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Sunday August 30th, 2015 2:07PM
Turner Field US flag at half-staff, players' families deal with grief after fan dies in fall
ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. flag flew at half-staff at Turner Field on Sunday, one day after a fan died following his fall from the upper deck into the lower-level stands during a game between the Atlanta...
1:57PM ( 9 minutes ago )
Volunteers fill backpacks with meals for students in need
This week, employees of Wells Fargo Advisors Gainesville and Braselton branches came together to pack 225 backpacks with food for underprivileged families.
11:45AM ( 2 hours ago )
By Russell Brown
McDonald's has 200 part-time jobs available in Hall, Gwinnett counties
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help McDonald’s fill about 200 part-time jobs at restaurants in Hall and Gwinnett counties next week.
8:32AM ( 5 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN Staff
Gainesville not immune to aftermath of Katrina
The Gainesville area was not immune to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina which devastated the Gulf Coast ten years ago.
12:01AM ( 14 hours ago )
Qualifying begins Mon. for city elections
Qualifying begins Monday for city elections across the state, with most of the attention in Hall County centered on the Gainesville election.
1:00PM ( 1 day ago )
Photo Gallery: Laurel Summer Fest wraps up the summer season on Lanier
The two-day Laurel Park Summer Fest was held this weekend at the Hall County Park off Cleveland Highway.
10:01AM ( 4 hours ago )
Common Core test results trickle in, but goal of comparing among states goes unfulfilled
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below w...
8:42AM ( 5 hours ago )
Cumming man named to state board
A Cumming man has been named to the state's Department of Community Supervision Advisory Board.
6:10PM ( 19 hours ago )
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Local/State
Police investigate motive of man accused of ambushing Texas officer at gas station
HOUSTON (AP) — The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy will be arraigned this week, jail records show.Shannon J. Miles, who has a cri...
2:05PM ( 1 minute ago )
General Mills sets ambitious goal for greenhouse gas cuts _ from farm to fork to landfill
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — General Mills has set an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 — not just within its own operations but from farm to fork to landfill.C...
1:59PM ( 7 minutes ago )
University of Texas removes statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from campus
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A statue of Jefferson Davis has been removed from its place on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin after a failed appeal by a Confederate heritage group.Crews could be...
1:37PM ( 29 minutes ago )
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National
Week 1: Big wins, tough losses mark full start of 2015 prep football season
The season got started with a bang for some area high school football teams – while others will be going back to the drawing board after a mix of results for northeast Georgia-based programs.
9:02AM ( 1 day ago )
VIDEO: Turnovers key to Spartans win over Knights
If only Johnson could erase the final four minutes of the second quarter.
8:13AM ( 1 day ago )
VIDEO: Gainesville blanked again by Grayson, hopes to rebound again
Gainesville football took plenty of lessons from last year’s loss to Grayson. The Red Elephants hope they can do the same this time around...
7:48AM ( 1 day ago )
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Friday Game Night
Falcons sign Julio Jones to 5-year extension
The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a $71.25 million, five-year contract extension with Julio Jones on Saturday that compares favorably with recent deals paid to other top wide receivers.
8:46AM ( 5 hours ago )
Softball: Buford splits with S. Forsyth and Milton
The Buford girls softball team split a pair of games Saturday with South Forsyth and Milton in a yearly series between the three schools.
7:06AM ( 7 hours ago )
Falcons fall to Dolphins in preseason
Ryan Tannehill threw for 145 yards in less than a half despite working behind a makeshift offensive line, and the Miami Dolphins beat the Atlanta Falcons 13-9 in an exhibition game Saturday night.
7:00AM ( 7 hours ago )
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Sports
'Straight Outta Compton' leads box office for 3 consecutive weekends; 'War Room' surprises
NEW YORK (AP) — The Christian drama "War Room" made a surprise bid for the box-office lead, Zac Efron's music drama "We Are Your Friends" bombed spectacularly and the N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Comp...
1:18PM ( 48 minutes ago )
Doubts about China's ability to manage a tough economic transition sap investor confidence
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fear that gripped financial markets this month is a stark one: That China's economy might be slipping into a decline that could persist for years.But the world's second-largest e...
12:53PM ( 1 hour ago )
Fed Vice Chair Fischer leaves door open for a Sept. rate hike, saying inflation likely to rise
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left the door open Saturday for a Fed rate increase in September, saying the factors that have kept inflation below the central bank's t...
4:31PM ( 21 hours ago )
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Business
Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Kanye West set for MTV Video Music Awards
The M in MTV will stand for Miley on Sunday night.Miley Cyrus is set to host the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards — two years after she stole the show with a risque, but memorable performance with Robin Th...
11:22AM ( 2 hours ago )
Sales of Atari games found in New Mexico landfill bring in more than $100,000 through eBay
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A cache of Atari game cartridges dug up in a New Mexico landfill last year has generated more than $100,000 in sales over the last several months.The April 2014 dig ended specu...
5:02PM ( 21 hours ago )
"She just laid there playing possum": Survivor's husband recounts story of on-air shooting
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The chamber of commerce official who was answering questions about her community on live TV when gunfire erupted said she never saw the gunman walk up to the group.Vicki Gardner, w...
10:45AM ( 1 day ago )
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Menard wins in nail-biting Road America Xfinity finish
The decision to compete in Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR Xfinity Series sixth annual Road America 180 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. paid off in a huge way for Paul Menard who scored his third career Xfinity victory at his hometown track.
By Chris Knight-NASCAR Wire Service
11:41PM ( 14 hours ago )
Report: Solyndra misrepresented facts to get loan guarantee
WASHINGTON (AP) — A four-year investigation has concluded that officials of the solar company Solyndra misrepresented facts and omitted key information in their efforts to get a $535 million loan guar...
6:29PM ( 3 days ago )