Chestatee's Cristian Felix has been named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/TopDrawerSoccer.com High School Player of the Week, announced Monday. Felix led the War Eagles to their first region championship in school history.
ATLANTA - Kris Medlen was the National League's most dominant pitcher in the final two months last season.
Michael Wilson's grand slam highlighted a six-run fifth inning as Francis Marion University defeated Young Harris College 11-6 in a Peach Belt Conference baseball game on Thursday evening at Zell B. Miller Field.
Water temperatures this past week have remained in the 60's. Lake Lanier is 1.17 feet above a full pool of 1,071 and is looking great.
ATLANTA - After a dismal playoff performance, the Atlanta Hawks decided it was best to spend some time away from each other.
A steel fabricator plans to add more than 150 jobs over the next three years at its Dawson County plant to supply parts for a new Caterpillar production facility in Athens.
Reading "The Local Agenda" headline in Tuesday's Times, "Transit remains unknown," saddened me. In April 2012, the Rapid Transit Subcommittee within the Infrastructure Transportation Committee of VISION 2030 presented an innovative transit plan for Hall County. No government cost was involved; and the plan could be immediately implemented.
JEFFERSON - As an annual tradition, Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm will celebrate its agricultural heritage by hosting Mule Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the farm.
Adventures in Missions, a nonprofit inter-denominational missions organization based out of Gainesville, is mustering up local volunteers to spend a Saturday serving the community. Backyard Missions Day will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Check in is at 8:30 a.m. near the downtown square in Gainesville. The free event will include lunch.
Cocktails & Conversations will have its grand opening at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Scott's Downtown in Gainesville. The mixer and speed dating event is for single professionals ages 30 and older.
The Hall County Animal Shelter is hosting a Touch-a-Truck Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Laurel Park.
On April 23-24, 378 Gainesville residents took action to change the face of cancer for generations to come by enrolling in the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study 3. This landmark study will take a long-term look at lifestyle, genetic and environmental factors that cause or prevent cancer, which will help the Society better understand cancer risks and causes and develop new prevention and treatment options.
ATLANTA - The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is holding its fourth annual online photo contest to coincide with preservation month in May. This year's theme is "The Civil War in Georgia."
ATLANTA - Grab your wings and prepare for a soaring good time as Fernbank Museum of Natural History celebrates the giant screen adventure, Flight of the Butterflies, with a family-friendly Butterfly Bash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta.
"Thoroughly Modern Millie," a high-spirited 1920s musical romp, is taking over the stage at Pam Ware Performing Arts Center this weekend.
YOUNG HARRIS - Young Harris College is pleased to announce Kendra Lynne Cowart of Murrayville, Mason David Mitcham of Bremen and John Howard Ross of Gainesville received awards April 21 at the 2013 honors ceremony at Susan B. Harris Chapel on the YHC campus.
Exactly 120 Hall County seniors participating in the Work-Based Learning Program at their respective high schools have earned their GeorgiaBEST (Business Ethics Student Training) certification.
ATLANTA (AP) - Ramiro Pena got a fierce wakeup call with the bases loaded and the scored tied in the eighth inning.
Ball, a boy, James Wesley III, May 12, Laura Ball and James W. Ball Jr.,Dahlonega.
Dogs and small children, when taught properly, will learn lessons quickly. Punish them with a slap on the behind or reward them with a treat and you'll get the behavior you want.
Sam and Colleen Manji of Gainesville announce the engagement of their daughter Kahra Docia Manji to Morgan Nix, son of John and Linda Nix of Gainesville.
Kangaroo Express operated by The Pantry Inc., recently announced its Florida and select Georgia and South Carolina stores have raised more than $453,000 for Give Kids The World Village, a 70-acre, nonprofit "storybook" village in central Florida that provides cost-free, weeklong vacations for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
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The most important fact of life is death. Yet, we spend our whole lives busily running away from that fact to create an ever-more complex world of endless trivial tasks and diversions. But the ultimate reality is that our time here is so limited and ever closer to the end.
CONCORD, N.C. - Cross another milestone off of Jimmie Johnson's list. He stands alone in All-Star history.
ATLANTA - Evan Gattis and Andrelton Simmons hit consecutive homers off Kenley Jansen in the eighth inning, and the Atlanta Braves rallied to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 on Saturday night.