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Wednesday August 31st, 2016 12:02PM
Demorest officials approve emergency purchase of inmate transport van
The City of Demorest has found itself in a bind after equipment failure left the city without its work crew to maintain roadsides, the cemetery and the downtown area.
12:01PM ( 1 second ago )
One person suffers serious injuries in five-car pileup on I-985
‚ÄčA five-vehicle traffic accident up on Interstate 985 in south Hall County Wednesday morning resulted in serious injuries to one of the people involved.
11:20AM ( 41 minutes ago )
White County officials investigating animal cruelty, neglect case
White County Animal Control currently is investigating an animal cruelty and neglect incident discovered in the county Sunday.
10:59AM ( 1 hour ago )
Lula officials hold lengthy retreat to discuss city's future
Lula leaders heard Tuesday about the importance of being able to say yes whenever possible.
9:57AM ( 2 hours ago )
Georgia business group hopes to 'kick start' Medicaid change
An influential business group is presenting three ways Georgia could expand Medicaid coverage, a key component of President Barack Obama's signature health care law that Republican lawmakers have refused to accept.
9:20AM ( 2 hours ago )
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Trump heading to Mexico ahead of immigration speech
Donald Trump will be taking his first foreign trip as the Republican presidential nominee Wednesday, making a quick visit to Mexico, a nation he derided as the home of rapists and criminals as he launched his campaign
3:22AM ( 8 hours ago )
Family wants DOJ to investigate death after stun guns used
The family of a Florida man who died after Georgia sheriff's deputies repeatedly used their stun guns on him is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate his death
11:41AM ( 19 minutes ago )
Historic commercial flight from US lands in Cuba
The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century landed in the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War
11:02AM ( 58 minutes ago )
Puppies found in dumpster being cared for by rescue group
The head of an animal rescue group says that a litter of puppies found in a trash dumpster in south Georgia are safe
7:32AM ( 4 hours ago )
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Local/State
Hurricane churns toward Hawaii; people stock up, board up
Preparing for what could be the first hurricane to make landfall in Hawaii in years, residents on the Big Island are stocking up on food and water and seeking shelter for their animals
11:37AM ( 23 minutes ago )
The Latest: Trump son retweets 'alt-right' figure's message
Just days after Hillary Clinton criticized the Trump campaign for promoting groups and individuals associated with preserving "white identity," Donald Trump Jr. has retweeted an adherent of the "alt-right" movement that Clinton singled out for criticism
11:26AM ( 34 minutes ago )
Trump heads to Mexico before laying out immigration ideas
Donald Trump is making a quick trip to Mexico on Wednesday, meeting with the president of a nation he derided at the start of his White House campaign as a source of rapists and criminals coming to the U.S
11:15AM ( 45 minutes ago )
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War Eagles 'believing again' after busting losing streak
In three years of varsity football, Chestatee High senior Barron King thought he had seen just about everything...
5:34PM ( 5 hours from now )
Defying the odds, RB Chubb ready to go for No. 18 Georgia
Less than a year after a gruesome knee injury, Nick Chubb is ready to run again for the No. 18 Georgia Bulldogs
8:00AM ( 4 hours ago )
Falcons' Ishmael 'not quite ready' to play against Jaguars
The Atlanta Falcons still expect Kemal Ishmael will open the season as the fill-in starter at strong safety even though he'll miss his third straight preseason game this week.
7:32AM ( 4 hours ago )
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Tropical weather system spares North Carolina's Outer Banks
North Carolina's Outer Banks have been spared from a tropical storm system that has been moving toward the state for two days, threatening up to 5 inches of rain
10:17AM ( 1 hour ago )
Survey: US companies add a solid 177,000 jobs in August
Survey: US companies add a healthy 177,000 jobs in August, pointing to solid growth
9:36AM ( 2 hours ago )
Historic commercial flight from US to Cuba set to take off
The first commercial flight between the U.S. and Cuba in more than a half century is scheduled to fly from Fort Lauderdale to the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War
9:02AM ( 2 hours ago )
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Business
'Real Housewives' star Jacqueline Laurita is a grandmom
"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Jacqueline Laurita is a grandmom
9:35AM ( 2 hours ago )
TNT broadcaster Craig Sager to undergo 3rd marrow transplant
The son of TNT basketball broadcaster Craig Sager says his father is set to undergo a third bone marrow and stem cell transplant Wednesday as he continues his cancer fight
6:03AM ( 5 hours ago )
Vera Caslavska, Czech gymnastics great, dies at 74
Vera Caslavska, a multiple Olympic gymnastics gold medalist who stood up against the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia, has died
5:59AM ( 6 hours ago )
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Today's Survey Question
Will ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" go ahead with its plans to have Ryan Lochte as a contestant as the Olympic swimmer faces a charge of filing a false police report in Brazil?
Yes, any publicity is good publicity for a TV program.
No, I think Lochte's legal woes will ultimately be too controversial for the show to handle.
I'm not sure. I think the show's producers will see how it plays out.
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Hamilton puts feet up as Rosberg takes pole for Belgian GP
When Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Belgium Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton was watching on television with his feet up.
By Jerome Pugmire - AP Sports Writer
1:40PM ( 3 days ago )
Defying the odds, RB Chubb ready to go for No. 18 Georgia
Less than a year after a gruesome knee injury, Nick Chubb is ready to run again for the No. 18 Georgia Bulldogs
By The Associated Press
8:00AM ( 4 hours ago )