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Saturday August 1st, 2015 5:52AM
Tax free weekend gives local shoppers more bang for their buck
As we prepare to send kids back to school after a summer of fun, parents can catch a little break during the annual sales tax exempt holiday.
5:39AM ( 13 minutes ago )
Towns Co. man charged in domestic violence incident, standoff with police
Following an alleged incident of severe domestic violence and a brief standoff with Towns County authorities, a Hiawassee man has been arrested and now faces a long list of charges.
9:35PM ( 8 hours ago )
Agencies spend afternoon clearing wreck on Athens Hwy
Athens Highway was shut down at Gillsville Highway for most of the Friday afternoon rush hour following a traffic accident and ensuing fire.
4:39PM ( 13 hours ago )
Maysville man charged in Homer armed robbery
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Banks County Sheriff's Office charged a Maysville man in connection with Thursday's armed robbery at a Homer credit union.
4:31PM ( 13 hours ago )
Permit suspended at ropes course where Cumming teen fatally injured
Tennessee has suspended the operating permit at a Knoxville ropes course after an 18-year-old from Cumming, Georgia was fatally injured there last week.
1:34PM ( 16 hours ago )
By Associated Press
Mayor asks residents to support 2016 regatta on Lanier
Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan is asking residents to contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to show their support for the annual National Championship Rowing Regatta planned for Memorial Day weekend in 2016.
12:06PM ( 17 hours ago )
Elachee to host national nature center group; 225 participants expected
Elachee Nature Science Center will host the 2015 Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA) Summit in August.
6:21PM ( 11 hours ago )
Army Corps: Savannah harbor expansion taking big steps ahead
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The federal agency overseeing the $706 million deepening of the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah says it now expects dredging to start three months sooner than expected.Th...
5:39PM ( 12 hours ago )
12 Hall students receive industry credentials
Lanier Charter Career Academy (LCC) was host Thursday night for a ceremony at which twelve Hall County School District students were awarded four separate industry credentials
12:39PM ( 17 hours ago )
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APNewsBreak: Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Fri...
12:33AM ( 5 hours ago )
Several wildfires blackening dry California's golden hills
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires blackened the golden hills of California on Friday, egged on by bone-dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds.Flames consumed a handful of homes...
11:54PM ( 5 hours ago )
Original sound of Japan emperor's war-end speech released
TOKYO (AP) — The 4 ½-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form.H...
11:34PM ( 6 hours ago )
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Falcons' Quinn brings hands-on approach to training camp
Dan Quinn brought a hands-on coaching style to his first Atlanta Falcons' training camp on Friday.
4:25PM ( 10 hours from now )
Brown, Howard lead Phillies over Braves 9-3
Domonic Brown hit a two-run homer and Ryan Howard drove in four runs, helping David Buchanan and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-3 Friday night.
8:22AM ( 2 hours from now )
McReynolds wins, Davis third in K&N East/West race at Iowa
If it were up to Brandon McReynolds, every race would take place in Iowa.
2:31AM ( 3 hours ago )
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Pacific trade ministers fail to reach deal in Hawaii talks
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Trade Representat...
1:06AM ( 4 hours ago )
Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant
SEATTLE (AP) — Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two...
6:36PM ( 11 hours ago )
Pot industry's bank bid rejected by federal regulators
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado credit union is hoping a federal judge will intervene to let the booming marijuana industry move its finances from cash-stuffed suitcases to the regulated banking system.A pai...
5:34PM ( 12 hours ago )
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Daniel Wu's martial arts TV series premieres in Nov. on AMC
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Hong Kong movie star Daniel Wu is bringing martial arts back to TV in the U.S. with his upcoming series "Into the Badlands," premiering Nov. 19 on AMC.Wu, who stars on the...
12:39AM ( 5 hours ago )
SNL stars Armisen, Meyers, Hader reunite for parody series
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The shaggy-haired rocker who set up his amplifier in the posh hotel lobby looked a lot like Fred Armisen. And wasn't that Seth Meyers snapping his picture?It was indeed a...
9:39PM ( 8 hours ago )
Dolly Parton's family life subject of TV movie
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Dolly Parton wants the upcoming TV movie about her life growing up poor in Appalachia to show viewers the kind of family she thinks is missing on television today.Parton, 6...
9:07PM ( 8 hours ago )
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Davenport scores thriller at Fairbury American Legion
Jonathan Davenport added another victory to his amazing 2015 campaign and added another chapter to the growing FALS legend in Saturday night's 26th annual Prairie Dirt Classic.
By Joshua Joiner
12:00PM ( 3 days ago )
Mayor asks residents to support 2016 regatta on Lanier
Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan is asking residents to contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to show their support for the annual National Championship Rowing Regatta planned for Memorial Day weekend in 2016.
12:06PM ( 17 hours ago )