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Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Shorter days trigger fish into action

Lake Lanier's water level is 1,068.53 or 2.47 feet below full pool of 1,071. Water temperatures remain in the low 80s except up where the rivers feed into main lake, where the water may be slightly cooler. Lake Lanier is clear on main lake and clear in the rivers and creeks. The Chattahoochee River is clear below Buford Dam. Check generation schedules at 770-945-1466 before heading out to the river.

September 18, 2014 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Staff sports picks


Prevost: Early schedule shakes up conference teams

It's mid-September. Still hot in these parts despite summer's rumored departure, as autumn's crisp air has yet to appear.

September 17, 2014 | Ben Prevost | Staff sports picks


Leonard: Horschel's fearless aggression pays off vs. McIlroy

Billy Horschel stared down the world's best golfer on Sunday and came out victorious.

September 15, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Keselowski takes opening round in Chase for Sprint Cup championship

JOLIET, Ill. - With a daring drive through the middle, Brad Keselowski showed how badly he wants to win another championship.

September 14, 2014 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


5 things to know about NASCAR's Chase

NASCAR's version of the playoffs, the Chase, begins today at Chicagoland Speedway.

September 14, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Powers wins big in Hawaii before heading to Michigan

Paul Powers didn't have much time to settle in for his first semester of classes at the University of Michigan, and the swimmer didn't mind one bit.

September 02, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Kahne passes Kenseth for Atlanta win, earns Chase spot

HAMPTON - Kasey Kahne's "downer" year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the most.

September 01, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Watson makes most of opportunity in Clemson debut

ATHENS - Deshaun Watson didn't know when his moment was coming. That didn't stop him from making the most of it.

August 31, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Stewart set for NASCAR return at Atlanta Motor Speedway

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.

August 28, 2014 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Gainesville golfer ties for 7th in Georgia Senior Championship

ALBANY - Walter Hope of Gainesville tied for seventh in the Georgia Senior Championship at Doublegate Country Club.

August 28, 2014 | Times sports department | Staff sports picks


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


Georgia State wins opener 38-37 over Abilene Christian

Wil Lutz kicked a 26-yard field goal with 4 seconds left and Georgia State won for the first time as an FBS member, beating Abilene Christian 38-37 on Wednesday night.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Leonard: NASCAR's changes have paid off

NASCAR was chasing buzz rather than being concerned with a true champion when it made points system changes in the offseason.

August 27, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Logano surges past Kenseth for first victory at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth's gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR's playoffs.

August 23, 2014 | Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Translating SEC coachspeak

SEC Media Days? That's a misnomer.

August 20, 2014 | By Denton Ashway For The Times | Staff sports picks


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Bill Elliott inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Bill Elliott headlined the sixth class of inductees into NASCAR's Hall of Fame, a group that included three champions, the first African-American winner and a driver with movie star looks.

January 31, 2015 | By Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Chase Elliott to replace Gordon on NASCAR race team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Chase Elliott will replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Chevrolet when the four-time NASCAR champion gives up his seat at the end of this season.

January 29, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Bill Elliott, Dawsonville forever linked in racing history

Affectionately known as "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" by his legion of fans, Bill Elliott will cement the town's status in motorsports history when he is inducted into NASCAR's Hall of Fame Friday night in Charlotte.

January 28, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Staff sports picks


Ashway: Hey, watch this replay! And thank Tony Verna

If you miss any Super Bowl action this Sunday, you'll have no one to blame but yourself.

January 27, 2015 | Denton Ashway | Staff sports picks


Jim O'Dell grateful for chance to be Lanier Canoe Kayak Club coach

Fresh off practice Monday night, Jim O'Dell had a vivid reminder of why he enjoys his new job so much.

January 26, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks




Ashway: Bostick has company in infamy

Brandon Bostick, meet Bill Buckner.

January 20, 2015 | Denton Ashway | Staff sports picks


Brady, Patriots lock up AFC Championship

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are headed to a special place where no coach or player has gone more - the Super Bowl.

January 18, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Seattle completes thrilling late comeback for NFC Championship

SEATTLE - The loudest stadium in America was silent. A return trip to the Super Bowl was slipping away.

January 18, 2015 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Local golf: Threesome wins event at Chicopee Woods

Tommy Calhoun, Joe Roberts and Yoshi won last week's Wednesday dogfight event at Chicopee Woods Golf Course.

January 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Staff sports picks


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