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Tuesday July 7th, 2015 12:43AM
SC Senate votes to remove flag from Statehouse grounds
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure that could remove the banner more than five d...
11:43PM ( 59 minutes ago )
Clarkesville selects design/build team for fire-damaged downtown
The Clarkesville City Council has decided who will perform design work and redevelop the fire-damaged east side of the Square.
9:44PM ( 2 hours ago )
Hall Co. Schools prepare for ESPLOST V
The Hall County School Board prepared for the upcoming ESPLOST referendum vote at their work session Monday afternoon.
7:00PM ( 5 hours ago )
Habersham BOE adjusts for 1.5-percent decline in tax digest
Net school tax collections in Habersham County will be down 1.88 percent under numbers proposed Monday.
6:33PM ( 6 hours ago )
Arrest made following Gainesville funeral home limo theft
A suspect was apprehended Saturday evening in Atlanta after crashing a stolen limousine into a building. The limo was taken from the Memorial Park Funeral Home Main Chapel in Gainesville sometime in the afternoon.
5:26PM ( 7 hours ago )
No fatalities, several BUIs on Lake Lanier during holiday
For law enforcement officials, the Independence Day holiday weekend is a time for heavy patrols, watching both land and sea for impaired drivers, as well as working accidents and incidents.
4:16PM ( 8 hours ago )
US stocks slip amid global sell-off after Greek 'no' vote
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. fell broadly following drops in overseas markets as Greeks voted to reject creditor conditions for more loans, but the losses weren't as steep as many had feared.Wit...
6:32PM ( 6 hours ago )
Two Forsyth teens busted for theft with social media post
Two teenagers are facing theft charges for stealing a sweet tea container from a South Forsyth Subway after a store employee identified them on a video of the incident posted on social media by one of the suspects.
2:00PM ( 10 hours ago )
Court: Georgia official can set Vidalia onion packing date
Georgia's agriculture commissioner can set a packing date for the state's famed Vidalia onions, an appeals court has ruled.
1:44PM ( 10 hours ago )
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Local/State
Greek PM Tsipras races to restart talks after vote win
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras heads Tuesday to Brussels, where he will try to use a bailout referendum victory to obtain a rescue deal with European leaders. Tsipras faces...
12:19AM ( 23 minutes ago )
Chinese stocks drop, other Asian markets mixed
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks fell Tuesday despite official efforts to shore up slumping prices while other Asian markets were mixed after Wall Street's decline.KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite I...
11:53PM ( 49 minutes ago )
The Latest: Pope's rustic staff is replica of previous 1
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:___10 p.m.Pope Francis is using a rustic pastoral staff during this eight-day visit to South America.The...
11:48PM ( 54 minutes ago )
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National
Two-A-Days: High school football countdown is on, starting with Banks County
Believe it or not there are only 45 days left until the start of the 2015 high school football season around the state and here in northeast Georgia...
1:00PM ( 12 hours from now )
Braves halt Brewers' 8-game win streak, 5-3
Kelly Johnson homered and drove in three runs as the Atlanta Braves ended the Milwaukee Brewers' eight-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory Monday night.
12:13AM ( 30 minutes ago )
Carli Lloyd becomes Captain America for US women
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — For a brief time Sunday night, Carli Lloyd's Wikipedia page listed her position as "President of the United States."More like Captain America.Lloyd scored three goal...
8:05AM ( 16 hours ago )
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Sports
Samsung forecasts profit fall as S6 sales disappoint
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. forecast a fall in second quarter profit in a sign that sales of its much anticipated Galaxy S6 smartphones failed to meet expectations.Samsung on Tue...
11:35PM ( 1 hour ago )
Longtime Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub dies at 77
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the last of the classic Hollywood showmen, Jerry Weintraub built his show business empire on a Rolodex and chutzpah.The Brooklyn-born son of a Bronx jeweler, Weintraub rose from...
10:16PM ( 2 hours ago )
'Inside Out' emerges atop 'Jurassic World' in final tally
NEW YORK (AP) — Three weeks after opening, Pixar's "Inside Out" has finally slayed the dinosaurs of "Jurassic World."In final box office figures released Monday, "Inside Out" came out slightly ahead o...
5:05PM ( 7 hours ago )
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Aretha Franklin sings praises of Illinois after highway help
CHICAGO (AP) — Aretha Franklin's spokesman said the Queen of Soul was grateful and exclaimed "Hallelujah!" after the state of Illinois helped out when her tour bus broke down on the way to Chicago and...
5:04PM ( 7 hours ago )
Al Jazeera YouTube channel airs satirical video about US
NEW YORK (AP) — A video posted on an Al Jazeera YouTube channel over the Fourth of July weekend mocks Americans for dubious "achievements" in obesity, pornography production and gun ownership.The sati...
4:06PM ( 8 hours ago )
Broadway's Idina Menzel readies US tour like a pop star
NEW YORK (AP) — Idina Menzel, who has crossed over from the Broadway stage to the Billboard charts, is still surprised that she's able to sell concert tickets like a proper pop star."It's hard to cros...
1:39PM ( 11 hours ago )
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NASCAR Notebook: Stewart can make Daytona dash for Chase
Throughout his 17-year NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career, Tony Stewart has averaged 17.5 top-10 finishes per season.
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8:00AM ( 3 days ago )
Utility drones could inspect equipment, scan for outages
LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — When tornadoes and hurricanes topple power lines in the future, flying drones might be the first to pinpoint the damage.Power companies across the United States are testing whethe...
4:21PM ( 2 days ago )