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Cochran accepts golf scholarship

Gainesville High senior Justin Cochran (seated) recently accepted a golf scholarship to Wallace State Junior College in Hanceville, Ala.

January 20, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


Elliott named grand marshal for SpeedFest

Former NASCAR champion Bill Elliott will be the grand marshal for SpeedFest 2009 on Sunday at Lanier Motor Speedway in Braselton.

January 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Sports


Young: Real Che Guevara not such a cool guy

Hollywood has dutifully churned out yet another cinematic agitprop paean to a leftist "martyr," this time Ernesto Guevara. So let's recall the real "Che" and try to discern why many supposedly democratic, civil libertarian liberals still swoon over this Stalinist mass murderer.

The meticulous myth of Señor Guevara is of a handsome Argentine heroically helping Fidel Castro's guerrillas liberate Cuba from the fascist Fulgencio Batista dictatorship in 1959. Then he became a global revolutionary icon inspiring the downtrodden to rise up everywhere, even personally leading rebel warriors in the Congo before being executed doing the same in ...

January 20, 2009 | By Douglas Young For The Times | Community columnists


Hurting Hawks have just enough to top Toronto

ATLANTA - Jamario Moon's key miss for Toronto set up Joe Johnson's clincher for Atlanta.

January 20, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks


Racial graffiti found at fire

CUMMING - Authorities are investigating a suspicious weekend house fire they say occurred while the homeowner, a single mother of three, was in Washington, D.C., for the presidential inauguration.

January 19, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


East Hall boys outplayed by Norcross

The East Hall High boys basketball team fell to Class AAAAA's third-ranked Norcross 102-89 in the MLK Shootout on Monday at Centennial High School in Roswell.

January 19, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


West Hall boys are sixth in latest AP Poll

Despite losses last week to West Forsyth and Johnson, the West Hall boys basketball team remained in the Top 10 of the latest Georgia Sports Writers Association basketball poll released Monday.

January 19, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools




School news

The Gainesville Navy JROTC Precision Rifle Team recently traveled to Augusta for a competition. The team finished fourth overall with a score of 1,109. Sporter team member Alex Uscanga was the top shooter with a score of 254 and Max Alanis was second with a 242. Noe Galvan was third with a 222.

January 19, 2009 | | Good news


Guest column: King’s legacy now hands baton to Obama

Weeks before the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. begins, I pull out many of his speeches to reflect on the legacy of an incredible dreamer. This routine is a ritual for me. His passion and pain are powerful as his words penetrate my soul.

January 19, 2009 | By The Rev. Rose Johnson Mackey Guest columnist | Community columnists


Your Views: Green Street flooding could have been fixed

I read the article today and had to chuckle some with the issues of flooding. Back in 2001, after I was elected to the Gainesville City Council, I lead an effort to see what options we had on traffic issues on Green Street.

January 19, 2009 | | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Busch set to race at SpeedFest

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch will race in the CRA Super Series Portion on the SpeedFest race weekend on Jan. 23-25 at the Lanier National Speedway in Braselton. Busch, who won eight times on the Sprint Cup Series last year, will be racing with his new crew chief, Bond Suss. Busch ran in the SpeedFest last year at the USA International Speedway in Lakeland, Fla. This year he looks forward to the challenge of racing at Lanier National Speedway.

January 19, 2009 | From staff reports | Sports


Jackson County schools delay white boards to stay in the black

JEFFERSON - When Gum Springs Elementary School opened in 2008, teachers had access to some of the latest instructional technology in their classrooms.

January 18, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Georgia Tech chopped down by Seminoles

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Courtney Ward and Jacinta Monroe were at the center of a game-ending 14-3 run, lifting Florida State to a 59-49 victory over No. 24 Georgia Tech on Sunday night.

January 18, 2009 | | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


Lady Bulldogs' streak against Gators snapped

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Marshae Dotson scored 20 points, Sha Brooks added 15, and No. 19 Florida beat Georgia 61-45 on Sunday, ending a nine-game losing streak in the series.

January 18, 2009 | The Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs


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Local golf: Adams wins CMGA Stableford points game

Scott Adams won the Chattahoochee Men's Golf Association's Stableford points game last Wednesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.

November 22, 2014 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Falcons back at home; Gordon returns for Browns

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are thrilled to be playing at home. Josh Gordon is excited to be playing anywhere.

November 22, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


No. 9 Georgia rolls past Charleston Southern 55-9

ATHENS - Nick Chubb and Georgia took care of Charleston Southern early, looking to carry the momentum into next week's state rivalry game against Georgia Tech.

November 22, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs


Rain moves in tonight with storms in some areas of state

A few days after shivering through January-like cold, Northeast Georgians now are looking at a Sunday of springlike rain.

November 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hometown religion

BULLETIN

November 22, 2014 | From staff reports | Hometown religion


Nonprofits welcome Thanksgiving volunteers

Where can I volunteer to serve the homeless on Thanksgiving?

November 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Ask The Times


High school scoreboard: Nov. 21

Sydney Cleveland posted a double-double with 27 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Trojans as North Hall defeated Clarke Central 70-68 on Friday in Athens.

November 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


Your Views: The real ‘War on Christmas’ is waged against poor Jesus served

This time of year we begin hearing about the "War on Christmas," as the nonreligious seek to enforce the constitutional separation between church and state. Others talk about a "War on Thanksgiving" as early shopping begins to infringe on family time and Thanksgiving time. But there's another war far more displeasing to God, at least according to Jesus.

November 21, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Area restaurants applauded for providing free meals to veterans

Many thanks should be extended to all the local restaurants who provided free dinners to veterans on Veterans Day. Such a positive, supportive attitude only serves to strengthen the community and the country. A week later, I was impressed to see a restaurant in Buford extend the honor by providing literally hundreds of free dinners to local veterans.

November 21, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


HS Football Previews: Playoffs Week 2

Gainesville at Harris County

November 21, 2014 | Times sports reports | All prep football news


Hall County man reported missing

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man reported missing since Tuesday afternoon.

November 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Ga. lawmakers oppose Obama's plan to limit deportations

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says Republican opposition to his executive actions on immigration should not be a "deal breaker" on other issues.

November 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Top of the wires


Fishing report: Bass biting despite cold weather

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier's water level has held steady since last week and is 1067.14 or 3.86 feet below full pool of 1071. Water surface temperatures are in the mid 50's and surface temperatures continue to rise and fall with the weather fronts. Lake Lanier is clear to stained on main lake and clear to stained in the rivers and creeks.

November 20, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Injured Clemson QB Watson ruled out this week

CLEMSON, S.C. - Injured Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson won't return this week.

November 20, 2014 | | Staff sports picks


Georgia Tech defense knows way to the end zone

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's defense knows the way to the end zone.

November 20, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


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