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Our Views: Niekro also a Hall of Famer for community

Charles Kettering, an American inventor and philanthropist, once said, "Nothing ever built arose to touch the skies unless some man dreamed that it should, some man believed that it could and some man will that it must."

March 30, 2008 | | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Players happy to pull Felton off of hot seat

ATHENS - Through everything, one thing is clear: Dennis Felton never joined the ranks of the doubters.

March 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs


Even Xavier can appreciate underDawgs from Georgia

WASHINGTON - Everybody appreciates an underdog, including Stanley Burrell and his Xavier teammates.

March 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs


Diaz may earn full-time starting job in left field for Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A question about the outfielders fighting for a backup spot with the Atlanta Braves struck Matt Diaz as "really weird."

March 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Hawks lose to New Jersey, lose one-game lead in race for playoffs

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Whatever it takes, Vince Carter has decided to take the New Jersey Nets to the playoffs.

March 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks


Braves notebook: Outfielder Jeff Francoeur recovering from beaning

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Atlanta Braves outfielder Jeff Francoeur, hit in the face by a pitch over the weekend, hopes to play Thursday night against the Detroit Tigers.

March 30, 2008 | | Atlanta Braves


Thrashers notebook: Atlanta drops one to Carolina

ATLANTA - Patrick Eaves wasn't with the Carolina Hurricanes to start the season. Neither was Tuomo Ruutu. Neither was Sergei Samsonov. Jeff Hamilton had been sent to the minors and told to find an apartment, only to end up back with the Canes this week.

March 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Thrashers


Hawks win, take over eighth place

WASHINGTON - Nearly a decade of playoff futility is enough for the Atlanta Hawks.

March 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks


Prep scoreboard: Cagle leads Knights at Royal Lakes

Johnson High senior Grant Cagle shot a 3-under par, 33 in the Knights' (153) win against Pickens (219) on Tuesday at Royal Lakes Golf Course in Flowery Branch.

March 29, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


North Hall grad Rich earns academic honor

University of Connecticut tight end and North Hall High 2006 graduate Derek Rich was named to the Big-East All-Academic Team on Monday.

March 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


College tennis: Golden Tigers top Shorter

The 11th-ranked Brenau University tennis team defeated the No. 15 Shorter College 5-4 on Monday in Rome. Liubov Orlova, Natalia Aranguren and Diana Cardenas each won singles matches for the Tigers.

March 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


College softball: Brenau pitcher hurls perfect game

Brenau University pitcher Caitlin Kelly threw a perfect game for Tigers in their 15-0 win as part of a doubleheader against Agnes Scott on Thursday in Gainesville.

March 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Something old, worn like new

Neev Zaiet has the dress and shoes ready and the hairstyle picked out. She's had a run-through in the entire ensemble, right down to the makeup, and has posed for a photo shoot with a friend.

There is still the small matter of finding a boy to escort the 16-year-old junior to the Valencia High School prom. But the big night is still two months away.

March 29, 2008 | By Amanda Kwan The Associated Press | Life


Georgia tickets go on sale today

A limited amount of tickets for the NCAA men's basketball tournament between Georgia and Xavier will go on sale at 8:30 a.m. today.

March 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Georgia Bulldogs


Women's NCAA tournament: Lady Dogs, Jackets get in

Georgia women's coach Andy Landers is preparing to take his Lady Bulldogs to the NCAA tournament for the 25th time in 27 years.

March 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


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Forsyth bank robbery suspect caught

April 16, 2014 | | Local


Your Views: More guns aren’t a problem if those carrying them are legal

I am a gun owner with a concealed carry permit, and I think if more people had guns and were licensed to carry, we might have a safer city or community. My reason of thinking is if you possess such a permit, then you are less likely to commit a crime because you have paid the money for it and have no record or serious or violent crimes against you. We are basically law-abiding, gun-carrying people who are exercising our Second Amendment rights.

April 16, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Congratulations to attorney Orr on earning prestigious honor

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to congratulate E. Wycliffe "Wyc" Orr Sr. of Orr & Brown LLP in Gainesville on receiving the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Southern Center for Human Rights.

April 16, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Sprawl lowers costs and raises quality of life

Give me the sprawl. I love it. Hopefully, Hall County municipal fathers will attempt to get sprawl (according to the Hall County sprawl index published in The Times on April 12) down to 50 from its current 103.3.

April 16, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Suspect arrested in Forsyth County robbery of Chase Bank

A suspect in the April 9 Forsyth County robbery of a Chase Bank has been captured, authorities said.

April 16, 2014 | | Local


Freezing temperatures expected overnight

So much for winter being over.

April 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gibbs signs on as new Daswson schools chief

After a 14-day waiting period, the Dawson County school system officially has a new superintendent.

April 16, 2014 | By David Renner Times regional staff | Local


Tuition to rise for all students at state colleges

DAHLONEGA - Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest increase of $372 more per semester for Georgia Tech undergraduates.

April 16, 2014 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


High school scoreboard: April 15

Jonathan Hughes went 2 for 3 with three runs batted in to lead Flowery Branch to a 14-2 win over Clarke Central at home on Tuesday.

April 15, 2014 | From staff reports | High schools


Braves, Phillies postponed due to rain

PHILADELPHIA- Rain gave a pair of depleted bullpens a little boost.

April 15, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Plane ran out of gas before landing on U.S. 441

A single-engine Cessna plane that had to make an emergency landing on U.S. 441 in Commerce on Sunday morning appears to have run out of gas.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Hall school board moves forward on bonus pay plan

A draft plan featuring educator bonuses as part of the federal Race to the Top program was approved Monday night by the Hall County Board of Education.

April 14, 2014 | | Local


Braves hit 5 homers, rally past Phillies in ninth

PHILADELPHIA - Dan Uggla hit two home runs, including a grand slam in the ninth inning Monday night that lifted the Atlanta Braves to a wild 9-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Hawks give up big lead, fall to Bobcats in regular season home finale

ATLANTA- Chris Douglas-Roberts dribbled into the lane and sank a short jumper as time expired, and the Charlotte Bobcats overcame a 15-point deficit in the final period to beat the Atlanta Hawks 95-93 on Monday night.

April 14, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks


Hawks add Turner exec Koonin to ownership group

ATLANTA - Turner Entertainment Networks president Steve Koonin is joining the Atlanta Hawks ownership group, which hopes he can raise the profile of an NBA team that has struggled to draw fans or lure big-name free agents.

April 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks


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