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Ask The Times: Public school students have right to pray

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.

August 15, 2014 | Times staff | Local


Chestatee High School vandalized

Chestatee High School was hit with graffiti Thursday night, but it is not clear if the graffiti was related to the recent controversy about prayer at the school.

August 15, 2014 | Times staff | Local


Race into a Wicked Weekend

Friday was an open practice day for The Wicked Weekend remote-controlled racing event at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in Gainesville to get drivers used to the track with qualifying beginning today and the final day of racing beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday. This year's crowd of racers is expected to be larger than last year's 350-racer event at the track on the 120-foot-by-240-foot arena footprint.

August 15, 2014 | | Local


Johnson rolls past East Jackson in scrimmage

The Johnson High football team earned a 35-7 win in a scrimmage game against East Jackson High on Friday.

August 15, 2014 | By Kyle Funderburk For The Times | All prep football news


High School Scoreboard: Aug. 15

The Buford softball team tallied 14 hits in a 7-3 victory against Archer on Friday in the Hawk-Bulldog Tournament at Flowery Branch.

August 15, 2014 | | High schools


Braves knock off MLB-best Oakland

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman said before the game the slumping Braves needed an immediate turnaround.

August 15, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Texans, with Watt and Clowney, await Falcons

HOUSTON - J.J. Watt feels as if he gets asked about playing with Jadeveon Clowney every day.

August 15, 2014 | By Chris Duncan Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Your Views: Politics is still main obstacle to nuclear energy

What do we do about nuclear waste? Actually the answer is quite simple. The problem we most often run into with the high-grade questions, is political.

August 15, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Mexico should not apply a double standard on its borders

I read in your paper about the crisis on our border with Mexico. It is clear Mexico looks the other way when immigrants cross its southern border and enter the United States. I lived in south Texas for 20 years and their security is a joke. They are the most corrupt in the world.

August 15, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Humanist group’s threat over prayer is just a publicity stunt

Well, what do you know. It appears we have some more Madalyn Murray O'Hair wannabes. The American Humanist Organization of Washington, D.C., has threatened legal action against Chestatee High School to prevent high school coaches from leading and participating in prayer with the players.

August 15, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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


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No. 16 Clemson, QBs seek to keep offense humming vs. Georgia

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and offensive coordinator Chad Morris have repeatedly said that the 16th-ranked Tigers' attack would not slow down even with new faces in control. The first chance to prove that comes Saturday at No. 12 Georgia.

August 28, 2014 | By Pete Iacobelli | Georgia Bulldogs


NFL adopts stronger penalties for domestic violence

NEW YORK - NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell.

August 28, 2014 | By Howard Fendrich Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Threat leads to brief evacuations at North Georgia Tech

Students at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville have been given the all-clear to re-enter most buildings on campus after a threat was written on the wall of one building.

August 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Etc. events

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August 28, 2014 | | Etc. events


Outdoors events

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August 28, 2014 | | Outdoors events


'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


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