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Sunday April 26th, 2015 7:39AM
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 ( 39 minutes ago )
UNG to open Blue Ridge instructional site
With state funding approved recently, the University of North Georgia (UNG) plans to open an instructional site this fall in Blue Ridge.
6:32AM ( 1 hour ago )
By AccessWDUN Staff
Gainesville Chicken Festival dodges the weather
If anybody left the 11th Annual Spring Chicken Festival Saturday in downtown Gainesville hungry it was their own fault.
5:18PM ( 14 hours ago )
Youth Leadership Hall celebrates 10 years with largest class ever
The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Youth Leadership Hall with the largest class ever.
1:00PM ( 18 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN Staff
Seven-foot bear breaks out of Ellijay garage
A 7-foot bear that accidentally got stuck in a North Georgia garage clawed its way out a window as a resident watched.
10:35AM ( 21 hours ago )
Habitat for Humanity of Hall County turns corner with home #50
Maxine Harvey couldn’t speak; “Thank you” softly fell from her lips between sobs. The reality was setting in: she was now a homeowner, the recipient of the 50th house constructed by Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.
9:21AM ( 22 hours ago )
Aid starts coming to Nepal after quake kills 1,865
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Tens of thousands of Nepalese who spent the night under a chilly sky were jolted awake by strong aftershocks Sunday, and rescuers aided by international teams cleared rubble in...
11:45PM ( 7 hours ago )
'Saigon has fallen' - a reporter's view of Vietnam War's end
(EDITOR'S NOTE — More than two decades of war in Vietnam, first involving the French and then the Americans, ended with the last days of April 1975. Peter Arnett, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his cove...
7:30PM ( 12 hours ago )
Annual summer burn ban begins May 1 in Hall, 53 other Ga. counties
If you have some outdoor burning planned, you have just a few days left to do it unless you want to wait until fall.
9:13AM ( 22 hours ago )
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More than 2,200 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A powerful aftershock shook Nepal on Sunday, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets a day after a massive earthquake left more...
7:13AM ( 25 minutes ago )
First survivors of Mount Everest avalanche reach Kathmandu
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The first group of survivors from an earthquake-triggered avalanche that swept through the Mount Everest base camp were flown to Nepal's capital on Sunday and taken to hospital...
7:09AM ( 29 minutes ago )
Sudan's pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt's, go unvisited
AL-BERGAWIYA, Sudan (AP) — The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is...
6:53AM ( 45 minutes ago )
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UNG softball advances to PBC final with 8-2 win over Ga. Regents; title game moved To Sunday
The top-seeded University of North Georgia's PBC softball tournament championship game with second-seeded Georgia College was halted in the top of the second inning due to a strong thunderstorm. The storm dumped enough water on the field to render the playing surface unsafe for the rest of the night.
10:37PM ( 9 hours ago )
Early inning explosion allows Eagles to take 2015 finale from Lions, 6-4
The Piedmont College baseball team wrapped up the 2015 season in this afternoon's non-conference matchup against Emory University with the Eagles winning 6-4.
10:32PM ( 9 hours ago )
Simmons homer leads rally in Braves' 5-2 win over Phillies
Andrelton Simmons led off the seventh inning with a homer, sparking a rally that helped the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Saturday night.
10:30PM ( 9 hours ago )
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Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake
NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday.Google confirmed his de...
8:20PM ( 11 hours ago )
Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch
SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks was back in business Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before.The company said the outage was resolved Friday night afte...
7:48PM ( 11 hours ago )
Volkswagen chairman Piech resigns after dispute over CEO
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ferdinand Piech, chairman of the board of Volkswagen AG and a major figure in the German auto industry, has stepped down after clashing with other board members over his crit...
6:19PM ( 13 hours ago )
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Liotta recalls Scorsese discussion before 'Goodfellas' shoot
NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribeca Film Festival ended Saturday night with a bang — a special 25th anniversary screening of the Martin Scorsese gangster flick "Goodfellas."On the red carpet, star Ray Liotta...
2:15AM ( 5 hours ago )
Judge: Attending Pink concert didn't harm New Jersey girl
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A mom's decision to take her 11-year-old daughter to a Pink concert has a judge saying, "So What?"The New Jersey judge says the concert trip isn't evidence of bad parenting.htt...
9:28PM ( 10 hours ago )
Off-Broadway play 'The Fantasticks' offered a lifeline
NEW YORK (AP) — The off-Broadway phenomenon "The Fantasticks" won't be closing next month after all — thanks to a pair of fantastic fans.Two donors have stepped up and pledged to keep the stalwart, lo...
3:20PM ( 16 hours ago )
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A timeline of Queen Elizabeth II's life
An interactive timeline of the key events in Queen Elizabeth II's life. At 89 years old, Queen Elizabeth II is the oldest reigning monarch in British royal history.
By The Associated Press
2:35PM ( 4 days ago )
Daspit scores first NeSmith Chevy WRS win of 2015
The only NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Week 4 action took place on Friday night at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., where series National Champion Noah Daspit of Kiln, Miss. took his first win of the season.
By Roby Helm
4:00PM ( 2 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 ( 2 days ago )
LCCA's Reflections Salon and Spa expanding product line
By AccessWDUN Staff
9:44AM ( 4 days ago )