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Friday June 23rd, 2017 6:10AM

Local/State News

Hall County lowers millage rate after taking public comment; passes modified budget
After weighing public comments made at two public hearings the previous week Hall County Commissioners were presented with a modified, and slightly lowered, budget and millage rate at the third, and final, public hearing Thursday evening.
11:29PM ( 6 hours ago )
Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce honors Silver Shovel recipients
At its monthly Board meeting on Thursday, June 22, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce honored 15 community volunteers with its Silver Shovel awards.
7:20PM ( 10 hours ago )
Atlanta: Indictment returned in shooting death of former Gainesville resident
A 39-year-old man accused of shooting a former Gainesville resident on an Atlanta street in broad daylight has been indicted.
6:52PM ( 11 hours ago )
System-owned drug dog in Hall schools' budget plan
A school system-owned drug dog could be part of efforts to fight illegal drugs in the Hall County School District in the next budget year, according to a school official.
5:09PM ( 13 hours ago )
Heavy rain, winds, tornado warnings as Cindy heads inland
High tides in the wake of a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy prompted a voluntary evacuation in a coastal Louisiana town Thursday, and a tornado warning in the Birmingham, Alabama, area
2:51PM ( 15 hours ago )
Pew study: Americans increasingly torn over gun issues
A new survey by the Pew Research Center shows Americans have grown more divided over gun issues
12:13PM ( 17 hours ago )
Charges filed against truck driver for wreck that killed Winder woman
Lawrenceville Police have charged the truck driver involved in an eight-vehicle pile up on Ga. 316 that killed a Winder woman and injured 17 others June 12.
11:25AM ( 18 hours ago )
Habersham County begins hearings on proposed tax increase
Habersham County officials have begun the process of hearing from residents about the proposed tax increase they say is necessary in order to maintain needed services.
10:32AM ( 19 hours ago )
Sheriff: Inmates who helped deputy to get shorter sentences
Sheriff: Inmates who helped deputy to get shorter sentences
10:00AM ( 20 hours ago )
Applications for US jobless aid tick up to still-low 241,000
Applications for US unemployment aid last week rose to still-low 241,000, a sign of healthy job market
9:12AM ( 20 hours ago )