Wednesday October 7th, 2015 5:10PM
UPDATE: Jury deliberations expected to begin Thursday in Gainesville murder trial
Jury deliberations are expected to begin Thursday in the trial of one of two remaining defendants in the murder and attempted robbery of a Gainesville cab driver earlier this year.
4:50PM ( 20 minutes ago )
Man suspected of theft in multiple counties nabbed in Hoschton
A Braselton man is behind bars facing a list of charges after Jackson County Sheriff's Deputies tracked him down in a stolen car Monday in Hoschton.
4:09PM ( 1 hour ago )
VIDEO: Hall County Chamber of Commerce hosts health expo
The Gainesville Chamber of Commerce hosted the Healthsmart Expo at the Gainesville Civic Center Wednesday.
2:27PM ( 2 hours ago )
Clinton racks up elected Dems in Georgia
Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton is gathering support from a long list of prominent Georgia Democrats.
2:19PM ( 2 hours ago )
By Associated Press
HEMC members have power restored, may experience blinks
Some Habersham Electric Membership Corp. members may experience brief power outages today.
1:09PM ( 4 hours ago )
Jackson Co. native, UNG grad named Kentucky Commissioner of Education
A Jackson County native and graduate of the University of North Georgia is the new Kentucky Commissioner of Education.
11:10AM ( 6 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN staff
Ga.-born Billy Joe Royal, who sang 'Down in the Boondocks,' dies at age 73
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Billy Joe Royal, a pop singer who popularized the song "Down in the Boondocks," and crossed over into country music, has died. He was 73 years old.
4:14PM ( 56 minutes ago )
US judge rejects request to let tens of thousands of skilled immigrants apply for green cards
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge declined to issue an emergency order Wednesday that would allow tens of thousands of highly skilled immigrants to immediately apply to become permanent residents, as the...
4:03PM ( 1 hour ago )
GHCC presents 2015 Most Fit Company Awards
As part of the annual HealthSmart Breakfast on Wednesday morning at the Gainesville Civic Center, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce presented the 2015 Most Fit Company Awards.
1:29PM ( 3 hours ago )
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Knots from pope-blessed grotto find new life as insulation at housing development for homeless
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An art installation blessed by Pope Francis during his trip to Philadelphia is being disassembled, but it will be repurposed to help the needy.Officials said Wednesday that thousan...
4:44PM ( 25 minutes ago )
Hillary Clinton opposes Pacific trade deal in major break with Obama administration
MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton declared her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade accord on Wednesday, her most significant break with President Barack Obama since launch...
4:30PM ( 39 minutes ago )
California governor signs bill calling for big boosts in renewable power, energy efficiency
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an ambitious climate change bill on Wednesday, aiming to increase the state's use of renewable electricity to 50 percent and make existing buildin...
4:30PM ( 39 minutes ago )
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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.
9:50PM ( 4 hours from now )
(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 ( 11 minutes ago )
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 ( 1 day ago )
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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 ( 3 hours ago )
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 ( 6 hours ago )
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 ( 9 hours ago )
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Q&A: Seinfeld explains why 'Comedians' is a Web series and how coffee is more fun than Aruba
LOS ANGELES (AP) — What was he thinking?Jerry Seinfeld could have picked anywhere to make his hit show, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." So why did the star of one of the most popular TV shows of a...
5:00PM ( 9 minutes ago )
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau moves to curb forced arbitration, a contentious practice
NEW YORK (AP) — Suing your bank or debt collector might be getting a whole lot easier.The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering new regulations that would severely curtail a contentious...
4:36PM ( 33 minutes ago )
After a see-saw day, the stock market ends with a gain; Yum Brands plunges on China weakness
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks posted solid gains in a quiet session Wednesday, helped by advances in health-care and industrial companies.Without any major economic reports to work with, trading was lighter...
4:33PM ( 36 minutes ago )
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CMA co-host Brad Paisley thanks Ashley Madison website hack for joke material
NEW YORK CITY (AP) — Country star Brad Paisley said "God bless" to the hacking scandal that exposed users of an adultery website for joke material for the upcoming Country Music Association Awards.Pai...
4:19PM ( 50 minutes ago )
Spike Lee, occasional critic of the Academy, says Oscar acceptance speech will be 'positive'
NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee says he hasn't had time yet to plan what he'll say when he gets his honorary Oscar next month — he's busy trying to finish up his new movie, "Chiraq," for a year-end release....
3:16PM ( 1 hour ago )
London Film Festival opens with 'Suffragette,' asks 'Where are the women in the movie biz?'
LONDON (AP) — The London Film Festival opened 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 stil...
2:44PM ( 2 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.
By Owen A. Kearns-Special to NASCAR Wire Service
2:20AM ( 3 days ago )
Lula prepares to grow; Hall County wants to be involved
This small city in northeast Hall County (estimated 2013 population of 2,847) wants to be ready for what’s coming; the Economic Development Council, an extension of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce wants to help them reach that point. Some fence-mending, however, might first be needed.
11:22AM ( 2 days ago )