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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


Gomez/Rodriguez

Juan and Beatrice Ramirez of Flowery Branch announce the engagement of their daughter Diana Gomez to Eduardo Rodriguez Jr., son of Javier and Yolanda Rodriguez of Balch Springs, Texas.

October 05, 2014 | | Engagements


Births

Alcaraz Navarrete, a girl, Ximena, Sept. 18, Berta Navarrete and Manuel Alcaraz, Baldwin.

October 05, 2014 | | Births


High school scoreboard: Oct. 4

Kennedy Kotula pitched a shutout for Buford, securing a series sweep of White County, 7-0 and 19-1, in the best-of-three series of the Region 8-AAAA softball tournament on Saturday in Buford. She allowed only two hits over seven shutout innings.

October 04, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


Georgia Tech wears down Miami, wins 28-17

ATLANTA - It took six years, but Georgia Tech finally beat Miami.

October 04, 2014 | George Henry Associated Press | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


Gurley rushes for 2 scores, passes for TD in Georgia's 44-17 win over Vandy

ATHENS - Jeb Blazevich succinctly summarized Todd Gurley's latest entry in his Heisman Trophy campaign.

October 04, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs


Kitchen Inspections: Sept. 19-25

SEPT. 19

October 04, 2014 | | Kitchen inspections


Local golf: Luna's plays weekly outing at Chattahoochee

Gene Weschler, Juan Luna and Ken Chahoy took home the win for the Luna's Tuesday golf group in last week's match at

October 04, 2014 | Times sports reports | Community sports


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Braves' Hart makes 2 hires

ATLANTA - Former Atlanta Braves scouting director Roy Clark is returning to the team as special assistant to the general manager.

October 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


High School Football Polls: Week 6

Georgia Sports Writers Association Prep Football Poll

October 07, 2014 | Times staff reports | All prep football news


Federal prosecutors review Habersham raid that injured toddler

October 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


A second rabies alert issued for one South Hall neighborhood

The Marsh Creek Court area of South Hall County has its second rabies case this month after a dog came in contact with a rabid raccoon.

October 07, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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


Our Views: In the line of farce

There's a famous quote by Hall of Fame baseball manager Casey Stengel that describes what's going on today in our federal government. As his expansion New York Mets were going through a historically bad season, Casey lamented: "Can't anybody here play this game?"

October 05, 2014 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Candidate profiles: Georgia governor

Jason Carter

October 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


East Hall stays in region hunt, tops Dawson, 36-29

DAWSONVILLE- East Hall picked up its first Region 7-AAA win in a hotly-contested game against Dawson County on Friday night, holding on for a 36-29 victory.

October 04, 2014 | By Pam Jacobs Times regional staff | All prep football news


Winder spoils Falcons’ emotional night, wins 24-7

Winder-Barrow overcame an emotional atmosphere on its way to a 24-7 victory over Flowery Branch on Friday night.

October 03, 2014 | By Matt Green Times regional staff | All prep football news


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