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Sunday February 18th, 2018 5:39AM
School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting
The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses nationwide aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws
9:44PM ( 7 hours ago )
Officials detain Habersham student for allegedly threatening school
A Habersham County student has been taken into custody after allegedly making threats against the Habersham Ninth Grade Academy.
6:40PM ( 10 hours ago )
Gateway to open Flowery Branch outreach center on March 1
​A new outreach center in south Hall County will provide domestic violence victims with assistance closer to home.
3:00PM ( 14 hours ago )
Gwinnett Commission chair seems optimistic about county future
Gwinnett County Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash gave her State of the County address this past week.
12:00PM ( 17 hours ago )
'Pupils and Police' brings officers, students together in Gainesville
​The Gainesville Police Department has kicked off a new initiative to enhance relationships between officers and the city's youth.
9:00AM ( 20 hours ago )
400 participants expected for Lanier fishing tournament
Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers are expected to compete for top awards of up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively in a one-day fishing tournament on Lake Lanier next Saturday.
6:00AM ( 23 hours ago )
Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets
Thousands of angry students, parents, teachers and neighbors of a Florida high school where 17 people were killed are demanding immediate action on gun-control legislation
10:23PM ( 7 hours ago )
Gainesville: U.S. Forest Service worker receives regional award
Michael Davis, Forest Fire Management Officer for the Gainesville-based Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, is the winner of the National Forest Fire Management Officer of the Year Award for the Southern Region.
10:01PM ( 7 hours ago )
Cumming: Chamber launches economic development website
The Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce recently launched ChooseForsyth.org, a website that allows access to information about the county’s economic climate, incentives, and available resources.
6:00PM ( 11 hours ago )
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The Latest: Japan tops Sweden 2-1 in Olympic overtime hockey
Ayaka Toko scored on a slap shot from the high slot in overtime, and Japan beat Sweden 2-1 in a classification game
5:10AM ( 28 minutes ago )
The Latest: Czech Republic beats Switzerland in men's hockey
The Czech Republic will finish top of Group A in the men's Olympic hockey tournament after beating Switzerland 4-1
5:03AM ( 36 minutes ago )
Kentucky 2030? Could Korea export its rural Olympic gamble?
The Pyeongchang Winter Games are spread across South Korea's Gangwon Province, a rural former coal mining region that few had heard of until its hard-fought bid to be an Olympic host _ a massively expensive proposition with dubious payoff
4:54AM ( 44 minutes ago )
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Playoff basketball: 17 area programs march through first round to Sweet 16
Saturday night saw five more northeast Georgia prep basketball teams prevail to make it 17 of 30 teams competing to win in the first round of the GHSA playoffs...
7:03AM ( 1 hour from now )
(VIDEO) Basketball: Jefferson teams sweep into Sweet 16
It was Jefferson 2, Hall County 0 Saturday in the Class AAAA basketball playoffs...
11:59PM ( 5 hours ago )
Boys playoff basketball: Branch upsets Villa Rica on the road for first playoff win since 2008
David Sokol wasn't interested in talking history on Saturday night -- he was more concerned with the present.
11:56PM ( 5 hours ago )
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British female stars demand end to sexual harassment
Many of Britain's most prominent female entertainment stars have signed an open letter demanding an end to sexual harassment ahead of Britain's major film awards
2:53AM ( 2 hours ago )
The Latest: Commissioner praises refs, players for meeting
Commissioner Adam Silver lauded the National Basketball Players Association and the National Basketball Referees Association for meeting to discuss tensions between the two sides
8:18PM ( 9 hours ago )
US Navy says China's military buildup won't stop patrols
U.S. forces are undeterred by China's military presence on newly built islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters
8:08PM ( 9 hours ago )
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Roger Deakins wins 4th ASC award. Is Oscar next?
Roger Deakins wins American Society of Cinematographers feature film award for "Blade Runner 2049." Is Oscar next?
5:13AM ( 26 minutes ago )
NBC's ski announcers attempt to explain their blunder
NBC burned by declaring winner in women's super-G before it was over
1:15AM ( 4 hours ago )
Oops! Don't forget that miracles can happen in sports
NBC burned by declaring winner in women's super-G before it was over
6:24PM ( 11 hours ago )
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Best friends Blaney and Wallace prove to be contenders
Leading into this season-opening Daytona 500 race week, Ryan Blaney’s competitors noted what a good restrictor plate racer the 24-year had already shown himself to be.
By Holly Cain-NASCAR Wire Service
6:00AM ( 1 day ago )