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Brenau’s goal was to make ‘a good woman’

Some Northeast Georgia historical trivia:

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‘Enoche’ wasn’t in Cherokees’ vocabulary, nor was auto racing

Recent inquiries to “Ask The Times” in the Saturday newspaper about sports car races at the Gainesville airport brought back memories to a couple of ...

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Relatives of slugger’s wife Claire Ruth clear up myths

Relatives of slugger’s wife Claire Ruth clear up myths

Claire Merritt pulled up her deep Northeast Georgia roots in the early 1920s, went to New York and married legendary baseball star Babe Ruth.

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Escapee said he'd rather hang in Georgia than live in Canada

In the news lately has been the elaborate escape of two inmates from a New York prison. One died, and the other was wounded while ...

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Gainesville had hard time teeing off its golf course

A somewhat significant anniversary passed in Gainesville this month without significant, if any, notice.

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Ronda Rich's column



Dixie Divas: Knitting together the yarns of my life

Something the other day took me back to a time.

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Pickup truck sets me free finally

On a plane headed out west to Phoenix, I sat beside a very nice man who was flying to a job interview. It was for ...

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Dixie Divas: Coaches and teachers worthy of flattery

During my youthful days, I was too young to fully grasp the education I was receiving. That’s typical of most teenagers I suppose.

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Dixie Divas: Yankee husband learns the importance of a pocket knife

A few months ago, a reader showed up at an event I was doing and handed me a newspaper clipping of a column I wrote ...

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Dixie Divas: Too much information posted on Facebook

Occasionally, sleep will sneak away from me in the middle of the night. I will try to keep my mind from going, because once it ...

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Harris Blackwood's column



Forgo flowers; donate funds a memorial to loved one

When our country experiences the loss of life of a member of the Armed Services or a public safety agency in the line of duty ...

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Reminiscing about life before air conditioning

I grew up in a house without air conditioning. I spent most of the summer days of my childhood outdoors.

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Transplant my roots into Hall County

When you ask someone where he or she is from, you’re likely to get an interesting answer.

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Proud of the home of brave, land of free

In the past few days, many people have been heard. They include people who wave Confederate flags and hate Confederate flags as well as people ...

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Small towns boast of their noteworthiness

Some towns have lots to brag about. And some of them do it on their city limits sign.

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