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Monday March 27th, 2017 8:36AM

Afternoon News Wrap

LISTEN: The ongoing battle against opioid abuse and addiction in Georgia
The ANW has kicked off a year-long series that addresses the ongoing fight against opioid abuse in Georgia. This week, we were joined by someone many have called the driving force behind abuse legislation in the state, Dallas Gay, who joined the fight after an addiction-related tragedy struck his family.
8:04PM ( 2 days ago )
LISTEN: Hall county students win state HOSA competiton, pursuing medical careers
Students interested in health-care and medical careers often join HOSA to learn more about specialized jobs in the medical industry. Three Hall county students, Amber Strickland (Chestatee), Melanie Valencia (Flowery Branch), and Emma Miller (West Hall), were recognized at the 2017 HOSA competition in Atlanta, in the clinical nursing, patho-physiology, and medical reading subjects, respectively.
6:43PM ( 5 days ago )
LISTEN: This week's Local Business Spotlight features Select Pest Control
The exterminators at Select Pest Control provide hands-on, exterminating services. What sets them apart is that their exterminating methods are available to anyone at their Gainesville store.
6:02PM ( 5 days ago )
LISTEN: Hall County mother discusses challenges of being a single parent
Liz Santa Cruz, a Flowery Branch single mother that works three jobs to provide for her daughter, joined the Afternoon News Wrap to discuss the daily struggles and joys of being a single parent
6:40PM ( 6 days ago )
LISTEN: Pollen season pro-tips from the Allergy & Asthma Clinic with Dr. Yarbrough
Spring is officially here, which means it is also pollen season. Dr. Yarbrough of the Northeast Georgia Allergy & Asthma Clinic tells what we need to know about dealing with spring pollen, as well as debunking some common pollen misconceptions.
5:48PM ( 6 days ago )
LISTEN: And the Official Pie of Gainesville is...
It is March 14th, also known as Pi day, because the date, 3/14, is the mathematical number for Pi. Gainesville history was made this Pi day, as the official pie of the city of Gainesville was chosen by a taste test panel of "pie experts."
5:40PM ( 1 week ago )
LISTEN: Smokehouse BBQ updates to a new building, but maintains their tasty traditions
Smokehouse BBQ has been around for almost 40 years, and not much has changed, except the full renovations of their new building this year. Owner, Rae Rogers, tells us about the new building, what its like to own a BBQ restaurant as a woman, and the plans they have for the future, in this week's "Local Business Spotlight," presented by Roberts Plumbing.
5:01PM ( 1 week ago )
LISTEN: What would make Gainesville a better place to live, work and play?
The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's Vision 2030 program is asking residents for input on possible "Big Ideas" for the community. The Afternoon News Wrap asked listeners for their thoughts.
7:41PM ( 1 week ago )
LISTEN: Gainesville man survives near fatal heart attack and thanks first responders for their efforts
Donald Brewer, and the medical staff that revived him following cardiac arrest, were recognized at the Annual Northeast Georgia STEMI Summit at Cheteau Elan.
7:06PM ( 2 weeks ago )
LISTEN: Hall Co. native takes star turn on NBC's The Voice
Flowery Branch native Taylor Alexander joined the ANW this week to talk about his recent television debut as a performer on NBC's talent competition The Voice.
10:11PM ( 2 weeks ago )