Wednesday October 7th, 2015 2:35AM
Cornelia keeping same millage; taxes up slightly
Even though the tax digest for Cornelia is up $1.7 million due to inflationary increase, city leaders anticipate collecting less taxes for Tax Year 2015.
9:48PM ( 4 hours ago )
Helen approves water line project at lower cost, better return
The Helen City Commission has approved changing a planned water line, a move their engineering firm will save the city money and produce better results.
9:07PM ( 5 hours ago )
Gainesville approves millage rate, asked to rethink some aspects of the rate
The millage rate for property owners in the City of Gainesville is now officially set, but final approval was not without some dissent.
9:05PM ( 5 hours ago )
Demorest man charged with setting fire in Clarkesville
State investigators have made an arrest in connection with a Sept. 26 arson fire near Clarkesville.
8:47PM ( 5 hours ago )
UPDATE: Testimony begins in trial for one of two remaining defendants in murder, attempted robbery of Gainesville cabbie
Testimony began Tuesday in the trial of one of two remaining defendants in the murder and attempted robbery of a Gainesville cab driver earlier this year.
5:22PM ( 9 hours ago )
Demorest lifts boil water advisory
Demorest Water System customers affected by a storm-related outage over the weekend can resume normal use of water for all purposes.
5:21PM ( 9 hours ago )
State official celebrates Pre-K Week at Gainesville school
State Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black visited New Holland Knowledge Academy this morning to read to Pre-K students.
6:10PM ( 8 hours ago )
In past votes, SC congressional delegation opposed flood aid it's now seeking
WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina's congressional delegation is vowing to make sure the state gets federal help to recover from the historic flooding from massive rains.But less than three years ago, t...
5:44PM ( 8 hours ago )
Mock mediation tournament returns to Brenau University this weekend
One of the South’s largest conflict resolution competitions returns to the area this week as Brenau University hosts its 13th annual Invitational Mock Mediation Tournament Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10.
2:03PM ( 12 hours ago )
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Actor Tom Hanks finds student's lost ID card in New York, sends tweet to find her
NEW YORK (AP) — If your name is Lauren then actor Tom Hanks is looking for you — but only if you lost your student identification card. reports ( ) Hanks found a card Tuesd...
1:47AM ( 47 minutes ago )
Son of a gun lover: Killer and mom shared a fascination with firearms, shot targets together
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The deadly shooting last week at an Oregon community college has an eerie parallel with the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 pupils and six adult staff mem...
1:46AM ( 48 minutes ago )
Search for answers begins in sinking of US cargo ship during powerful Hurricane Joaquin
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — On board the 790-foot El Faro when it set out on its doomed voyage into the path of Hurricane Joaquin were five Polish workers whose job was to prepare the engine room for a...
1:33AM ( 1 hour 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 ( 14 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 ( 14 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 ( 9 hours ago )
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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 ( 10 hours from now )
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 ( 7 hours from now )
Volleyball: North Hall moves on in Area tournament
The North Hall volleyball team defeated Monroe Area but fell to North Oconee in the Area 8-AAAA tournament on Tuesday in Bogart.
11:23PM ( 3 hours ago )
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau moves to curb forced arbitration, a contentious practice
NEW YORK (AP) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering rules that would severely curtail a contentious practice called forced arbitration, which consumer advocates have long argued do...
1:49AM ( 45 minutes ago )
Asian shares mostly higher, Japan muted as BOJ leaves policy unchanged
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday, taking in stride the IMF's lower global growth forecast, while Japan traded cautiously as its central bank left monetary policy unchanged...
11:23PM ( 3 hours ago )
United Auto Workers threaten strike Wednesday night in contract talks with Fiat Chrysler
DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is threatening to go on strike against Fiat Chrysler after its membership rejected a tentative contract deal with the company.In a statement, Fiat Chrysler...
10:19PM ( 4 hours ago )
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20th Century Fox investigating claims 'Maze Runner' cast took American Indian artifacts
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Representatives from 20th Century Fox are trying to determine if actors took American Indian artifacts while filming "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" at a private New Mexico r...
11:32PM ( 3 hours ago )
Review: Chilly, enigmatic revival of Harold Pinter's 'Old Times' returns to Broadway
NEW YORK (AP) — That Thom Yorke is the first from the creative team to greet you at the new revival of "Old Time" is the first indication you're in for an unsettling show.The Radiohead frontman has wr...
10:01PM ( 4 hours ago )
Asian cinema masterpieces, ferry tragedy and more at South Korean film festival
BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's second-largest city is in a festive mood as the Busan Film Festival passes the midpoint.The latter half of Asia's largest film festival will be spiced up with F...
8:40PM ( 5 hours ago )
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Hurricane Joaquin washes out race weekend for many
With the southeast slammed by wet weather caused by Hurricane Joaquin, several major racing touring series were lucky enough to get their weekend events in.
12:00PM ( 1 day ago )
Lula prepares to grow; Hall County wants to be involved
This small city in northeast Hall County (estimated 2013 population of 2,847) wants to be ready for what’s coming; the Economic Development Council, an extension of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce wants to help them reach that point. Some fence-mending, however, might first be needed.
11:22AM ( 1 day ago )