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Toddler run over by vehicle in Hall County, uncle charged
A toddler is dead and his 19-year-old uncle is in jail after a fatal accident in the east Hall County area Sunday afternoon.
7:27AM ( 2 hours ago )
AAA: Gas prices reach four-month high
For the first time in 127 days, the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline exceeded $2.50 per gallon on Friday.
6:47AM ( 2 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN staff
Hartwell troopers nab Commerce armed robbery suspects
New troopers from the newest Georgia State Patrol post in Hartwell were able to lead the capture of a pair of armed robbery suspects Sunday afternoon.
9:32PM ( 12 hours ago )
Driver charged in serious-injury crash near Lula
A Lula man has been charged in a Saturday night wreck that left a Jefferson man badly hurt.
6:14PM ( 15 hours ago )
By Rob Moore
Forbes '30-Under-30' entrepreneur to address Brenau graduates
Amanda Slavin, the Las Vegas-based entrepreneur who made this year's Forbes magazine list of top marketing and advertising professionals who have not yet celebrated their 30th birthdays, will address more than 600 Brenau University graduates at commencement exercises Friday and Saturday.
11:30AM ( 22 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN Staff
Qualifying begins Monday for special Flowery Branch council election
Qualifying begins for the June 16 special election for two vacant Flowery Branch City Council seats.
9:00AM ( 1 day ago )
By AccessWDUN Staff
Gay marriage a difficult issue for GOP White House hopefuls
NEW YORK (AP) — For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs — notably the presidential hopefuls — face a far more complicated landscape...
7:43AM ( 1 day ago )
Same-sex marriage opponents urge Supreme Court to go slow
WASHINGTON (AP) — Same-sex marriage opponents acknowledge they face a tough task in trying to persuade the Supreme Court to allow states to limit marriage to a man and a woman.But they are urging the...
7:42AM ( 1 day ago )
Gainesville woman recognized as Newman Civic Fellow
Rachel Glazer, a junior majoring in psychology at the University of North Georgia (UNG), has been recognized as a 2015 Newman Civic Fellow. This national award is given to individuals who demonstrate leadership and problem-solving abilities within their community.
7:00AM ( 1 day ago )
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Thousands expected at Monday's funeral for Freddie Gray
BALTIMORE (AP) — Thousands were expected Monday at a funeral for a man who died after sustaining serious spinal injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police.Services were planned for 11 a.m. EDT...
9:09AM ( 35 minutes ago )
Quake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villages
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers — Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through r...
9:06AM ( 38 minutes ago )
Japan's prime minister kicks off US visit in Boston
BOSTON (AP) — Japan's prime minister began the second day of his U.S. visit with a stop at the Boston Marathon finish line.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh ah-bay) and his wife left a wreath at the...
8:50AM ( 54 minutes ago )
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Postseason now in full swing for spring sports
The race is on, and it won't stop now until champions are named just a few weeks hence.
5:10PM ( 7 hours from now )
North Georgia baseball makes history with first ever regular season crown
The No. 18 University of North Georgia baseball team etched its mark in school history as the Nighthawks claimed the 2015 Peach Belt Conference regular season championship by virtue of a 5-3 win over Montevallo on Sunday afternoon at Bob Stein Stadium.
12:24PM ( 2 hours from now )
Post Race Notes: Elliott solid in Richmond NSCS effort
Quietly, Chase Elliott had a solid performance in Sunday’s postponed Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
8:00AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Poll: Most Greeks dissatisfied with government performance
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A small majority of Greeks are dissatisfied with the new government's performance, and half want it to compromise with its European creditors if current tortuous bailout negotiat...
9:08AM ( 36 minutes ago )
Fitch downgrades Japan citing economic concerns
Fitch Ratings has lowered Japan's credit rating as the country continues to wrestle with staggering debt.Fitch said Monday that the government did not include sufficient measures in its budget to repl...
8:54AM ( 50 minutes ago )
Starbucks breakdown shows how registers have evolved
NEW YORK (AP) — A glitch that disabled registers at thousands of Starbucks stores Friday was a reminder of the invisible systems restaurants rely on to run increasingly sophisticated operations.Regist...
6:30AM ( 3 hours ago )
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Kim Kardashian: supports Bruce Jenner's gender transition
NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian says she and her family support her stepfather Bruce Jenner 100 percent as he goes through gender transition, even though family members are still adjusting to that news...
8:40AM ( 1 hour ago )
Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings — and not worn by DeGenere...
5:25AM ( 4 hours ago )
Singer Jamie Barton wins the 'Heisman Trophy' of music
NEW YORK (AP) — The prize dubbed the Heisman Trophy for singers is going to a Georgia native with an earth-shattering voice — and an earthy style.Announced Sunday, the winner of the 2015 Richard Tucke...
12:04AM ( 9 hours ago )
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What is a concussion?
Video explainer shows what a concussion is, how you can get one and what the effects are on the brain.
By The Associated Press
6:03PM ( 4 days ago )
Newgarden scores first career IndyCar victory at Barber
Josef Newgarden wasn’t nervous with three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon and a hard-charging Graham Rahal within striking distance in the closing laps of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
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8:18PM ( 13 hours ago )
5 nursing students killed in Georgia interstate crash
ELLABELLE, Ga. (AP) — Five nursing students died early Wednesday in a chain-reaction crash in southeast Georgia that authorities said began when a tractor-trailer failed to slow down and smashed into...
9:43PM ( 4 days ago )
Helen restaurant/bar owner fined $1,000 by city
The owner of two Helen restaurants/bars will get to keep her license, despite being accused of keeping one of those establishments open until nearly 4 a.m. March 28, contrary to city ordinances.
9:32PM ( 3 days ago )