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Wednesday May 6th, 2015 5:34PM
Brush fires along I-85 in Gwinnett Co. cause problems for motorists
The brush fires that were burning along an estimated six-mile stretch of I-85 southbound have now been extinguished and the road is reopened.
4:00PM ( 1 hour ago )
By Staff
Ride-hailing regulation bill gets Gov.'s signature
Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft, which connect riders with drivers by means of a smartphone app, will soon have to comply with some Georgia regulations under legislation signed Wednesday by Gov. Nathan Deal.
2:37PM ( 2 hours ago )
By Associated Press
Fire destroys Jackson Co. home
A Jackson County family lost everything in a house fire Tuesday afternoon, according to EMS Director Steve Nichols.
11:59AM ( 5 hours ago )
Barnard, Mills re-elected chair, vice chair of Parole Board
The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Parole announced Tuesday that Terry E. Barnard was re-elected as chairman and James Mills of Hall County as vice chairman for 2016
11:15AM ( 6 hours ago )
By Associated Press
Survey: Hiring by US businesses slows sharply in April
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies hired in April at the slowest pace in nearly a year and a half, a private survey found, as the strong dollar dragged down overseas sales and energy companies cut back...
9:41AM ( 7 hours ago )
Body located on Britt Whitmire Road in Hall County
Hall County authorities are investigating after a body was located Tuesday night in north Hall.
11:32PM ( 18 hours ago )
Former House Speaker Jim Wright dies at age 92
DALLAS (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first House speaker in history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died at age 92.The World War II...
2:10PM ( 3 hours ago )
Governor lifts state of emergency for Baltimore
BALTIMORE (AP) — The mayor called on federal investigators Wednesday to look into whether this city's beleaguered police department uses a pattern of excessive force or discriminatory policing.Mayor S...
12:43PM ( 4 hours ago )
Deal signs watered down craft breweries bill
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a watered down bill allowing craft breweries to let customers take home beer.
11:52AM ( 5 hours ago )
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Local/State
Latest on Texas attack: Official: Gunman shot multiple times
4 p.m. CDTA medical examiner's office in Texas says one of the gunmen killed by police after opening fire outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest died of multiple gunshot wounds.The Dallas County m...
4:57PM ( 36 minutes ago )
The first self-driving vehicle you see may have 18 wheels
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Although much attention has been paid to autonomous vehicles being developed by Google and traditional car companies, one truck maker believes that automated tractor-trailers will be...
4:57PM ( 36 minutes ago )
Winter proves tough on deer, states weigh hunting limits
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Wildlife regulators in states where deer hunting is a way of life and an important tourism draw are implementing or considering deep cuts to hunting permits after a tough winter...
4:54PM ( 39 minutes ago )
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National
RailRaiders snap G-Braves win streak
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, on the strength of a four-run bottom of the fourth inning, beat the Gwinnett Braves 5-3 Wednesday afternoon in the second of a three-game series at PNC Field.
3:54PM ( 1 hour ago )
Girls soccer: Lady War Eagles make history, storm into first ever quarterfinals
Mark Dunn keeps watching his retirement drift further and further away. And the Chestatee girls soccer coach is just fine with that...
2:07PM ( 3 hours ago )
Girls soccer: Lady Wolves roll into 3rd round; St. Pius up next (VIDEO)
Buford girls soccer coach Crystal Fowler wanted to see some variety from her offense Tuesday in the second round of the Class AAAA state playoffs...
12:45PM ( 4 hours ago )
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Sports
Stocks drop on weak jobs data, jitters over Yellen comments
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell across industries on Wednesday as investors worried over stock valuations, economic growth and rising interest rates.Markets started the day higher, propelled by a jum...
5:10PM ( 23 minutes ago )
Whole Foods plans store geared toward millennials
NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods is planning a new store concept geared toward millennials as it faces intensifying competition from traditional supermarkets and big box retailers muscling into organic and...
4:52PM ( 41 minutes ago )
Pharmaceutical firm wants lethal injection drugs returned
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drugmaker has asked states to return supplies of the company's products that could be used for lethal injection in a broad request that included states that don't use the drugs...
4:41PM ( 52 minutes ago )
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Business
Review: Despite fine acting, 'The D Train' is off track
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The problem with "The D Train" isn't the performances. Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn and Jeffrey Tambor are wonderful in their respective roles.The issue is the story. It'...
5:13PM ( 20 minutes ago )
Al-Jazeera America ousts top executive
NEW YORK (AP) — The Al-Jazeera America news network ousted its chief executive on Wednesday, with the little-watched network suffering key defections and a lawsuit charging an employee with anti-Semit...
5:13PM ( 20 minutes ago )
Universal Orlando announces new King Kong ride for 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — King Kong first appeared on screens in New York City in 1933, but next summer, he'll be in Florida , headlining a new thrill ride at Universal Orlando."Skull Island: Reign of Kong...
3:47PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Entertainment
Today's Survey Question
What do you think of several recent efforts across the country to change some sports team mascot names because they offend certain groups of people?
It's ridiculous. Mascot names should be left alone.
The outcry is warranted for some of the mascot names.
Any mascot name that offends someone should be fair game for change.
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A look at the exceptional drought in California
California's ongoing drought visualized in a time-series map animation and chart showing millions of Americans in dry or drought conditions.
By The Associated Press
3:08PM ( 2 hours ago )
Ogle, Jr. tames ‘The Taz’ for $6,000 Spring Nationals win
Billy Ogle, Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn. overtook his teammate and car owner Stacy Boles on the eleventh lap and went on to capture his second career Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series victory at the Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tenn. on Saturday night.
By Chris Tilley
6:00PM ( 23 hours ago )
Christie to attend breakfast ahead of Georgia GOP convention
New Jersey Gov. Christie Christie is scheduled to attend a breakfast event as Georgia Republicans open their state convention later this month.
By Associated Press
8:30AM ( 4 days ago )