Wednesday November 25th, 2015 11:18AM
US sales of new homes rise 10.7 percent in October, propelled by buying in Northeast
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes recovered in October after suffering a steep drop in September, indicating a return to stability in the housing market.The Commerce Department says new-home sales...
10:21AM ( 56 minutes ago )
Overnight fire damages Clermont home
An early morning fire damaged a double wide mobile home in the Clermont area Wednesday, according to Hall County Fire Services officials.
8:39AM ( 2 hours ago )
To grandmother's house: Thanksgiving getaway begins with gas prices low, terrorism fears high
LOS ANGELES (AP) — That other Thanksgiving tradition — congested highways and jammed airports — is getting underway with gas prices low and terrorism fears high.An estimated 46.9 million Americans are...
7:31AM ( 3 hours ago )
Appalachian Parkway in Cleveland now open
An official grand opening and road-naming ceremony was held Tuesday afternoon for the State Route 11/US 129 North Appalachian Parkway in Cleveland, previously known as the Cleveland Bypass.
9:45PM ( 13 hours ago )
By Dean Dyer
Non-life-threatening injuries reported in small plane crash
Gwinnett County police and fire officials say two people received non-life-threatening injuries after a small plane went down in the backyard of a private home.
4:38PM ( 18 hours ago )
Who's open for Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping
More and more businesses are opening their doors on Thanksgiving instead of Black Friday. Here are the hours for some popular North Georgia shopping centers.
4:00PM ( 19 hours ago )
UNG celebrations Native American Heritage Month on Dahlonega, Gainesville campuses
Aztec drums pounded out forceful dance rhythms recently on the University of North Georgia's (UNG) Dahlonega and Gainesville campuses in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.
10:33AM ( 45 minutes ago )
Fewer Americans sought US unemployment aid last week as applications fall to very low 260,000
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped sharply last week, the Labor Department said Wednesday, the latest sign that businesses are cutting few jobs.THE NUMBERS: W...
9:27AM ( 1 hour ago )
Rain-delayed holiday attractions at Lanier Islands to open Friday
A unusually wet fall in north Georgia has had a impact on a lot of things, such as road work, fall festivals and even plans for this year's holiday attractions at Lanier Islands.
8:33AM ( 2 hours ago )
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US commander: Some in military suspended from duties for role in deadly Afghan hospital attack
WASHINGTON (AP) — American soldiers and airmen who killed and wounded dozens of civilians in a strike on an Afghanistan hospital violated the rules of engagement and have been suspended as they await...
10:54AM ( 23 minutes ago )
Pope arrives in Kenya his 1st stop of a peace pilgrimage to 3 African countries
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Brushing aside concerns for his security, Pope Francis arrived in Kenya on Wednesday for his first-ever visit to Africa, including to Central African Republic, a country torn by...
10:19AM ( 58 minutes ago )
Rams WR Stedman Bailey critical, stable after being shot driving in Miami area
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Suspended St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was shot and critically wounded as he and four other people were sitting in a car outside a home in the Miami area, police said W...
10:13AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Wolves proving early skeptics wrong
It’s hard to imagine a Buford team having to play with a chip on its shoulder. But if ever there has been a collective group of Wolves that felt the need, the 2015 squad is it.
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(VIDEO) Dawson County seniors leading, enjoying Tigers' march through history
At the start of the season, Dawson County football players knew their team had plenty of potential -- but this has them pinching themselves a little bit.
9:39PM ( 13 hours ago )
Five games, five state title hopes go on the line Friday
Three area football teams are playing for history, while two more are looking to reclaim their spots in the state semifinals on Friday, as the quarterfinal round of the GHSA playoffs gets underway.
9:30PM ( 13 hours ago )
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Marshall brothers add turkey to Georgia-Ga Tech rivalry
The Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry this year will feature a Thanksgiving feast that brings opposing players to the same dinner table.
10:52AM ( 26 minutes ago )
Boys basketball: Discovery knocks off White County for Turkey Shootout title
Discovery won the boys Turkey Shootout Tournament at Chestatee High Tuesday with a 71-61 victory over White County in the finals.
12:16AM ( 11 hours ago )
Boys basketball: Lions take out Vikings for Piedmont Classic crown
The Lakeview Academy boys basketball team knocked off East Hall 87-69 on Tuesday to claim the Piedmont College Hardwood Classic title in Demorest.
12:07AM ( 11 hours ago )
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Deere beats 4Q earnings expectations, revenue misses; annual outlook tops Street estimates
MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Even though sales of its green tractors, bulldozers and other equipment fell sharply, Deere & Co. reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings as it cut costs.The Moli...
10:46AM ( 31 minutes ago )
Judge to hear arguments over gambling in New York attorney general's daily fantasy sports case
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge is expected to hear different interpretations of how the country's two biggest daily fantasy sports companies operate at a hearing Wednesday on whether the businesses should be...
10:06AM ( 1 hour ago )
Online shoppers opt for smartphones over tablets and desktops this holiday season
NEW YORK (AP) — If the beginning of the holiday season is any indication, it could be a merry mobile Christmas for shoppers.For the first time, there's expected to be more people visiting retailers' w...
9:49AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Cloak and dagger: Former CIA chiefs talk about challenging job in challenging time
NEW YORK (AP) — After making a documentary about presidential chiefs of staff two years ago, filmmaker Jules Naudet joked about focusing on another important government job where it would seem next to...
10:59AM ( 18 minutes ago )
Angelina Jolie Pitt to serve as honorary head of Cambodian film festival
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The little-known Cambodia International Film Festival is getting a star-powered boost this year from Angelina Jolie Pitt.The Hollywood star, who is currently in Cambodia fi...
6:24AM ( 4 hours ago )
Boston Marathon bombing survivors brace for movies, documentaries about deadly attack
BOSTON (AP) — Less than three years after bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the Boston Marathon, two movies, a play and an HBO documentary are in the works, causing decided...
12:58AM ( 10 hours ago )
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Blaney, Wood Brothers to run full NSCS season in 2016
Ryan Blaney will run the full 2016 schedule of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events for Wood Brothers Racing, the team and Ford Motor Company announced on Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
By Reid Spencer-NASCAR Wire Service
9:10AM ( 4 days ago )
Baldwin prepares for new city hall, razing of old downtown buildings
Change is in the works for downtown Baldwin.
3:02PM ( 2 days ago )