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Justin Upton's two-run blast sends Braves past A's 4-3

ATLANTA - Justin Upton hit a two-run homer, Chris Johnson also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Jon Lester and the reeling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday night, ending Lester's seven-game winning streak.

August 17, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Driver services office has new manager

A new manager is at the helm of the Department of Driver Services in Gainesville.

August 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Falcons lose LT Baker for entire season

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons' revamped offensive line took a major setback Sunday when left tackle Sam Baker was ruled out for the year after injuring his right knee in a preseason game.

August 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Gordon races to first win at Michigan since 2001

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Jeff Gordon raced to his third NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the year, holding off Kevin Harvick on Sunday for his first win at Michigan International Speedway since 2001.

August 17, 2014 | Noah Trister Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs


Falcons' line takes a hit with Baker injury

HOUSTON - The Atlanta Falcons' focus this offseason was to improve an offensive line that was among the worst in the league last year.

August 17, 2014 | By Chris Duncan Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Sims/Kesler

Glenn and Penny Sims of Gillsville announce the engagement of their daughter Amy LeAnn Sims to Kevin Mason Kesler, son of Ronnie and Tammy Kesler of Nicholson.

August 17, 2014 | | Engagements


Garrett

Marvin W. and Vera Garrett of Gillsville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 30, 2014.

August 17, 2014 | | Anniversaries


Births

Grant, a boy, Samuel Gary, Aug. 4, Lisa Grant and Scott Grant, Gainesville.

August 17, 2014 | | Births


Health care students pinned at North Georgia Tech College

Achieving a professional credential is a celebrated event at North Georgia Technical College, and two Gainesville residents were pinned at a July ceremony on the Clarkesville campus.

August 17, 2014 | | Good news


High School Scoreboard: Aug. 16

The Banks County softball team scored a trio of victories on Saturday to win the Stephens County Threads Tournament for the second straight year.

August 17, 2014 | | High schools


Braves hold off Athletics for 3rd win in 4 games

ATLANTA - The Braves are trying to use a visit from Oakland, who came to Atlanta with the majors' best record, to prove they shouldn't be dismissed in the NL playoff hunt.

August 16, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Your Views: Humanists have no place telling us who can pray

To Monica Miller of the American Humanist Association: As a resident of Hall County let me say that I am deeply offended by your organization's threat of legal action against Chestatee High School.

August 16, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Schools were safer when prayer was still allowed in classrooms

When I was a boy in my lower grades at Candler Elementary School on Candler Road, we said our blessing before leaving our classroom going to lunch. Every so often, these people would come to the school in the lunchroom, and Bible verses we learned we would be able to say and be rewarded with a book marker or sometimes a little Bible testament.

August 16, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Gainesville sharp in scrimmage with White County

CLEVELAND – Even without Deshaun Watson, Gainesville's offense still looks awfully tough to stop.

August 16, 2014 | David Thackham dthackham@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


Ask The Times: Public school students have right to pray

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by a reader and answered through the efforts of our news staff.

August 15, 2014 | Times staff | Local


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Your Views: Who can pray? Everyone can

We shouldn't be told when and where we can pray. If a person doesn't like it, then they should stay home. We Christians also have our right to pray. God runs this world, not a few people who do not believe in God.

August 23, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Planning group seems a waste

Why do we have a Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization? Anyone should know you can't take funding from one road project to another. Does this group do anything to help get roads improved? I see this group as a waste of money and time.

August 23, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Lula mobile home destroyed in overnight fire

No one was home when a doublewide mobile home was destroyed by fire overnight in Lula, totalling $35,000 in damage.

August 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville, Hall can help dispose of tree debris

How do local governments get rid of tree debris?

August 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Ask The Times


Patients with insurance wait it out

Patients with health insurance through BlueCross BlueShield Georgia hang in limbo as the insurance company and Northeast Georgia Health System head toward contract deadlines.

August 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Justin Upton's homer in 12th lifts Braves over Reds, 3-1

CINCINNATI - Justin Upton made the lost no-hitter a little easier to take.

August 22, 2014 | By Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


High school scoreboard: Aug. 22

Sydney Cleveland notched 11 kills with a seven-point service run and one ace to lead North Hall to a 25-11, 25-12 win against Chestatee in the first match of the Forsyth Challenge on Friday in Cumming.

August 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


East Hall passing game sharp in scrimmage with Chestatee

Chestatee lineman Matthew Pruitt couldn't see teammate Kris Pierce bring a 55-yard interception back for a touchdown halfway through the third quarter of Thursday's scrimmage against East Hall.

August 22, 2014 | David Thackham dthackham@gainesvilletimes.com | All prep football news


Knights eager to kick off season against Madison County

The spring workouts wrapped up long ago. The summer conditioning program is through. Preseason tests are out of the way.

August 22, 2014 | By David Thackham dthackham@gainesvilletimes.com | All prep football news


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Hot weather cools fishing

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier's water level has dropped below 1,070 feet for the first time in over a year. The water level has dropped to 1,069.81 or .1.19 feet below full pool of 1,071. Water temperatures are creeping up into the mid-80s. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and clear to slightly stained in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466.

August 22, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Around the region

GAINESVILLE

August 22, 2014 | Times staff | Local


Nunn ramps up attacks on Perdue at Senate forum

MACON - Democrat Michelle Nunn on Thursday ramped up her attacks on Republican David Perdue in Georgia's closely watched Senate race, portraying her opponent as an obstructionist who would continue gridlock in Washington.

August 22, 2014 | CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


High school scoreboard: Aug. 21

Katie Gay recorded eight digs, four kills and four aces to power Lakeview Academy to a pair of volleyball wins against Chestatee (25-16, 27-25) and Winder-Barrow (25-16, 25-22) on Thursday in Gainesville.

August 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


Braves rip Reds, 8-0, for 6th win in 7 games

CINCINNATI - Atlanta's rallies came so often and went so long that manager Fredi Gonzalez worried his starter would lose his touch while sitting on the bench.

August 21, 2014 | By Joe Kay Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Cornelia pipe bomb maker faces probation revocation

A Cornelia woman sentenced less than six months ago on federal explosives charges now faces probation revocation following an arrest in Flowery Branch.

August 21, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


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