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Monday August 31st, 2015 5:55PM
Qualifiers trickling in for local municipal elections
Qualifying is underway in several municipal elections in Hall County, and as of Monday afternoon, a few names have officially been added to the mix.
4:25PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Georgia lawmaker says he had account on cheating website
A state lawmaker from Macon says he had an account on the cheating website Ashley Madison.
3:48PM ( 2 hours ago )
Flowery Branch considers a ban on panhandling and "urban camping"
Flowery Branch city councils will consider an ordinance Thursday that would ban "urban camping and panhandling" in the city.
2:16PM ( 3 hours ago )
White County mails property tax notices; due Nov. 15
White County property owners started receiving their 2015 tax notices over the weekend.
2:03PM ( 3 hours ago )
Truett-McConnell College purchases Cleveland Worship Center
It was a time of celebration Sunday night at Cleveland Worship Center, not just a time to worship the Lord, but a time to celebrate a partnership deal between the church and Truett-McConnell College.
11:56AM ( 5 hours ago )
Parolee faces drug trafficking charge, authorities seize meth. worth nearly $31,000
A parolee faces a trafficking methamphetamine charge after authorities said they found 11 ounces of the drug in his vehicle following a wreck earlier this month.
11:10AM ( 6 hours ago )
Fred is easternmost hurricane to form in tropics of Atlantic, 1st to cross Cape Verde Islands
MIAMI (AP) — Weather forecasters say Hurricane Fred is the easternmost hurricane known to have formed in the Atlantic tropics, and the first to actually pass over the Cape Verde Islands as a hurricane...
4:54PM ( 1 hour ago )
After weeks of turmoil, US stock market closes out its worst month in more than 3 years
NEW YORK (AP) — August was a brutal month for investors.Fears about a slowdown in China's economy and concerns about when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates pushed stocks sharply lower this...
4:51PM ( 1 hour ago )
Texas-based Blue Bell resumes sales 4 months after listeria scare forces ice cream recall
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Blue Bell ice cream is back.Blue Bell Creameries resumed selling its products at some locations Monday, four months after the Texas-based retailer halted sales due to listeria co...
3:30PM ( 2 hours ago )
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Local/State
Obama arrives in Alaska on historic trip aimed at sounding alarm on global warming
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama is opening a historic trip to Alaska that will make him the first sitting president to visit the Alaska Arctic.The president arrived on Monday afternoon...
5:52PM ( 2 minutes ago )
Jury convicts white supremacist of murder, other charges in deaths of 3 at Kansas Jewish sites
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The man who admitted killing three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites was convicted of murder and other charges Monday, shortly after he told jurors he hoped to "die a...
5:45PM ( 9 minutes ago )
'Pigs in a blanket' chant at Black Lives Matter protest at Minnesota State Fair riles police
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An organizer behind the Black Lives Matter weekend march outside the Minnesota State Fair stood by the group's chant to fry police "like bacon," saying Monday that law enforceme...
5:38PM ( 16 minutes ago )
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National
5 things: What we learned from Week 1 of high school football
Here’s a look at five things we learned from week 1 of the high school football season...
5:17PM ( 38 minutes ago )
Week 1: Big wins, tough losses mark full start of 2015 prep football season
The season got started with a bang for some area high school football teams – while others will be going back to the drawing board after a mix of results for northeast Georgia-based programs.
9:02AM ( 2 days ago )
VIDEO: Turnovers key to Spartans win over Knights
If only Johnson could erase the final four minutes of the second quarter.
8:13AM ( 2 days ago )
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Friday Game Night
Fan's death at Braves game raises stadium safety questions
The death of a longtime Braves season-ticket holder raises questions about the height of guard rails at the team's new stadium that is to open in 2017.
5:33PM ( 22 minutes ago )
Carter's cancer rekindles memories of 1980 Olympic boycott
Thirty-five years after his hopes for a gold medal were dashed by Jimmy Carter's boycott of the Moscow Olympics, Craig Beardsley is at peace.
10:53PM ( 19 hours ago )
Braves' woes continue in 'demoralizing' 20-6 loss to Yankees
A Braves team that was at .500 through 84 games has since been in a downward slide that gained speed with three straight losses to the Yankees.
10:50PM ( 19 hours ago )
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Sports
Huge offshore gas field could end Egypt's fuel crisis, but will take years to develop
CAIRO (AP) — The discovery of a huge gas field off Egypt's coast promises to ease a long-running fuel crisis and boost the economy after years of unrest, but it will take years to develop and won't br...
4:40PM ( 1 hour ago )
Huge explosion at Spanish fireworks factory kills 5 people and injures 6
MADRID (AP) — A huge explosion Monday at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain killed five people and injured six others, authorities said.The blast occurred around 2 p.m. (1200 GMT) at the Pirote...
3:39PM ( 2 hours ago )
First boom, then bust: Investors once keen on emerging market darlings are now in full flight
NEW YORK (AP) — If you think investors in U.S. stocks have had it rough, consider the hapless folks who followed Wall Street's advice to buy emerging-market stocks.The MSCI Emerging Markets index has...
3:29PM ( 2 hours ago )
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Business
Kanye West for 2020? White House looks forward to rapper's campaign for presidential bid
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — Kanye West for 2020? The White House says it is anticipating the rapper's potential bid for president.West claimed he would run for president while accepting the Michael Ja...
5:35PM ( 19 minutes ago )
Book Review: 'Jade Dragon Mountain' is thoughtful, briskly paced mystery
"Jade Dragon Mountain" (Minotaur), by Elsa HartElsa Hart's fiction debut perfectly melds history with the mystery genre for a lush look at China on the cusp of change. Set in the early 1700s, "Jade Dr...
5:21PM ( 33 minutes ago )
Book Review: Jonathan Franzen masterfully connects the gritty dots in 'Purity'
"Purity" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Jonathan FranzenPip Tyler resides in a dilapidated Oakland house with a handful of other squatters, owes $130,000 for an education she isn't using, and has a c...
5:20PM ( 34 minutes ago )
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Pena scores K&N Pro Series East win in wild VIR finish
Sometimes it’s good to be at the right place at the right time and that was true for Sergio Pena Saturday in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Biscuitville 125 at Virginia International Raceway.
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8:00AM ( 9 hours ago )
Settlement reached in lawsuit over decade-old Gulf oil leak
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Environmental groups and a New Orleans company that failed to end a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico have reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit over the slow-motion s...
12:32PM ( 4 days ago )