Saturday August 27th, 2016 2:44PM
Unemployment insurance claims soar in Georgia
First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Georgia soared in July, with most metropolitan areas, including Gainesville, recording double-digit increases.
1:00PM ( 1 hour ago )
Former Lumpkin County coroner convicted on felony theft charges, attorney files motion for new trial
Former Lumpkin County Coroner Ronald Fortner has been convicted on charges of felony theft by deception and violation of his oath of office.
11:00AM ( 3 hours ago )
Southern Hall County to see more growth following Commission's rezoning okays
Thursday evening the Hall County Board of Commissioners gave final approval to a pair of rezoning requests that should keep area carpenters, masons, plumbers, electricians and a host of other tradespeople busy for quite a while.
9:00AM ( 5 hours ago )
Gwinnett County budget review team to hear department requests starting Aug. 29
Departments and agencies for Gwinnett County government will present their business plans and financial resource requests for budget year 2017 starting Monday, Aug. 29.
8:06AM ( 6 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN staff
Lake Lanier officer selected as DNR Ranger of the Year for 2016
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division has named Corporal Eddie Tompkins the 2016 Ranger of the Year.
7:00AM ( 7 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN Staff
Tears flow as Italy prepares state funeral for quake dead
Mourners sobbed and caressed coffins, some of them holding the bodies of young children, as Italy prepared to hold a state funeral for some of the people killed in the devastating earthquake that struck a central mountainous area this week
5:49AM ( 8 hours ago )
UNG takes the Leap in Georgia
The Association of American Colleges and Universities and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia have announced that Georgia is now a state partner in the association’s national initiative,Liberal Education and America’s Promise.
12:00PM ( 2 hours ago )
GM recalling about 368,000 vehicles to fix windshield wipers
General Motors is recalling nearly 368,000 vehicles to fix a defective part that could prevent the windshield wipers from working
11:14AM ( 3 hours ago )
Mazda recalling SUVs over potential steering problem
Mazda is recalling more than 190,000 CX-7 sport utility vehicles because of a potentially dangerous steering control defect.
10:30AM ( 4 hours ago )
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In wake of cousin's fatal shooting, Dwyane Wade speaks out
Police say NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was an innocent bystander when she was fatally shot while pushing her baby in a stroller near a Chicago school where she intended to register her children
2:32PM ( 11 minutes ago )
Clinton receives first intelligence briefing as nominee
Hillary Clinton received her first national security briefing as the Democratic presidential nominee, meeting with intelligence officials for an overview of the major threats facing the nation around the globe
2:30PM ( 13 minutes ago )
Man arrested in shocking killings of 2 Mississippi nuns
A man suspected in the slayings of two Mississippi nuns who were found dead inside a residence within the community they served has been arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder
2:13PM ( 30 minutes ago )
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Week 1: Weather interrupts full season kickoff, but area teams shine through rain
Some people might feel the only winner on Friday night was the weather -- yet there were some impressive results on the first full weekend of high school football despite some long lightning delays.
8:30AM ( 6 hours ago )
(VIDEO) Chestatee overcomes elements, East Hall to halt losing skid
It took a split second to sink in -- but Chestatee saw two-plus seasons of heartache come to an end on Friday night.
7:59AM ( 6 hours ago )
Greg Biffle feeling positive about return to Michigan
No doubt about it—Greg Biffle needs a win in the next three weeks if he wants to make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
7:59AM ( 6 hours ago )
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The Latest: Iowa governor says Trump can win on agriculture
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad says Donald Trump can beat Hillary Clinton in Iowa by focusing on agriculture, pointing to his support for a renewable fuel standard important to the state's corn growers
1:53PM ( 50 minutes ago )
Voting closes in Gabon where president vies to extend power
Voting closed in Gabon, where voters decided whether to maintain Bongo family dynasty that stretches back to the 1960s
1:35PM ( 1 hour ago )
Gabon votes as president vies to keep family in power
Gabon's president, up for re-election Saturday, is trying to overcome a coalition of high-profile opponents to maintain a family dynasty that stretches back to the 1960s
10:21AM ( 4 hours ago )
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INK welcomes new executive director
With the growth of field trips, birthday parties, daily visitors, and a capital campaign, INK (Interactive Neighborhood for Kids) has created its first salaried Executive Director position.
9:00AM ( 5 hours ago )
'Making a Murderer' attorney seeks more evidence testing
The attorney for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the hit Netflix documentary series "Making a Murderer" has filed a motion seeking permission to perform extensive scientific tests on evidence she believes will show he's innocent
10:26PM ( 16 hours ago )
Britney Spears hitches a ride for Corden's Carpool Karaoke
Oops! James Corden did it again, sharing his Carpool Karaoke commute with Britney Spears on Thursday's edition of "The Late Late Show."
9:20PM ( 17 hours ago )
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Hamilton excited about starting Belgian GP from back of grid
Starting from the back row at the Belgian Grand Prix will do little for Lewis Hamilton's chances of a 50th career race win. But it will bring back exciting memories of his childhood days racing against the odds in karts.
By Jerome Pugmire - AP Sports Writer
3:41PM ( 23 hours ago )
Trump calls on GOP to improve African-American outreach
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Saturday that his party must do a better job appealing to African-American voters and that he wants the GOP to become their political home as it was in the era of Abraham Lincoln.
By The Associated Press
5:37PM ( 3 days ago )