Wednesday October 7th, 2015 1:34PM
HEMC members have power restored, may experience blinks
Some Habersham Electric Membership Corp. members may experience brief power outages today.
1:09PM ( 25 minutes ago )
Jackson Co. native, UNG grad named Kentucky Commissioner of Education
A Jackson County native and graduate of the University of North Georgia is the new Kentucky Commissioner of Education.
11:10AM ( 2 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN staff
Senate to vote on massive defense bill that Obama has threatened to veto
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to vote Wednesday on a $612 billion defense policy bill that President Barack Obama says he'll veto over a larger dispute about government spending.Obama doesn't...
10:57AM ( 2 hours ago )
Man airlifted after overnight house fire near Cleveland
State investigators are probing an overnight house fire that left one man seriously burned west of Cleveland.
9:11AM ( 4 hours ago )
UPDATE: Testimony resumes in Gainesville murder trial
Testimony resumed this morning in the trial of one of two remaining defendants in the murder and attempted robbery of a Gainesville cab driver earlier this year.
9:10AM ( 4 hours ago )
UPDATE: New west Gainesville traffic now fully operational
A new traffic signal on Dawsonville Highway west of Gainesville became fully operational this morning.
8:56AM ( 4 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN staff
Thousands of drug criminals, including some with repeat offenses, approved for early release
WASHINGTON (AP) — Drug criminals once described by prosecutors as unrepentant repeat offenders are among those poised to benefit from new sentencing guidelines that are shrinking punishments for thous...
1:06PM ( 27 minutes ago )
Winter heating costs expected to decline this winter
A winter that is expected to be warmer for most of the United States will combine with lower energy prices to create savings for residents, according to the U.S. Energy Department's annual outlook. He...
12:49PM ( 45 minutes ago )
Mule Camp Market, Big Red Apple Festival set for this weekend
Two of northeast Georgia's longest-running fall festivals will be held this weekend in Gainesville and Cornelia.
9:41AM ( 3 hours ago )
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The Latest: Chemistry prof with same name gets mixed up with Nobel chemistry prize winner
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Latest developments in the announcements of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):___7:05 p.m.Tomas Lindahl, a professor at the microbiology division of Linkoping University in Sweden, g...
1:10PM ( 23 minutes ago )
The Latest: Pentagon says US warplane rerouted over Syria to avoid Russian warplanes
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest developments after Syrian troops, emboldened by Russian airstrikes, launch a ground offensive against insurgents (all times local).___7:05 p.m.The Pentagon says at least one U...
1:08PM ( 25 minutes ago )
Russian warships fire cruise missiles, Syrian troops launch ground offensive in combined push
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles Wednesday as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive in central Syria in the first major combined air-and-...
1:03PM ( 30 minutes ago )
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(VIDEO) Player of the Week: Cain trashes Fannin to spark Leopards win
Banks County football needed a spark on Friday night. And Trevae Cain was happy to help provide it...
4:59PM ( 3 hours from now )
Region races ready for exciting sprint to the finish
With just five weeks left before the start of the playoffs, it’s crunch time for every team in northeast Georgia as the playoff stretch run gets under way.
4:50PM ( 3 hours from now )
Region title deciders on the line? Could well be the case for Friday
We’re past the halfway point in the season, so it’s no wonder that this week brings with it a handful of contests that could well decide the destiny of a region crown and/or playoff positioning this weekend.
4:40PM ( 20 hours ago )
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Friday Game Night
Richt says he understands criticism from Georgia fans
Mark Richt has heard criticism from Georgia fans impatient for a championship and especially tired of losing to Alabama...
1:34PM ( 4 seconds ago )
Projected as title contender, Tech mired in slide with Clemson, Watson looming
Not so long ago, Georgia Tech was being touted as one of the top teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference and maybe even a dark horse in the national race.
10:24AM ( 3 hours ago )
Chase or not, Earnhardt wants to keep pit crew intact
When it comes to keeping his pit crew intact throughout the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is a strong proponent of the status quo.
8:00AM ( 5 hours ago )
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Unraveling the behavior of extremists, US wants to know why Toyotas are the choice in Syria
NEW YORK (AP) — Toyota has spoken with U.S. officials about the prominent use of its vehicles by militants in Syria, Iraq and Libya.Toyota trucks are conspicuous in extremist propaganda and are often...
12:40PM ( 53 minutes ago )
Students can soon earn credit through MIT's free online courses, finish grad degree on campus
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has offered free online courses for the last four years with one major downside: They didn't count toward a degree. That's about to ch...
12:26PM ( 1 hour ago )
An early rally in US stocks stalls after crude oil prices pull back; Yum Brands plunges
NEW YORK (AP) — An early rally in stock prices dissipated by midday Wednesday following a retreat in crude oil prices. Yum Brands plunged after cutting its profit forecast for the year, citing weaknes...
12:19PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Nobel Prize in literature: Who's hot and what to look out for
STOCKHOLM (AP) — On Thursday, the winner of this year's Nobel Prize in literature will be announced by the first ever female permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius. Will the prize awa...
1:14PM ( 19 minutes ago )
Penguin Random House out with unusual bedtime book that became self-publishing success story
NEW YORK (AP) — You may have heard of Roger. He's the little rabbit in a new bedtime book that can't go to sleep, RIGHT NOW.In a month's time, which is lightning speed in publishing, Penguin Random Ho...
12:33PM ( 1 hour ago )
Celebrity comics, product placements and ads help Sony's Crackle find path to online profits
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sometimes what worked in the old days of TV can work online. A celebrity star. A funny show brought to you by a major sponsor. The ability to seep into the nation's collective cultu...
11:47AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Byron finishes NASCAR K&N East title run at Dover
William Byron found it was worth the wait at the Monster Mile.
By Brooke Franceschini-NASCAR Media
8:00AM ( 1 day ago )
Boil water advisory issued for many Demorest users
Demorest Water System customers who experienced an outage or low pressure Sunday should boil water used for consumption or food preparation.
10:10PM ( 2 days ago )