Wednesday October 7th, 2015 8:37AM
Round 2: South Carolina towns downstream and near coast brace for more flooding
GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Along South Carolina's coast, residents were preparing for a second round of flooding as rivers swollen from days of devastating rains make their way toward the Atlantic.And in...
7:40AM ( 56 minutes ago )
Gainesville approves millage rate, asked to rethink some aspects of the rate
The millage rate for property owners in the City of Gainesville is now officially set, but final approval was not without some dissent.
10:05PM ( 10 hours ago )
Cornelia keeping same millage; taxes up slightly
Even though the tax digest for Cornelia is up $1.7 million due to inflationary increase, city leaders anticipate collecting less taxes for Tax Year 2015.
9:48PM ( 10 hours ago )
Demorest man charged with setting fire in Clarkesville
State investigators have made an arrest in connection with a Sept. 26 arson fire near Clarkesville.
8:47PM ( 11 hours ago )
UPDATE: Testimony begins in trial for one of two remaining defendants in murder, attempted robbery of Gainesville cabbie
Testimony began Tuesday in the trial of one of two remaining defendants in the murder and attempted robbery of a Gainesville cab driver earlier this year.
5:22PM ( 15 hours ago )
Demorest lifts boil water advisory
Demorest Water System customers affected by a storm-related outage over the weekend can resume normal use of water for all purposes.
5:21PM ( 15 hours ago )
Helen approves water line project at lower cost, better return
The Helen City Commission has approved changing a planned water line, a move their engineering firm will save the city money and produce better results.
9:07PM ( 11 hours ago )
State official celebrates Pre-K Week at Gainesville school
State Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black visited New Holland Knowledge Academy this morning to read to Pre-K students.
6:10PM ( 14 hours ago )
In past votes, SC congressional delegation opposed flood aid it's now seeking
WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina's congressional delegation is vowing to make sure the state gets federal help to recover from the historic flooding from massive rains.But less than three years ago, t...
5:44PM ( 14 hours ago )
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The Latest: Charleston County, South Carolina, schools open for 1st time in nearly a week
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local):8:05 a.m.Charleston County schools are open for the first time in almost a week, but it's likel...
8:09AM ( 27 minutes ago )
The Latest: Putin: France thinks Syrian forces could unite with Free Syrian Army against IS
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest developments after Syrian troops, emboldened by Russian airstrikes, launch a ground offensive against insurgents (all times local).__2:55 p.m.Russian President Vladimir Putin...
8:00AM ( 36 minutes ago )
The Latest: Nobel winner who's worked on repairing DNA says he doesn't believe in eternal life
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Latest developments in the announcements of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):___1:50 p.m.One of the winners of this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry says his work on how cells repair...
7:54AM ( 42 minutes ago )
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(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 ( 8 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.
4:50PM ( 8 hours from now )
Region title deciders on the line? Could well be the case for Friday
We’re past the halfway point in the season, so it’s no wonder that this week brings with it a handful of contests that could well decide the destiny of a region crown and/or playoff positioning this weekend.
4:40PM ( 15 hours ago )
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Friday Game Night
Richt says he understands criticism from Georgia fans
Mark Richt has heard criticism from Georgia fans impatient for a championship and especially tired of losing to Alabama...
1:34PM ( 4 hours from now )
Projected as title contender, Tech mired in slide with Clemson, Watson looming
Not so long ago, Georgia Tech was being touted as one of the top teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference and maybe even a dark horse in the national race.
10:24AM ( 1 hour from now )
Chase or not, Earnhardt wants to keep pit crew intact
When it comes to keeping his pit crew intact throughout the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is a strong proponent of the status quo.
8:00AM ( 37 minutes ago )
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Global shares higher despite IMF cutting growth forecast, Samsung up on healthy profit
LONDON (AP) — Rising oil prices helped stock markets in Europe post solid gains Wednesday despite a lower global growth forecast from the International Monetary Fund.KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's...
8:24AM ( 12 minutes ago )
Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed and his investment firm double ownership of Twitter stock
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and his investment company have doubled their ownership of Twitter's publicly traded shares in the past six weeks.A joint statem...
7:58AM ( 38 minutes ago )
Vietnam manufacturing set to be Pacific trade pact's big winner; Malaysia, Japan also benefit
HONG KONG (AP) — An ambitious Pacific Rim trade deal anchored by the U.S. promises to boost the economies of its 12 participating countries by opening their markets to one another, but not all the gai...
7:56AM ( 40 minutes ago )
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London Film Festival opens with 'Suffragette' and asks 'Where are the women in the movie biz?'
LONDON (AP) — The London Film Festival opens Wednesday with "Suffragette," the story of British women who fought for the right to vote — a milestone on a journey to equality that many believe is still...
7:59AM ( 37 minutes ago )
20th Century Fox investigating claims 'Maze Runner' cast took American Indian artifacts
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Representatives from 20th Century Fox are trying to determine if actors took American Indian artifacts while filming "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" at a private New Mexico r...
11:32PM ( 9 hours ago )
Review: Chilly, enigmatic revival of Harold Pinter's 'Old Times' returns to Broadway
NEW YORK (AP) — That Thom Yorke is the first from the creative team to greet you at the new revival of "Old Time" is the first indication you're in for an unsettling show.The Radiohead frontman has wr...
10:01PM ( 10 hours ago )
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Watkinsville's Townley scores first Truck Series win at Las Vegas
John Wes Townley collected his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday night, saving just enough fuel during his final run to win the Rhino Linings 350.
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Jackson EMC Foundation reaches $10 million donation mark
The Jackson EMC Foundation has reached the $10 million donation mark.
6:51PM ( 4 days ago )