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Sunday December 4th, 2016 9:17AM
Industry experts warn of increased winter risk of chimney and heating appliance-related fires
According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), fires related to poor chimney maintenance and other heating appliance related accidents account for over 125 million dollars a year in damages to residential property.
7:11AM ( 2 hours ago )
By Russell Brown
UPDATE: Rock Mountain Fire now 91 percent contained
Fire crews from around the country continue to make progress on the Rock Mountain wildfire in Rabun County, which is now over 90 percent contained.
5:30PM ( 15 hours ago )
Hall authorities on the lookout for two missing people
The Hall County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help as they look for two people who went missing in the North Hall area earlier in the week.
3:20PM ( 17 hours ago )
Universities exploring 'sanctuary' status for immigrants
Universities and colleges, including those in the nation's most Hispanic state, are considering labeling themselves "sanctuary universities" amid fears from immigrant students
2:39PM ( 18 hours ago )
Local legislators to preview 2017 General Assembly session at upcoming Hall County breakfast meeting
When state lawmakers from Gainesville and Hall County get together December 15 for the local Eggs & Issues Breakfast at the Gainesville Civic Center, they will have no shortage of topics to discuss.
12:00PM ( 21 hours ago )
Suwanee woman walks for the first time after serious accident that severed leg
That morning, Sands was running along Satelitte Boulevard in Suwanee when a car jump a curb and struck her, severing her leg and causing a brain injury. A year and a half later, on December 1, 2016, Sands walked for a full minute without crutches,
11:00AM ( 22 hours ago )
UNG students helping discover, preserve region's history
A 170-year-old grist mill in Hall County and a structure key to Lumpkin County's gold-mining history are among the area sites where archaeology students at the University of North Georgia are working to uncover history in order to help preserve it.
9:00AM ( 17 minutes ago )
Within hours, wildfires set Tennessee mountain city aflame
The inferno that destroyed Gatlinburg, Tennessee, began as a small wildfire on a steep, rugged peak known as Chimney Tops, about 4 miles away from the city
8:45AM ( 32 minutes ago )
Jackson EMC warns of scammers
Scammers aren’t giving utility customers a break for the holidays, even going so far as targeting local small business owners, according to Jackson Electric Membership Corporation.
11:59PM ( 9 hours ago )
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Fidel Castro's ashes interred in private ceremony in Cuba
Fidel Castro's ashes interred in a private ceremony, ending nine days of mourning for the man who ruled Cuba for nearly half a century
9:03AM ( 13 minutes ago )
Syrian army tells rebels in Aleppo to leave or die
The Syrian army has ordered rebels in Aleppo to leave the city or face "inevitable death," as a series of airstrikes on an opposition-held town elsewhere in the country killed 21 people, including three children
8:59AM ( 18 minutes ago )
The Latest: Castro's interment under way with martial music
The Latest: The private interment ceremony for Fidel Castro is still under way at Santa Ifigenia cemetery in eastern Cuba
8:55AM ( 21 minutes ago )
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Watson accounts for 5 TDs, Clemson beats Virginia Tech for ACC title
Deshaun Watson bolstered his Heisman Trophy candidacy by passing for three touchdowns and running for two more to lead third-ranked Clemson to a 42-35 victory over No. 19 Virginia Tech in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game Saturday night...
8:11AM ( 1 hour ago )
Boys basketball: Tigers get balanced scoring in win over White County
Kane Pelfrey scored all eight of his points in the first quarter and helped give the Dawson County boys a quick start in an eventual 61-37 win over White County Saturday.
10:20PM ( 10 hours ago )
No. 1 Alabama romps past Florida 54-16 in SEC title game
Alabama showed off all its weapons in the Southeastern Conference championship game. Now, the Crimson Tide can expect a return trip to Atlanta for the College Football Playoff...
9:54PM ( 11 hours ago )
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Authorities to conditionally move from bridge near protest
Authorities in North Dakota say they'll move away from a bridge near the main Dakota Access pipeline protest camp by Sunday afternoon if demonstrators agree to certain conditions
8:47AM ( 29 minutes ago )
Still grieving, French man seeks clues to Flight 370 mystery
A French man whose wife and two of his three children were on a Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared in 2014 said Sunday that he is still trying to find out what happened to the aircraft partly as a way of dealing with the emotional cost of his loss
8:37AM ( 39 minutes ago )
The Latest: Putin calls Trump a 'smart man'
Russian President Vladimir Putin is flattering President-elect Donald Trump, perhaps in a bid to convince Trump not to name Mitt Romney as secretary of state
7:42AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Warehouse gutted by blaze was home to Bohemian art space
The warehouse gutted by a blaze that killed at least nine people was home to musicians, painters, woodworkers, dancers and other artists who came together to make art and hold dance performances and parties
10:16PM ( 11 hours ago )
The Latest: 9 bodies recovered from burned Oakland warehouse
Authorities say nine bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of an Oakland warehouse gutted by fire during an electronic music party Friday night
9:31PM ( 11 hours ago )
Keys, lightbulbs tied to Thomas Edison sell at auction
Keys to the New Jersey lab where Thomas Edison invented the phonograph and some of the lightbulbs that he perfected have sold for more than $60,000 at auction
5:35PM ( 15 hours ago )
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Cadillac confirms DPi to debut in 2017 Rolex 24
“Cadillac is proud to return to the pinnacle of prototype racing in North America after a 14-year absence.”
By IMSA Media
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