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Thursday May 28th, 2015 10:17AM
US jobless aid applications rose last week; total still low
WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the overall level remains low and points to a healthy job market.Weekly applications increased 7,000 to a seasonally adj...
8:57AM ( 1 hour ago )
NE Ga.'s jobless rate drops in April; Gainesville metro has lowest rate in state
The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday morning that the unemployment rate for Northeast Georgia dropped for the month of April, and once again, the Gainesville Metro posted the lowest jobless rate of any metro in the state of Georgia.
5:31AM ( 4 hours ago )
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New federal rules on stream protection hailed, criticized
New EPA rules designed to better protect small streams, tributaries, wetlands and drinking water are being criticized by Republicans and farm groups.
5:00AM ( 5 hours ago )
Homeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 21
HOUSTON (AP) — Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 21 people dead and 11 ot...
11:09PM ( 11 hours ago )
Gainesville police: Alleged sexual assailant in custody
A Lithia Springs man is in custody for reportedly sexually assaulting a Gainesville woman.
4:50PM ( 17 hours ago )
Hall C. BOE sets public hearings for budget; board to ask for tax increase
As the Hall County School Board prepares to adopt its upcoming budget, three public hearings have been scheduled, and the Board plans to ask for a property tax increase to restore some funding lost during the economic downturn.
3:01PM ( 19 hours ago )
Former NY GOP governor Pataki will run for president in 2016
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Former New York Gov. George Pataki is the latest Republican to get into the race for president.In a video posted Thursday morning on YouTube, Pataki says America needs to recaptur...
9:26AM ( 50 minutes ago )
Georgia man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Leon Nathan Davis had a family and a sales job — and says he left them behind last fall with a one-way ticket overseas and a plan to join the Islamic State group.The 37-year-old Au...
4:25AM ( 5 hours ago )
Hurricane predictions breeze in: Feds expect light season
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With six to 11 named storms predicted, this year's hurricane season may be slower than average — but officials say that's no reason for Atlantic and Gulf coast residents to rest eas...
5:46PM ( 16 hours ago )
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10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. U.S., SWISS TIMED FIFA RAIDS FOR MAXIMUM EFFECTThe anti-corruption investigation that would sh...
10:07AM ( 9 minutes ago )
Familiar faces among top 49 in National Spelling Bee semis
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The semifinals of the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee are underway, with 49 of the nation's top young spellers competing for more than $37,000 in cash and prizes.The semifinal...
10:07AM ( 9 minutes ago )
Latest on flooding: Flooding shuts part of Arkansas highway
9:05 a.m. (CDT)Arkansas transportation officials have indefinitely closed a section of highway near its border with Texas due to flooding along the Red River.The Arkansas State Highway and Transportat...
10:05AM ( 11 minutes ago )
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Opinion: Gainesville's heroic effort a worthy cap to an astounding prep season
Any coach, athlete, parent or booster that follows prep sports witnessed some amazing moments over the last few weeks -- from championships (some historic), to heartbreak and everything in between, as area teams and individuals provided us with a stunning finish to the 2014-15 high school sports campaign.
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Baseball: GHS falls to Greenbrier in Game 3 (VIDEO)
In the end, it was wasn’t worth the wait...
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Video: Edwards, Dillon take Memorial Day victories at Charlotte
For many people, Memorial Day Weekend is all about traveling. And with the current price of gasoline, it can easily be about fuel mileage as well.
8:00AM ( 2 hours ago )
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Greece aims to get bailout deal by Sunday but creditors wary
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece says it aims to clinch a deal with its creditors by Sunday, a development that would allow it to receive the desperately needed final installment of its international bail...
9:30AM ( 46 minutes ago )
J&J accepts offer from Cardinal Health for Cordis unit
NEW YORK (AP) — Health care giant Johnson & Johnson has formally accepted a $1.94 billion offer to sell its Cordis heart devices unit to Cardinal Health.The offer was initially made March 1. The compa...
8:49AM ( 1 hour ago )
Visa becomes first FIFA sponsor to warn it could jump ship
LONDON (AP) — Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to FIFA, major sponsors are demanding that soccer's global governing body clean up its act, with Visa even warning it is p...
8:30AM ( 1 hour ago )
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'Outlander' finale: responsible violence in drama
NEW YORK (AP) — Rape is dramatic. No wonder it's a tried-and-true device for TV drama.It's certainly a staple of "Game of Thrones," the wildly popular HBO series whose disapproving viewers "fear that...
9:53AM ( 23 minutes ago )
Win or not, Tony-nominee Brian d'Arcy James feels victorious
NEW YORK (AP) — Brian d'Arcy James throws some serious shade at William Shakespeare in the Tony-nominated musical "Something Rotten." And it has paid off, nicely.Playing the great Bard's fictional adv...
8:54AM ( 1 hour ago )
David Oyelowo creates a tortured soul in HBO's 'Nightingale'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO's "Nightingale" is a small film with an indelibly big performance by David Oyelowo, who plays an emotionally damaged man losing himself further after a spasm of off-camera vio...
8:27AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Jack Beckman scores Funny Car victory at Topeka
Funny Car racer Jack Beckman finished off a record-setting weekend of racing at Heartland Park Topeka Sunday by claiming a victory over category icon John Force at the NHRA Kansas Nationals.
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12:25AM ( 3 days ago )
Jackson EMC participates in large solar installation
Jackson EMC President/CEO Chip Jakins announced Wednesday that its renewable energy supplier, Green Power EMC, has reached an agreement to purchase the full output of a new 52-Megawatt solar array planned for construction in Jeff Davis County near Hazlehurst.
6:24PM ( 15 hours ago )