Friday December 9th, 2016 6:34AM
Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Dick Mecum retires after one-term in office
Mecum ran in 2012 with the goal of getting the county's finances straightened out. During his time, Mecum has been able to reduce Hall County's debt by $20 million.
12:59AM ( 5 hours ago )
Jackson County's Nichols, Barrow's Weant named finalists for Banks County fire chief
Banks County officials on Thursday released documents related to the two men announced as finalists for fire chief/Emergency Medical Services director.
11:40PM ( 6 hours ago )
Suwanee PD, Gwinnett SWAT arrest man wanted in violent crime
Gwinnett County authorities say a SWAT situation in Suwanee ended peacefully Thursday afternoon when a wanted fugitive was arrested without incident.
10:42PM ( 7 hours ago )
Habersham wreck claims life of one, injures two
One person died as a result of a two-vehicle wreck on Pea Ridge Road outside Cornelia just before 5:15 p.m. Thursday.
8:50PM ( 9 hours ago )
Trailer detaches on Browns Bridge Rd., striking and killing Hall Co. pedestrian
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a fatal accident in Hall County that saw a pedestrian struck by a trailer that had detached from its vehicle and overturned Thursday afternoon.
8:30PM ( 10 hours ago )
2nd officer shot in Georgia dies after suspect found dead
A second Georgia police officer has died, a day after being shot alongside a fellow officer who was a lifelong friend, and the hunt for the suspected gunman is over with police finding the fugitive dead inside a home where he had hidden
6:30PM ( 12 hours ago )
Sinkhole prompts closure of Berry Street in Cornelia
Cornelia City Manager Donald Anderson announced Thursday the closure of a portion of Berry Street due to a sinkhole.
12:34AM ( 5 hours ago )
Georgia accuses US of trying to hack its election systems
‚ÄčThe U.S. state of Georgia is accusing the Homeland Security Department of apparently trying to hack its election systems.
4:55PM ( 13 hours ago )
Public Safety Tribute dedication culminates four-year vision
Nearly four years after the idea was birthed, the long-awaited unveiling of the Public Safety Tribute on Roosevelt Square in Gainesville took place.
4:07PM ( 14 hours ago )
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The Latest: S. Korea PM says he feels 'deep responsibility'
Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, South Korea's acting leader, says he feels "deep responsibility" over the political scandal that brought down his boss, President Park Geun-hye, because he assisted her as the country's No. 2 official
6:19AM ( 13 minutes ago )
WADA investigator to publish new report on Russian doping
The Olympic world is bracing for more evidence of systematic Russian doping
6:05AM ( 27 minutes ago )
Clinton decries rise of fake news in Capitol speech
Hillary Clinton called the rise of fake news an 'epidemic' in a Capitol Hill speech
5:59AM ( 33 minutes ago )
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(VIDEO) Championship Focus: Buford seniors looking for redemption, final glory
The Georgia Dome has staged far more triumph than disappointment for Buford football through the years...
6:04PM ( 11 hours from now )
Clemson's Watson and Louisville's Jackson split top awards on big night
Lamar Jackson may have picked up another trophy for his marvelous season -- but so did Deshaun Watson...
10:34AM ( 4 hours from now )
A rookie disappointment, Beasley makes huge leap for Falcons
Vic Beasley heard the grumbling. He was a wasted pick in the first round. He wasn't going to be able to play every down in the NFL.
9:14AM ( 2 hours from now )
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10 Things to Know for Today
Among 10 Things to Know: Opposition-led parliament impeaches South Korean president; John Glenn remembered as space age hero; Hillary Clinton decries 'epidemic' of fake news.
5:59AM ( 34 minutes ago )
S. Korean impeachment sales: Goodbye Park, hello free room
For many South Korean business owners, President Park Geun-hye's impeachment Friday was a moment to celebrate _ with a sale
5:37AM ( 55 minutes ago )
Report: UK Brexit chief not interested in transitional deal
The Financial Times reports that British Brexit Secretary David Davis told London financial-sector bosses that he is "not really interested" in seeking a transitional deal with the European Union to soften the process of the U.K.'s exit from the bloc
5:27AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Taylor Swift, Zayn Malik team up for surprise duet single
Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik have dropped a surprise duet single from the "Fifty Shades Darker" soundtrack
6:19AM ( 13 minutes ago )
Brit fan flies to NYC to propose at 'Ghostbusters' firehouse
A British man flew his girlfriend all the way across the pond to New York City so he could propose to her at the historic firehouse used in the blockbuster 1984 film "Ghostbusters."
5:44AM ( 48 minutes ago )
Oakland artists fear crackdown after Ghost Ship fire
The tragic fire at an artist collective in Oakland has sparked fear in the city's artist community
4:32AM ( 2 hours ago )
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NASCAR star Earnhardt cleared to race again after concussion
NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr., who missed the final 18 races of last season because of a concussion, has been medically cleared to return next year
11:31AM ( 19 hours ago )