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Bush: Schools must serve all students

Nearly 40 years ago, we began working to make sure black students were not tracked to fail, discouraged to excel, put out of school, attacked while in school or subjected to the kind of verbal violence that made staying in school hard to do.

July 17, 2008 | By Faye Bush Guest columnist | Community columnists


Waldrip: Higher taxes hurt everyone

Over the past few weeks, the big news story has been about the city school system. From the first day when it was reported that the school system was facing a major budget deficit, to the ultimate dismissal of the superintendent, every Gainesville citizen has an opinion. The school deficit issue has opened everyone's eyes.

July 17, 2008 | By Jack Waldrip Guest columnist | Community columnists


Your Views: Beware of candidates’ attacks

With the July 15 primaries just around the corner, there is one thing we should look for in the people we elect. We should consider how they conduct their campaign as much as anything else.

July 17, 2008 | | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Braves end season's first half with dominating win

SAN DIEGO - All-Star catcher Brian McCann says he likes being "locked in." His Atlanta Braves teammates like him that way, too.

July 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Community Forum: Splitting tax payments wouldn't be beneficial

Splitting Hall County tax payments into two parts has serious drawbacks. At first look, the controversial 1994 amendment that is trying to be resurrected from the dead may seem to be a benefit to taxpayers, but there are many disadvantages outweighing any advantage.

July 16, 2008 | | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Local golf: White wins first flight at Chattahoochee

The Chattahoochee Ladies Golf Association played a low gross, low net event on Tuesday at Chattahoochee Country Club.

July 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Kitchen inspections June 13-23

JUNE 13

July 16, 2008 | | Business


Election Guide for July 15 state primary

The next election for Georgia voters is the state primary on July 15. In that election, voters will select their party nominee choices in all statewide races, including U.S. Senator, House of Representatives, state legislature and other local races.

July 16, 2008 | | Election 2008


Georgia Stage games begin on Lake Lanier

Photos of the 2008 Georgia State Games rowing event that took place Saturday at Lanier Olympic Center.

July 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Missing Norcross woman found

A 65-year-old Norcross woman who went missing after visiting her husband in the Emory Eastside Medical Center was found safe Thursday night in Habersham County.

July 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Lucas named assistant principal at West Hall Middle

Tyrone Lucas will be returning to West Hall Middle School as an assistant principal, according to school Principal Sarah Justus.

July 16, 2008 | | Local


Suwanee offers grants to fix up downtown

The Suwanee Downtown Development Authority is starting a facade improvement grant program that will provide grants for exterior improvements to buildings in downtown Suwanee, which encompasses Town Center as well as historic Old Town. The program is funded through a contribution from the Suwanee branch of BB&T bank, in Suwanee's Town Center.

July 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Braves drop series opener with Padres

Peavy strikes out 7 in Padres win

July 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Competitors saunter over for horse show

On Saturday night, horse lovers from all across the Southeast gathered at the Chicopee Agricultural Center for a horse show put on by the East Hall Dugout Club.

July 16, 2008 | By Allison Shuler ashuler@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Braves sinking under wave of 1-run losses

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves will have a losing record at the All-Star break for the second time in three seasons.

July 15, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Georgia man uses a new 'mater method

A handmade sign on the metal fence surrounding Dr. C.B. Skelton's tomato plants reads "Doc 'n' Fran's 'Mater Farm." Ashton Locke made the sign for her great-grandfather.

August 01, 2014 | | Life top stories


Your Views: Health care law helped fill a need; change it, don’t scrap it

A lot of thought and planning went into the Affordable Care Act, and every group, including insurance companies, business groups, Republicans and Democrats, were all consulted to incorporate their suggestions.

August 01, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Hall’s ‘storage of junk’ law penalizes people needlessly

Looks like Hall County needs more money, so they send a helicopter over to see how many poor people they can rake over the fire with the illegal "storage of junk" law. That law was only made to rob the poor people. It is illegal according to the Constitution, but our commissioners don't care. We need to stand up and tell them to get rid of that law unless you love being robbed.

August 01, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Woods still school superintendent winner after recount

Irwin County educator Richard L. Woods was certified Thursday as winner of the Republican runoff for the nomination as state school superintendent, Secretary of State Brian Kemp said.

August 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Cumming meth bust nabs 4 suspects, 48 bags

August 01, 2014 | | Local


State DOT suspends some work for tax-free shoppers

The Georgia Department of Transportation has suspended lane closures near shopping malls to accommodate back-to-school shopping traffic this weekend.

August 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local




Hall commissioners to rescind vote on construction blocks

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Friday to rescind an earlier vote on the purchase of concrete blocks for construction of the new correctional institute.

August 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville road closing extended for train track work

Gainesville's Athens Street at the railroad crossing will remain closed until Aug. 15, an extension from the Aug. 1 date the city had announced.

August 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Kershaw, Dodgers top Braves, 2-1, sweep series

LOS ANGELES- Clayton Kershaw would have welcomed a little help from the umpires in the ninth inning, if only to end the game a bit sooner. When he didn't get it, the Dodgers' ace finished off the Braves on his own.

July 31, 2014 | Beth Harris Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Stripers responding to the shallow water

Lake Lanier's water has only dropped to 1,070.48 or .52 feet below a full pool of 1,071.

July 31, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Atlanta Falcons


Braves get reliever, utilityman from Cubs

The contending Atlanta Braves have acquired infielder-outfielder Emilio Bonifacio and left-handed reliever James Russell from the Chicago Cubs for catching prospect Victor Caratini.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Falcons happy to have healthy Julio at WR

FLOWERY BRANCH - Julio Jones describes his second return from right foot surgery as "a work in progress."

July 31, 2014 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Falcons' lineman Peria Jerry announces retirement

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry has decided to retire from the NFL, coach Mike Smith said on Thursday.

July 31, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons




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