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Essay: Beware the pitfalls of rewriting history

It has been with no small amount of puzzlement that I have read the multitude of mea culpas gushing from some of my former newspaper colleagues, many of whom are sons of the South, decrying the sins of the South following the wanton murders of nine people in a church in Charleston, S.C., last month.

July 12, 2015 | By Ron Martz | Community columnists

Kyle Busch wins Sprint Cup 400-mile race at Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky.- Kyle Busch outdueled Joey Logano late to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway.

July 11, 2015 | By Gary B. Graves Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Parents, kids get ready for school with event at J.A. Walters YMCA

A line of children and their families stretched down the parking lot Saturday a half hour before a school supplies and bike helmet giveaway began at the J.A. Walters YMCA.

July 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Hall County's new correctional building set to open this fall

A new home for the correctional institute of Hall County is close to completion after a year of construction.

July 11, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys | Local

Kitchen Inspections: June 9-15

June 9

July 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Kitchen inspections

Atlanta Braves lose closer Jason Grilli to ruptured Achilles, fall to Rockies 3-2 on blunder in 9th

DENVER - It began as a scramble from the mound toward first to cover the bag, something Jason Grilli has done countless times in his career. This one, though, ended with a bad step and Grilli crumpled on the ground in agony.

July 11, 2015 | By Dennis Georgatos Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Gainesville High grad Thomas Niles named to Outland Trophy watch list

Although he started every game the last two years as a defensive end, University of Central Florida senior Thomas Niles, a Gainesville High graduate, received a spot on the Outland Trophy Watch List, released by the Football Writers Association of America Friday. The trophy is handed out to the nation's top interior lineman.

July 11, 2015 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks

Local golf: Wednesday Dogfight group competes at Chicopee Woods

The Wednesday Dogfights at Chicopee Woods Golf Course were a best-three net scores out of four.

July 11, 2015 | Times sports reports | Community sports

There’s nothing ‘segregated’ about voting by district for city’s leaders

When I heard Debra Pilgrim, chairwoman of the Hall County Republican Party, say that the proposal to change the election of city council members from an at-large voting system to an in-district voting system would result in segregation, I was stunned. It has been quite a long time since that word has come up in a conversation. I question her reference to "segregation."

July 11, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor

Socialists disguised as political leaders ban battle flag in South Carolina

OK, now the terribly offensive battle flag/Confederate flag (to those who are ignorant of the truth) has been outlawed in South Carolina by the politicians/socialists. And I might add a great performance was put on by Rep. Jenny Horne with crying and screaming.

July 11, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor

Arrogant president was destined to color White House as a circus

President Barack Obama, one of the most arrogant and vindictive politicians ever, had the audacity to bathe the White House in the rainbow colors of the gay movement to celebrate one of the worst Supreme Court decisions in American history. It was an "in your face" move to insult many conservatives and religious people in our country. In his arrogance, he made the White House look like a Barnum & Bailey circus tent.

July 11, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor

Ask the Times: Residence rules for council members vary among towns

I would like to know how you can be on the town council in one town and live in another town?

July 10, 2015 | | Ask The Times

Atlanta Braves unable to complete comeback, fall to Colorado Rockies, 5-3

DENVER - Carlos Gonzalez homered and Colorado used a group approach that featured two newcomers to make up for a gap in the rotation as the Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Friday night.

July 10, 2015 | By Dennis Georgatos Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Buchan is Miss Georgia Jr. Teen

July 10, 2015 | Michele Hester Times regional staff | Life top stories

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Smell is bad enough kids won't play outdoors

Re: "Stench stirs alliances in Latino area," July 27: The smell is disgusting, and even if you live on Browns Bridge Road, you have no ...

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

Hannah Jones awarded Rifkind Scholarship

Hannah Jones of Dawsonville received the Lawrence J. Rifkind Scholarship in Speech Communication at the 2015 College of Arts and Sciences Honors Day Ceremony.

August 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news

Harrison Holliday graduates from basic military training

Air Force Airman Harrison L. Holliday, a 2011 West Hall High graduate, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio ...

August 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news

John Isner wins Atlanta Open for 3rd straight year, beating Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 6-3

ATLANTA - John Isner won the Atlanta Open for the third straight year, beating Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday at Atlantic Station.

August 02, 2015 | By Matt Winkeljohn Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Matt Kenseth stretches fuel, steals win away from Kyle Busch, Joey Logano at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Matt Kenseth stretched his fuel and zipped past the fading leaders in the final thrilling laps Sunday to win the NASCAR Sprint ...

August 02, 2015 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Staff sports picks

Jace Peterson, Julio Teheran lead Atlanta Braves past Philadelphia Phillies, 6-2

PHILADELPHIA - The trip ride home will feel a little better for the Atlanta Braves.

August 02, 2015 | By Aaron Bracy Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Woman found in Lake Lanier has died

A day at Lake Lanier turned tragic Sunday afternoon after a woman found unresponsive in the water died later at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in ...

August 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

At least 5 people injured in Ga. 365 wreck

A truck carrying six people overturned Sunday afternoon on Ga. 365 near Cagle Road in North Hall, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

August 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Brodeur, twin girls, Allora Bethany and Zora Michelle, July 23, Katie Koch and Triston Brodeur, Clayton.

August 02, 2015 | | Births

A high price to play

It's a time of year sports fans eagerly await: The start of football preseason practices, sparking anticipation for the fall nights and afternoons to ...

August 02, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials

Newsmakers in business, Aug. 2

LongHorn partner joins company's Diamond Club

August 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Business

Kitchen Inspections: June 22-30

June 22

August 02, 2015 | | Kitchen inspections

Atlanta Braves pitchers surrender three homers in 12-2 loss to Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - It was a night to forget for rookie Matt Wisler and the Atlanta Braves.

August 01, 2015 | Aaron Bracy Associated Press | Atlanta Braves

Georgia Tech has high expectations for upcoming football season

ATLANTA - Defensive tackle Adam Gotsis is pleased Georgia Tech is drawing some respect in preseason polls and rankings. If the Yellow Jackets live up to ...

August 01, 2015 | Matt Winklejohn Associated Press | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

New Atlanta Falcons tight end adjusting to life after Manning

Atlanta tight end Jacob Tamme was worried about playing with another quarterback after catching passes from Peyton Manning most of his career with Indianapolis and ...

August 01, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

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