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State's jobless rate rises to 7.5 percent, highest in 25 years

ATLANTA - Georgia's unemployment rate climbed to 7.5 percent in November, the highest rate in more than 25 years, the state Labor Department reported Thursday.

The rate has climbed a full 3 percentage points from a year ago, when it was 4.5 percent, state Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said in a news release. The rate was 6.9 percent in October.

December 26, 2008 | By The Associated Press | Business


Lady Jackets east past Winthrop

NASSAU, Bahamas - Alex Montgomery scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead No. 25 Georgia Tech to its fifth straight win, a 65-27 victory over Winthrop on Thursday night.

December 26, 2008 | The Associated Press | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


Challenged Child names J.C. Smith interim executive director

Challenged Child and Friends, a Gainesville center for both disabled children and their nonhandicapped peers, has named an interim executive director.

December 26, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


High school scoreboard: Gainesville tops Johnson in dual meet

The Gainesville High wrestling team earned an area win with a 42-9 triumph against Johnson on Wednesday in Gainesville.

December 26, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


Outdoors events

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December 25, 2008 | | Outdoors events


Georgia looking for SEC pride in bowl games

ATHENS - Although they're concentrating on their Jan. 1 date with No. 19 Michigan State in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla., the No. 16 Georgia Bulldogs will take an interest in other postseason games featuring teams from the Southeastern Conference.

December 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs


South Hall man arrested after standoff with SWAT team

An Oakwood man was arrested Wednesday night after a five-hour standoff with law enforcement officers that began after he reportedly fired numerous rounds from a shotgun from his back porch.

December 25, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia charter schools earn national recognition

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers presented its first national Improving Policy award to Georgia. Georgia was the only state in the nation chosen for the award.

December 25, 2008 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Furcal choses Dodgers, not Braves

LOS ANGELES - Rafael Furcal accepted a $33 million, three-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, and the Atlanta Braves accused the star shortstop of reneging on a deal they thought was agreed to earlier this week.

December 25, 2008 | BY JOHN NADAL The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Ryan struggling in the red zone for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan has struggled finding receivers in tight places.

December 25, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Furcal's decision latest to hurt Braves this winter

ATLANTA - Rejected by Rafael Furcal and unwilling to meet San Diego's asking price for Jake Peavy, the Atlanta Braves still believe they can improve their lineup and pitching staff before voluntary winter workouts begin next month.

December 25, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Jackets power past crosstown foes

ATLANTA - Lewis Clinch's return couldn't have come at a better time for Georgia Tech.

December 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


Pilgrim’s Pride picks Jackson as new CEO

Pilgrim's Pride Corp. has announced that its board of directors has named Don Jackson as its president and chief executive officer, subject to approval of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas.

December 25, 2008 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Business


Turner 'shocked' at slight of Abraham

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have the NFL's second-leading rusher in Michael Turner and No. 2 receiver in Roddy White.

December 24, 2008 | BY GEORGE HENRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


High school scoreboard: Lumpkin County prevails in overtime

The Lumpkin County boys basketball team edged Chestatee in a 48-43 overtime win Tuesday in Dahlonega.

December 24, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools


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Tim Hudson outduels Mike Foltynewicz in Giants' 4-2 win over Braves

SAN FRANCISCO - Mike Foltynewicz made one mistake on the mound and it cost him the ballgame.

May 30, 2015 | By Rick Eymer Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Ask The Times: Work for bridges over Chattahoochee portion of Lake Lanier set to begin July 1

I would like to know plans for paving the bridge on Ga. 53 at the edge of Gainesville city limits. The east side of the bridge looks brand new, while the west side looks like a patchwork quilt.

May 29, 2015 | | Local




Neighbors report explosions in fire that destroyed doublewide home

A mobile home was destroyed in East Hall County late Thursday night.

May 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Atlanta Falcons LB Prince Shembo waived after being charged in dog's death

LAWRENCEVILLE- The Atlanta Falcons waived linebacker Prince Shembo on Friday, shortly after he was charged with aggravated animal cruelty.

May 29, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Former Jefferson High star Chris Beck makes MLB debut with Chicago White Sox

BALTIMORE - Jefferson High School graduate Chris Beck made his major league debut Thursday, pitching six innings as his Chicago White Sox lost to Baltimore 6-3 in the second game of a doubleheader.

May 29, 2015 | By David Ginsburg Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Atlanta Braves' bullpen battered in 7-0 loss to San Francisco Giants

SAN FRANCISCO - Even as Andrelton Simmons led off the top of the eighth with a single, Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez kept wondering if he should let starting pitcher Shelby Miller hit.

May 29, 2015 | By Rick Eymer Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Ga. legislators let corporate lobbyists write, vote on laws

Well, what do you know? A reporter for Channel 11 news caught up with some Georgia legislators holed up in a swanky corporate resort holding private meetings where laws are made behind closed doors in Savannah, and also in Las Vegas, Nev., and protected by armed guards. These legislators, along with lobbyists from corporations, vote on legislation apparently to give some corporations an advantage in the marketplace.

May 29, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass, striper fishing not slowing down

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier's water level is 1,070.54 feet or only .46 feet below a full pool of 1,071. Lake water temperatures are from the upper 70s to lower 80s. The main lake is clear, but stained around the banks from boat traffic. The creeks and rivers are clear to very stained from recent rains.

May 28, 2015 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Hall County Schools recommend 4 for leadership spots

Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield announced the recommendation of four hires for leadership positions Thursday, with the nods to officially be brought before the school board's called personnel meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

May 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Atlanta Hawks looking for ‘continuity’ after historic 60-win season

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cleaned out their lockers, met with the coaches, and headed off for summer vacation Thursday.

May 28, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks


Simmons, Maybin help Atlanta Braves beat LA Dodgers 3-2 to avoid sweep

LOS ANGELES - The Atlanta Braves were eager to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

May 28, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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May 28, 2015 | | Outdoors events


Vintage Affair to pour money into regional charities

The passing of cheese, the flowing of wine and the bidding on auction items are all parts of one event with a single goal in mind: raising funds for charity.

May 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Tell your federal representatives to vote ‘no’ on deal for fast-track trade

After every lie, every crime against the American people, every crime against the world. After opening Americas borders to terrorists, criminals and beggars. After allying with al-Qaida and other sworn enemies of the American people. After bankrupting the U.S. government. After impoverishing the American middle class. After making a mockery of the U.S. Constitution. And after way more that we can list here, both Georgia U.S. senators, David Perdue and Johnny Isakson, trust President Barack Obama to hand U.S. sovereignty over to a corporate world government.

May 28, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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