With the holiday shopping season upon us, it's a good time to be reminded that the season of conspicuous consumption should mean a little bit more.
Lake Lanier temperatures range from high 50's into the low 60s. Lake Lanier's water level is still about six inches below full pool at 1,070.59 (full pool is 1071). The lake is clear and the creeks and rivers are clear to stained.
WASHINGTON - Who killed JFK? Fifty years after the slaying of the nation's 35th president, that's still a provocative question for many. Conspiracy theories began swirling almost immediately after President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, and have never really stopped. A spate of new books re-examining that moment in anticipation of the 50th anniversary has revived some theories, tried to squelch others and found intriguing new details of botched investigations ...
The Associated Press-GfK poll on the assassination of John F. Kennedy was conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications on April 11-15. It is based on landline telephone and cellphone interviews with a nationally representative random sample of 1,004 adults. Interviews were conducted with 601 respondents on landline telephones and 403 on cellphones.
On the very day John F. Kennedy died, a cottage industry was born. Fifty years and hundreds of millions of dollars later, it's still thriving.
Hall County will test its weather sirens at about 10 a.m. today.
At Sardis Enrichment School, once-a-week clusters let groups of students choose an area of interest outside the regular curriculum and research it with like-minded students, said Gifted and Enrichment teacher Deanna Fawcett.
The North Hall girls basketball team opened the season with a 55-48 win against Lumpkin County on Tuesday in Gainesville.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The music was blaring in the Atlanta Falcons locker room Tuesday, which made it seem like old times.
ATLANTA - Coach Paul Johnson has a long list of issues Georgia Tech must correct before this week's game against FCS opponent Alabama A&M.
ATHENS - Mark Richt said Tuesday he regrets not reminding Georgia players to knock down a pass at the end of last week's loss to Auburn.
A new year was just beginning - an extraordinary year, in which so much would change. Half a century ago, on Jan. 14, 1963, George Wallace took the podium to give his inaugural address as governor of Alabama. His words framed a fiery rejoinder to a civil rights movement gathering strength. "I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny," he thundered, "and I say, segregation now, segregation ...
SAN FRANCISCO - Tim Hudson is headed back to the Bay Area. The San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $23 million, two-year contract with the free-agent pitcher, who began his career with Oakland. Hudson had a physical Monday, and the team said the deal is pending the results of that examination. Hudson made his major league debut with the Athletics in 1999 and went 92-39 in six seasons with Oakland, where the right-hander teamed ...
Area residents recall their reaction at news of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Nothing is going right for the Atlanta Falcons, and coach Mike Smith said he is fully to blame.
Braving winter weather
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Antiques market, Cumming. Open third weekend of each month: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Lakewood 400 Antiques Market, 1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming. $3 admission good all weekend. 770-889-3400.