Thursday October 8th, 2015 5:56PM
Chaos in the House: McCarthy withdraws candidacy for speaker, GOP vote postponed
WASHINGTON (AP) — With no warning, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdrew Thursday from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House, shocking fellow Republicans just before voting was to begin and plun...
2:42PM ( 3 hours ago )
D.A.: Moran gets life without parole in Gainesville taxi driver murder
A Gainesville woman was sentenced to life in prison without parole Thursday in murder of a Gainesville taxi driver earlier this year.
2:34PM ( 3 hours ago )
Rehabilitative Industries of Northeast Georgia ring-in month-long awareness celebration
Thursday morning area civic and business leaders joined RING staff members at their Athens Street headquarters to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
12:22PM ( 5 hours ago )
Gainesville Police investigate reported robbery
Gainesville Police are investigating what was reported as a robbery in the parking lot of an Athens Street business Wednesday afternoon.
12:18PM ( 5 hours ago )
Police: Suspects in Gillsville manhunt captured
The Banks County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men who fled after their vehicle crashed during a pursuit by deputies Thursday morning.
11:13AM ( 6 hours ago )
Contract awarded for $37M road project in Forsyth Co.
The widening of a five-mile section of Bethleview Road in Forsyth County - which will include a bridge over Big Creek - is a step closer to reality.
10:35AM ( 7 hours ago )
Gainesville property tax bills in the mail
City of Gainesville property owners will be receiving their tax bill this week with a due date of December 7.
5:50PM ( 6 minutes ago )
Special Olympics World Games gold medal winner from Gainesville to be honored
A young man from Gainesville, who won a gold medal at the Special Olympics World Games earlier this year, will be honored, along with his parents, in Atlanta next week.
12:56PM ( 5 hours ago )
Delta and Alaska rank best for on-time arrivals, Spirit ranks at the bottom
The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that the nation's leading carriers posted an on-time rate of 80.3 percent in August.
12:28PM ( 5 hours ago )
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Woman pleads guilty to fatally stabbing stranger in Maine supermarket, asks for life sentence
ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A woman accused of fatally stabbing a stranger in a Maine supermarket pleaded guilty to murder and requested a life sentence on Thursday, disregarding her lawyer's recommendation...
5:49PM ( 6 minutes ago )
After the flood, a rush to preserve drinking water in South Carolina's capital city
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's capital city had too much water. Now, officials are racing to make sure it has enough.A canal that serves as the main source of drinking water for about half of...
5:38PM ( 17 minutes ago )
Buried booty: Agents unearth $600,000 cash from backyard of convicted armored truck driver
LOS ANGELES (AP) — FBI agents and police looking for a stash of cash stolen by armored car drivers more than a year ago struck pay dirt and unearthed more than $600,000 in buried booty outside Los Ang...
5:36PM ( 19 minutes ago )
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Surprising Tigers looking to take early lead in 7-AAA
Sid Maxwell admitted he wasn’t sure what he was getting into when he decided to take the Dawson County job back in the spring.
8:02PM ( 2 hours from now )
Region races ready for exciting sprint to the finish
With just five weeks left before the start of the playoffs, it’s crunch time for every team in northeast Georgia as the playoff stretch run gets under way.
9:50PM ( 20 hours ago )
(VIDEO) Player of the Week: Cain trashes Fannin to spark Leopards win
Banks County football needed a spark on Friday night. And Trevae Cain was happy to help provide it...
4:59PM ( 1 day ago )
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Falcons downplay White's complaints about lack of passes
Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White skipped practice Wednesday for an undisclosed personal matter, while the team addressed concerns that he's not happy with a diminished role in the offense.
8:42AM ( 9 hours ago )
VIDEO: Kevin Harvick, Regan Smith tame the 'Monster Mile'
If there's one thing the NASCAR world should know by now, it's that Kevin Harvick is hard to beat when he's in a must win situation.
8:00AM ( 9 hours ago )
Tennessee dismisses WR Pig Howard ahead of facing UGA
Tennessee wide receiver Alton "Pig" Howard has been dismissed from the team for a violation of unspecified team rules.
5:48AM ( 12 hours ago )
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With crisis looming, Latin America rolls out red carpet for once-scorned IMF
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The last time the IMF held its annual meetings in Latin America, Ernesto "Che" Guevara was trying to spread Cuba's revolution throughout the hemisphere and much of the region was und...
5:17PM ( 38 minutes ago )
US stocks gain as signs point to Federal Reserve keeping rates low; energy sector climbs
NEW YORK (AP) — Signs that the Federal Reserve would keep interest rates low for several more months pushed stocks broadly higher on Thursday, adding to what has been a near eight-day rally. Energy st...
4:32PM ( 1 hour ago )
VW executive apologizes to angry Congress _ but says emissions scandal is not his fault
WASHINGTON (AP) — Volkswagen's top U.S. executive offered deep apologies yet sought to distance himself Thursday from the emissions scandal enveloping the world's largest automaker, asserting top corp...
4:27PM ( 1 hour ago )
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With drones in tow, Paul Thomas Anderson debuts music documentary 'Junun' at NY Film Festival
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Thomas Anderson premiered his first documentary, "Junun," on Thursday at the New York Film Festival, unveiling a sonically rich portrait of Indian musicians recording an album wit...
5:41PM ( 14 minutes ago )
'Straight Outta Compton' director F. Gary Gray set for 8th film in 'Fast & Furious' franchise
LOS ANGELES (AP) — F. Gary Gray, who made waves this summer with his profitable and critically acclaimed N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton," has been set to direct the eighth film in the "Fast &...
4:35PM ( 1 hour ago )
Mark Rylance, Shakespearean maverick, catches Steven Spielberg's eye
NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Rylance is strolling around a conference table, doing his best impression of a Robert Mitchum walk.He's explaining how Mitchum, whom he adores, inspired his steady, rigid gait in...
4:23PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Fittipaldi, Barbosa capture Prototype title at Petit Le Mans
Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa – with an assist by IndyCar star Sebastien Bourdais – overcame treacherous weather conditions on Saturday at Road Atlanta, using a Prototype (P) class victory in the rain-shortened 18th edition of the Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda to clinch their second consecutive TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
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1:31AM ( 4 days ago )
Lula prepares to grow; Hall County wants to be involved
This small city in northeast Hall County (estimated 2013 population of 2,847) wants to be ready for what’s coming; the Economic Development Council, an extension of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce wants to help them reach that point. Some fence-mending, however, might first be needed.
11:22AM ( 3 days ago )