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Your views: Surviving the storm of life

I find it so refreshing to be able to talk about the events in our lives to people we can trust that have no agenda to harm us.

June 13, 2015 | | Letters to the editor

Your views: Times series shows we must work together

On behalf of the poultry industry here and across this great state, I want to thank and praise The Times for its special report last week and excellent examination of water quality issues in our community. The stories, authored by reporters Jeff Gill, Shannon Casas and Joshua Silavent, were well researched and written. They provided a comprehensive full picture understanding of the potential sources of pollutants in our drinking water from Lake Lanier and its feeder streams.

June 13, 2015 | | Letters to the editor

Lake Lanier Olympic Venue is a place of which we can be continually proud

Whether they occur in the sweltering heat of summer or the frigid winds of winter, it is almost impossible not to be swept up in the excitement and pageantry of the Olympic Games.

June 13, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

Cameron Maybin drills two-run single in 11th, Atlanta Braves win 5-3

Cameron Maybin had a two-run single in the 11th inning, and the Atlanta Braves' beleaguered bullpen shut down the Mets over the final four-plus innings in a come-from-behind, 5-3 victory over New York on Saturday.

June 13, 2015 | Howie Rumberg Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Ga. 284/Clarks Bridge to be closed starting Monday

Georgia DOT announces a detour will close the Ga. Highway 284/Clarks Bridge Road Bridge over Lake Lanier for a maximum of 10 days beginning Monday.

June 13, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Times’ foster care series wins first place award

The Times took home a first-place Associated Press award for public service for its October series "Broken Bonds," highlighting the foster care crisis in Hall County, and a best portfolio award for images by Times photographer Scott Rogers.

June 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Local golf: Luna's Tuesday group played at Crystal Falls

The Luna's Tuesday golf group played at Crystal Falls Golf Course this week. Finishing in a three-way tie for first place was the team of Tommy Aaron, Tom Sexton, Jerry Johns, and Don Rogers; the team of Joe Roberts, Bud Black, Tommy Lowery, and Doug Van; and the team of Stan Davidson, Jr., Richard Strickland, Leggs Clark, and Chris Blauvelt.

June 13, 2015 | Times sports reports | Community sports

Brenau dean appointed to Professional Standards Commission

Brenau University's Sandra Leslie, dean of the College of Education, was recently appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Professional Standards Commission.

June 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Lee Hawkins appointed as vice chairman of the House Health & Human Services Committee

The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments has named State Representative Lee Hawkins, R-Gainesville, as the vice chairman of the House Health & Human Services Committee.

June 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Large search continues for missing Dawsonville man

A large scale search of the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area is underway as authorities from multiple agencies look for a Dawsonville man who was last seen June 6.

June 12, 2015 | Dawson Community News | Local

Ask The Times: Armadillos slowly migrating their way farther north

I was driving down Thompson Bridge Road near the Social Security Office and noticed a dead armadillo in the center turn lane. I was surprised to see one this far north. Is this something new or have they been here and I just have missed them?

June 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Gunman robs downtown Dawsonville hair salon

June 12, 2015 | By David Renner Times regional staff | Local

Wood tagged twice as Atlanta Braves fall 5-3 to Mets

Nick Markakis had three tries to turn things around for the Braves. He came up empty each time.

June 12, 2015 | Howie Rumberg Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Atlanta Falcons, Beasley agree on 4-year rookie contract

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have reached terms on a four-year contract with defensive end Vic Beasley, the NFL's No. 8 overall draft pick.

June 12, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Golden State Warriors control Game 5 on road, tie series 2-2 with Cleveland Cavaliers

CLEVELAND - No panic, no playing around. Just California cool.

June 11, 2015 | By Tom Withers Associated Press | Staff sports picks

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Veteran North Ga. journalist, TV host Billy Dilworth dies

ATHENS - Billy Dilworth, a veteran journalist whose career touched newspapers, radio and television stations in Georgia and South Carolina, has died, a coroner said Friday. He was 80.

July 03, 2015 | Associated Press | Top of the wires

Tonight’s patriotic concert moves indoors

The Patriotic Pops concert set for tonight is moving indoors, given the rainy forecast.

July 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Confederate flag’s heritage too often being hijacked by hate

In the midst of the current firestorm raging around the Confederate Battle Flag, intolerant, hate-filled voices demand the eradication of all things remotely associated with Confederate heritage. Quietly seeking but denied permission to be heard are the voices of reason which offer the love of Christ as the remedy for the angst afflicting American society at large.

July 03, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor

Old Glory deserves our salute from a truly united nation

On April 30, 1789, on Wall Street in New York City, the capital of the United States (at that time), Gen. George Washington had been sworn in as the first president. He and his government staff walked over to a little stone church, which is still standing today close to Ground Zero.

July 03, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor

Those of us who oppose gay marriage are in good company

As I am called a bigot, a homophobe, and other names for my stance against gay marriage, I had an awakening thought: As people call me those names, they are also calling Jesus those names since He was the one who defined marriage as being between one man and one woman.

July 03, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor

Oakwood native earns Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award

Oakwood native earns Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award

July 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news

Atlanta Braves pick up second straight win against Nationals

ATLANTA - Cameron Maybin drove in the go-ahead run with a chopper against Max Scherzer that bounced over third base in the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.

July 02, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Look deeper to find best bite of stripers

Lake Lanier's water level is at 1,069.14 feet, which is 1.86 feet lower the normal full pool of 1,071. Lake Lanier's water is clear or slightly stained from boat traffic on main lake and clear to very stained from heavy rains in the creeks and rivers.

July 02, 2015 | By Eric Aldrich Associated Press | Outdoors

Oakwood native earns Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award

Philip J. Martin, a rising third-year law student and native of Oakwood, was recently recognized with the Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

July 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news

Nix receives Urban Adolescent Teaching and Learning Award

Kimberly Nix of Gainesville received an Urban Adolescent Teaching and Learning Award from Georgia State University's College of Education during its annual Honors Day Ceremony on April 23.

July 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news

Hometown religion


July 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Hometown religion

Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame gets location, seeks nominees

The Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame, Georgia Department of Veterans Service and Georgia Building Authority have agreed to have the hall of fame initially located in the Floyd Veterans Memorial Building on the state capitol grounds.

July 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Forsyth County man killed in weekend crash

July 02, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Thespians reel in 'Big Fish' in Gainesville

For the past two summers, Chicopee Woods Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Amy Berra has participated in the Pam Ware summer community theater program. And for those who watch her and her fellow thespians, she has this advice.

July 02, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS | Get Out top stories

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