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Hall Habitat High reaches milestone Apr. 24
Habitat High will reach a milestone in its history April 24 when it participates in its 50th Habitat for Humanity home dedication.
12:00PM ( 46 minutes ago )
Ava's Law expected to be signed by Gov. Nathan Deal soon
Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign a bill before month's end making Georgia the 41st state to mandate insurance coverage for children with autism.
10:51AM ( 1 hour ago )
By Associated Press
GDOT: Changes coming to Cleveland Hwy. at Jess Helton Rd.
Plans are in the works to change a northbound passing lane on Cleveland Highway at Jess Helton Road into a left-turn lane.
10:15AM ( 2 hours ago )
By Staff
Georgia: UI claims down 3 percent in March
New claims for unemployment insurance in Georgia were down three percent in March, with Savannah, Valdosta and Gainesville leading the way.
8:47AM ( 3 hours ago )
1 person killed, others hurt in crash at Georgia courthouse
A car driven by an elderly woman who apparently lost control while trying to park jumped a curb and struck five people Friday, killing one, police said.
6:00AM ( 6 hours ago )
By Associated Press
Winder accident ends in double fatality
Two people were killed Friday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash in Winder.
8:51PM ( 15 hours ago )
BMW recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix air bag problem
BMW is recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix a defect that may prevent the air bag on the front passenger side of the cars from deploying in a crash.The problem affects the 2005 to 2008 models of the M...
11:52AM ( 53 minutes ago )
Animal shelter rescues baby chicks from Georgia post office
An animal shelter has rescued hundreds of chicks shipped to a Georgia post office. Hundreds of other chicks in the shipment died.
11:30AM ( 1 hour ago )
The Latest: Presidential contenders woo New Hampshire voters
10:30 A.M. (EDT)Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is drawing sharp contrasts with his 2016 Republican presidential rivals, accusing some in his party of being too eager to commit U.S. forces to foreign wars.Pau...
11:14AM ( 1 hour ago )
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5 years on, empty graves, full hearts for Gulf survivors
JONESVILLE, La. (AP) — Courtney Kemp was getting dressed for work when husband Wyatt walked in and sat down. He didn't speak, but she could tell something was weighing on him.She knew that things hadn...
12:11PM ( 35 minutes ago )
US Treasury secretary urges Greece to reach debt deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance officials are urging Greece to reach a deal with its creditors and avoid a catastrophic default that would stagger a world economy still emerging from recession.U.S. T...
12:07PM ( 38 minutes ago )
Civil War 'Silent Sentinels' still on guard in North, South
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — After the Civil War ended in April 1865, statues depicting Union and Confederate soldiers went up across the country, from New England squares to Southern courthouses. A...
11:37AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Erik Jones scores NASCAR Xfinity pole at Bristol
Erik Jones will start Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway in a familiar spot – out front.
11:36AM ( 1 hour ago )
VIDEO: Boys soccer: West Hall clinches 2nd region crown in 3 seasons
The sodden turf and driving rains could so easily have doused West Hall’s region title hopes on Friday. The Spartans were in no mood to let their dreams slip away, however.
11:00AM ( 1 hour ago )
Boys soccer: Johnson claims 2nd straight 8-AAAA crown
Johnson claimed its second straight Region 8-AAAA crown on Friday in emphatic fashion.
10:36AM ( 2 hours ago )
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Cyprus passes insolvency laws, clears rescue program hurdle
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Lawmakers in Cyprus on Saturday passed key insolvency laws designed to open the taps for more international bailout cash.The vote makes it possible to operate foreclosure laws t...
12:20PM ( 25 minutes ago )
New England's snowy winter pushes back gardening season
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The historic barrage of snow and cold that struck New England this winter has pushed back the gardening season and left behind damaged bushes, trees and greenhouses — and garden...
11:26AM ( 1 hour ago )
Philanthropist, shopping mall developer Taubman dies at 91
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success — including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture — was...
10:42AM ( 2 hours ago )
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Singer Sam Hunt rising in both country and pop worlds
NEW YORK (AP) — Rising country star Sam Hunt may be finding success on the pop charts, but don't fret — he won't pull a Taylor Swift."By no means do I want to try to leave country music," Hunt said in...
11:14AM ( 1 hour ago )
Ringo Starr, Green Day headline eclectic Rock Hall class
CLEVELAND (AP) — Ringo Starr was always behind the other Beatles.Bobbing his head as he sat at his drum kit, Starr kept the steady backbeat for Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison, a once-...
10:54AM ( 1 hour ago )
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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 ( 20 hours ago )
Dutton Wins Outlaw Late Model Opener At ‘The Melon’
Stuart Dutton raced his way to the top of the leader board in Saturday night’s Outlaw Late Model feature at Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, Ga., and held on to score the season opening win.
10:00AM ( 2 days ago )
FBI seeks more victim information in area fraud case
Following a recent document seizure, the FBI believes there may be numerous Gainesville area victims of an investment fraud scheme.
1:41PM ( 1 day ago )
Forsyth Co. issues 1st $100M of transportation bonds
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved two bond issues at its meeting Thursday night, one as part of the Transportation Bond that was approved by voters in November.
By Staff
9:23AM ( 1 day ago )