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State agency admits problems in how it reviews child abuse cases
A new report shows that Georgia's child protection agency has identified serious problems in how the agency investigates reports of child abuse and neglect.
1:30PM ( 29 minutes ago )
By The Associated Press
Clerk of Court offers free notary public workshops in March
The Hall County Clerk of Court's Office has scheduled two notary public training workshops for the public next month.
11:00AM ( 2 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN Staff
UNG pursues initiative to fill cyber security jobs
Educators with the University of North Georgia are taking on a cybersecurity education initiative to fill the need for cybersecurity jobs.
8:00AM ( 5 hours ago )
Lula officials discuss joining economic development committee
Lula officials want to open the door for more economic development in the city, especially along the busy Ga. 365 corridor.
7:00AM ( 6 hours ago )
Chance of wintry mix prompts Winter Storm Watch for northeast Georgia
The chance of a wintry mix of snow, rain and freezing rain Sunday night and Monday has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Winter Storm Watch for northeast Georgia.
5:47PM ( 20 hours ago )
Gainesville considers funding boost for Keep Hall Beautiful, Elachee Nature Center
More funding could be on the way for a couple of Hall County agencies from the city of Gainesville, with a final vote planned this week.
1:00PM ( 1 day ago )
Bitter cold temperatures have caused natural gas outages affecting about 400 residents in Connecticut
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on winter weather affecting much of the eastern half of the United States (all times local):12:50 p.m.Bitter cold temperatures have caused natural gas outages affecting abou...
12:51PM ( 1 hour ago )
Former Gainesville City Council members named winners of Quality of Life Award
The Gainesville-Hall County Community Council on Aging will honor Bob Hamrick and Myrtle Figueras with its 2nd Annual Quality of Life Award later this year.
9:38AM ( 4 hours ago )
President Obama plans to try to fill Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Scalia; Republicans want that left to the next president
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, charging into a heated and likely prol...
9:34AM ( 4 hours ago )
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Victoria Beckham crosses seasons with bare shoulders and layered looks in knits of earthy greens and oranges at New York Fashion Week
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from the runway designs to the celebrity-filled front rows. Here are some recent highlights:___VICTORIA BECKHAM SHOWS WHAT VICTO...
1:49PM ( 9 minutes ago )
Much of the northeastern United States woke up to record cold on Valentine's Day
NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the northeast United States, Valentine's Day was the coldest on record, with people bundling up for the not-so-warm embrace of teeth-chattering temperatures.From New York a...
1:44PM ( 14 minutes ago )
AP FACT CHECK: Trump tells it like it was and like it wasn't in taking on George W. Bush over the Iraq War.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump delivered a ferocious putdown of George W. Bush from the debate stage, central to his effort to convince voters that they don't want another Bush deciding when to take t...
1:25PM ( 33 minutes ago )
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Basketball: First round playoff schedule packed with area programs
A thrilling week of region basketball tournaments have left us drained -- and wanting more...
11:32PM ( 9 hours from now )
7-AAA Tournament: Lady Spartans seal magical run; Vikings go back to the top
One was relentless, the other resilient. One has been there before -- numerous times -- the other a novice.
10:09AM ( 3 hours ago )
8-AAAAA Tournament: Lady Falcons capture first-ever region crown; GHS boys fall to Cedar Shoals in title game
So far, the Flowery Branch girls basketball team is 4-for-4 on the season...
10:03AM ( 3 hours ago )
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The R-rated "Deadpool" has taken the box office by storm, obliterating records for the biggest February debut of all time and the biggest R-rated opening with an eye-popping $135 million from its first three days in theaters
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The R-rated "Deadpool" has taken the box office by storm, annihilating records with an eye-popping $135 million from its first three days in theaters, according to comScore estimate...
12:54PM ( 1 hour ago )
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an unprecedented appearance at the Supreme Court to defend a deal signed in December with U.S. and Israeli developers drilling offshore gas deposits
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an unprecedented appearance at the Supreme Court Sunday to defend a deal signed in December with U.S. and Israeli developers drilling of...
11:48AM ( 2 hours ago )
Greek farmers protesting planned tax hikes and pension changes have left a central Athens square where they had been camped out since Friday but vowed to keep protesting until the government listens
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek farmers protesting planned tax hikes and pension changes have left a central Athens square where they had been camped out since Friday but are vowing to keep protesting unt...
3:41PM ( 22 hours ago )
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Lenny Kravitz was among the artists who joined the band Saturday for the third and final night of its 10th annual pre-Grammy jam session at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Roots let Lenny Kravitz — and several other famous friends — rule ahead of the Grammys.Kravitz was among the artists who joined the band Saturday for the third and final night o...
1:39PM ( 20 minutes ago )
Leonardo DiCaprio could add to his accolades for grisly survival story "The Revenant" with a win at the British Academy Film Awards
LONDON (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio could add to his accolades for epic endurance story "The Revenant" with a win at the British Academy Film Awards.DiCaprio is bookies' favorite to take the best-actor tr...
1:15PM ( 43 minutes ago )
5 British men, including members of indie band Viola Beach, killed in Sweden
HELSINKI (AP) — Five British men, including members of British indie band Viola Beach, were killed when their car drove through a barrier and plunged into a canal near Stockholm.The crash early Saturd...
11:43AM ( 2 hours ago )
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Jack Beckman leads Funny Car qualifying at Pomona
Jack Beckman picked up right where he left off last season by racing to the No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car Saturday at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
By NHRA Media
2:00AM ( 11 hours ago )
Cleveland-based bank holding company declares dividend
Mountain Valley Bancshares, Inc., the parent bank holding company of Mountain Valley Community Bank, has declared a cash dividend for shareholders.
By AccessWDUN staff
10:16AM ( 3 days ago )