Forty years ago this week, America's infant space program was on the verge of completing its greatest adventure, Apollo 11, a $350 million piece of derring-do that would put man on the moon and return him safely home.
Keep your umbrella handy. You're going to need it for the next four days.
Heavy rain is moving into the region today, and by the time it stops raining Saturday night, forecasters are saying up to 4 inches of rain could fall. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for much of north and central Georgia -- including Gainesville -- until Saturday night.
The eyes of the nation will be on Georgia on Tuesday as voters finally settle a contentious U.S. Senate race between incumbent Sen. Saxby Chambliss and challenger Jim Martin that could determine the balance of power in Washington.
Thank you for your overwhelming support of our new Web site, gainesvilletimes.com, which launched Wednesday. Your reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. A few of you made some suggestions, and we're considering them all.