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Monday February 8th, 2016 6:14PM
Former Clarkesville councilwoman announces bid for open seat
Former Clarkesville City Councilwoman Tina Courson Evans has announced she will qualify for the seat vacated when Barrie Aycock resigned to qualify for mayor.
4:25PM ( 1 hour ago )
Assault suspects subject of manhunt, one in custody
​A woman was behind bars Monday afternoon, a man remained on the run after authorities spent about a hour searching for him in connection with an assault on the woman's mother in Hall County earlier Monday.
2:26PM ( 3 hours ago )
Student charged in Franklin County High School threats
Officials are continuing their investigation into a threatened shooting at Franklin County High School in Carnesville.
2:18PM ( 3 hours ago )
Lane closures expected on I-985 for sign replacement
​Workers replacing changeable message signs on Interstate 985 are expected to temporarily close some lanes during the middle of the week, transportation officials said Monday.
1:30PM ( 4 hours ago )
Cornelia 'selling' North Fire Station site to collateralize loan
It's a confusing financial technicality, but the Cornelia City Commission has voted to proceed with advertising for sale the city's North Fire Station.
1:21PM ( 4 hours ago )
Grand jury indicts duo accused of jewelry robberies
Prosecutors say a woman and man accused of robbing jewelry stores across the south have been indicted by a federal grand jury in northern Florida.
9:46AM ( 8 hours ago )
During a live broadcast, Chipotle executives stressed to workers that they need to stay home if they're feeling sick
NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick and the restaurant chain kept all its U.S. locations shuttered early Monday as executives went over new food...
3:56PM ( 2 hours ago )
Authorities in Toccoa investigating gunshot death
Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell on Monday afternoon released details of a shooting death in the city early Sunday.
3:08PM ( 3 hours ago )
State tax collections up 6.4% in January
Georgia’s net tax collections for January totaled nearly $2.05 billion, for an increase of $119.3 million, or 6.4 percent, over January 2015
9:24AM ( 8 hours ago )
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Eyeing their first wins in a capricious campaign, Donald Trump lashes out at his opponents while Bernie Sanders seeks to play it safe on the eve of the nation's first primary
SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Eyeing their first wins in a capricious campaign, Republican Donald Trump lashed out at his opponents Monday while Democrat Bernie Sanders sought to play it safe on the eve of the n...
5:32PM ( 41 minutes ago )
The jailed leader of the armed Oregon standoff is calling on elected officials to support those charged in connection with taking over a national wildlife preserve
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on an armed group that took over buildings at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):2:30 p.m.The jailed leader of the armed Oregon standoff is calling...
5:31PM ( 42 minutes ago )
A charter bus driving through a snowstorm to a casino flipped onto its side Monday, injuring more than 30 people and closing the northbound side of Interstate 95 in Connecticut
MADISON, Conn. (AP) — A charter bus driving through a snowstorm to a casino flipped onto its side Monday, injuring more than 30 people and closing the northbound side of Interstate 95 in Connecticut.T...
5:26PM ( 47 minutes ago )
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Basketball: February frenzy starts in earnest as region tournaments get underway
If you're a high school basketball fan, then this week represents the zenith of the season...
4:28PM ( 1 hour ago )
Falcons hire former Chiefs assistant GM Joel Collier
The Atlanta Falcons continue to shake up their front office, hiring Joel Collier as director of pro personnel.
4:25PM ( 1 hour ago )
Denver defense leads way for Manning, as QB gets chance to ride into sunset with Super Bowl 50 win
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A reborn Orange Crush might have sent Peyton Manning into retirement with a Super ending to his career.Von Miller and the impenetrable Denver defense harassed Panthers quart...
12:02AM ( 18 hours ago )
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A U.N. panel says it is proposing greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and freighters beginning in 2020 for new aircraft designs and three years later for designs already in production
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes beginning in 2020 for new aircraft designs and three years later for des...
5:45PM ( 29 minutes ago )
Stocks fall sharply on Wall Street, giving the market its second sizable loss in a row
Wall Street rode another wave of selling Monday that sent U.S. stocks sharply lower, before a late-afternoon pullback stemmed some of the losses.Investors unloaded materials, financials and other stoc...
4:57PM ( 1 hour ago )
Chesapeake Energy says it has 'no plans' to file for bankruptcy protection, after a news report saying it hired a law firm spooked investors and sent its stock plummeting
NEW YORK (AP) — Chesapeake Energy sought to assure investors Monday that it is not planning to file for bankruptcy protection. The announcement came after a news report that said it hired a law firm s...
4:42PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Sylvester Stallone put his Oscars attendance in Ryan Coogler's hands, he told reporters on Monday amid all the discussions of an Oscar boycott
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The annual Oscar nominees luncheon is generally a time of low-stakes celebration, but this year amid discussions of Oscar diversity and a boycott, as well as dramatic chan...
5:56PM ( 17 minutes ago )
A porn actress has dropped her $500,000 assault lawsuit against reality TV personality Josh Duggar amid evidence that her claims were fabricated
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A porn actress has dropped her $500,000 assault lawsuit against reality TV personality Josh Duggar amid evidence that her claims were fabricated.Duggar's lawyer calls the accusatio...
5:15PM ( 58 minutes ago )
Republican Rep. Pete King of New York says Beyonce's "Formation" video is "pro-Black Panther" and "anti-cop."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyonce's new video "Formation" is "pro-Black Panther" and "anti-cop," says a Republican congressman, who argued Monday that it perpetuates a lie about the August 2014 shooting in Mi...
5:09PM ( 1 hour ago )
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PASS set to open 2016 Saturday at Greenville-Pickens
Greenville-Pickens Speedway will take center stage on Saturday, as the legendary Easley, S.C. raceway plays host to the PASS Asphalt Late Model Series season opener with the third annual Winter Meltdown.
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8:00AM ( 3 days ago )
UPDATED: Union General Hospital CEO, physician among six arrested; hospital issues statement
The CEO of a hospital in Union County was arrested Thursday afternoon by Union County sheriff's deputies, along with four other hospital employees and one former employee.
By Brian Stewart, Bryan Pirkle
8:17PM ( 3 days ago )