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Saturday May 23rd, 2015 11:17PM
STATE CHAMPS: Buford sweeps Whitewater for AAAA title
Buford won its first state baseball title since 2011 with a sweep of Whitewater Saturday in the Class AAAA championship series.
8:25AM ( 9 hours from now )
History and Heritage at Ft. Hollingsworth
North Georgia's sunny sky and comfortable temperatures brought out the visitors Saturday to the 20th Annual 'Day at the Fort' at Fort Hollingsworth, nestled in the rolling Banks County countryside near Alto.
7:34PM ( 3 hours ago )
Hall Co. fire officials warn residents to take caution around the grill during holiday weekend
It's Memorial Day Weekend, and safety is always a huge concern for families hitting the roads to travel.
2:00PM ( 9 hours ago )
By Alyson Shields
Wrigley, GDOL holds job fair for first wave of new employees
Earlier this month, the Wrigley Company announced plans to hire 150 new employees for its facility in Flowery Branch. Starting on Wednesday, May 27, the company will begin taking applications for some of those positions.
12:32PM ( 10 hours ago )
Duke Energy begins coal ash clean up; some material being moved to N. Ga.
Loads of coal ash from unlined dumps in North Carolina are being moved into Banks County.
10:38AM ( 12 hours ago )
By Associated Press
Ga. officials launching child vehicle safety campaign
Georgia child welfare officials are launching a campaign meant to raise awareness of the dangers of leaving children in unattended vehicles.
9:32AM ( 13 hours ago )
Memorial Day events around North Georgia
Memorial Day means the beginning of summer for many families, as well as the celebration of those who gave their lives to defend our country. Below is a list of events in the area to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend.
12:24PM ( 13 hours from now )
Fire officials probing blaze at Gwinnett shopping center
Authorities are investigating a fire that heavily damaged a strip shopping center in Gwinnett County.
11:51AM ( 11 hours ago )
Charity ride planned for injured North Hall teen
A motorcycle ride and music benefit are planned to raise money for an injured North Hall High School junior's medical bills.
9:05AM ( 14 hours ago )
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Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto
HONOLULU (AP) — Demonstrators spent Saturday planting coconut trees and waving signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Mon...
10:45PM ( 31 minutes ago )
Ireland gives resounding 62.1 percent 'yes' to gay marriage
DUBLIN (AP) — Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first national...
10:44PM ( 32 minutes ago )
The Latest on flooding: Highway closures across Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — 9:20 p.m.A powerful storm that has flooded roads across much of Oklahoma also has caused major damage at a gas station in the state capital of Oklahoma City.KOCO-TV reports heavy...
10:25PM ( 51 minutes ago )
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VIDEO: Rankings mean nothing to Wolves -- they want a ring
Seniors Joey Bart, Jake Higginbotham, Connor Bennett, and Keyton Gibson aren’t worried about expectations at this point in the season. They know first hand expectations usually are worth about as much as it cost you to listen to them...
5:00PM ( 6 hours ago )
How do you measure clutch? Gainesville baseball provides the metric
In three straight postseasons, Gainesville baseball players watched in agony as -- at the crucial moment -- the other team made the play.
4:59PM ( 6 hours ago )
Team Penske scores big on Carb Day at Indianapolis
Team Penske hopes a successful Coors Light Carb Day will indicate a good Indianapolis 500 race day.
10:00AM ( 13 hours ago )
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Pipeline that leaked wasn't equipped with auto shut-off
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of...
8:46PM ( 2 hours ago )
Nigerian airlines cancel flights amid fuel crisis
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian airlines grounded flights Saturday and radio stations were silenced as a months-long fuel shortage aggravated by striking oil tanker drivers worsened in Africa's biggest...
6:55PM ( 4 hours ago )
2 people chained to Shell ship north of Seattle
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Two people have chained themselves to a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell's exploratory oil drilling plans and currently moored in Washington state.Eric Ross of t...
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Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest while Russia is booed
VIENNA (AP) — Sweden beat Russia to win the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, in an event described by organizers as beyond politics but marred by boos for the Russian that were apparently pro...
9:03PM ( 2 hours ago )
CANNES WATCH: Going out In style
CANNES, France (AP) — The 68th Cannes Film Festival was going out in style this weekend, with Marion Cotillard drawing raves on both carpet and screen at the "Macbeth" premiere and the very cool entou...
8:33PM ( 2 hours ago )
B.B. King memorial more cheers than tears in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A standing ovation for B.B. King and more cheers than tears marked a family-and-friends memorial of the late blues great's life and legacy Saturday in Las Vegas."B.B. was energetic, A...
7:56PM ( 3 hours ago )
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Looking back at David Letterman's career
An interactive timeline about the life and career of talk show host David Letterman, who taped his last "Late Show" on Wednesday
By The Associated Press
4:16PM ( 3 days ago )
Team Penske scores big on Carb Day at Indianapolis
Team Penske hopes a successful Coors Light Carb Day will indicate a good Indianapolis 500 race day.
By IndyCar Media
10:00AM ( 13 hours ago )
MS-13 gang member wanted for New York murders arrested in Flowery Branch
The FBI confirmed Thursday morning that a known member of the MS-13 gang wanted for murder in New York was arrested at a residence in Flowery Branch earlier in the week.
10:58AM ( 2 days ago )
Flowery Branch moves forward with downtown redevelopment
The Flowery Branch City Council has given approval to start the pre-design work on a redesign of the city's downtown area.
7:38PM ( 4 days ago )