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Perdue defends career amid outsourcing report

Georgia Republican Senate candidate David Perdue said Monday he's proud of his career, pushing back against critics who say the former CEO cared more about the bottom line than employees and arguing bad government policies - not outsourcing - are to blame for domestic job losses.

October 06, 2014 | Christina A. Cassidy Associated Press | Top of the wires


Rhetoric heats up in Georgia governor’s race

The campaign stops featured warm and fuzzy, feel-good settings, but the candidates for Georgia governor pounded each other rhetorically on Monday as voter registration closed and they prepared for their first head-to-head debate.

October 06, 2014 | Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Flowery Branch softball forces Game 3 in region semifinal series

After securing their first-ever state tournament softball appearance last week by sweeping Heritage in a best-of-three series, the Flowery Branch Falcons made progress Monday night toward possibly hosting a round of the tournament and maybe even winning the Region 8-AAAAA softball tournament title.

October 06, 2014 | By Hal Miller Times regional staff | High schools


Falcons, Ryan still struggling in the red zone

FLOWERY BRANCH - Quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have improved their red zone efficiency, statistically speaking, from last year.

October 06, 2014 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Supreme Court move essentially makes same-sex marriage legal in 30 states

October 06, 2014 | Associated Press | Top of the wires


Rabid cat found in East Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Tara Trail area of East Hall County after a rabid dog came in contact with a rabid cat.

October 06, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Today is last day to register to vote in ’14

If you're not registered to vote, today is the last day to do so in order to vote in the November general election.

October 06, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Local church anoints animals

Grace Episcopal Church held its annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony Sunday on the front lawn of Brenau University in Gainesville. "The Blessing of Animals is our way of celebrating not just the life of St. Francis, but also our reverence for God's creation, and our calling to care for the environment," said the Rev. Stuart Higginbotham, rector of Grace Episcopal Church. "St. Francis' love of animals reflects his awareness that all creatures are blessed and loved by God."

October 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Logano wins at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - So many drivers studied NASCAR's new championship Chase format and singled out the second round as the one they feared the most.

October 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Falcons fall apart late in 30-20 loss to Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Atlanta Falcons had everything in place to end their woes away from home.

October 05, 2014 | By Tom Canavan Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


State ranger first class receives Torch Award

Ranger First Class Chad Hulsey with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division, assigned to Turner County, Region V-Albany, is the recipient of the 2014 Torch Award.

October 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Georgia DNR ranger wins Officer of the Year award

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division announced Ranger First Class David Webb has won the Officer of the Year Award from the North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association. Webb was presented the award recently at the Association's annual conference in Reno, Nevada.

October 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Cumming Catholic school wins US blue ribbon award

Pinecrest Academy in Cumming has been selected as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, announced the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

October 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Cornerstone school receives state STEM award

Cornerstone Schools of Cumming has been named the statewide winner in the middle school category for the 2014 Georgia STEM Education Awards, according to the Technology Association of Georgia and the TAG Education Collaborative.

October 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Area 4-H students prepare for contest

October 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


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Your Views: Look for Clinton, Christie in 2016

I agree Mitt Romney was by far the best-prepared candidate for president; can't do it over.

October 09, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Greenway connections to be explored in Forsyth County

Forsyth County plans to explore the possibility of creating connections to the popular Big Creek Greenway through bicycle trails in District 4.

October 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Business group supports tax extension in Dawson County

Dawson County is voting on extending the 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax in the Nov. 4 election, and the local chamber is getting behind it.

October 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Husband won’t be charged in fatal car wreck that killed community leader

No charges will be filed against William Robert "Bob" Johnson, who the Georgia State Patrol said failed to yield in a Sept. 30 wreck that killed his wife, Nola "Erice" Johnson.

October 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Deal begins collecting funds for possible runoff

October 08, 2014 | BY CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Top of the wires


Horford joins 5-on-5 drills, likes Hawks' depth

ATLANTA - Atlanta Hawks management had to spend too much of the offseason saying "We're sorry."

October 08, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks


Falcons face must-win in rare home game

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are back in familiar surroundings for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.

October 08, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


North Georgia Christian boys soccer moves on in playoffs

North Georgia Christian defeated Oak Mountain Christian 3-1 in penalty kicks n the first round of the Georgia Independent Christian Athetic Association fall soccer state playoffs on Tuesday.

October 08, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


Ga. signs agreement to deepen Savannah harbor

October 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Your Views: Climate change deniers fail to grasp true threat

The two global climate change deniers in the Oct. 1 Gainesville Times seem to have joined the Ostrich Club, composed of those who, like fabled ostrich behavior, stick their heads in symbolic sand to avoid grave realities.

October 08, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Congress should support right to consume raw milk products

Congress, please support and vote yes on both HB 4307 and 4308 that allows me access to raw, unpasteurized milk and milk products. Access and consumption of healthy organic whole foods leads to healthy bodies and less need for medical treatment due to disease. Thank you for supporting my rights and freedom to consume foods of my choice.

October 08, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Flowery Branch drops decisive game in region semifinal

WINDER - Rebecca Meade pitched a four-hitter, while Savannah Clark and Mikayla Carlyle combined for five runs batted in Tuesday as the Apalachee softball team defeated Flowery Branch 11-1 in five innings in the Region 8-AAAAA semifinals at the Lady Wildcats' field.

October 07, 2014 | By Hal Miller Times regional staff | High schools


Carter, Deal focus on ethics, economy in debate

October 07, 2014 | BY CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Top of the wires


Nunn, Perdue on the attack in rowdy Senate debate

October 07, 2014 | BY CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY The Associated Press | Top of the wires


Falcons sign WR Martino from practice squad

The Atlanta Falcons have signed wide receiver Freddie Martino from their practice squad to the active roster.

October 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


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