Sunday April 19th, 2015 3:10PM
Gainesville's 'Old Joe' not alone; Civil War 'Silent Sentinels' abound, still on guard
After the Civil War ended in April 1865, statues depicting Union and Confederate soldiers went up across the country, from New England squares to Southern courthouses.
2:00PM ( 1 hour ago )
Barrow Co. EMA will conduct drill in downtown Winder this week
Winder residents can expect to see a host of emergency vehicles in the South Broad Street/Loganville Highway area this week, but there's no need to worry - it's only a drill.
12:00PM ( 3 hours ago )
By B.J. Williams
Public asked to purchase tickets to support injured Habersham deputy
Cpl. Bill Zigan of the Habersham County Sheriff's Office was critically injured when he was shot while on duty Feb. 22.
10:22AM ( 4 hours ago )
Habersham discusses allowing out-of-county students
Should the Habersham County School System make available spaces in its academic programs for those from other counties if those students' families are willing to pay tuition?
9:02AM ( 6 hours ago )
GHCC announces Vision 2030 Public Arts Initiative
VISION 2030, a program of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, will launch its Public Arts Initiative with a cocktail reception on Thursday, April 23 from 5:00- 6:30 at the Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center.
7:05AM ( 8 hours ago )
By Staff
Gainesville man arrested after Habersham chase
A Gainesville man was arrested after leading a Habersham County traffic enforcement unit on a chase Saturday night.
9:56PM ( 17 hours ago )
Lanier Flight Center celebrates 'life and legacy' of late instructor
Lanier Flight Center Saturday celebrated the "life and legacy" of Kelly Chandler, a flight instructor for the company, who was fatally injured in a plane crash last fall.
7:53AM ( 7 hours ago )
Charter bus carrying lacrosse team damaged by fire in Cornelia
A charter bus carrying the Huntingdon College men's lacrosse team was heavily damaged by fire in Cornelia Saturday night.
9:40PM ( 17 hours ago )
Animal shelter puppies provide stress relief to Brenau students
The Hall County Animal Shelter is teaming up with Brenau University once again to provide some stress relief to students during finals week.
5:40PM ( 21 hours ago )
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Hundreds of migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Sea
ROME (AP) — Only a few dozen people were saved Sunday after a fishing boat smuggling hundreds of migrants from Libya to Europe overturned in what could become one of the Mediterranean's deadliest mass...
2:54PM ( 16 minutes ago )
Turkish Cypriot leadership election to go into 2nd round
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The election for the Turkish Cypriot leadership will go to a second round after none of the candidates managed to garner enough votes Sunday to avoid a runoff, authorities said,...
2:48PM ( 21 minutes ago )
Service held to mark 20 years since Oklahoma City bombing
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — About 1,000 people gathered Sunday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, which was the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil until the Sept. 11 attac...
2:43PM ( 26 minutes ago )
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Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol in rain delay
Today's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway is currently in a rain delay.
2:50PM ( 20 minutes ago )
Action filled final Bristol practice has teams scrambling
Roughly eight minutes into Saturday morning’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, Tony Stewart smacked the outside wall exiting Bristol Motor Speedway’s fourth turn.
8:00AM ( 7 hours ago )
Boys soccer: GHS claims Region 8-AAAAA crown, Howard's 250th win
Rick Howard has won a lot of games -- including state and region titles -- but Saturday's victory proved pretty special indeed.
10:31PM ( 16 hours ago )
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'Furious 7' speeds ahead of the competition
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even in its debut weekend, Kevin James's "Paul Blart" sequel couldn't outpace "Furious 7."The reigning box office champion might have slowed from its blockbuster debut, but "Furious...
2:28PM ( 41 minutes ago )
Opposition Center Party takes early lead in Finnish election
HELSINKI (AP) — Finland voted Sunday to determine which coalition could lift the country out of a three-year recession, with the opposition Center Party in an early lead over the ruling conservatives...
2:27PM ( 42 minutes ago )
Austerity's legacy: British election focused on UK economy
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron and his main opponent agree on one thing going into Britain's May 7 election: Voters should choose the next leader based on the health of the economy.The que...
11:12AM ( 3 hours ago )
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Blake Shelton: nominee, host and Lambert cheerleader at ACMs
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Blake Shelton may be going into the Academy of Country Music Awards as a host, performer and two-time nominee, but he has another priority: being a cheerleader.Shelton's wife,...
12:53PM ( 2 hours ago )
Don Francisco says it's time to close Sabado with dignity
MIAMI (AP) — After receiving a standing ovation from his emotional audience, Don Francisco, the popular host of "Sabado Gigante," tried to explain why television's longest-running show is coming to an...
11:00AM ( 4 hours ago )
Ringo Starr, Green Day rock their way into Rock Hall
CLEVELAND (AP) — Ringo Starr was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a little help from one of his famous friends.The mop-topped drummer who kept the beat for the Beatles, Starr was induc...
1:20AM ( 13 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 ( 2 days ago )
‘Cat Daddy’ scores fourth straight SLM victory at Senoia
Clint “Cat Daddy” Smith continued his unbeaten streak in the Super Late Model division at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, GA Saturday night.
By Track PR
10:00AM ( 4 days ago )
Local cheerleading coach charged with child molestation
A cheerleading coach has been arrested and charged with child molestation by Hall County authorities.
9:14AM ( 4 days ago )
GDOL hosting job fair next week in Habersham Co.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will sponsor a resource and career expo Thursday, April 23, for job seekers in the Habersham County area.
By Staff
1:33PM ( 2 days ago )