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Local church anoints animals

Grace Episcopal Church held its annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony Sunday on the front lawn of Brenau University in Gainesville. "The Blessing of Animals is our way of celebrating not just the life of St. Francis, but also our reverence for God's creation, and our calling to care for the environment," said the Rev. Stuart Higginbotham, rector of Grace Episcopal Church. "St. Francis' love of animals reflects his awareness that all creatures are blessed and loved by God."

October 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Logano wins at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - So many drivers studied NASCAR's new championship Chase format and singled out the second round as the one they feared the most.

October 05, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Falcons fall apart late in 30-20 loss to Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Atlanta Falcons had everything in place to end their woes away from home.

October 05, 2014 | By Tom Canavan Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


State ranger first class receives Torch Award

Ranger First Class Chad Hulsey with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division, assigned to Turner County, Region V-Albany, is the recipient of the 2014 Torch Award.

October 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Georgia DNR ranger wins Officer of the Year award

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division announced Ranger First Class David Webb has won the Officer of the Year Award from the North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association. Webb was presented the award recently at the Association's annual conference in Reno, Nevada.

October 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Cumming Catholic school wins US blue ribbon award

Pinecrest Academy in Cumming has been selected as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, announced the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

October 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Cornerstone school receives state STEM award

Cornerstone Schools of Cumming has been named the statewide winner in the middle school category for the 2014 Georgia STEM Education Awards, according to the Technology Association of Georgia and the TAG Education Collaborative.

October 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Area 4-H students prepare for contest

October 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | Good news


Gomez/Rodriguez

Juan and Beatrice Ramirez of Flowery Branch announce the engagement of their daughter Diana Gomez to Eduardo Rodriguez Jr., son of Javier and Yolanda Rodriguez of Balch Springs, Texas.

October 05, 2014 | | Engagements


Births

Alcaraz Navarrete, a girl, Ximena, Sept. 18, Berta Navarrete and Manuel Alcaraz, Baldwin.

October 05, 2014 | | Births


High school scoreboard: Oct. 4

Kennedy Kotula pitched a shutout for Buford, securing a series sweep of White County, 7-0 and 19-1, in the best-of-three series of the Region 8-AAAA softball tournament on Saturday in Buford. She allowed only two hits over seven shutout innings.

October 04, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


Georgia Tech wears down Miami, wins 28-17

ATLANTA - It took six years, but Georgia Tech finally beat Miami.

October 04, 2014 | George Henry Associated Press | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


Gurley rushes for 2 scores, passes for TD in Georgia's 44-17 win over Vandy

ATHENS - Jeb Blazevich succinctly summarized Todd Gurley's latest entry in his Heisman Trophy campaign.

October 04, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs


Kitchen Inspections: Sept. 19-25

SEPT. 19

October 04, 2014 | | Kitchen inspections


Local golf: Luna's plays weekly outing at Chattahoochee

Gene Weschler, Juan Luna and Ken Chahoy took home the win for the Luna's Tuesday golf group in last week's match at

October 04, 2014 | Times sports reports | Community sports


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Haunted corn maze opens at Uncle Shuck's

Twisted trails under the moonlight in a cornfield have the makings of a wickedly scary journey in Dawsonville.

October 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Dawsonville pays tribute to bootleggers

October is known for fall, apples and the cooling of the weather. But in Dawsonville, October also equals classic cars and white lightning.

October 16, 2014 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Get Out top stories


Kids' cartoon uses animation in an unconventional way

"The Book of Life" is a Mexican-accented kids' cartoon so colorful and unconventionally dazzling it almost reinvents the art form. As pretty as a just-punctured pinata, endlessly inventive, warm and traditional, it serves up Mexican culture in a riot of Mexican colors and mariachi-flavored music.

October 16, 2014 | By Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Get Out top stories


'Macbeth' brought to life at historic Holly Theater

One prophecy from three witches leads a Scottish general to take the throne of Scotland by force. This Shakespearean tale will be told within the walls of the historic Holly Theater at 69 W. Main St., in Dahlonega this month.

October 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Alice falls down the rabbit hole in Habersham County

Chasing a white rabbit and racing a dodo bird are all part of Lewis Carroll's famous book starring a young girl named Alice.

October 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Golf tournament to raise funds for humane society

Golfers will putt for pets during the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia's 27th annual Dog Day Afternoon Golf Tournament.

October 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Nature talk coming to Brenau Downtown Center

Through biodiversity and sustainability, the average gardener may make smarter choices in conjunction with nature.

October 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Your Views: Hall school board needs to be aware of immunization dangers

To Hall County Board of Education: I am sure that you have been made aware by now of the recent announcement by Dr. William Thompson, formerly of the Centers for Disease Control and co-author of the study on immunizations and their link to autism. If you have not, what has come to light is that Dr. Thompson has publicly declared that the study and its findings were falsified. He has declared that the data was altered to make it appear as if there was no link.

October 16, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Outdoors events

THIS WEEK

October 16, 2014 | | Outdoors events


Family events

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October 16, 2014 | | Family events


Etc. events

THIS WEEK

October 16, 2014 | | Etc. events


Arts events

THIS WEEK

October 16, 2014 | | Arts events


Concert calendar

THIS WEEK

October 16, 2014 | | Concert calendar


Theater events

THIS WEEK

October 16, 2014 | | Theater events


High school scoreboard: Oct. 15

The North Hall High volleyball team opened the Class AAAA playoffs with a 3-0 home victory against Mary Persons on Wednesday.

October 15, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools


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