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Your Views: Strict law efforts against immigrants hurt community

Over the past year, I and others in our community have been critical of the 287(g) program implemented in Hall County. Under 287(g), Hall County Sheriff's Office employees are acting as immigration agents and are arresting undocumented immigrants, as well as placing immigration detainers on every undocumented immigrant who ends up in jail.

June 01, 2009 | | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor

School news

The Jefferson City Schools Board of Education recently recognized the school-level teachers of the year. Kathy Chandler, a first-grade teacher, represents Jefferson Elementary School. Dave Cuddy, a seventh-grade teacher, represents Jefferson Middle School, while Roger Bright, a drama instructor, represents Jefferson High School. Not pictured is Jefferson Academy teacher of the year Jean Conner, who teaches fourth grade. Cuddy was also selected as the district teacher of the year.

June 01, 2009 | | Good news

Tech stays alive with two wins Sunday

ATLANTA - Even after seeing his Elon team eliminated from the NCAA tournament by Georgia Tech, coach Mike Kennedy proclaimed the Phoenix to be his best team in 13 years.

June 01, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Huskies take down Georgia in Game 2 to advance to final

OKLAHOMA CITY - National player of the year Danielle Lawrie hit a grand slam and made it hold up with a five-hitter and Washington beat Georgia 9-3 Sunday night to earn a spot in the finals of the Women's College World Series.

June 01, 2009 | The Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs

G-Braves fall to Syracuse

The Syracuse Chiefs defeated the Gwinnett Braves 6-5 on Sunday at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse, N.Y. Gwinnett, who was trying for its sixth-straight win, falls to 29-22 with just the team's second loss in its last 10 games. Syracuse improves to 23-25 on the season.

June 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Sports

Jackson County starts 2009 on positive note

JEFFERSON - Jackson County is poised for growth this year despite the economic downturn, but will need to watch its spending to keep from using too much of its revenues for debt payments, according to the county's 2008 financial report.

May 31, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local

Government surplus food to be distributed Thursday

Ninth District Opportunity Inc. and local volunteers will distribute USDA surplus food at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Army Reserve Center, 570 Shallowford Road, next to Target.

May 31, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Medlen gets first big league win as Atlanta beats Arizona 9-3

PHOENIX - After watching Atlanta starter Kris Medlen walk the first batter he faced, Chipper Jones decided to offer the rookie some friendly advice.

May 31, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Georgia eliminated from NCAA tournament

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - On the mound, at the plate and in the field, Ohio State made all the timely plays Sunday, eliminating Georgia 13-6 in the Tallahassee NCAA Regional.

May 31, 2009 | The Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs

Smoltz records 6 strikeouts in rehab start

GREENVILLE, S.C. - John Smoltz had his longest and strongest outing of the season Sunday, working five innings in a rehab start for the Greenville Drive.

May 31, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports

Good news

The Longstreet Clinic recently donated $2,000 to Good News Clinics as part of the nonprofit's "95 in 95" campaign.

May 31, 2009 | | Good news


Shelly Lovell and James Elder Pound were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. April 18, 2009, at The Smithgall Arts Center in Gainesville. The bride is the daughter of Rushel and Janet Lovell of Gainesville. The groom is the son of James Key and Brinkley Pound of Columbus.

May 31, 2009 | | Weddings


Bruce and Donna Miller of Gainesville and Mickey and Donna Thacker of Cartersville announce the engagement of their daughter Megan Jackson Thacker to Thomas Anthony Fusco, son of Tom and Ginger Fusco of Hoschton.

May 31, 2009 | | Engagements

Newsmakers in business, May 31

Partlowe named to State Farm's Chairman's Circle

May 31, 2009 | By Staff Reports | Business

Births published May 31

Barnes, a girl, Alexis Alexandra, May 22, Alexandra Allen and Jestin Barnes, Buford.

May 31, 2009 | | Births

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Guest column, Rep. Doug Collins: IRS abuse is a violation of public’s trust

Who do you trust with your private information - the affiliations that reveal your religious or political beliefs?

June 27, 2016 | By U.S. Rep. Doug Collins Guest columnist | All viewpoint stories

Tony Stewart wins at Sonoma to snap 84-race drought

SONOMA, Calif. - For at least one weekend, Smoke was back.

June 26, 2016 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Local

Smith-Patrick earns Piedmont College teaching award

Professor Susan Smith-Patrick was awarded this year's Piedmont College Vulcan Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award during the school's annual baccalaureate program in ...

June 26, 2016 | | Community

Hall school district announces winners of writing contest

The 2016 Hall County Creative Writing Contest poetry and short story winners have been announced.

June 26, 2016 | | Community

East Hall 7th-graders create interactive Biome Museum

The seventh-grade students of East Hall Middle School created an interactive Biome Museum on May 20.

June 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Community

Gainesville native receives Georgia Military College Army ROTC scholarship

Talisa Soto, of Gainesville, is one of 46 Army ROTC cadets to receive a scholarship from Georgia Military College.

June 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Community

Boy Scout Troop 26 celebrated with award ceremony

Members of Boy Scout Troop 26 of Gainesville were honored during their bi-annual Court of Honor on May 16 at Gainesville's First Baptist Church ...

June 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Community

Freeman, Garcia homer as Braves top Mets 5-2 in final of 4-game series

ATLANTA - Bud Norris is making the most of his second chance in the Braves' rotation.

June 26, 2016 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Pros

Ron Martz: Gun limits for whom?

The Obama administration's response to the mass murder of 49 people in an Orlando nightclub on June 12 is depressingly predictable and woefully inadequate.

June 26, 2016 | By Ron Martz | All viewpoint stories

Newsmakers in business: Flowery Branch Hampton Inn earns TripAdvisor nod

Hampton Inn & Suites Flowery Branch has received a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that ...

June 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Community

Newsmakers in business: Daniel takes leadership role in construction association

The Associated General Contractors of Georgia has elected Brian Daniel as the 2016-2018 association secretary. In this role, he serves on the Board of Directors ...

June 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Community

Newsmakers in business: 3 chosen to NE Ga. Health System’s administrative roles

Northeast Georgia Health System has announced three new administrative additions in its compliance, medical informatics and finance teams.

June 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Community

Editorial: A dry spell looming over water worries

Even as we enjoy the cool waters of Lake Lanier amid the summer heat, there are dark clouds looming on the horizon that could affect ...

June 26, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories

Pets of the Week

June 26, 2016 | | Life top stories


Mrs. Holly Hemphill Lynch and Mr. James "Chris" Alewine were united in marriage at 6 p.m. May 14, 2016, at The Chapel of Sky ...

June 26, 2016 | | Weddings

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