Tuesday October 6th, 2015 6:41PM
UPDATE: Testimony begins in trial for one of two remaining defendants in murder, attempted robbery of Gainesville cabbie
Testimony began Tuesday in the trial of one of two remaining defendants in the murder and attempted robbery of a Gainesville cab driver earlier this year.
5:22PM ( 1 hour ago )
Demorest lifts boil water advisory
Demorest Water System customers affected by a storm-related outage over the weekend can resume normal use of water for all purposes.
5:21PM ( 1 hour ago )
Buford robbery suspect nabbed after abandoning vehicle
The man Gwinnett County Police believe robbed a Buford gas station last month is behind bars after officers tracked him down Monday evening.
12:34PM ( 6 hours ago )
Gainesville School Board approves improvements totaling $394K
Improvements totaling $394,000 are on the way for several city schools in Gainesville, as approved by the Gainesville Board of Education at their meeting Monday night.
12:24PM ( 6 hours ago )
Paving work to begin Wednesday at Jewell/Butler parkways
Gainesville city officials are warning motorists to expect some delays Wednesday morning as Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) crews begin patching pavement at a major intersection.
10:05AM ( 8 hours ago )
Hall Co. officials: Sardis Rd. repairs to take "at least two weeks"
Sardis Road, which was washed out Friday during the heavy rains, will remain closed for "at least two weeks" according to Hlal County officials.
10:00AM ( 8 hours ago )
In past votes, SC congressional delegation opposed flood aid it's now seeking
WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina's congressional delegation is vowing to make sure the state gets federal help to recover from the historic flooding from massive rains.But less than three years ago, t...
5:44PM ( 56 minutes ago )
Mock mediation tournament returns to Brenau University this weekend
One of the South’s largest conflict resolution competitions returns to the area this week as Brenau University hosts its 13th annual Invitational Mock Mediation Tournament Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10.
2:03PM ( 4 hours ago )
State Special Olympics coming to Gainesville this weekend
The state Special Olympics begin a three-day run at various venues around Hall County Friday.
12:43PM ( 5 hours ago )
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New Palestinian generation, too young to remember trauma of last uprising, drives protests
SURDA, West Bank (AP) — A new generation of angry, disillusioned Palestinians is driving the current wave of clashes with Israeli forces: Too young to remember the hardships of life during Israel's cl...
6:26PM ( 14 minutes ago )
The Latest: Breach in canal threatens Columbia's water supply, crews work on repairs
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local):6:15 p.m.Crews are rushing to try to repair a breach in a Columbia canal that is threatening to...
6:24PM ( 16 minutes ago )
Disaster plan developed for use if St. Louis landfill fire reaches buried nuclear waste
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Beneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of Cold War-era nuclear waste, separated by no more than 1,200...
6:15PM ( 25 minutes ago )
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Region title deciders on the line? Could well be the case for Friday
We’re past the halfway point in the season, so it’s no wonder that this week brings with it a handful of contests that could well decide the destiny of a region crown and/or playoff positioning this weekend.
4:40PM ( 2 hours ago )
5 things: What we learned from Week 6 of high school football
Here’s a look at five things we learned from Week 6 of the high school football season...
5:51PM ( 1 day ago )
VIDEO: Gainesville makes most of six Salem turnovers to set up Lanier showdown
Gainesville expected a battle on Friday night at Salem...
11:41AM ( 3 days ago )
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Falcons place Hester on short-term IR; out until Dec. 6
The Atlanta Falcons placed wide receiver and return specialist Devin Hester on injured reserve-designated to return with a turf toe injury on Tuesday.
6:33PM ( 8 minutes ago )
Softball: Region tournaments finally back in action after rainouts
The weather has been as big a story as the teams themselves as region tournaments to fill the girls state softball brackets have been postponed twice in the last week due to rain.
12:18PM ( 6 hours ago )
Quinn getting message of starting fast through to Falcons
Coach Dan Quinn has been trying to get the Atlanta Falcons to start games fast...
11:09AM ( 7 hours ago )
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Volkswagen, with limited US lobbying footprint, faces cheating hearing on Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Volkswagen's top American executive heads to Capitol Hill this week, he probably won't be able to count on longtime allies among the lawmakers investigating the company's emissi...
6:01PM ( 40 minutes ago )
Ex-leader of UN General Assembly turned world body into 'platform for profit,' prosecutor says
NEW YORK (AP) — A former president of the United Nations General Assembly turned the world body into a "platform for profit" by accepting over $1 million in bribes from a billionaire Chinese real esta...
5:54PM ( 46 minutes ago )
Sticking by the budget this holiday? Neiman Marcus' 89th annual Christmas Book is not for you
NEW YORK (AP) — Out of ideas for the perfect six-figure gift? Then today (even more than most other days) is your day with the arrival of the 89th annual Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. The catalog may...
5:15PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Stevie Wonder's divorce from 2nd wife finalized in Los Angeles; couple has 2 sons
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has finalized Stevie Wonder's divorce from fashion designer Kai Millard Morris.Superior Court Judge Christine Byrd finalized the pair's divorce on Monday, more t...
5:49PM ( 51 minutes ago )
Patrick Kennedy memoir about family, addiction, mental illness creates rift among family
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A memoir by former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy has created a rift with family members upset over his portrayal of family secrecy, substance abuse and mental illness, including th...
5:49PM ( 51 minutes ago )
Comic Steve Rannazzisi apologizes on Howard Stern's show for Sept. 11 lie
NEW YORK (AP) — Comic Steve Rannazzisi went on Howard Stern's satellite radio show Tuesday to apologize for lying about being in the World Trade Center during the Sept. 11 attacks, saying Stern's list...
5:07PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Regan Smith pulls away to dramatic Xfinity win at Dover
Regan Smith charged from fourth to first during a restart on lap 121 and stayed there for the rest of the Hisense 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway Saturday, posting his second victory of the season and working his way back into championship contention.
By Reid Spencer-NASCAR Wire Service
11:00PM ( 2 days ago )
Lula prepares to grow; Hall County wants to be involved
This small city in northeast Hall County (estimated 2013 population of 2,847) wants to be ready for what’s coming; the Economic Development Council, an extension of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce wants to help them reach that point. Some fence-mending, however, might first be needed.
11:22AM ( 1 day ago )