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Saturday October 20th, 2018 5:42AM
Week 9: Gainesville halts skid, as area teams continue course for late-season showdowns
One area team halted a streak in a big way, while plenty more set up big finishes during Week 9 of prep football around northeast Georgia.
8:00AM ( 2 hours from now )
Caravan migrants break Guatemala border fence, rush Mexico
Central Americans traveling in a mass caravan have broken through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory, defying authorities' entreaties for an orderly migration and warnings from U.S. President Donald Trump
7:31PM ( 10 hours ago )
Lanier Tech holds formal opening ceremony, names pair of buildings after two local men
A little over two years ago Governor Nathan Deal was one of many area leaders who turned over shovelfuls of red Georgia soil as part of the groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of construction for the new campus of Lanier Technical College.
3:21PM ( 14 hours ago )
Deputies: Body found in Lake Lanier is woman who went missing in Hall County
The body found Oct. 12 along the shores of Lake Lanier in Forsyth County is an Atlanta woman who went missing from Hall County, officials confirmed Friday.
2:53PM ( 14 hours ago )
Gainesville man gets 25 years for November assault on police officer
A 21-year-old man has been convicted by a Hall County Superior Court jury in an assault last fall on a Gainesville police officer.
11:45AM ( 17 hours ago )
Despite opposition, Flowery Branch approves golf cart ordinance
After nearly an hour of public comments, the Flowery Branch City Council voted Thursday to approve an ordianance that will allow golf carts to be driven on some city roads.
11:15AM ( 18 hours ago )
Mega Millions jackpot hits $1B, thanks to worsening odds
If it seems lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it's because they are getting larger and larger
5:53PM ( 11 hours ago )
The Latest: UN calls on Mexico, US to respect migrants
The U.N. special investigator on the human rights of migrants has a message for the Mexican and U.S. governments: Respect the human rights of every person on the caravan heading from Central America and consider each case individually
5:31PM ( 12 hours ago )
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Local/State
Afghan parliamentary polls underway despite threats
Tens of thousands of Afghan forces fan out across the country as voting begins in parliamentary elections following a campaign marred by relentless violence
5:04AM ( 36 minutes ago )
Saudis blame 'fistfight' for Jamal Khashoggi's death
Saudi Arabia admits Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in a fistfight, 18 people held as suspects.
2:40AM ( 3 hours ago )
Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death 'a good first step'
Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death 'a good first step'
1:19AM ( 4 hours ago )
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National
(VIDEO) Gainesville breaks drought with 20-7 win over Winder
This one had been a long time coming...
11:59PM ( 5 hours ago )
(VIDEO) Monroe Area halts Jefferson to claim Region 8-3A crown
With the Region 8-3A crown on the line, Monroe Area showed that, indeed, quarterback Chandler Byron and the Purple Hurricanes are as good adverstied, defeating Jefferson 35-21 in Jefferson.
11:56PM ( 5 hours ago )
(VIDEO) Hebron shoots down Eagles' subregion title bid
Just 14 plays for 13 yards and 10 penalty yards. That was the telling stat line for the Riverside Military Academy offense in the second half in a disappointing 17-7 loss to Hebron Christian Friday night in a crucial Region 8-A North subregion matchup for the Eagles...
11:55PM ( 5 hours ago )
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Sports
Italy brushes off downgrade as it plans EU budget response
Italy brushes off ratings downgrade as it prepares EU budget response amid internal squabble over draft
4:24AM ( 1 hour ago )
Alaska's independent governor drops re-election bid
Independent Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has dropped his re-election bid with less than three weeks before the general election
12:45AM ( 4 hours ago )
Silenced forever: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead
Influential voice on Saudi affairs is silenced forever as Saudi Arabia admits writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul.
12:14AM ( 5 hours ago )
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Business
The Latest: Trump: I do find Saudi explanation credible
Asked whether he thought Saudi Arabia's explanation for the death of Jamal Khashoggi was credible, President Trump said "I do
9:19PM ( 8 hours ago )
PAC won't end ad saying black men will face rape accusations
A political action committee says it won't pull radio ads in hotly contested races in Arkansas and Missouri that suggest African Americans will face false criminal accusations and physical harm if Democrats win midterm elections
8:35PM ( 9 hours ago )
The Latest: Saudi state media confirms Khashoggi is dead
Saudi state-run media reports that prosecutors in the kingdom believe Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in a quarrel
6:35PM ( 11 hours ago )
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Joey Logano claims pole for Kansas elimination race
Shades of Talladega. Only this time Team Penske – driver Joey Logano in particular – joined the Ford domination party.
By Reid Spencer-NASCAR Wire Service
9:31PM ( 8 hours ago )