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Saturday May 28th, 2016 12:09PM
Drought conditions worsen, now cover all of north Georgia
​Drought conditions in Georgia continue to worsen and now encompass all of north Georgia.
11:58AM ( 11 minutes ago )
Collins reflects on campaign, looks ahead
​A couple of days after an outright win in the general primary in which he avoided a runoff by a wide margin, U.S. Representative Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, said he was glad the week was drawing to a close.
10:00AM ( 2 hours ago )
Funeral services Sunday for Dawsonville boy killed in motorcycle accident
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon for an 11-year-old Dawsonville boy who was killed in a motorcycle crash this week.
7:01AM ( 5 hours ago )
AUDIO: Grilling safety tips to know ahead of Memorial Day weekend
With the Memorial Day holiday weekend approaching, the Afternoon News Wrap called upon Capt. Zach Brackett of Hall County Fire Services and Dr. Tawanna Strauther of the Northeast Georgia Physicians Group for some tips and tricks to help keep you safe if you plan on firing up the grill or barbecue.
10:28PM ( 13 hours ago )
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No injuries reported following Flowery Branch house fire
Hall County firefighters were called to the scene of a residential fire in the northern reaches of Flowery Branch Friday night.
9:39PM ( 14 hours ago )
Rape suspect apprehended during drug investigation
A Gainesville man was arrested Thursday during a drug investigation, and when he was processed through the jail it was revealed he was a DNA match in a years-old rape case.
5:42PM ( 18 hours ago )
Georgia's McGarity apologizes to board for Ludacris contract
Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity apologizes to athletic association's board of directors for contact which provided rapper Ludacris $65,000, liquor and condoms to perform at spring football game
9:22AM ( 2 hours ago )
Hall students receive Piedmont academic honors
A number of students from Hall County recently received academic honors from Piedmont College following completion of the spring semester.
9:00AM ( 3 hours ago )
Georgia officials: Woman who got Zika from partner recovers
State health officials say a woman confirmed as having the state's first sexually transmitted case of the Zika virus has recovered.
5:41AM ( 6 hours ago )
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Report: Cost of replacing Flint water pipes double estimates
A report obtained by a newspaper says replacing water pipes in Flint due to the lead-tainted crisis could be at least twice the price of previous estimates
10:41AM ( 1 hour ago )
Family of lost hiker won't second-guess Maine over search
The family of a hiker who died after getting lost on the Appalachian Trail in Maine isn't going to second-guess searchers
10:41AM ( 1 hour ago )
Probe underway into fatal river crash of vintage WWII plane
Officials are expected to begin the task of raising the wreckage of a vintage World War II plane that crashed into the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, killing the pilot
10:11AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Larson closing in on first NASCAR Sprint Cup win
Kyle Larson is close – and he knows it. Two weeks ago at Dover International Speedway, he ran a near second to Matt Kenseth in the AAA 400, dogging the race winner to the finish line on the final green-flag run.
8:00AM ( 4 hours ago )
Kanaan leads Carb Day practice for Sunday’s Indy 500
He may be starting 18th in Sunday’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, but Tony Kanaan believes he has a car that can win the historic race.
1:54AM ( 10 hours ago )
Markakis has 2-run single in 8th, Braves top Marlins 4-2
Nick Markakis hit a tie-breaking, two-run single off third baseman Nick Prado's glove with two outs and the bases loaded in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 4-2 on Friday night for a rare home win.
11:06PM ( 13 hours ago )
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Chinese developer Wanda opens theme park to take on Disney
China's largest private property developer, the Wanda Group, opened an entertainment complex that it's positioning as a distinctly homegrown rival to Disney and its $5.5 billion Shanghai theme park opening next month
6:46AM ( 5 hours ago )
Congress' grade so far? Incomplete at best
Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on
2:54AM ( 9 hours ago )
Education Department replaces career college chain monitor
The Education Department has appointed a new lawyer to oversee the turnaround of schools once owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc., following an Associated Press review that found trouble at the schools and questioned the previous monitor's independence
2:53AM ( 9 hours ago )
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Spain police nab 7 suspects of large Francis Bacon art heist
Spanish police say they have arrested seven people on suspicion of involvement in the theft of five paintings by the Irish-born painter Francis Bacon worth 25 million euros ($27.8 million)
11:54AM ( 14 minutes ago )
Italian theater actor, director Giorgio Albertazzi dies
Giorgio Albertazzi, a theater actor and director, famed especially for his Emperor Hadrian role, has died in his native Italy
9:19AM ( 2 hours ago )
Domestic violence accusations often leave permanent damage
Globally beloved, Johnny Depp will continue to be popular and make millions as a movie star, despite his wife's allegations that he was physically abusive throughout their relationship, but he'll have a permanent edge now that no camera lens can soften
7:12AM ( 4 hours ago )
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Dale Thurman takes Super Late Model victory at Dixie
Dale Thurman took the Super Late Model win Saturday night at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., but it didn’t come easy.
By Jeff Smith
8:00AM ( 4 days ago )