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Sunday February 7th, 2016 12:10PM
Early voting for presidential primaries begins Monday
​Early voting begins Monday in Hall County for the March 1 presidential primaries.
9:52AM ( 2 hours ago )
By Ken Stanford
Hall authorities continue firearms safety training for civilians
People new to owning or carrying a firearm have an free option when it comes to formalized training in Hall County.
6:46AM ( 5 hours ago )
By Derreck Booth
More than 20 people arrested by Georgia, Tennessee authorities on sex-related charges
Authorities say more than 20 people have been arrested on charges related to sex trafficking and online exploitation of children in Tennessee and Georgia.
6:00PM ( 18 hours ago )
By The Associated Press
Hall County plans discussion of South Hall traffic signals, maintenance of I-985 exits
Discussions involving the need for more traffic signals in the South Hall area and the maintenance of exits along I-985 in that part of the county are planned by the county commission Monday.
3:00PM ( 21 hours ago )
Labor department, VA team up for employment workshops for veterans
State labor officials are teaming up later this month with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on a couple of employment workshops in north Georgia designed specifically for veterans.
12:01PM ( 1 day ago )
Neighborhood watch program partners with Hall County Sheriff's Office
​Hall County authorities have partnered with a neighborhood watch website to increase efforts in county neighborhoods.
10:02AM ( 1 day ago )
VIDEO: Better late than never. A cold plunge into Lake Lanier
It was sunny but cold, both on the dock and in the water, Saturday as about 50 brave souls took to the waters of Lake Lanier for the annual Polar Bear Plunge.
12:26PM ( 15 minutes from now )
School lockdowns now routine part of student life in Georgia
School lockdowns, and preparing for a possible intruder, have become a fact of life for many Georgia schools.
10:53PM ( 13 hours ago )
20 Hall County students chosen semifinalists for Governor's Honors Program
Twenty Hall County School District students have been selected as Semifinalists for the Governor’s Honors Program
9:00PM ( 15 hours ago )
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UN Security Council holds emergency meeting on North Korean rocket launch, Japan and its allies demand tough new sanctions
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):1:50 a.m.The U.N. Security Council is holding an emergency meeting on the North Korean rocket laun...
11:51AM ( 18 minutes ago )
Turkey says it has reached the end of its "capacity to absorb" refugees but will continue taking them in, as it faces mounting pressure to open its border to tens of thousands of Syrians who have fled a government onslaught
KILIS, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has reached the end of its "capacity to absorb" refugees but will continue to take them in, the deputy premier said Sunday, as his country faced mounting pressure to open i...
11:29AM ( 40 minutes ago )
Manning vs. Newton and two players' coaches face off in NFL's 50th showcase
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Peyton Manning's last game? Cam Newton's finest moment?For all the golden tinge the NFL is placing on Super Bowl 50, this one just might come down to how the two star quarte...
11:17AM ( 52 minutes ago )
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Wrestling: Area wrestlers take down next step toward Traditional titles
Northeast Georgia area wrestlers took the next step toward possible state titles Saturday in Traditional Sectionals held around the state...
11:08AM ( 22 hours from now )
STATE CHAMP: Jefferson's Porter wins GHSA 100 freestyle title
Jefferson’s Camille Porter had a big day Saturday at the 2016 Georgia High School Association swimming championships at the McCauley Aquatic Center at Georgia Tech... (PHOTO GALLERY FROM AREA COMPETITORS IN ATLANTA INCLUDED.)
8:51AM ( 3 hours ago )
Boys basketball: Riverside notches 8-AA's top seed, first state berth since 2009-10
The Riverside Military basketball team completed an impressive regular season on Saturday.
11:06PM ( 13 hours ago )
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"Kung Fu Panda 3" leads the box office over Super Bowl weekend, while the Coen brothers' "Hail, Caesar!" and the Jane Austin-monster mashup "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" follow distantly behind
NEW YORK (AP) — "Kung Fu Panda 3" again led the box office over Super Bowl weekend, while the Coen brothers' "Hail, Caesar!" and the Jane Austen-monster mashup "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" follow...
11:53AM ( 16 minutes ago )
Two years after one of the worst coal ash spills in U.S. history, the country's largest electricity company is digging up and hauling away the residue
EDEN, N.C. (AP) — Giant earthmoving machines beep and grind as they drop 17-ton scoops of coal ash and dirt into dozens of railroad cars lined up for two-thirds of a mile at a site along the Virginia-...
9:44AM ( 2 hours ago )
Gainesville-based food bank benefits from Kroger 'Can Hunger' food drive
Thanks to the Gainesville area’s support, it was another record-breaking year for Kroger’s annual “Can Hunger” Food Drive.
5:14PM ( 18 hours ago )
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British officials are seeking to reassure the public after a movie stunt featuring an exploding London bus sparks some concerns
LONDON (AP) — A bus has exploded in central London — but this time it's only for a movie.City officials Sunday reassured the public that the explosion was a movie stunt for "The Foreigner" starring Ja...
9:30AM ( 2 hours ago )
It's been a busy weekend mixed with football and politics for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and bassist Flea wouldn't have it any other way
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's been a busy weekend mixed with football and politics for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and bassist Flea wouldn't have it any other way."I'm always ready to play my heart out," F...
6:10AM ( 5 hours ago )
An unclear season got a little foggier on Saturday with Alejandro Inarritu's Directors Guild win for his harrowing frontier epic "The Revenant."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An unclear cinematic season got a little foggier on Saturday with Alejandro Inarritu's Directors Guild win for his harrowing frontier epic "The Revenant." With only weeks to go befo...
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Three-time champion Tony Stewart hospitalized with back injury just a week before he is expected in Daytona to prepare for his final NASCAR season
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart was hospitalized Tuesday with a back injury and Stewart-Haas Racing said the team was unsure of the extent of his injuries just a week be...
2:33PM ( 4 days ago )
UPDATED: Union General Hospital CEO, physician among six arrested; hospital issues statement
The CEO of a hospital in Union County was arrested Thursday afternoon by Union County sheriff's deputies, along with four other hospital employees and one former employee.
By Brian Stewart, Bryan Pirkle
8:17PM ( 2 days ago )