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Sunday July 31st, 2016 3:25AM
New school year: Hall County's 'Early College' to welcome its first students; other systems starting up as well
Hall County's Early College@Jones opens with the new school year which begins for Hall County students on Friday, one of a number of new programs and facilities that will welcome new students in the Gainesville area this year.
9:00AM ( 5 hours from now )
Officials: No apparent survivors in Texas balloon crash
Authorities say there appear to be no survivors after a hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas
11:40PM ( 3 hours ago )
Gainesville United seeks divine help to bring community unity
The name might sound like that of a soccer team, but it is actually a very diverse group of area pastors, community activists, government leaders and law enforcement members. They believe that working together and help from God need to be the major planks in any platform before real healing can sweep our nation.
2:24PM ( 13 hours ago )
Atlanta media report missing girl has contacted mother
A missing girl from Hall County apparently contacted her mother by phone Friday night, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
1:00PM ( 14 hours ago )
Eagle Ranch to host workshops focusing on blended families
Eagle Ranch, a Flowery Branch based residential children's program, will host a nationally-recognized expert on remarried families for two workshops in August.
11:00AM ( 16 hours ago )
Claims for unemployment insurance in Georgia down 10 percent in June, up a bit in Gainesville
First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Georgia were down 10-percent in June but up slightly in Gainesville.
9:30AM ( 17 hours ago )
Hall chamber's annual Healthcare Reform Seminar coming up next month
The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s 5th Annual Healthcare Reform Seminar will be held August 23 from 8:00-12:00 at the Brenau Downtown Center.
9:00PM ( 6 hours ago )
States' flag-burning laws unconstitutional, but persist
The U.S. Supreme Court has said flag-burning is a protected form of free speech, but an Associated Press analysis found that at least 40 states have similar laws, which occasionally lead to arrests
6:00PM ( 9 hours ago )
Job seekers assistance event to be held in Gainesville
The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission and Workforce Development will be hosting an overview session August 9 to familiarize anyone interested in WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) tuition assistance with the benefits and requirements of the program.
3:00PM ( 12 hours ago )
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Bipartisan backlash for Trump, after questioning Khan family
Donald Trump sparked a bipartisan backlash, after the Republican attacked the bereaved parents of a Muslim U.S. Army captain who spoke the Democratic convention last week
3:13AM ( 11 minutes ago )
3 dead, 1 hurt in shooting near Seattle; suspect in custody
A shooting at a house party has left three people dead and another hurt in a Seattle suburb
3:11AM ( 13 minutes ago )
Skydiver becomes first person to jump and land without chute
A 42-year-old skydiver with more than 18,000 jumps made history Saturday when he became the first person to leap without a parachute, landing in a net instead
3:04AM ( 20 minutes ago )
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Falcons' Julio Jones runs well, downplays injury as minor
Atlanta Falcons star receiver Julio Jones insists the apparent foot injury that limited him from full participation in training camp again on Saturday is no big deal.
8:58AM ( 5 hours from now )
Braves acquire Matt Kemp, send Hector Olivera to San Diego
The Atlanta Braves acquired pricey slugger Matt Kemp and $10.5 million from San Diego for troubled outfielder Hector Olivera...
8:53AM ( 5 hours from now )
Byron breaks rookie record with Pocono Truck win
Saturday’s Pocono Mountains 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Pocono Raceway featured no Sprint Cup drivers in the field.
2:29AM ( 56 minutes ago )
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FAA had been warned of risk of high-fatality balloon crashes
Accident investigators warned the FAA of the potential for high-fatality hot air balloon crashes
3:19AM ( 5 minutes ago )
Texas hot air balloon crash leaves no apparent survivors
Authorities say there appear to be no survivors after a hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas
1:10AM ( 2 hours ago )
Braves acquire Matt Kemp, send Hector Olivera to San Diego
The Braves acquired pricey slugger Matt Kemp and $10.5 million from San Diego for troubled outfielder Hector Olivera
1:08AM ( 2 hours ago )
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Officials dismiss Trump's assertions about NFL and debates
Both the NFL and the Commission on Presidential Debates are rejecting Republican Donald Trump's assertions about the fall debates
3:20AM ( 4 minutes ago )
Trump says Clinton trying to rig debates with NFL conflicts
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton and others "are trying to rig" the fall debates by scheduling two of them opposite NFL games
10:36PM ( 4 hours ago )
Hall of Famer Mike Piazza has his No. 31 retired by Mets
Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza has gotten his No. 31 retired by the New York Mets in a pregame ceremony at Citi Field
8:47PM ( 6 hours ago )
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F1: frontal cockpit protection to come in 2018
HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Frontal cockpit protection will not be introduced for Formula One cars before the 2018 season, to allow for more testing, the governing body of world motor sports said Thursday.
By Nesha Starcevic-AP Sports Writer
6:23PM ( 2 days ago )