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Saturday April 18th, 2015 11:14AM
Ava's Law expected to be signed by Gov. Nathan Deal soon
Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign a bill before month's end making Georgia the 41st state to mandate insurance coverage for children with autism.
10:51AM ( 23 minutes ago )
By Associated Press
GDOT: Changes coming to Cleveland Hwy. at Jess Helton Rd.
Plans are in the works to change a northbound passing lane on Cleveland Highway at Jess Helton Road into a left-turn lane.
10:15AM ( 59 minutes ago )
By Staff
Georgia: UI claims down 3 percent in March
New claims for unemployment insurance in Georgia were down three percent in March, with Savannah, Valdosta and Gainesville leading the way.
8:47AM ( 2 hours ago )
1 person killed, others hurt in crash at Georgia courthouse
A car driven by an elderly woman who apparently lost control while trying to park jumped a curb and struck five people Friday, killing one, police said.
6:00AM ( 5 hours ago )
By Associated Press
Winder accident ends in double fatality
Two people were killed Friday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash in Winder.
8:51PM ( 14 hours ago )
Correction: Bird Flu story
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a story April 16 about bird flu, The Associated Press reported erroneously that recent outbreaks had led to the death of more than 2.5 million turkeys and chickens. The corre...
6:24PM ( 16 hours ago )
Sims set to etch his name amongst Alabama legends, as fairytale continues
For nearly four years, Blake Sims stood on the Alabama sidelines, clipboard or helmet in hand, watching, hoping, wondering -- praying even -- about whether his time would ever come.
10:14AM ( 1 hour ago )
Appeals court hears arguments on Obama immigration action
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal appeals judges on Friday peppered lawyers on both sides with questions in a fight over President Barack Obama's move to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.
9:25AM ( 1 hour ago )
Gainesville, Auburn, Suwanee, Buford residents named to state boards
Several Gainesville area residents were recently named to state boards by Gov. Nathan Deal.
9:05AM ( 2 hours ago )
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Local/State
New England's snowy winter pushes back gardening season
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The historic barrage of snow and cold that struck New England this winter has pushed back the gardening season and left behind damaged bushes, trees and greenhouses — and garden...
11:05AM ( 8 minutes ago )
School districts, parents at odds over breakfast in class
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of breakfasts served in the nation's schools has doubled in the last two decades, a surge driven largely by a change in how districts deliver the food.Instead of providin...
10:56AM ( 17 minutes ago )
Afghan suicide bombing blamed on Islamic State kills 35
FAIZABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 people in a deadly attack the country's president said was c...
10:43AM ( 30 minutes ago )
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VIDEO: Boys soccer: West Hall clinches 2nd region crown in 3 seasons
The sodden turf and driving rains could so easily have doused West Hall’s region title hopes on Friday. The Spartans were in no mood to let their dreams slip away, however.
11:00AM ( 14 minutes ago )
Boys soccer: Johnson claims 2nd straight 8-AAAA crown
Johnson claimed its second straight Region 8-AAAA crown on Friday in emphatic fashion.
10:36AM ( 38 minutes ago )
VIDEO: Red-hot Gainesville girls soccer storming into postseason
From the moment they set foot on the training pitch this winter, the Gainesville girls soccer team knew things were different -- even if those differences stemmed from continuity,
9:00AM ( 2 hours ago )
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Philanthropist, shopping mall developer Taubman dies at 91
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success — including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture — was...
10:42AM ( 31 minutes ago )
US Treasury secretary urges Greece to reach debt deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is urging Greece to reach a deal with its creditors, warning that a default would "create immediate hardship for Greece" and damage the world econom...
3:29AM ( 7 hours ago )
Fiorina says she'd neutralize Clinton's gender arguments
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Carly Fiorina, the lone Republican woman eying the White House, wants to block Hillary Rodham Clinton from playing the "gender card" in the 2016 presidential race.But to do so, Fio...
3:20AM ( 7 hours ago )
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Ringo Starr, Green Day headline eclectic Rock Hall class
CLEVELAND (AP) — Ringo Starr was always behind the other Beatles.Bobbing his head as he sat at his drum kit, Starr kept the steady backbeat for Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison, a once-...
10:54AM ( 19 minutes ago )
5 things from former Bush press secretary Perino's book
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dana Perino, President George W. Bush's spokeswoman at the end of his presidency, is out with a book that is part memoir, part career advice. Perino is the only Republican woman ever...
8:04AM ( 3 hours ago )
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A look at the thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations
An interactive tracing U.S.-Cuban relations includes the annoucement that Cuba will be removed from the U.S. state sponsors of terrorism list.
By The Associated Press
9:45AM ( 1 day ago )
Appeals panel upholds, amends penalty to No. 31 team
While upholding a P-5 level penalty to one of the top teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the National Motorsports Appeals Panel did opt to amend portions of the punishment levied against the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing team.
By NASCAR Wire Service
7:08PM ( 1 day ago )
Gwinnett Co. deputy arrested, fired for sexual assault
A Gwinnett County Sheriff's Deputy was fired Monday after an internal investigation indicated he had sexually assaulted three inmates.
4:21PM ( 3 days ago )