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Tuesday April 21st, 2015 7:45AM
Police drop charges against grieving N. Ga. father
Police have dropped the charges against a grieving father who tried to set up safety barriers along a Georgia bridge where his 16-year-old daughter was killed last month.
6:22AM ( 1 hour ago )
By Associated Press
Man arrested after stealing, pawning church music equipment in Gwinnett Co.
Police have arrested a man who they say stole musical equipment from at least two churches in Gwinnett County.
5:35AM ( 2 hours ago )
By Associated Press
Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested po...
3:01AM ( 4 hours ago )
Crews rescue hiker from Tray Mountain
An injured male hiker had to rescued from the top of Tray Mountain Monday.
6:21PM ( 13 hours ago )
President Obama ok's fed aid for 15 Ga. counties
Governor Nathan Deal announced today that President Barack Obama approved a federal disaster declaration for 15 counties that bore the brunt of ice and snow on Feb. 15-17, 2015. The winter weather caused 225,000 customers to lose power and also rendered many roads impassable.
6:20PM ( 13 hours ago )
By Staff
Supreme Court upholds life sentence for Hall Co man
The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld the verdict and sentence of a Hall County man that killed an acquaintance in 2008.
6:04PM ( 13 hours ago )
Memorial garden dedicated to honor child abuse victims
The sun shone down on the Edmondson-Telford center Monday afternoon as county officials and others dedicated a new memorial garden.
4:41PM ( 15 hours ago )
Gainesville schools delay student release following tornado warning
Officials with the Gainesville City School system decided to implement a delayed release for students Monday afternoon following the issuance of a tornado warning.
3:43PM ( 16 hours ago )
Two die in mowing accidents in White County
White County authorities report two people died Saturday as a result of separate accidents involving lawnmowers
2:42PM ( 17 hours ago )
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Local/State
Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its bigges...
7:41AM ( 3 minutes ago )
Prosecutors build case against traffickers as EU mulls plan
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Italian prosecutors on Tuesday began building their case against the traffickers responsible for the drowning of as many as 950 migrants in the Mediterranean, as European Union...
7:31AM ( 13 minutes ago )
Pope OKs resignation of US bishop for not reporting abuse
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected priestly child abuser in the first known case of a pope sancti...
7:19AM ( 25 minutes ago )
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National
Baseball: Gettys, Carrera power GHS past Falcons (VIDEO)
Gainesville kept its region title hopes alive while crushing perhaps the final hopes for Flowery Branch on Monday in Region 8-AAAAA play.
12:34PM ( 4 hours from now )
Golf: GHS boys sweep honors, Bishop cards low round for GHS girls in 8-AAAAA champs
Spencer Ralston hasn't stopped winning all season. Ashleigh Bishop has hardly played all season.
11:56AM ( 4 hours from now )
Golf: Dawson Co. sweeps 7-AAA titles; Vikings' Cooper takes low medal honors
The Dawson County boys and girls swept to the team titles on Monday in the Region 7-AAA golf championships. Meanwhile, East Hall's Triston Cooper claimed boys low medalist honors...
11:41PM ( 8 hours ago )
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Sports
Greek municipalities outraged by state move to use funds
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities from municipalities across Greece will hold an emergency meeting Tuesday after the government ordered reserves from state enterprises to be placed in a common account...
7:16AM ( 28 minutes ago )
DuPont reports decline in first-quarter earnings
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The DuPont Co. says the strong dollar and challenges in the agriculture and performance chemicals industries contributed to lower sales and earnings in the first quarter.The Wilming...
7:07AM ( 37 minutes ago )
Why McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won't end soon.Its quarterly earnings results on Wed...
6:43AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Business
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to kill
TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court Tuesday to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessi...
3:01AM ( 4 hours ago )
S. Carolina paper's domestic killings series wins Pulitzer
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a list no state wanted to top. And when South Carolina was ranked as having the highest rate of women being killed by men, The Post and Courier of Charleston set out to explore...
1:40AM ( 6 hours ago )
100-carat diamond could bring $25M at auction
NEW YORK (AP) — A "perfect" 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald-cut could fetch between $19 million to $25 million at auction."This 100.20-carat diamond is the definition of perfection. The color i...
1:01AM ( 6 hours ago )
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Entertainment
Today's Survey Question
How do you feel about a movie scene being filmed at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton?
It's disrespectful and should not have been allowed.
It's fine, as long as the cast and crew don't damage anything.
I'm not sure.
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The Gulf’s heath: 5 years after BP spill
An AP survey of 26 marine scientists examines the health and state of the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem five years after the BP oil spill.
By The Associated Press
4:18PM ( 3 days ago )
Bloomquist scores Friday WoO LMS win at Farmer City
Before Friday’s Douglas Ram Trucks Illini 100 opening night event, Scott Bloomquist hadn’t raced at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Ill. in more than a decade.
By Joshua Joiner
2:00PM ( 17 hours ago )
GHCC announces Vision 2030 Public Arts Initiative
VISION 2030, a program of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, will launch its Public Arts Initiative with a cocktail reception on Thursday, April 23 from 5:00- 6:30 at the Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center.
By Staff
7:05AM ( 2 days ago )
GDOL hosting job fair next week in Habersham Co.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will sponsor a resource and career expo Thursday, April 23, for job seekers in the Habersham County area.
By Staff
1:33PM ( 3 days ago )