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Braves' McCann wins second Silver Slugger award

ATLANTA - Braves catcher Brian McCann won his second Silver Slugger Award in three years, honored Thursday as the top-hitting player at his position in the National League. But NL batting champ Chipper Jones was left off the team.

November 17, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Attorneys: QB Michael Vick expects return to NFL

RICHMOND, Va. - Imprisoned NFL quarterback Michael Vick expects to return to pro football, according to his bankruptcy attorneys who laid out a plan to pay creditors based in part on his anticipated earnings.

November 17, 2008 | By SteveSzkotak The Associated Press | Sports


Credit Massaquoi for ceding spotlight to Green

ATHENS - Let A.J. Green have all the attention. Mohamed Massaquoi doesn't mind a bit.

November 17, 2008 | By Paul Newberry The Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs


Lady Bulldogs land 4 new players, Tech picks up 3

Georgia picked up four players at the start of the early signing period for women's basketball, while Georgia Tech added three newcomers.

November 17, 2008 | | Georgia Bulldogs


Georgia Tech lands Glen Rice's son, UGA signs 2

Georgia Tech landed a familiar name Thursday, while Georgia picked up two players close to home at the start of the early signing period for men's basketball.

November 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs


Garner/Thompson

Glenn and Sandra Garner of Rock Spring announce the engagement of their daughter Glenda Brooke Garner to Allen Wayne Thompson, son of Danny and Nancy Thompson of Flowery Branch.

November 17, 2008 | | Engagements


Terry/Braudis

Maj. Gen. James L. Terry and Mrs. Julie Grogan Terry of Fort Bliss, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter Miss Julianne Aurelia Terry to Capt. James Vincent Braudis, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Carpenter of Mobile, Ala. and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Braudis of Van Cleave, Miss.

November 16, 2008 | | Engagements


Rose/Tanner

Jennifer Marie Rose and Chadwick James Tanner were united in marriage at 6 p.m. April 26, 2008, at Windows on the Waterway in Hilton Head Island, S.C. The bride is the daughter of Terry Rose of Raleigh, N.C., and Kenneth Rose of Newton Grove, N.C. The groom is the son of James and Martha Tanner of Gainesville.

November 16, 2008 | | Weddings


Lady Bulldogs ink top-5 recruiting class

ATHENS - A quartet of the nation's top girls' basketball players inked letters of intent with the Georgia Lady Bulldogs on Wednesday, giving Andy Landers and his staff what is widely regarded as one of the top-5 recruiting classes in the nation.

November 16, 2008 | From wire reports | Georgia Bulldogs


Transfers add depth to Georgia State

ATLANTA - Rod Barnes says he isn't sure Georgia State is ready for the three-game test it faces in the NABC Classic which begins Friday in Minneapolis, but he adds he's eager to learn the answer.

November 16, 2008 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Sports


Secondary ready for next test

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons were hands-on when it came to defending Drew Brees.

November 16, 2008 | BY PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Pierce beats Hawks at the buzzer

BOSTON - The Atlanta Hawks have improved since losing to the Celtics in the first round of the playoffs last spring. Too bad for them that the defending champions haven't changed much at all.

November 16, 2008 | By Jimmy Golen The Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks


Lott: Election proves Americans want vision, purpose in leadership

When Sen. Barack Obama made his decision to run for president, I predicted that he would win despite the belief of many that America is not ready to elect a black man.

November 16, 2008 | By Harold Lott hlott16@yahoo.com | Community columnists


Good news

The North Hall Community Education Foundation has made $5,000 donations to each of the five North Hall-area schools: North Hall High School, North Hall Middle School, Mount Vernon Elementary School, Riverbend Elementary School and Wauka Mountain Elementary School.

November 16, 2008 | | Good news


Newsmakers in business, Nov. 9

Frontera joins Gainesville's Neurology Physician Group

November 16, 2008 | | Business


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Your Views: Hall County leaders should restore library funding

To Hall County Commissioners: I write on behalf of the Hall County Library System. I have been honored to be associated with them for several years. I have been able to personally view how well they perform. I have also witnessed the distressing shortage of funds allocated by the county commissioners during this recession.

April 25, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Hard to see how Christians can support corporations as people

We make decisions based on emotion, not reason, especially when it comes to religion and politics. One recent example is how most conservative Christians support "Citizens United," the Supreme Court decision that says corporations are people and have the same rights as people, even though they don't always die after 80 or 90 years like real people do.

April 25, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Sheriff showed compassion by dropping charge against father

I was encouraged to see that White County Sheriff Neal Walden showed compassion and a little common sense in dropping the charges against a heartbroken, grieving father.

April 25, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Lanier Park Hospital hosts disaster drill, training

The second floor of Lanier Park Hospital on Friday may have looked like a scene from a horror film, but actually it was just the setting for some great lessons for many area first responders.

April 24, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Ask The Times: No plans to install more sirens in Hall

Why are so many of the county's tornado sirens in South Hall? It seems they overlap a lot.

April 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


High school scoreboard: April 24

Reed McAllister pitched five innings to earn a 3-2 win for Dawson County against Lumpkin County in the season finale for the Tigers on Friday night in Dahlonega.

April 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Freeman error allows winning run as Phillies beat Braves 1-0

PHILADELPHIA - Defensive miscues and an ineffective offense doomed the Braves against Philadelphia.

April 24, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Falcons' GM Dimitroff receives positive medical reports on two top draft prospects

FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said Friday he believes Missouri defensive end Shane Ray, whose toe injury kept him from participating in the NFL combine, will be ready for the start of the 2015 season.

April 24, 2015 | Charles Odum | Atlanta Falcons


'Junkyard Dog' Carroll finally making his mark with Atlanta Hawks

ATLANTA - When DeMarre Carroll is having one of those nights where the shots just won't fall, like Game 2 of the playoffs, he doesn't get down on himself.

April 24, 2015 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks


2 indicted in Lanier boating crash that injured Forsyth family

April 24, 2015 | Forsyth County News | Local


Your Views: Atlanta cheating scandal shows how testing can go awry

It is my hope that the idea of testing what students have learned in order to measure what teachers have taught does not disappear as a result of the recent controversies.

April 24, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Looking closer for answers to climate and evolution debates

I think it was Joan King who recently wrote people only want support for what they believe and are not interested in facts that challenge their beliefs. As a pastor (retired) I've certainly found this true among professing Christians.

April 24, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Responsible cave explorers are careful not to transmit diseases

Excellent article in the April 10 edition of The Times about bats and white-nose syndrome that has been decimating bat populations of several different species in the U.S. for the last decade. Information such as this is vital to get out to the public, along with describing the importance of bats, as Michael Wheeler has done in his article.

April 24, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Breaking the classroom tradition

While most students study and learn within a traditional classroom setting, every year Hall County permits a select group to wander beyond the walls of their high school.

April 24, 2015 | By JESSIKA BOUVIER jbouvier@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Animal shelters protect against spread of disease

After Gwinnett County's animal shelter closed its doors this month because of a pneumonia-like illness that killed one dog and infected many others, local shelters are taking steps to prevent the same fate.

April 24, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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