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Friday July 28th, 2017 2:52PM
British baby Charlie Gard dies, was center of legal battle
Charlie Gard, the critically ill British baby at the center of a contentious legal battle that attracted the attention of Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump, died Friday, according to a family spokeswoman. He would have turned 1 next week.
2:08PM ( 43 minutes ago )
Local schools to alter schedules for solar eclipse Aug. 21
With an eye on safety — and education — school systems in Northeast Georgia are planning to alter their schedules Aug. 21, when a total solar eclipse will darken the skies for approximately two minutes around 2:30 p.m. in the area.
12:24PM ( 2 hours ago )
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Gainesville School Board makes it official, holds formal groundbreaking for new Enota school
Even though the land has been cleared and graded and some of the concrete already poured, the Gainesville City School Board made it official Thursday night and held a formal groundbreaking for the new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy.
10:32AM ( 4 hours ago )
US economy expanded at stronger 2.6 percent rate in Q2
US economy expanded at 2.6 percent rate in April-June period, more than doubling first quarter growth
9:20AM ( 5 hours ago )
Tom Smiley named chair of Hall elections board despite objections
Despite objections from multiple audience members, the Hall County Commission voted Thursday to approve the appointment of Dr. Tom Smiley as the chair of the county's Board of Elections.
7:05AM ( 7 hours ago )
Republican 'Obamacare' repeal reeling after Senate defeat
The Senate has rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law
4:36AM ( 10 hours ago )
Higher prices, fewer options lurk after health bill collapse
Soaring prices and fewer choices may greet customers when they return to the Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces this fall because insurers still don't know whether they will receive critical payments from the federal government.
2:40PM ( 11 minutes ago )
Gainesville: Teen volunteers recognized by The Medical Center Auxiliary
The Medical Center Auxiliary honored more than 100 teen volunteers during an appreciation dinner earlier this week at the Brenau Downtown Center.
2:25PM ( 26 minutes ago )
Punishing drought takes toll on crops across Northern Plains, raising prospect of higher food prices; Georgia, meanwhile, remains drought-free
Drought conditions worsened in several states over the past week from extreme heat and weeks with little rain, raising the prospect that grocery staples such as bread and beans could cost more as the region that produces those commodities is hardest hit.
9:10AM ( 5 hours ago )
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Ex-priest in Boston sex abuse scandal released from prison
A former priest at the center of Boston's Roman Catholic priest sex abuse scandal has been quietly released from prison after completing a 12-year sentence for the rape of a boy in the 1980s
2:47PM ( 3 minutes ago )
Germany: 1 dead, 4 wounded in knife attack at Hamburg market
Police say a man with a knife fatally stabbed one person at a supermarket in Hamburg and wounded another four as he fled
2:23PM ( 27 minutes ago )
Muslim prayers end peacefully at Jerusalem mosque
Israeli police say Muslim prayers at Jerusalem holy site peaceful after 2 weeks of unrest; 2 Palestinians killed
2:19PM ( 32 minutes ago )
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Atlanta looks to extend four-game win streak in final game at Bobby Dodd Stadium
Atlanta United returns to action Saturday against Eastern Conference opponent Orlando City for the second meeting in as many weekends between the two clubs...
1:25PM ( 1 hour ago )
Watson impressing at the start of training camp
Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien has insisted throughout the offseason that fourth-year quarterback Tom Savage is the starter entering the season.
7:04AM ( 7 hours ago )
UNG women's track named USTFCCCA All-Academic team
The North Georgia women's track and field team was named a 2017 All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Thursday afternoon.
6:48AM ( 8 hours ago )
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Exxon 2Q profit doubles from a year ago but misses forecasts
Exxon's second-quarter profit tops $3.3 billion but falls short of Wall Street expectations
2:16PM ( 34 minutes ago )
The Latest: House member lashes out at senators
A Republican congressman is lashing out at two Senate Republicans who helped defeat the Senate GOP health care bill
2:16PM ( 35 minutes ago )
The Latest: Spain: 3 people seriously hurt in train crash
Regional health authorities in Spain have elevated the number of seriously injured people to three after a commuter train crashed into a buffer at a train station in Barcelona
2:07PM ( 44 minutes ago )
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Ohio Star Fair reopening kiddie, other "low-impact" rides
Rides at the Ohio State Fair's Kiddieland and some elsewhere in the amusement park have reopened with the OK of inspectors two days after the governor shut them all down following a thrill ride malfunction that killed a teen
1:56PM ( 55 minutes ago )
Ohio Star Fair re-opening kiddie, other "low-impact" rides
Rides at the Ohio State Fair's Kiddieland and some elsewhere in the amusement park have re-opened with the OK of inspectors two days after the governor shut them all down following a thrill ride malfunction that killed a teen
1:42PM ( 1 hour ago )
George Clooney threatens prosecution over pics of baby twins
George Clooney says photographers who captured images of him and his wife, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, cradling their newborn twins will be "prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."
1:01PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Poole posts Stock V8 win at Winder-Barrow Speedway
Ronnie Poole raced to the lead in Saturday nights Stock V8 feature for the Roger Cooper Memorial Race at Georgia’s Winder-Barrow Speedway, and went on to score the victory in a caution filled race.
12:00PM ( 1 day ago )