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Saturday April 25th, 2015 10:34AM
Habitat for Humanity of Hall County turns corner with home #50
Maxine Harvey couldn’t speak; “Thank you” softly fell from her lips between sobs. The reality was setting in: she was now a homeowner, the recipient of the 50th house constructed by Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.
9:21AM ( 1 hour ago )
Annual summer burn ban begins May 1 in Hall, 56 other Ga. counties
If you have some outdoor burning planned, you have just a few days left to do it unless you want to wait until fall.
9:13AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Wet, stormy weather prompts several event cancelations
Several Saturday events have been postponed or canceled because of rain and the threat of severe weather.
7:59AM ( 2 hours ago )
Severe storm threat increases Saturday afternoon
Another rainy day is in store for north Georgia, with the threat of severe weather Friday afternoon.
7:48AM ( 2 hours ago )
Gwinnett apartment fire linked to child playing with lighter
Gwinnett County fire officials say a child who was playing with a lighter on a balcony likely started a blaze that severely damaged an apartment building in Lawrenceville.
6:04AM ( 4 hours ago )
Is ice cream safe? Federal health officials say yes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections.The Food and Dr...
8:57PM ( 13 hours ago )
RMA cadet selected for STEM honor
Cadet SGT Adrian O'Sullivan, a Riverside Military Academy sophomore, has been selected for the 2015 Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders (CFSTL) to be held in Boston, Mass. June 28-30.
8:31AM ( 2 hours ago )
UNG/Gainesville hosts student money management conference for state institutions
The University of North Georgia (UNG) Friday hosted student counselors, admissions officers, financial advisors and others from University System of Georgia (USG) institutions in a one-day conference about increasing financial literacy among high school and college students.
6:42PM ( 15 hours ago )
Special Series: Fighting Cancer, a survivors story
If ever there was anyone who symbolized 'Fighting Cancer' it is Dottie Adams, whose battle has lasted on and off for seven years.
6:15PM ( 16 hours ago )
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Thousands honor soldiers on 100th year of Gallipoli battle
GALLIPOLI, Turkey (AP) — For the first time at age 95, Bill Grayden has come to Gallipoli, where his father stormed the beach and took a bullet through his lung during the ill-fated British-led World...
10:02AM ( 31 minutes ago )
How London man may have helped trigger the 'flash crash'
NEW YORK (AP) — He operated from a modest suburban London home he shared with his parents, far from the city's glamorous financial center. He used off-the-shelf software anyone can buy.Yet, if U.S. au...
10:00AM ( 33 minutes ago )
Nepal quake: Hundreds dead, history crumbles, Everest shaken
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 906 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old...
9:57AM ( 36 minutes ago )
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Baseball: Sewell powers GHS past Apalachee, to 8-AAAAA title (VIDEO)
Coming into the final week of the season, Gainesville looked resigned to take a No. 2 seed from Region 8-AAAAA into next week’s state playoffs.
12:11PM ( 1 hour from now )
Elite Junior Showcase moved to Gainesville High for April 26
The Elite Junior Showcase Classic -- an opportunity for high school football players to display their abilities for assembeled recruiting services from throughout the southeast -- will hold a session on Sunday, April 26 at the Gainesville High practice fields (moved from the original location of City Park).
11:11AM ( 36 minutes from now )
Baseball: Tigers knock off Lumpkin Co.; Indians fall to 3rd in 7-AAA
One day after being eliminated from the playoffs, the Dawson County baseball team exacted a measure of revenge on its arch-rival Friday.
10:15AM ( 19 minutes ago )
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Suwanee Farmers Market opens May 2
The Suwanee Farmers Market opens at Town Center Park Saturday, May 2. It will be open each Saturday from 8:00-12:00 through October 3.
8:24AM ( 2 hours ago )
Eurozone express hopes that Greek criticism will bear fruit
RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Greece's European creditors sought to douse talk that they are making plans for a potential Greek exit from the euro and expressed hope Saturday that recent criticism may prompt th...
8:11AM ( 2 hours ago )
Starbucks: Computer outage fixed; stores to reopen Saturday
SEATTLE (AP) — A computer outage hit thousands of Starbucks stores, and some gave away free drinks before many closed early to the dismay of caffeine-craving patrons.The company said the outage was re...
5:36AM ( 4 hours ago )
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Garten, Stewart and Bourdain sweep top food broadcast awards
Anthony Bourdain, Ina Garten and Martha Stewart remain the names to beat in food broadcasting.For a second year running, the three dominated the top tier of television awards from the James Beard Foun...
9:30AM ( 1 hour ago )
Bruce Jenner: My brain is more female than male
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner told the world that "for all intents and purposes, I am a woman" in an extraordinary television interview aired Friday about gender confusion he fi...
12:02AM ( 10 hours ago )
FBI: Korean firm scammed out of $375K for fake Pharrell show
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man scammed a South Korean steel company out of $375,000 by claiming he worked with a Japanese talent agency that could help the company book a concert by musician Pharrell William...
10:42PM ( 11 hours ago )
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A timeline of Queen Elizabeth II's life
An interactive timeline of the key events in Queen Elizabeth II's life. At 89 years old, Queen Elizabeth II is the oldest reigning monarch in British royal history.
By The Associated Press
2:35PM ( 3 days ago )
Daspit scores first NeSmith Chevy WRS win of 2015
The only NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Week 4 action took place on Friday night at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., where series National Champion Noah Daspit of Kiln, Miss. took his first win of the season.
By Roby Helm
4:00PM ( 1 day ago )
Several counties involved in AT rescue mission
Emergency personnel from White, Towns and Habersham County are involved in a rescue mission to retrieve an injured hiker from the Appalachian Trail.
1:13PM ( 4 days ago )
FBHS senior receives JEMC scholarship
Jackson EMC recently awarded Allison Walls, Flowery Branch High School senior, with a 2015 Walter Harrison Scholarship, named in honor of a rural electrification pioneer.
By AccessWDUN Staff
10:49AM ( 23 hours ago )