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Trout homers leading off, and American League All-Stars top National League 6-3

Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball's new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats had just walked off the field.

July 14, 2015 | Ronald Blum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Vision 2030 initiative provides self-guided tour of 28 works of art

Viewing public art might be one of the most underrated ways to spend a sunny afternoon in Hall County without making a dent in your wallet.

July 14, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Congress skeptical of Iran deal but unlikely to stop it

WASHINGTON - Congress remains deeply skeptical of the landmark deal announced Tuesday to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, but lawmakers are unlikely to have the votes to stop it.

July 14, 2015 | Tribune Washington Bureau | Local


School serving children with special needs offers registration

Challenged Child & Friends is holding its first registration date next week for the school year beginning in August.

July 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch native to study primates in Peru

A six-hour plane ride to the small city of Puerto Maldonado, Peru, and a six-hour boat voyage downstream are all that separate Krista Banda from doing what she's been working toward for years - studying two species of small monkeys in different parts of the Amazon rainforest.

July 14, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Life top stories


Cincinnati Reds’ Todd Frazier wins All-Star Derby in home park

CINCINNATI - Todd Frazier waited until the very last swing - three times, no less - to win the All-Star Home Run Derby in his home ballpark.

July 13, 2015 | By Joe Kay Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local artist recognized by Veterans Society

Northeast Georgia Veterans Society President Ron Webb presented local artist Luciano Georgescu with a certificate of appreciation on June 25 at the opening summer art exhibit at Helen Arts & Heritage.

July 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news




Quinlan sculpture garden opens today

Eight statues sun themselves in a grassy courtyard next to the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville.

July 12, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Atlanta Braves fall to Colorado Rockies 11-3, suffer 5th straight loss going into All-Star break

DENVER - The Atlanta Braves will get some relief from their current downward spiral with the All-Star break.

July 12, 2015 | By Michael Kelly Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Births

Castellanos, a boy, Giovani, June 29, Minelly Bautista Hernandez and Joel Castellanos Perez, Cornelia.

July 12, 2015 | | Births


Wheeler/Merritt

Abby Christine Wheeler and Larry Martin Merritt were united in marriage at 6 p.m. April 4, 2015, at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in Gainesville. The bride is the daughter of Phillip and Kim Wheeler of Lilburn, and the granddaughter of Russell and Lorelei Anthony of Bryan, Texas, and Sabra Wheeler of Social Circle and the late James William Wheeler. The groom is the son of Larry and Marie Merritt of Gainesville, and the grandson of the late B.L. and Evelyn Hawkins, and Allen and Marguarite Merritt of Gainesville.

July 12, 2015 | | Weddings


Newsmakers in business, July 12

Todd takes new role with Lanier Islands

July 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Business


North Hall grad Paul Powers takes third in South Korea

North Hall High graduate Paul Powers earned a bronze medal in the 50-meter freestyle Friday at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea.

July 12, 2015 | Times sports reports | Staff sports picks


Essay: Beware the pitfalls of rewriting history

It has been with no small amount of puzzlement that I have read the multitude of mea culpas gushing from some of my former newspaper colleagues, many of whom are sons of the South, decrying the sins of the South following the wanton murders of nine people in a church in Charleston, S.C., last month.

July 12, 2015 | By Ron Martz rlmartz@hotmail.com | Community columnists


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Removing Confederate flag an insult to Southern history

In response to the current controversy concerning the Confederate battle flag, I affirm that it is an insult to the memory of our ancestors and ...

July 22, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Root beer quenches thirst in the summertime

After returning from a family vacation at Lake Burton in Rabun County, 3-year-old Mary Laura woke up Saturday morning and told her parents they "had ...

July 22, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Life top stories


Let God be judge of morality, leave it out of our laws

I write in response to the letters of Paul Barnes and Duane Jones in your July 11 edition. They write of their opinion on the ...

July 22, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Performers prepare for ballet event Friday

The International Ballet Gala Performance will be held Friday at the Brenau Downtown Center Theatre.

July 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Johnson, Wood lead Atlanta Braves to scrappy 4-3 win over Los Angeles Dodgers

ATLANTA - Alex Wood believes he's discovered something that was missing in the first half of the season.

July 21, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Clemson, QB Deshaun Watson earn preseason ACC awards

PINEHURST, N.C. - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney hopes Deshaun Watson takes another step forward this season.

July 21, 2015 | By Joedy McCreary Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Nick Markakis ends long home run drought as Atlanta Braves beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-5

ATLANTA - Nick Markakis shrugged and insisted ending his long home run drought was no big deal.

July 20, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Tennessee, Georgia Tech to meet in 2017 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Atlanta Falcons’ new stadium

ATLANTA - Tennessee and Georgia Tech will open their 2017 seasons by facing each other Sept. 4 in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta.

July 20, 2015 | | Staff sports picks


Gainesville Police announce new deputy chief

The role of deputy chief at the Gainesville Police Department will soon be filled once again.

July 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Atlanta Braves unable to get bats going against Chicago Cubs' Jake Arrieta in 4-1 loss

ATLANTA - Manager Fredi Gonzalez knows the Atlanta Braves don't have much margin for error these days. The offense, starting pitchers, bullpen and defense rarely ...

July 20, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gainesville High grad Jackson Bishop wins City Championship

After a 1-hour weather delay Sunday afternoon, Gainesville High grad Jackson Bishop fired a final round 2-under-par 70 to become the 2015 City Champion at ...

July 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


New Hall Sheriff’s Headquarters takes shape

Steel bars stretch upward into the sky and set the framework for the new Hall County Sheriff's Headquarters.

July 19, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Births

Johnson, a girl, Ember Grace, July 7, Jennifer Johnson and Zachary Johnson, Toccoa.

July 19, 2015 | | Births


Pluto mission again makes the case for space

Sometimes when mankind appears to be at its worst, it gets a welcome shot of medicine to add perspective and make our human-sized conflicts seem ...

July 19, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Newsmakers in business, July 19

Hazel, Chambers join Northeast Georgia Physicians Group

July 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Business


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