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.
A new manager is at the helm of the Department of Driver Services in Gainesville.
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.
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.
HOUSTON - The Atlanta Falcons' focus this offseason was to improve an offensive line that was among the worst in the league last year.
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.
Marvin W. and Vera Garrett of Gillsville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 30, 2014.
Grant, a boy, Samuel Gary, Aug. 4, Lisa Grant and Scott Grant, Gainesville.
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.
The Banks County softball team scored a trio of victories on Saturday to win the Stephens County Threads Tournament for the second straight year.
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.
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.
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.
CLEVELAND – Even without Deshaun Watson, Gainesville's offense still looks awfully tough to stop.
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.
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.
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.
No one was home when a doublewide mobile home was destroyed by fire overnight in Lula, totalling $35,000 in damage.
How do local governments get rid of tree debris?
Patients with health insurance through BlueCross BlueShield Georgia hang in limbo as the insurance company and Northeast Georgia Health System head toward contract deadlines.
CINCINNATI - Justin Upton made the lost no-hitter a little easier to take.
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.
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.
The spring workouts wrapped up long ago. The summer conditioning program is through. Preseason tests are out of the way.
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.
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.
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.
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.