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Thursday August 25th, 2016 9:11AM
July jobless rate for Northeast Georgia drops to 5.2%, rate for metro Gainesville holds steady at 4.6%
The unemployment rate in the Northeast Georgia region in July was 5.2 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.4 percent in June, while the rate for the Gainesville metro held steady at 4.6 percent.
6:00AM ( 3 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN staff
Isakson commits to 1 debate in Georgia US Senate race
Johnny Isakson's campaign says he will participate in one debate while bidding for a third term, likely the only time Georgia's three U.S. Senate candidates will face off before November's election.
10:16PM ( 10 hours ago )
By The Associated Press
PHOTO GALLERY: Move-in day brings nervous excitement to Brenau students
Over 400 residential students, 100 freshmen, move in to their campus housing at Brenau University on Wednesday.
7:06PM ( 14 hours ago )
Doug Collins joins opposition to GHMPO merger with Atlanta Regional Commission
Congressman Doug Collins of Gainesville has joined the chorus of opposition to a rule that would force the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization (GHMPO) to merge into the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).
2:16PM ( 18 hours ago )
Suwanee holds millage rate steady; greenway project comes in under budget
Suwanee city council voted Tuesday night to hold its millage rate steady at 4.93 mills, the same rate it has been since 2012, and the rate city leaders used in the fiscal year 2017 budget.
12:21PM ( 20 hours ago )
Gainesville man arrested in Monday crime spree, including threats against imam and kidnapping of child
A Gainesville man faces a long list of charges - including kidnapping - following a crime spree on the east side of the city Monday morning.
11:30AM ( 21 hours ago )
Trump, aiming to widen support, makes pitch to Hispanics
Donald Trump pledged to aid Hispanic voters in the crucial swing state of Florida on Wednesday, promising to brighten their economic horizons in his latest outreach to communities of color
8:08AM ( 1 hour ago )
In some US schools, resistance to ending corporal punishment
Corporal punishment still on the books in more than a third of the country despite regular calls to ban it
4:39AM ( 4 hours ago )
Italy toll rises to 247 as anguish mounts over quake past
Rescue crews raced against time Thursday looking for survivors from the earthquake that leveled three towns in central Italy, but the death toll rose to 247 and Italy once again anguished over its ancient communities built on seismic lands
3:31AM ( 5 hours ago )
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Turkey: US says Syria Kurds are pulling back in north Syria
Turkey: US says Syrian Kurds have started pulling back east of Euphrates in contested northern Syria flashpoint
8:49AM ( 20 minutes ago )
Italian quake death toll rises to 241, anguish mounts
Rescue crews aided by sniffer dogs dug through crumbled homes Thursday looking for earthquake survivors as Italy again anguished over how to secure its ancient towns and modern cities from the country's highly seismic terrain
8:39AM ( 30 minutes ago )
Bill Clinton defends embattled family foundation
Former President Bill Clinton says he's proud of people who have donated to the Clinton Foundation and the work the organization has done, saying it creates jobs and saves lives
8:36AM ( 33 minutes ago )
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Q&A: GHS coach Bruce Miller expecting another big test on Friday
AcessWDUN's Jeff Hart sat down with Gainesville coach Bruce Miller this week to ask him what they are doing to prepare to take on Alpharetta on Friday at City Park Stadium.
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Braves trade Francoeur to Marlins in 3-team deal
The Miami Marlins acquired Jeff Francoeur from the Atlanta Braves in a three-team trade Wednesday night, hoping the well-traveled outfielder can provide a boost toward a playoff spot.
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Smart still considering No. 18 Georgia's 3 contenders at QB
There has been no change in Georgia's three-man competition at quarterback...
9:04AM ( 6 minutes ago )
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WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook
Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing users' phone numbers with Facebook, its parent company
8:19AM ( 50 minutes ago )
German business confidence drops unexpectedly, survey shows
A closely watched survey shows that business confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, has dropped unexpectedly as managers' assessment of both the outlook and their current situation darkens
5:07AM ( 4 hours ago )
WHY IT MATTERS: Trade
In this angry election year, many Americans are deeply skeptical about free trade, it not downright hostile to it
3:31AM ( 5 hours ago )
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PGA Tour playoffs get start at The Barclays
The top five players on the PGA Tour this season should be plenty rested going into the FedEx Cup playoffs
8:03AM ( 1 hour ago )
Designer Sonia Rykiel, known for a relaxed style, dies at 86
French designer Sonia Rykiel, the "queen of knitwear" whose relaxed striped sweaters helped liberate women from their stuffy suits, has died at age 86
6:16AM ( 2 hours ago )
Belarusian leader treats action hero Seagal to local melons
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has treated American action hero Steven Seagal to a harvest of carrots and watermelons at his country residence
6:12AM ( 2 hours ago )
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Turpen holds off challengers for USCS Senoia victory
Morgan Turpen picked up her fourth USCS Sprint Car Series win of the season on Saturday night in the 7th Annual Senoia Summernationals at Georgia’s Senoia Raceway, holding off Howard Moore for the victory.
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8:00AM ( 2 days ago )
Isakson commits to 1 debate in Georgia US Senate race
Johnny Isakson's campaign says he will participate in one debate while bidding for a third term, likely the only time Georgia's three U.S. Senate candidates will face off before November's election.
By The Associated Press
10:16PM ( 10 hours ago )