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Cold weather sparks rash of fires, but no injuries

Hall County firefighters were kept busy Friday on one of the coldest day in several years.

January 16, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr and Ashley Fielding sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com; afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Peverley's OT goal gives Thrashers win

ATLANTA - Newcomer Rich Peverley scored the winning goal for the Atlanta Thrashers, then credited Ilya Kovalchuk with the victory.

January 16, 2009 | By TOM SALADINO The Associated Press | Atlanta Thrashers


Lula man is killed in Ga. 365 accident

A Lula man was killed Friday morning when he rear-ended a tractor-trailer that was stopped in traffic, officials said.

January 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Area basketball game to be broadcast Saturday

Friday's basketball game between Flowery Branch and East Hall will broadcast at 10 a.m. Saturday on Glory 1330-AM.

January 16, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


Jackson County to hold baseball camp

Jackson County High is holding its 2009 Panther Baseball Camp for grades 1-7 on Feb. 7 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

January 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Sports


Lowe ready to lead

ATLANTA - Derek Lowe is eager to accept the responsibility of returning the Atlanta Braves to the playoffs for contenders.

January 16, 2009 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves ponder return of Glavine, Jones

ATLANTA - The Braves will wait for Tom Glavine to meet with doctors next week before deciding whether to offer a one-year contract, and they are mulling whether to sign Andruw Jones.

January 16, 2009 | By George Henry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Your Views: Sheriff’s office works to keep expenses in line

In a recent letter to the editor, Rickey Tumlin was critical of the Hall County Sheriff's Office citing issues involving pay and vehicle use. Mr. Tumlin's criticism was directed at the fact that vehicles are allowed to idle while officers direct traffic.

January 16, 2009 | | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Sports briefs: Gainesville's Johnson named All-American

Gainesville High linebacker A.J. Johnson was named to the second team of the MaxPreps Sophomore All-American Team on Wednesday.

January 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Sports


Hall County school board makes plans at retreat

The Hall County Board of Education is holding its annual retreat tonight and Saturday morning to discuss a range of issues facing the school system in the upcoming year.

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield will meet with the board to update the system's plans for programs of academic "rigor" to challenge every student; major renovation and capital projects; classroom technology possibilities; and the district's certified staff recruitment plan.

January 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Times multimedia project takes national honor

A multimedia presentation on www.gainesvilletimes.com about a young Latina's "los quince años" has won third place in a monthly competition conducted by the National Press Photographers Association.

Photographer Sara Guevara and reporter Ashley Fielding produced the four-minute audio slideshow about 15-year-old Emily Ibarra's "los quince años," a tradition that is a mix between a Jewish bat mitzvah, an American "Sweet 16" and a debutante ball.

January 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Lake Lanier fishing report: Trout, bass biting at deeper levels

The temperature of Lake Lanier is hanging around the mid to upper 40s.

January 15, 2009 | BY Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Reshad Jones staying for another season

ATHENS - Having lost three key players to the NFL, the Georgia Bulldogs got some good news Thursday: safety Reshad Jones is staying another season.

January 15, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs


Georgia's Landers wins 800th game

ATHENS - Georgia coach Andy Landers won his 800th career game when the Bulldogs routed Savannah State 74-28 on Thursday night.

January 15, 2009 | | Georgia Bulldogs


Lowe finalizes $60 million, 4-year deal with Braves

ATLANTA - The Braves finalized their $60 million, four-year contract with Derek Lowe on Thursday after the right-hander passed a physical.

January 15, 2009 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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GOP school chief race too close to call

ATLANTA - The Republican primary runoff for state school superintendent proved too close to call Tuesday night.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Commissioner appointed to state board

Scott Gibbs has been appointed to serve on the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Board, which implements community and economic development, government assistance and affordable housing.

July 23, 2014 | Times staff and regional reports | Local


Perdue bests Kingston in Senate runoff

ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.

July 22, 2014 | Times staff and wire reports | Top of the wires


Minor rattled early in Braves' loss to Marlins

ATLANTA - Jacob Turner allowed two runs in his bid for a permanent return to Miami's rotation and the Marlins knocked Mike Minor out of the game early in their 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

July 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


North Georgia installing turf on sports fields at Dahlonega campus

The University of North Georgia plans to install turf on sports fields on the Dahlonega Campus, allowing the facilities to be used for both athletics and intramural sports.

July 22, 2014 | For The Times | Staff sports picks


Falcons coach Smith wants 'bigger and stronger' team

ATLANTA - Mike Smith didn't like seeing the Atlanta Falcons pushed around in 2013.

July 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Vote count begins in state primary runoff

Georgia's longest runoff election, mandated by judges to ensure military and other overseas voters had time to return their ballots, finally ended today.

July 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Falcons sign former Colts linebacker Angerer

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons have added depth and experience at linebacker by signing former Colts starter Pat Angerer.

July 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Yellow Jackets dismiss 3, suspend 1 from football team

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has dismissed wide receiver Anthony Autry and defensive linemen Darius Commissiong and Travin Henry and suspended defensive back Lynn Griffin for the first two games of the 2014 season.

July 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


Ashway: Rory dominated defenseless Royal Liverpool

Rory McIlroy's come a long way in the past three months.

July 22, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


Georgia defensive lineman Taylor arrested on felony assault charge

ATHENS - Police say a University of Georgia football player is facing a charge of aggravated assault, a felony.

July 22, 2014 | | Georgia Bulldogs


Mobile Vet Center to be at Habersham County Labor Department

Counseling for veterans will be available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 31 as the Mobile Vet Center visits the Georgia Department of Labor's Habersham Career Center at 205 Hodges St., Cornelia.

July 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall Democratic Party to hold delegate election

A caucus will be held at 10 a.m. at the Hall County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1011-1021 Athens St., Gainesville, to elect delegates to the Georgia Democratic Convention.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Training to start for CASA volunteers

Training is Aug. 12 for those interested in becoming court-appointed special advocates in the Northeastern Judicial Circuit covering Hall and Dawson counties.

July 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Marlins spoil strong outing by Teheran, beat Braves 3-1 in 10th inning

ATLANTA- The Miami Marlins couldn't take advantage of a bases-loaded opportunity with no outs in the ninth inning.

July 21, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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