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Markakis slaps go-ahead single, Atlanta Braves beat Red Sox 5-2

ATLANTA - Nick Markakis singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, Pedro Ciriaco added a pair of RBI singles and the Atlanta Braves beat the struggling Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Wednesday night.

June 17, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones focused on learning new offense, not contract talk

FLOWERY BRANCH - Julio Jones is learning there are more ways to go about his job in the Atlanta Falcons' new offense.

June 17, 2015 | Matt Winklejohn Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Volunteers recognized at Medical Center Auxiliary appreciation luncheon

George, Charline and Susan Shanks recently received the Marjorie Covington Smith Auxilian of the Year award for their service to Northeast Georgia Health System and The Medical Center Auxiliary.

June 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Georgia Bulldogs will face UCLA in home-and-away 2025, 2026 football games

The University of Georgia and UCLA will play a home-and-home football series in 2025 and 2026, according to an announcement Wednesday by Bulldogs athletics director Greg McGarity.

June 17, 2015 | Times sports reports | Georgia Bulldogs


Chick-fil-A opens to large crowds

Opening day at the relocated Chick-fil-A on Dawsonville Highway was met with an overwhelming response Wednesday.

June 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Police deserve our respect, not scorn

Charles Sherwood is 150 percent correct! The police do a great job with dignity and professionalism. Someone should ask Joan King if she would look forward to going to a job where a crazy terrorist wanted to behead her just because of the color of the uniform she wore? Or where her life was on the line every second of every shift for relatively little pay? Or if there were no police and she had to fend for herself?

June 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Letters to the editor


Roasted carrots with burrata cheese and carrot top pesto

Carrot top pesto

June 17, 2015 | | Recipes


Eat all of your vegetables

If you're a fan of farm-fresh produce, chances are you don't know what you're missing.

June 17, 2015 | By Susan Selasky Detroit Free Press | Life top stories


Golden State Warriors defeat Cleveland Cavaliers, win first NBA title since 1975

CLEVELAND - Revived by a fresh-faced shooting superstar and a first-year coach who made them believe, the Golden State Warriors again reign supreme.

June 16, 2015 | By Tom Withers Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Tadmore student wins bar association essay contest

Myra Nicole Turpin, a fifth-grade student at Tadmore Elementary, won the Gainesville-Northeastern Judicial Circuit Bar Association's 2015 student essay contest, awarded May 8 at the annual Law Day ceremony.

June 16, 2015 | | Good news


Two students receive Coleman Chambers & Rogers Scholarship

Grace Miller and Cally Orr are the first to receive scholarships from the Coleman Chambers & Rogers Scholarship Fund, administered by the North Georgia Community Foundation.

June 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


White County teen wins 9th District art competition

Jacob Ivey, a home-schooled student in White County, won the Northeast Georgia's 2015 Congressional Art Competition with a pencil drawing titled "Late Date."

June 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


QB Matt Ryan adapting to Atlanta Falcons' new offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Now in his third month working with new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, quarterback Matt Ryan believes the Atlanta Falcons have a chance to be special this year.

June 16, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Boston Red Sox end 7-game skid with win over Atlanta Braves, 9-4

BOSTON - Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez didn't try to paint a pretty picture.

June 16, 2015 | By Doug Alden Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


UNG softball coaches named D-II staff of year

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The University of North Georgia softball coaching staff has been named the NCAA Division II National Coaching Staff of the Year, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced Tuesday. It is the first time a UNG staff has ever garnered national coach of the year honors.

June 16, 2015 | Time staff reports | Staff sports picks


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County needs to focus on justice, not just low taxes

I wanted to attend the Hall County budget meetings but couldn't. This is what I would have said:

June 27, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


LGBT coalition shouldn’t force its agenda on the rest of us

The 2 percent, or less, of our population identified as LGBT are not being picked on. Rather, their bullying is being resisted. Nobody cares what other people are doing relationally in the privacy of their homes (no bomb building, please). We do care how our children are educated and about our Biblical values such as sanctity of marriage.

June 27, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Brother salutes columnist's salute to dad

I have lots of words regarding Dick's column regarding our dad, but think only one is appropriate: Amen!

June 27, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Inaugural group of C.W. Davis Scholars recognized

Three Hall County teachers have been named as the first C.W. Davis Scholars and will receive $1,000 scholarships toward their pursuit of advanced degrees.

June 26, 2015 | | Good news


EMC board gives $64K to agencies serving area residents

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded $123,500 in grants to organizations during its April meeting, including $64,500 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin County residents.

June 26, 2015 | | Good news


Ask the Times: Reader sheds light on airport racetrack query

In a previous Ask the Times dated June 5, one reader had questions about the existence of a racetrack on the Gainesville airport grounds.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Atlanta Braves undone by Mercer's walk-off hit in 10th inning, fall to Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2

PITTSBURGH - Jason Grilli revived his flagging career during his three years in Pittsburgh, becoming an All-Star closer in 2013 while helping lead the Pirates back to the playoffs for the first time in two decades.

June 26, 2015 | By Will Graves Associated Press | Atlanta Braves




House boat a total loss after morning fire

A large, unoccupied houseboat in Buford caught fire Friday morning after suspected electrical malfunctions, authorities said.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Cumming volunteer aims to raise vaccine awareness

June 26, 2015 | | Life top stories


Animal consultant pens his second book

June 26, 2015 | | Life top stories


Atlanta Hawks acquire Tim Hardaway Jr. in draft day trade with Knicks

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks have traded out of the first round of the NBA draft after acquiring guard Tim Hardaway Jr. from the New York Knicks.

June 25, 2015 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Summertime fish as active as anglers targeting them

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,069.44 or 1.56 feet below a full pool of 1,071. Lake water temperatures are in the mid 80s.

June 25, 2015 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


Atlanta Braves held to 4 hits in 7-0 loss to Doug Fister, Washington Nationals

Doug Fister said he really hadn't heard about the scoreless innings streak being crafted by his fellow Washington Nationals starters.

June 25, 2015 | By Harvey Valentine Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Community foundation looking for leader

A widespread search for the new president and chief executive officer of North Georgia Community Foundation has begun.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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