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Falcons sign Julio Jones to 5-year extension
The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a $71.25 million, five-year contract extension with Julio Jones on Saturday that compares favorably with recent deals paid to other top wide receivers.
8:46AM ( 9 hours from now )
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A man has been sentenced to six years in prison for shooting his stepfather in the eye with a flare gun.
The Athens Banner-Herald (http://bit.ly/1JpkxSX ) reported Saturday that 32-year-old Derek Joseph Wardlaw pleaded guilty to shooting his stepfather.
8:20PM ( 3 hours ago )
Qualifying begins Mon. for city elections
Qualifying begins Monday for city elections across the state, with most of the attention in Hall County centered on the Gainesville election.
1:00PM ( 10 hours ago )
Gainesville considers IGA with Hall Co. for Flat Creek litter trap
Gainesville officials are considering an inter-governmental agreement with Hall County for a litter trap in Flat Creek, which sits in both the city limits of Gainesville and unincorporated Hall County.
12:00PM ( 11 hours ago )
3 Ga. men convicted in anti-government plot receive 12 years
Authorities say three Northwest Georgia men have been sentenced to prison in an anti-government militia plot.
11:00AM ( 12 hours ago )
At events both somber and raucous, Gulf Coast marks 10th Katrina anniversary, looks to future
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As the church bells rang marking the decade since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the 80-year-old woman wept softly into a tissue as she leaned against her rusting Oldsmobi...
6:38PM ( 4 hours ago )
Cumming man named to state board
A Cumming man has been named to the state's Department of Community Supervision Advisory Board.
6:10PM ( 5 hours ago )
US immigration patterns shift: India, China outpacing Mexico as more skilled workers arrive
DALLAS (AP) — Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master's degree at Texas' Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a new life in the U.S. over a decade, becoming a...
6:03PM ( 5 hours ago )
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Fan dies after falling from upper deck during Atlanta Braves game at Turner Field
ATLANTA (AP) — A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees.Lt. Charles...
11:29PM ( 6 minutes ago )
Travers Upset! Triple Crown champ American Pharoah loses to Keen Ice at Spa; may be final race
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The day after American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, trainer Bob Baffert already was leery of Saratoga in the summe...
11:07PM ( 28 minutes ago )
Sheriff says 30-year-old man charged with murder in ambush of Houston area deputy
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas prosecutors on Saturday charged a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling his patrol car w...
10:34PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Week 1: Big wins, tough losses mark full start of 2015 prep football season
The season got started with a bang for some area high school football teams – while others will be going back to the drawing board after a mix of results for northeast Georgia-based programs.
9:02AM ( 14 hours ago )
VIDEO: Turnovers key to Spartans win over Knights
If only Johnson could erase the final four minutes of the second quarter.
8:13AM ( 15 hours ago )
VIDEO: Gainesville blanked again by Grayson, hopes to rebound again
Gainesville football took plenty of lessons from last year’s loss to Grayson. The Red Elephants hope they can do the same this time around...
7:48AM ( 15 hours ago )
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Softball: Buford splits with S. Forsyth and Milton
The Buford girls softball team split a pair of games Saturday with South Forsyth and Milton in a yearly series between the three schools.
7:06AM ( 7 hours from now )
Falcons fall to Dolphins in preseason
Ryan Tannehill threw for 145 yards in less than a half despite working behind a makeshift offensive line, and the Miami Dolphins beat the Atlanta Falcons 13-9 in an exhibition game Saturday night.
7:00AM ( 7 hours from now )
Severino, Yankees beat Braves 3-1; fan falls from upper deck
Rookie Luis Severino allowed only four hits in six scoreless innings to lead the New York Yankees to a 3-1 victory over Matt Wisler and the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
6:39AM ( 7 hours from now )
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Fed Vice Chair Fischer leaves door open for a Sept. rate hike, saying inflation likely to rise
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left the door open Saturday for a Fed rate increase in September, saying the factors that have kept inflation below the central bank's t...
4:31PM ( 7 hours ago )
European trains to increase identity and baggage checks after Americans foiled attack
PARIS (AP) — European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France's interi...
2:59PM ( 8 hours ago )
Once farmers' bane, grain trains now in abundance thanks to rail upgrades, oil slowdown
STERLING, N.D. (AP) — The grain elevator that towers over this small prairie town has been humming with workers loading crops onto rail cars destined for domestic and worldwide markets.It's a welcome...
10:34AM ( 13 hours ago )
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Sales of Atari games found in New Mexico landfill bring in more than $100,000 through eBay
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A cache of Atari game cartridges dug up in a New Mexico landfill last year has generated more than $100,000 in sales over the last several months.The April 2014 dig ended specu...
5:02PM ( 6 hours ago )
"She just laid there playing possum": Survivor's husband recounts story of on-air shooting
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The chamber of commerce official who was answering questions about her community on live TV when gunfire erupted said she never saw the gunman walk up to the group.Vicki Gardner, w...
10:45AM ( 12 hours ago )
After death on live television, slain reporter's father finds voice on gun restrictions
COLLINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Andy Parker's resolve to fight for gun control formed in the hours after his daughter was shot and killed on live television. In his first interviews after the tragedy, he bri...
2:58AM ( 20 hours ago )
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Arnold clinches NeSmith Chevrolet WRS championship
Michael Arnold of Hattiesburg, Miss. has clinched the $10,000 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series National Championship. Arnold drove The Strength Center Special to his 17th 50-point win of the season on Saturday night at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss. to seal the deal.
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12:00PM ( 2 days ago )
Gainesville City Council mulls fireworks ordinance; hearings set for ad valorem tax
City leaders in Gainesville are considering an ordinance that would regulate where "consumer fireworks" can be sold in the city.
10:30AM ( 2 days ago )