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Man sentenced to 6 months in Social Security benefit thefts

Federal prosecutors said a South Georgia man has been sentenced to six months in prison for stealing children's Social Security benefits.

August 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Handgun training event looks to put a stop to human trafficking

A handgun training event, "Taking Aim at Human Trafficking," will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 23 in Gainesville.

August 14, 2014 | Times staff | Local


The Medical Center Foundation seeks golf tourney beneficiary

Plans are in the works to select a beneficiary for the 2015 Medical Center Open Golf Tournament.

August 14, 2014 | Times staff | Local


High school scoreboard: Aug. 14

Kayla Street pitched a complete game with only a single earned run allowed for Gainesville in a 9-5 win against West Hall on Thursday in Gainesville. Abby Smallwood, Street, Courtney Presnell, Madison Oliver, Whitney Ledford and Tyra Newton each added a hit and run scored for the Lady Red Elephants, who move to 5-1 on the season.

August 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | High schools


EMC Foundation awards $41K to Hall County groups

The Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors awarded $41,000 in grants to organizations serving Hall County during their April meeting.

August 14, 2014 | | Good news


Fishing report: Bass anglers must be willing to adapt

Lake Lanier's water level has barely dropped at 1,070.06 or .94 feet below a full pool of 1,071. Water temperature are also lower than normal for August in the lower 80s, which has helped the fishing. Lake Lanier is clear on the main lake and clear in the rivers and creeks.

August 14, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Staff sports picks


Slumping Braves fall to Dodgers

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman promised the Braves won't give up on the season.

August 14, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Two legends who left an impact

America lost two entertainment legends this week: Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall.

August 14, 2014 | | Movie reviews


Travel around Dahlonega and treat your taste buds

Wine enthusiasts wishing to imbibe in the reds and whites fermented and corked in Northeast Georgia will have a chance this weekend.

August 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Earthen pieces adorn Sautee’s art gallery

Clay creations from juired gallery artists along with pieces from White County students adorn the walls in the Sautee Nacoochee Center until Sept. 7.

August 14, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


High school scoreboard: Aug. 13

Gainesville's Kayla Street struck out seven batters, while putting up two hits with two runs and two batted in for a 4-2 win against Central Gwinnett on Wednesday in Lawrenceville.

August 13, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


Dawson County jailer to lose post

August 13, 2014 | Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Kimbrel pitches Braves out of jam with 3-2 win over Dodgers

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana won his sixth straight start at Turner Field, Justin Upton drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning and the Atlanta Braves snapped a two-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.

August 13, 2014 | Charles Odum | Atlanta Braves


Habersham Central grad McCoy falls in US Amateur

JOHNS CREEK - Pittsburgh financial adviser Nathan Smith beat U.S. Amateur co-medalist Lee McCoy in 19 holes Wednesday in the first round of match play at Atlanta Athletic Club.

August 13, 2014 | Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs


Gainesville softball finds home on campus

During the spring of 1985, fans of the Gainesville High baseball team routinely backed up their trucks onto the side of Elephant Trail, sat on the tailgates and settled in to watch Deuce Roark and his teammates play one final season on the campus field.

August 13, 2014 | By David Thackham dthackham@gainesvilletimes.com | High schools


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'November Man' one worth seeing

It's been a dozen years since Pierce Brosnan played Bond, James Bond, in "Die Another Day."

August 28, 2014 | By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee | Columnists


Yonah Mountain Vineyards' annual 'Crush Fest' set for Saturday

In tribute to Lucille Ball's iconic grape-stomping scene on "I love Lucy," a Cleveland-based winery is marking its annual harvest in a festive style.

August 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Buford Corn Maze opens Saturday

The Buford Corn Maze is set to begin its 2014 season Saturday, Aug. 30, on the 5-acre site on Friendship Road in Buford.

August 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Evening zoo tour offers behind-the-scenes look at animals

A daylight trip to the zoo is the average summertime activity. But before school starts, the North Georgia Zoo in Cleveland will open its scenery close to dusk for a behind-the-scene peek at the animals.

August 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Laurel Summer Fest celebrates the end of the season

As the end of summer draws near, Laurel Summer Fest aims to close the season with a bang - literally.

August 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Lanier Islands marks Labor Day weekend

Although summer 2014 doesn't officially come to a close until Sept. 22, Lanier Islands plans to mark the season's end with a "Last Blast of Summer"-themed Labor Day weekend.

August 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Concert calendar

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August 28, 2014 | | Concert calendar


Your Views: Why should tax money go to fix up mall?

Did I really read that correctly? Are Hall County and Gainesville really considering giving taxpayers' monies to spruce up Lakeshore Mall? (story here)

August 28, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Arts events

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August 28, 2014 | | Arts events


Family events

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August 28, 2014 | | Family events


Third annual Labor Day road race raises funds for autism

North Georgia runners will lace up their running shoes Monday, Sept. 1, for the third annual Labor Day Run for Autism.

August 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Theater events

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August 28, 2014 | | Theater events


Your Views: Automated essay scoring could lead to high-tech ways to fool it

As a writing teacher at UNG, I spend a great deal of time during the summer and into August thinking about the incoming group of students I will be closely working with during the fall semester. Currently, I have been thinking a lot about how much of my students' writing has been graded by a computer and not a human, an unfortunate reality in this era of high-stakes testing.

August 28, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


High school scoreboard: Aug. 27

Josie Coker went 4 for 4 at the plate, sparking East Hall to a 5-0 victory in seven innings over Stephens County on Wednesday in Toccoa.

August 28, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


Your Views: Blue Cross, Health System need to work out a deal to benefit all

It is beyond my understanding the disagreement going on between Blue Cross Blue Shield Georgia and Northeast Georgia Health System. (story here) This sounds to me like there is a personality problem somewhere. If both parties are committed to reaching an agreement, I suggest starting negotiations with new people.

August 28, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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