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Thursday May 28th, 2015 8:10PM
Hall Co. Commission delays agreement with F. Branch for road improvements
An intergovernmental agreement that has been in consideration for four years that would bring turn lanes and new pavement to the intersection of McEver Road and Gainesville Street is going to wait, at least for now.
7:30PM ( 40 minutes ago )
Interim Gainesville City Manager announced
Melody Marlowe, the city's Chief Financial Officer, has been named the Interim Gainesville City Manager and will begin her duties on July 3.
5:23PM ( 2 hours ago )
Federal prosecutors indict ex-US Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert on bank-related charges
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors indict ex-US Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert on bank-related charges.
5:08PM ( 3 hours ago )
Hall schools: Schofield recommending 4 for leadership positions, including 3 new principals
Superintendent Will Schofield Thursday said he will make four leadership recommendations - including three new principals - to the Hall County Board of Education at a June 2 called meeting.
4:42PM ( 3 hours ago )
Roosevelt Square re-design project nears reality
Architectural plans for the redesign of Roosevelt Square were finally presented to the Gainesville City Council members at their work session Thursday morning.
1:14PM ( 6 hours ago )
US jobless aid applications rose last week; total still low
WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the overall level remains low and points to a healthy job market.Weekly applications increased 7,000 to a seasonally adj...
8:57AM ( 11 hours ago )
Man fatally shot by central Ga. sheriff's deputy
Putnam County sheriff's officials say a man has died after a confrontation with a deputy.
6:34PM ( 1 hour ago )
Thunderstorms, high winds expected in north, central Ga.
Forecasters are warning of thunderstorms and high winds in parts of north and central Georgia.
2:55PM ( 5 hours ago )
Brenau, UNG hosting film festival this weekend
Brenau University and the University of North George are co-hosting a film festival in Gainesville this weekend.
1:41PM ( 6 hours ago )
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Ex-US Speaker charged in relation to payments of hush money
CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican who was once...
7:41PM ( 28 minutes ago )
THE LATEST: US will vote for Prince Ali in FIFA election
ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:12:31 a.m. (2231 GMT, 6:31 p.m. EDT)The United States says it will vote for Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein for FIFA president on Friday and not for in...
7:27PM ( 42 minutes ago )
Heavy rain eases Texas drought, but high water could linger
HOUSTON (AP) — This week's record rainfall in Texas eased the state's drought and swelled rivers and lakes to the point that they may not return to normal levels until July, scientists said Thursday.J...
7:21PM ( 48 minutes ago )
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Ralston guns down another tournament title, sets personal bests in process
Gainesville prep golfer Spencer Ralston began his summer tournament schedule with a bang this week, winning the Orchard Hills Junior Classic in Newnan by firing an 18-under-par 126 over 36 holes.
11:59AM ( 15 hours from now )
Georgia, ex-Habersham standout McCoy chosen as Nicklaus Award finalist
Georgia golfer Lee McCoy has been chosen as one of five finalists for the 2015 Division I Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by Barbasol, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Thursday.
11:00AM ( 14 hours from now )
Opinion: Gainesville's heroic effort a worthy cap to an astounding prep season
Any coach, athlete, parent or booster that follows prep sports witnessed some amazing moments over the last few weeks -- from championships (some historic), to heartbreak and everything in between, as area teams and individuals provided us with a stunning finish to the 2014-15 high school sports campaign.
9:13PM ( 1 hour from now )
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California senators call oil-spill response 'insufficient'
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — California's U.S. senators say the response to last week's oil spill that blackened beaches and created a 10-square-mile slick on the Pacific was "insufficient."Democratic Sens....
7:53PM ( 16 minutes ago )
Wisconsin governor: Obama power plant rule 'unworkable'
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican eyeing a presidential run in 2016, says President Barack Obama's plan to reduce pollution from coal-fired power plants is "unworkable."Wisco...
7:21PM ( 48 minutes ago )
Google offers unlimited free storage of photos, videos
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is willing to store and organize all of the world's digital photos and videos for free.The online photo service announced Thursday is the latest example of Google's desire...
7:16PM ( 53 minutes ago )
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Business
Michael King, innovative syndicator of 'Oprah,' dies at 67
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael King, an innovative TV syndicator who helped make stars of Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil McGraw and Rachael Ray, has died.A family member confirmed King died Wednesday in Los Angeles...
7:27PM ( 42 minutes ago )
Hozier, Nick Jonas to perform at daytime iHeartRadio fest
NEW YORK (AP) — Hozier, Nick Jonas and Trey Songz are among the performers set for the daytime portion of the upcoming iHeartRadio Music Festival.Swedish singer Tove Lo, pop-rock band Echosmith and Wa...
6:06PM ( 2 hours ago )
Bush on books: From Bible to historical thriller
LANSING, Michigan (AP) — Looking for a summer book list? Jeb Bush has some to recommend.In a detour from policy questions about immigration and the Middle East on Thursday, the likely Republican presi...
5:25PM ( 2 hours ago )
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McIntosh gets first career Spring Nationals win at Boyd’s
Donald McIntosh finally won an Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series race.
By Chris Tilley
4:00PM ( 3 days ago )
Jackson EMC participates in large solar installation
Jackson EMC President/CEO Chip Jakins announced Wednesday that its renewable energy supplier, Green Power EMC, has reached an agreement to purchase the full output of a new 52-Megawatt solar array planned for construction in Jeff Davis County near Hazlehurst.
6:24PM ( 1 day ago )