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Braves score three in ninth, beat Rangers 5-2

ARLINGTON, Texas - Omar Infante hit a tiebreaking single, and the Atlanta Braves scored three times in the ninth inning to beat the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Wednesday night.

June 24, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Forsyth County deputy among 3 charged with human trafficking

ATLANTA - A Forsyth County deputy, his wife and his father, who is a part-time Fulton County magistrate, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that they lured a nanny from India and forced her to work in their home without pay.

Deputy Russell Garrett of Woodstock, his wife, Malika Garrett, of Woodstock and his father, D. William Garrett Jr., 72, of Alpharetta were indicted on charges including human trafficking, alien harboring and witness tampering.

June 24, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Local


School news

Eighth-graders at West Hall Middle School participated in mock interviews with volunteers form the community. This career unit, which matches the Georgia Performance Standards, was the brainchild of eighth-grade reading teacher Marlene Galvin. The project helped students learn vocabulary related to the job search process, create resumes and learn interview etiquette. Then, each student was interviewed as though the interviewer was a representative of the field that matched the student's career interest.

June 24, 2008 | | Good news


Georgia DOT’s lane closures this week

The Georgia DOT has announced lane closures on Interstate 985 at Exit 16, Ga. 13, Ga. 332 and Ga. 11, starting today and going through Thursday. The closures are needed for barrier removal, paving and guardrail work and are weather permitting and subject to change.

June 24, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Thomas: Three main reasons to vote for McCain

In the light of two recent Supreme Court rulings, one in California and one at the U.S. Supreme Court, there should be little doubt as to the stakes of the elections this November.

June 24, 2008 | By Trevor Thomas tthomas@trevorgrantthomas.com | Community columnists


Community Forum: Let's show common sense and save our oil

In response to your feature on finding the cheapest gasoline, I would suggest that the cheapest gasoline is that which is used most efficiently.

June 24, 2008 | | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Attorney says feds erred in charging Forsyth deputy, family with human trafficking

CUMMING - The attorney for a Forsyth County sheriff's deputy and two of his family members accused of human trafficking says the government got it wrong.

June 24, 2008 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Andersen/Jarvis

Natalie M. Andersen and George "Trey" L. Jarvis III were united in marriage at 6 p.m. June 16, 2007, at Waters Mill in Dahlonega. The bride is the daughter of Maya and Douglas Andersen of Gainesville. The groom is the son of Marcia and George Jarvis Jr. of Gainesville.

June 24, 2008 | | Weddings


Rotary Club honors Sheriff Cronic

Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic was honored this week by the Rotary Club of Gainesville with the W. Lee Arrendale Award for Vocational Excellence.

June 24, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Your Views: School board should monitor budget closely

I told myself I would keep my opinions to myself, since I don't have a child in the school system any longer, thank goodness. But Willie Mitchell's comment that if the citizens of Gainesville can't be patient and work with them then they should step aside was the final straw. It echoes the attitude that we've seen in the superintendent's office for the past year. Mitchell's comment even evoked an angry outburst from my normally calm, level-headed husband.

June 24, 2008 | | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your views: Firing Ballowe would waste taxpayer money

The dismissal of Dr. Steven Ballowe would be a waste of taxpayer dollars.

June 24, 2008 | | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Falcons cut Williams, sign rookie

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons released disgruntled safety Jimmy Williams on Tuesday, two years after trading up 10 spots to pick him in the second round of the NFL draft.

June 24, 2008 | From staff, wire reports | Atlanta Falcons


Thrashers take Zach Bogosian with No. 3 pick

ATLANTA - Zach Bogosian couldn't have picked a better place to go to high school.

June 24, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Thrashers


Local golf: Ladies play low net game

The Chattahoochee Ladies Golf Association played at low net game on Tuesday at Chattahoochee Golf Course.

June 24, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Braves fall short of sweep

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Casey Kotchman homered, Joe Saunders pitched seven scoreless innings and the Los Angeles Angels avoided a sweep with a 2-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night.

June 24, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Cooling weather dictates changing methods

Lake Lanier's water level is 1068.00 or exactly three feet below full pool of 1071. Water surface temperatures have dropped and risen based on weather trends, but are presently in the 60s. Lake Lanier is mostly clear on main lake and clear to stained in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is stained below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

October 30, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


HS Football Previews: Week 10

Gainesville vs. Loganville

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | All prep football news


Your Views: Parker shows her ignorance about hunting methods

Kathleen Parker, in her Oct. 23 Opinion Page article, demonstrates her complete ignorance of hunting and disdain for hunters in general by quoting or referencing comments from one of the most anti-hunting groups in this country, namely the Humane Society of the United States.

October 30, 2014 | | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Concern about securing border doesn’t have to be about race

I read the article by Ruben Navarrette, "Time to get smart at border (Tuesday)," and would like to help him out since he missed the boat.

October 30, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Outdoors events

THIS WEEK

October 30, 2014 | | Outdoors events


Unicoi Wine Festival kicks off after Halloween

While young trick-or-treaters take over towns Friday night, residents 21 and older can steal away to the North Georgia mountains after Halloween to sip some spirits at the second annual Unicoi Wine Festival.

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Halloween haunts headed to Piedmont College

Students at Piedmont College are planning to scare Demorest residents in some favorite ways.

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


'Before I Go to Sleep' offers twists, turns and thrills

Three of the best actors in the business put on a master class in mystery thriller in "Before I Go to Sleep," a lean, twisty-turning tale in the "Memento" style.

October 30, 2014 | BY ROGER MOORE McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Movie reviews


Gainesville High brings small-town life to stage in 'Greater Tuna'

More than 20 wild characters will fling back the curtains from their homes and let theater-goers see the hilarity of living in a small town.

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Helen art studio offers pottery classes

Finding functional as well as decorative party pieces perfect for the home sometimes proves to be a difficult task. But learning to make those pieces will solve the problem.

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Sautee art class teaches students to make Christmas decor from gourds

While Christmas is eight weeks away, those wanting to create homemade crafts for the house can try out a craft class in Sautee Nacoochee.

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Piedmont College a capella group performing tonight

Singing without music is a talent one group excels at and plans to show off in concert.

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Atlanta native singing in ‘marvelous’ concert

Internationally known soprano, Indra Thomas, will open the 2014-2015 Marvelous Music Concert Series next weekend at First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville.

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


John King’s concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Fresh off his debut at the Grand Ole Opry, country singer John King returns home for a Nov. 2 concert at Piedmont College called "Homegrown."

October 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Your Views: Dumping unwanted pets in someone’s yard is unforgivable

A "person" who drops a pet on someone else's property is my problem right now. Are they too cheap to feed the animal or too lazy?

October 30, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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