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Your Views: Why would board want minority students to fail?

I have read and reread Faye Bush's comment, "We believe Dr. Ballowe was terminated not because the school district faced a possible deficit of $6.5 million, but because of his success in working with teachers and administrators to improve the academic performance of minority students." I can't, for the life of me, understand what she is talking about.

July 21, 2008 | | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor

Local sports briefs

Juniors play well at AJGA tournaments

July 20, 2008 | | Sports

Hopefuls for Jackson commission chairman headed to runoff

The race for Jackson County Board of Commissioners chairman was too close to call Tuesday and will be decided in an Aug. 5 runoff.

July 20, 2008 | By Nikki Young Times regional staff | Election 2008

AL wins All-Star marathon 4-3 in 15th

NEW YORK - Baseball's All-Stars came to say goodbye to Yankee Stadium - and what a long, long goodbye it was.

July 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Sports

Orr: Views from the experts among us are welcomed

"An expert is anyone from out of town with a brief case."

July 20, 2008 | By Wyc Orr Guest columnist | Community columnists

Newsmakers, July 13

Farrer joins Hibbett Team Sales

July 20, 2008 | | Business

Falcons rookie negotiations ongoing

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are still negotiating with two draft picks after signing linebacker Robert James to a four-year contract.

July 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Our Views: Another dry season in the clouds

It's Memorial Day weekend, unofficial start of the summer recreation season when Mom and Dad pile the kiddies and the dog in the family van and head to the mountains or the lake for a little fun in the sun.

July 20, 2008 | Times Editorial Board | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor

Thrashers agree to terms with goaltender Lehtonen

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Thrashers have agreed to terms with goaltender Kari Lehtonen, who was an restricted free agent.

July 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Thrashers

Dream continues strong play, beats Indiana 81-77

INDIANAPOLIS - The Atlanta Dream continued their strong play after a dismal start to their season.

July 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Sports

Woodson, Hawks add two assistants

ATLANTA - Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Woodson added two assistant coaches and conducted workouts for two free-agent centers on Wednesday.

July 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks

Gainesville All-Stars advance to state semifinals

The Gainesville 10-11 year old All-Star baseball team advanced to the state semifinals with a 2-1 win against Martinez Wednesday night at Murphy-Chandler Park in DeKalb County. With the win, Gainesville faces Cartersville at 6 p.m. Friday night at Murphy-Candler Park. Gainesville's Sam Carpenter picked up his fourth win in the postseason pitching six innings allowing no earned runs with nine strikeouts. Mikey Gonzalez drove in the eventual game winning RBI to score Drew Wright in the bottom of the fifth inning. Ryan Whittemore also recorded a defensive assist from the outfield to preserve Gainesville's win.

July 20, 2008 | | Sports

Surplus food giveaway is set for Aug. 19

Ninth District Opportunity Inc. and local volunteers will distribute USDA surplus food in Hall County at the Army Reserve Center at 570 Shallowford Road at 9 a.m. Aug. 19.

July 19, 2008 | | Local

Your Views: Facts show that more guns mean less crime

In his July 9 column, Bill Shipp made a number of unsubstantiated claims regarding the new Georgia law that expanded the number of places that a concealed weapons permit holder can carry a gun. He went into a rant about carrying a gun into the Atlanta airport.

July 19, 2008 | | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Ceslie Marie Hunter and Richard Chad Patterson were united in marriage at 7 p.m. June 18, 2008, at Destin Point Beach in Destin, Fla. The bride is the daughter of Rachel Hunter of Gainesville and the late Mitchell Hunter. The groom is the son of Sue Patterson of Gainesville and Gail and Willie Patterson of Dawsonville.

July 19, 2008 | | Weddings

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Atlanta Hawks point to bright future even after playoff rout by Cleveland Cavaliers

ATLANTA - The season didn't end like they wanted.

May 27, 2015 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta Braves shut out by Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-0

LOS ANGELES - Clayton Kershaw combined with two relievers on a five-hitter and capped a six-run fourth inning with an RBI single, Adrian Gonzalez notched his 1,000th RBI with a two-run homer, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 8-0 on Tuesday night.

May 27, 2015 | By Joe Resnick Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Your Views: UNG professor’s column adds to hostile rhetoric

After reading Douglas Young's guest column Monday, I have a few thoughts to share. Dr. Young once described his role as moderator of the Politically Incorrect Club at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia as that of "devil's advocate." I wonder if this concept governs the tone of his recent article.

May 27, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor

Your Views: When the world seems out of control, time to see divine help

The planet is just about to spin out of control, don't you think? And, riding on it, we and our country are not doing much of anything to bring it under control even if we could.

May 27, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor

Atlanta Hawks swept 4-0 by Cleveland Cavaliers in Eastern Conference finals, drop Game 4 118-88

CLEVELAND -The championship LeBron James craves more than any other, the one he came back home to get, is four wins away.

May 26, 2015 | By Tom Withers Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks

Proposed Uribe-for-Callaspo trade between Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers may be back on

LOS ANGELES - Alberto Callaspo has been scratched from the Atlanta Braves' starting lineup by manager Fredi Gonzalez for the second consecutive night, an indication the proposed multiplayer trade that would send the infielder to the Los Angeles Dodgers for third baseman Juan Uribe may be back on.

May 26, 2015 | By Joe Resnick Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Two local Girl Scouts earn Gold Award

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Inc. awarded two local teens the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award at a formal ceremony on May 3.

May 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news

Freeman makes opening bid to be Atlanta Falcons’ starting RB

FLOWERY BRANCH - Devonta Freeman believes he is next in line to be the Falcons' starting running back.

May 26, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Los Angeles Dodgers hit 3 homers in 8th inning to rally past Atlanta Braves, 6-3

LOS ANGELES - Nick Masset hadn't allowed an earned run in his previous six games this month. Then came the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

May 25, 2015 | By Beth Harris Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Gainesville Middle students win big at Tome State Conference

Gainesville Middle School recently won chapter of the year at the 2015 Georgia Tome Society State Conference.

May 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news

University of North Georgia secures Division II softball national championship

OKLAHOMA CITY - The University of North Georgia softball team used timely hitting, combined with a strong performance in the circle by NFCA National Pitcher of the Year Courtney Poole, to win the school's first-ever national championship with a 5-0 victory over Dixie State on Monday in the NCAA Division II softball national title game.

May 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local colleges

Atlanta Hawks hope to hold off elimination in Tuesday's Game 4 against Cleveland Cavaliers

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - LeBron James hurts everywhere, the King of Pain.

May 25, 2015 | By Tom Withers Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks

Guest column: ‘Pro-choice’ shouldn’t apply to just one issue

The defining feature of a free society is every individual enjoying the freedom to make choices, good and bad, within the law. Enjoying the liberty to make your own choices is highly valued. So political groups market themselves as supporting Americans' autonomy of choice.

May 25, 2015 | By Douglas Young Guest columnist | Community columnists

Atlanta Hawks fall it OT thriller to Cavaliers 114-111

CLEVELAND - LeBron James shook off an atrocious shooting start and withstood Atlanta's gritty comeback to record a triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of the NBA Finals by beating the Hawks 114-111 in overtime on Sunday night to take a 3-0 series lead.

May 24, 2015 | Tom Withers Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks

Foltynewicz pitches into the 8th, Atlanta Braves beat Brewers 2-1

ATLANTA - Atlanta rookie Mike Foltynewicz had command of his pitches, and that gave him the edge he needed to top Jimmy Nelson and the Milwaukee Brewers.

May 24, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

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