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Saturday April 25th, 2015 2:37AM
Is ice cream safe? Federal health officials say yes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections.The Food and Dr...
8:57PM ( 5 hours ago )
Mt. Airy reschedules festival to Sunday
Two annual events scheduled for Saturday in Mt. Airy have been postponed.
8:54PM ( 5 hours ago )
By Rob Moore
Special Series: Fighting Cancer, a survivors story
If ever there was anyone who symbolized 'Fighting Cancer' it is Dottie Adams, whose battle has lasted on and off for seven years.
6:15PM ( 8 hours ago )
Butterfly Release caps off Victims' Rights Week in Hall County
The Hall County Solicitor and District Attorney's offices concluded National Crime Victims' Rights Week with a special ceremony Friday, honoring a local agency that provides hope to victims of sexual abuse.
6:14PM ( 8 hours ago )
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FAA Inspector arraigned for bypassing airport security with firearm
A Sugar Hill man has been arraigned on a federal misdemeanor charge of unlawfully entering an airport and airplane without submitting to security requirements.
5:11PM ( 9 hours ago )
Listeria strain found at Inventure Foods plant in Jefferson
Inventure Foods has issued a voluntary recall of some of their frozen food products after finding Listeria monocytogenes at its Jefferson facility.
1:24PM ( 13 hours ago )
UNG hosts student money management conference for state institutions
The University of North Georgia (UNG) Friday hosted student counselors, admissions officers, financial advisors and others from University System of Georgia (USG) institutions in a one-day conference about increasing financial literacy among high school and college students.
6:42PM ( 7 hours ago )
Thieves cause $20k worth of damage to store
Hall County authorities think a burglar caused about $20,000 worth of damage at a store on Cleveland Highway Friday morning.
3:56PM ( 10 hours ago )
Killer of Buford woman, others, seeks new trial in Florida murder case
A serial killer, responsible for the murder of a Buford woman in 2008, is hoping to overturn his death sentence from a different murder conviction.
12:59PM ( 13 hours ago )
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Local/State
Starbucks: Computer outage fixed; stores to reopen Saturday
SEATTLE (AP) — A computer outage affecting thousands of Starbucks stores that forced the chain to give away free drinks Friday before closing many stores early was resolved after several hours.The com...
2:23AM ( 13 minutes ago )
Military vets plan to summit peak in Memorial Day tribute
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Four military veterans are aiming to summit North America's tallest mountain on Memorial Day, armed with the names of hundreds of Americans who have died while serving their c...
2:02AM ( 34 minutes ago )
Thousands honor soldiers on 100th year of Gallipoli battle
GALLIPOLI, Turkey (AP) — As dawn broke, families of soldiers, leaders and visitors gathered near former battlefields, honoring thousands of Australians and New Zealanders who fought in the Gallipoli c...
1:51AM ( 45 minutes ago )
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National
Baseball: Sewell powers GHS past Apalachee, to 8-AAAAA title (VIDEO)
Coming into the final week of the season, Gainesville looked resigned to take a No. 2 seed from Region 8-AAAAA into next week’s state playoffs.
12:11PM ( 9 hours from now )
Elite Junior Showcase moved to Gainesville High for April 26
The Elite Junior Showcase Classic -- an opportunity for high school football players to display their abilities for assembeled recruiting services from throughout the southeast -- will hold a session on Sunday, April 26 at the Gainesville High practice fields (moved from the original location of City Park).
11:11AM ( 8 hours from now )
Baseball: Tigers knock off Lumpkin Co.; Indians fall to 3rd in 7-AAA
One day after being eliminated from the playoffs, the Dawson County baseball team exacted a measure of revenge on its arch-rival Friday.
10:15AM ( 7 hours from now )
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Review: Getting your Apple Watch? Here's how to use it
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Watches have arrived to the first group of people who had ordered one two weeks ago.Those who haven't bought one yet will likely face a wait. Apple's retail stores won't have the...
6:22PM ( 8 hours ago )
Taking the abs out of Abercrombie: retailer tones down sexy
NEW YORK (AP) — Abercrombie & Fitch is saying goodbye to the shirtless beefcake models who greeted customers at its doors.The New Albany, Ohio-based company, which operates stores under its namesake b...
6:21PM ( 8 hours ago )
Oil, gas, power, prices: big themes from energy meeting
HOUSTON (AP) — In the year since the energy industry last gathered for its big annual confab in Houston, prices for oil and natural gas took a dive that few, if anyone, saw coming.A chastened parade o...
5:45PM ( 8 hours ago )
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Bruce Jenner: My brain is more female than male
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner told the world that "for all intents and purposes, I am a woman" in an extraordinary television interview aired Friday about gender confusion he fi...
12:02AM ( 2 hours ago )
FBI: Korean firm scammed out of $375K for fake Pharrell show
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man scammed a South Korean steel company out of $375,000 by claiming he worked with a Japanese talent agency that could help the company book a concert by musician Pharrell William...
10:42PM ( 3 hours ago )
Keith Urban, Jimmy Cliff headline opening day of Jazz Fest
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Friday's opening day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival highlighted a worldwide spectrum of musical influences, from the alternative Chicago-based rock band Wilco to Iris...
9:03PM ( 5 hours ago )
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What is a concussion?
Video explainer shows what a concussion is, how you can get one and what the effects are on the brain.
By The Associated Press
6:03PM ( 2 days ago )
Video: Rain can't dampen thrill of Bristol victory for Kenseth, Logano
Call it the 10 hours of Bristol.
8:00AM ( 2 days ago )
TSA adding new security measures for airline, airport staff
The Transportation Security Administration is tightening security rules for airline and airport workers in the wake of a criminal case in which an Atlanta baggage handler was accused of smuggling guns on commercial jets, Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said Monday.
By Associated Press
1:48PM ( 4 days ago )
Hall Co. Commission closes book on tennis court repairs; other business
After six months of discussions, revisions, and negotiations, Hall County Commissioners approved a $61,216 contract to completely strip and rebuild a tennis court in a Hoschton neighborhood that was damaged by a county water line installed beneath it.
7:36PM ( 1 day ago )