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Weekend work to close lane of Dawsonville Highway bridge over Lanier
​Transportation crews are expected to block one lane of Ga. 53 West or Dawsonville Highway over Lake Lanier in Hall County over the weekend.
8:36AM ( 38 minutes ago )
NAACP, Common Cause file suit over cuts from Georgia voter list
The Georgia NAACP and Common Cause Georgia filed a lawsuit this week against Secretary of State Brian Kemp, arguing that his office has illegally eliminated people from the state's registered voter list.
8:23AM ( 51 minutes ago )
By The Associated Press
Three guards from Buford prison among those arrested in drug trafficking sting
Among the four dozen Georgia prison guards arrested as part of the FBI's Operation Ghost Guard were three former correctional officers at Phillips State Prison in Buford.
6:16AM ( 2 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN staff
South Hall wedding venue approved by county commissioners
The Hall County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a 42 acre tract of land in South Hall as an agri-entertainment venue to house weddings and other gatherings at its voting session Thursday night at the Hall County Government Center.
10:20PM ( 10 hours ago )
Atlanta police officer shot and killed in incident just south of Hartsfield-Jackson airport
A police officer in suburban Atlanta was shot twice and killed Thursday by a suspect who was also wounded during a law enforcement operation, authorities said.
9:28PM ( 11 hours ago )
By The Associated Press
Officials investigate suspicious fire, third in less than a week in Barrow County
While investigators believe it was internationally set, they don't believe a fire in a vacant mobile home Wednesday night is related to two suspicious weekend fires.
2:30PM ( 18 hours ago )
University of North Georgia hosting art events in celebration of Black History Month
The University of North Georgia (UNG), in celebration of Black History Month, is hosting an exhibit of artwork by Michi Meko titled "Circle of Rivers," through March 11 and "Hip-Hop as a Healing Practice" symposium on Feb. 27 on the Dahlonega Campus.
8:38AM ( 36 minutes ago )
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate and clashed heatedly over their support for Barack Obama
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate and clashed heatedly over their support for Barac...
11:37PM ( 9 hours ago )
John Lewis to speak at Brenau, rescheduled for February 18
U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a significant figure of the American civil rights movement, will appear for a public presentation at Brenau University’s Gainesville campus next week.
5:36PM ( 15 hours ago )
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Coast Guard: Intense winter storm that battered cruise ship damaged part of the ship's propulsion system
BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard says the intense winter storm that battered a cruise ship and shortened its voyage also damaged part of the ship's propulsion system.Coast Guard spokesman Charles...
9:04AM ( 9 minutes ago )
A suburban Atlanta police department is mourning the death of one of its officers, gunned down while officers served a search warrant
RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — A suburban Atlanta police department is mourning the death of one of its officers, gunned down as he helped other officers serve a 'no knock' warrant in a drug case.Riverdale Pol...
9:02AM ( 12 minutes ago )
Diplomats trying to secure cease-fire in in Syria fell short in organizing an immediate truce
MUNICH (AP) — Diplomats agreed Friday to work toward a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in Syria's civil war within a week, although efforts to secure a lasting cease-fire fell short.The deal appe...
8:55AM ( 18 minutes ago )
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7-AAA Tournament: Indians, Spartans, Vikings join Banks Co. boys in semifinals
East Hall, West Hall, and Lumpkin County all took wins Thursday in the Region 7-AAA Tournament at the East Hall gym to join Banks County in advancing to the Class AAA boys state tournament...
12:17PM ( 3 hours from now )
7-AAA Tournament: West Hall girls end state tourney drought; East Hall, Banks march on
Anna McKendree was five years old the last time the West Hall girls basketball team reached the state playoffs...
11:49AM ( 2 hours from now )
Wrestling: 31 area grapplers move on to traditional semifinals
Plenty of northeast Georgia's best high school wrestlers still have a chance to claim gold this weekend at the GHSA Traditional Championships in Duluth, as 31 area grapplers battled their way into the semifinal round on Thursday.
11:22AM ( 2 hours from now )
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Clashes have broken out in Athens between riot police and thousands of farmers from across Greece who are protesting government plans to impose tax hikes and pension charges
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek farmers wielding shepherd's staffs and throwing rocks clashed with riot police in Athens on Friday as thousands headed to the capital for a two-day protest against governme...
9:04AM ( 9 minutes ago )
U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices.The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales increased...
8:42AM ( 32 minutes ago )
European shares rose Friday, shrugging off a bad day in Asia, as the sell-off of banking shares abated and oil prices rebounded from a 12-year low set the day before
TOKYO (AP) — European stocks rose Friday, shrugging off a bad day in Asia, as the sell-off in banking shares abated and oil prices rebounded from a 12-year low. But Japan's main stock index lost nearl...
8:28AM ( 45 minutes ago )
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Producer Rick Rubin gives musical acceptance speech for Recording Academy honor
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Music producer Rick Rubin didn't give an acceptance speech when he received the President's Merit Award from the Recording Academy. The 52-year-old Grammy winner didn't even take th...
4:39AM ( 4 hours ago )
Make them an offer they can't refuse and a massive collection of 'The Godfather' author Mario Puzo's papers can be yours
BOSTON (AP) — Make them an offer they can't refuse and a massive collection of "The Godfather" author Mario Puzo's papers can be yours.The 45-box archive, which includes multiple drafts with handwritt...
1:02AM ( 8 hours ago )
New York Fashion Week got going Thursday when Kanye West wowed a Madison Square Garden crowd with a new album and a new shoe and clothing collection, and BCBG Max Azria paid tribute to the late David Bowie
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from the runway designs to the celebrity-filled front rows. Here are some highlights from Thursday's opening day:__KANYE WEST DR...
7:11PM ( 14 hours ago )
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Davenport wins Edwin Coggins Memorial at Golden Isles
Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga. led all 30 laps to win the Edwin Coggins Memorial on Saturday afternoon at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Ga.
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12:00PM ( 2 days ago )
New doctor at Longstreet Clinic
The Longstreet Clinic welcomes Rebecca Bedingfield Ando, MD to the Center for Women’s Health.
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12:59PM ( 20 hours ago )