundreds of boating enthusiasts are expected to descend on Lake Lanier this weekend as area marinas celebrate National Marina Day. Lazy Days Marina, located at 6700 Holiday Road in Buford, has been selected as the national headquarters for the Association of Marine Industries' 2008 Marina Day.
To help bring awareness to the need for blood donations, the American Red Cross is getting some help from the Atlanta Falcons.
The Humane Society of Hall County is looking for youth volunteers.
State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox is accepting applications for her 2008-2009 Student Advisory Council.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Green Bay Packers finally found a way to win without injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Avery Cagle poured in 31 points for Riverside Military in a 65-27 victory over Atlanta International on Saturday in Atlanta. C.J. Howarded added 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Eagles (3-1). Riverside hosts Towns County on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
A North Hall family of four is homeless after a fire destroyed their home this morning.
XIAN, China - Congress should not waste time debating a comprehensive climate change legislation in the coming year.
There was a time when the biggest school safety worries were someone falling off the playground equipment or a high schooler injured in shop or home economics classes.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - In its most recent assessment released this fall, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said that warming of the Earth's climate system is both unequivocal and unprecedented, a conclusion that rests on multiple and independent sources of data.
No reunions at this time.
Lisa and William Service have been celebrating Thanksgiving since October.
Laura Ann Heisch and Brandon Lee Smith were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Nov. 2, 2013, at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville, Md. The bride is the daughter of Clyde and Cathy McKinney of Woodstock, Md., and John and Sandra Heisch of Arnold, Md. The groom is the son of George and Becky Smith of Gainesville.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stephen Nix of Gainesville announce the engagement of their daughter Miss Rachel Kathryn Nix to Mr. Charles Bennett Barry III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bennett Barry Jr. of Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Troy and Sandra Veal of Gainesville announce the engagement of their daughter Haley Leeann Veal to Michael Patrick Homans, son of Lara Homans of Murrayville and Joseph Homans and Kristie Myers of Dawsonville.
Nelson and Jerry Carter of Gainesville celebrated their 50th anniversary on Dec. 7, 2013. A dinner was held in their honor to celebrate the occasion.
Durrett, a girl, Devyn Anne, Nov. 25, Michelle Durrett and Nick Durrett, Gainesville.
ATLANTA - Tre Mason struck a pose - a Heisman Trophy pose.