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Your Views: Visit to VA clinic was a positive experience

My annual visit to the VA facility in Lawrenceville prompted me to write this note about my treatment. This visit was the most professionally handled than I have ever received at a medical facility. My appointment time was right on the mark.

August 13, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor

Your Views: We can’t allow spent nukes to be a new Chernobyl

In response to Rick Frommer's letter blaming South Carolina Democrats for failure of a private nuclear waste recycling venture at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River site, I don't think it matters which party controlled the state.

August 13, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor

High school scoreboard: Aug. 12

Whitney Coles tallied 15 assists and five aces for Flowery Branch in wins against East Hall (24-26, 25-13, 25-22), Gilmer (25-22, 19-25, 25-22) and Jackson County (25-11, 25-20) on Tuesday in Gainesville.

August 12, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools

Soliai, Jackson bring size to Falcons D-line

The mandate came from the top of the Atlanta Falcons' chain of command when the offseason began.

August 12, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Mason finally gets his chance at Georgia

ATHENS - If they gave out an award for the most patient player, Georgia's Hutson Mason would surely be one of the top contenders.

August 12, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs

Dodgers rally past Braves for 2nd straight night

ATLANTA - The Dodgers are getting solid performances out of their starting pitchers.

August 12, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Area teams 'itching' to take part in preseason scrimmages

Flowery Branch coach Chris Griffin didn't have time Tuesday evening to think ahead to how the Falcons might be looking come playoff time in November.

August 12, 2014 | By David Thackham | High schools

Actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89

NEW YORK - Lauren Bacall, the slinky, sultry-voiced actress who created on-screen magic with Humphrey Bogart in "To Have and Have Not" and "The Big Sleep" and off-screen magic in one of Hollywood's most storied marriages, died Tuesday at age 89.

August 12, 2014 | By Ryan Parker And Dennis Mclellan Los Angeles Times | Local

Tennis instructor works, plays outside in hot conditions

Andy Ramsey rocks back on his heels, sighs and takes another swing.

August 12, 2014 | BY BEKAH PORTER | Life top stories

CASA info session set for today; class begins Aug. 26

The Hall-Dawson CASA program will have an informational meeting today, and its training will officially begin Aug. 26.

August 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local

Varied businesses scolded by board for underage drinking

A diverse group of businesses was disciplined Thursday by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners for underage alcohol sales.

August 12, 2014 | From Times regional staff | Local

Dodgers surge past Braves in final 4 innings

ATLANTA - Kevin Correia has been living a dream since he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers by the Minnesota Twins over the weekend.

August 11, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Are our chairs killing us?

There's a saying that sitting is the new smoking. It's a bit snarky and perhaps a none-too-subtle dig at those of us who spend a lot of time on our rear ends for work and pleasure. But Dr. James Levine, who is credited with it, is dead serious. In fact, he says, sitting could be worse than smoking.

August 11, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Life top stories

Forsyth officials continue probing death at the lake

NORTHEAST FORSYTH - Authorities continue to investigate the presumed drowning death of a 19-year-old man, whose body was found Thursday in Lake Lanier after two days of searching.

August 11, 2014 | BY CRYSTAL LEDFORD Times regional staff | Local

Wood fans 12 batters in 3-1 Braves victory

ATLANTA - Alex Wood set a career high with 12 strikeouts in 7 1-3 innings and the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 3-1 on Sunday night to continue their recent success against the Nationals.

August 10, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

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August 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Hometown religion

Your Views: Legality of assisted suicide in Montana remains in the courts

I disagree with Joan King that assisted suicide, which she refers to by the euphemism "aid in dying," is legal in Montana.

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

Your Views: Islamic State proving to be no ‘JV squad’

Never in our history has our commander in chief been more concerned about telling our enemies what he's not going to do rather than taking the advice of his experienced defense and military advisers.

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

Church facilitates a 'dream' expansion

Gainesville First United Methodist Church believes "children and youth are first."

August 30, 2014 | KRISTEN OLIVER | Life top stories

Charter probes reason for Internet outage last weekend

Can you find out more about the Charter Communications Internet outage that happened Aug. 23?

August 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Ask The Times

Dragons throttle Winder-Barrow, 41-7

WINDER - With the star-studded duo of TJ Skelton and Evan Shirreffs on the field for Jefferson, a productive and powerful offense was expected. What was not expected was how the Dragons used almost everybody but Skelton on their way to a 41-7 win over the Winder-Barrow Bulldoggs at W. Clair Harris Stadium in Winder.

August 30, 2014 | By Adam Wynn Times regional staff | All prep football news

East Jackson holds off Lakeview in defensive duel, 13-6

COMMERCE - After last Friday's loss, East Jackson Eagles' head coach Gary Hughes said his team had to limit turnovers to stay in games.

August 30, 2014 | By Charles Phelps Times regional staff | All prep football news

HS football scoreboard: Week 1

Riverside Military Academy's defense stole the show on Friday night in Roswell as J.J. McCalston, Tarik Holmes and Chris Howard combined to lead the Eagles to a 20-10 victory against Fellowship Christian.

August 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | The Blitz: Prep football

Madison County rallies past Jackson County, 27-21

Madison County scored 20 unanswered points in the second half to overcome Jackson County 27-21 on Friday in Jefferson.

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

Forsyth Central bests Dawson County 27-7

After 11 straight seasons of futility in season openers, Forsyth Central finally started the schedule off on the right foot.

August 29, 2014 | By Taylor Gantt For The Times | All prep football news

Buford spreads around the offense in 56-0 win

In typical Buford fashion, seven different names appeared on the scoring sheet during Friday night's 56-0 win over Berkmar at Tom Riden Stadium.

August 29, 2014 | Times staff reports | All prep football news

Defense lifts Riverside over Fellowship Christian, 20-10

Riverside Military Academy's defense stole the show on Friday night in Roswell as J.J. McCalston, Tarik Holmes and Chris Howard combined to lead the Eagles to a 20-10 victory over Fellowship Christian.

August 29, 2014 | Times staff reports | All prep football news

Junior RB sparks West Hall past Johnson 28-0

West Hall coach Tony Lotti had his team vote last week to decide who would be the team's top 10 leaders in the locker room for the upcoming season.

August 29, 2014 | By David Thackham | All prep football news

J. Upton, Heyward lift Braves over Marlins, 5-2

ATLANTA - Justin Upton is having quite a month.

August 29, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Stay safe on roads, lake over holiday weekend, law agencies urge

Emergency personnel are encouraging residents to have a fun but safe Labor Day weekend.

August 29, 2014 | Times staff and regional reports | Local

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