Thursday October 8th, 2015 4:09PM
Chaos in the House: McCarthy withdraws candidacy for speaker, GOP vote postponed
WASHINGTON (AP) — With no warning, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdrew Thursday from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House, shocking fellow Republicans just before voting was to begin and plun...
2:42PM ( 1 hour ago )
D.A.: Moran gets life without parole in Gainesville taxi driver murder
A Gainesville woman was sentenced to life in prison without parole Thursday in murder of a Gainesville taxi driver earlier this year.
2:34PM ( 1 hour ago )
Rehabilitative Industries of Northeast Georgia ring-in month-long awareness celebration
Thursday morning area civic and business leaders joined RING staff members at their Athens Street headquarters to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
12:22PM ( 3 hours ago )
Gainesville Police investigate reported robbery
Gainesville Police are investigating what was reported as a robbery in the parking lot of an Athens Street business Wednesday afternoon.
12:18PM ( 3 hours ago )
Manhunt underway for suspects in Gillsville area
The Banks County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men who fled after their vehicle crashed during a pursuit by deputies Thursday morning.
11:13AM ( 4 hours ago )
Contract awarded for $37M road project in Forsyth Co.
The widening of a five-mile section of Bethleview Road in Forsyth County - which will include a bridge over Big Creek - is a step closer to reality.
10:35AM ( 5 hours ago )
Special Olympics World Games gold medal winner from Gainesville to be honored
A young man from Gainesville, who won a gold medal at the Special Olympics World Games earlier this year, will be honored, along with his parents, in Atlanta next week.
12:56PM ( 3 hours ago )
Delta and Alaska rank best for on-time arrivals, Spirit ranks at the bottom
The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that the nation's leading carriers posted an on-time rate of 80.3 percent in August.
12:28PM ( 3 hours ago )
Downtown Gainesville streets to close for the weekend for Mule Camp
Gainesville City officials will close the downtown streets to traffic Thursday afternoon at 5:30 for the annual Mule Camp Market festival on the Gainesville Square
11:59AM ( 4 hours ago )
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Ex-Chicago Public Schools CEO indicted in alleged kickback scheme to steer $20M contract
CHICAGO (AP) — The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools was indicted on corruption charges Thursday in an alleged scheme to steer $20 million worth of no-bid contracts to education companies in exchan...
3:44PM ( 25 minutes ago )
Indiana University fraternity's charter revoked over sexually explicit video
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Alpha Tau Omega revoked the charter and closed its Indiana University chapter Thursday following the release of a video purportedly showing a fraternity member performing a se...
3:43PM ( 25 minutes ago )
Authorities find gun during arrest of 3 drifters in California tantra yoga teacher's death
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they recovered a gun thought to be used to kill a popular tantra yoga teacher.Marin County Sheriff's Lt. Doug Pittman said Thursday that the handgun was recov...
3:41PM ( 27 minutes ago )
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Surprising Tigers looking to take early lead in 7-AAA
Sid Maxwell admitted he wasn’t sure what he was getting into when he decided to take the Dawson County job back in the spring.
8:02PM ( 3 hours from now )
Region races ready for exciting sprint to the finish
With just five weeks left before the start of the playoffs, it’s crunch time for every team in northeast Georgia as the playoff stretch run gets under way.
9:50PM ( 18 hours ago )
(VIDEO) Player of the Week: Cain trashes Fannin to spark Leopards win
Banks County football needed a spark on Friday night. And Trevae Cain was happy to help provide it...
4:59PM ( 23 hours ago )
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Falcons downplay White's complaints about lack of passes
Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White skipped practice Wednesday for an undisclosed personal matter, while the team addressed concerns that he's not happy with a diminished role in the offense.
8:42AM ( 7 hours ago )
VIDEO: Kevin Harvick, Regan Smith tame the 'Monster Mile'
If there's one thing the NASCAR world should know by now, it's that Kevin Harvick is hard to beat when he's in a must win situation.
8:00AM ( 8 hours ago )
Tennessee dismisses WR Pig Howard ahead of facing UGA
Tennessee wide receiver Alton "Pig" Howard has been dismissed from the team for a violation of unspecified team rules.
5:48AM ( 10 hours ago )
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Facebook hopes users in Spain and Ireland will 'love' their new emotion buttons
NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes "Like" just doesn't cut it. So how about Love or Angry? Haha or Sad? Or just Yay or Wow?Facebook is going "Inside Out" on the Like button, adding a range of new emotional rea...
3:49PM ( 19 minutes ago )
Amazon launches Handmade site for artisans, challenging crafty site Etsy
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is launching its site for handcrafted goods called Handmade at Amazon on Thursday, hoping to capitalize on shoppers' appetite for homemade goods ahead of the holiday season.The...
3:47PM ( 21 minutes ago )
VW executive apologizes to angry Congress _ but says emissions scandal is not his fault
WASHINGTON (AP) — Volkswagen's top U.S. executive offered deep apologies yet sought to distance himself Thursday from the emissions scandal enveloping the world's largest automaker. He asserted that h...
3:40PM ( 28 minutes ago )
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Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch apologizes for 'real black President' tweet
NEW YORK (AP) — Rupert Murdoch, who founded the News Corp. media empire that includes Fox News Channel, apologized on Thursday for a Twitter message suggesting that President Barack Obama isn't a "rea...
3:29PM ( 39 minutes ago )
With drones in tow, Paul Thomas Anderson debuts music documentary 'Junun' at NY Film Festival
NEW YORK (AP) — Filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson premiered his first documentary, "Junun," on Thursday at the New York Film Festival, unveiling a sonically rich portrait of Indian musicians recording an...
3:29PM ( 40 minutes ago )
'Straight Outta Compton' director F. Gary Gray set for 8th film in 'Fast & Furious' franchise
LOS ANGELES (AP) — F. Gary Gray, who made waves this summer with his profitable and critically acclaimed N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton," has been set to direct the eighth film in the "Fast &...
3:03PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Coby keeps Modified title hopes alive with Stafford win
Three races after it appeared Doug Coby’s efforts to repeat as NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion were in jeopardy, he’s back in the driver’s seat.
By Jason Cunningham-NASCAR Media
12:00PM ( 2 days ago )
Lula prepares to grow; Hall County wants to be involved
This small city in northeast Hall County (estimated 2013 population of 2,847) wants to be ready for what’s coming; the Economic Development Council, an extension of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce wants to help them reach that point. Some fence-mending, however, might first be needed.
11:22AM ( 3 days ago )