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Forest officials plan to begin prescribed burns this month
​February is the time of year managers with the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests begin prescribed fires in an effort to improve wildlife habitat and a healthy forest.
9:01AM ( 1 hour ago )
Voting rights groups sue federal election official
A coalition of voting rights groups on Friday sued a federal elections official who decided that residents of Alabama, Kansas and Georgia can no longer register to vote using a national form without providing proof of U.S. citizenship.
6:02AM ( 4 hours ago )
U.S, Cuba to resume commercial flights for 1st time in 50 years
The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall, U.S. officials said Friday.
9:35PM ( 12 hours ago )
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Banks County pauses to honor fallen U.S. officers
Banks County Sheriff's Office officials and members of the community paused Friday to pray for law enforcement and remember fallen officers from around the country.
4:19PM ( 17 hours ago )
Authorities seize $566,000 in meth, marijuana in Gainesville bust
​Drug agents and police officers seized 20 ounces of methamphetamine, five guns and three marijuana plants during the arrest of a Gainesville man this week.
3:52PM ( 18 hours ago )
Police standoff ends peacefully at Gainesville hotel
It took about 90 minutes for Gainesville Police to take a suspect into custody Friday afternoon, following a standoff outside a hotel room.
2:50PM ( 19 hours ago )
Gainesville mayor to deliver State of the City message Tuesday
Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan is scheduled to deliver his annual State of the City message Tuesday.
9:34AM ( 29 minutes ago )
Groundbreaking held Friday for new fire station in Forsyth County
The southern portion of Forsyth County will be home to a new station for the Forsyth County Fire Department, designed to improve service and reduce response times in a densely populated area of the county.
5:54PM ( 16 hours ago )
VIDEO: Officials open new Hall County Correctional Institute, warden touts cost savings
The new Hall County Correctional Institute opened with a ceremonial ribbon cutting Friday by Warden Walt Davis, who touted his department's ability to bring the cost of the $7 million facility down nearly 50 percent.
2:12PM ( 19 hours ago )
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Beginning this summer, a visit to a local Army recruiting office will include a new set of gymnastic tests to help determine what military jobs a recruit is physically capable of performing
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beginning this summer, a visit to a local Army recruiting office will include a new set of gymnastic tests to help determine what military jobs a recruit is physically capable of per...
8:19AM ( 1 hour ago )
The National Weather Service says the coldest air mass of the winter may hit the Eastern U.S. this weekend
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Weather Service says the coldest air mass of the winter may hit the Eastern U.S. this weekend.A wind chill advisory was in effect for New York City beginning Saturday afte...
4:49AM ( 5 hours ago )
AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week
Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.This week's ga...
3:01AM ( 7 hours ago )
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Basketball: Championship Saturday slate full for northeast Georgia regions
Friday's semifinals produced some memorable results and has area high school basketball fans looking forward to Saturday's championship contests.
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(VIDEO) 7-AAA Tournament: Lumpkin boys, West Hall girls set up historic shot; Vikings win at buzzer
Saturday's Region 7-AAA championship games will have a hard time living up to Friday's semifinals...
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8-AAAAA Tournament: Branch girls, GHS boys advance to finals; Lady Elephants fall in semis
Courtney Newton’s return home couldn’t be going any better...
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A rebound in bank shares and energy companies lifts US shares after 5 straight down days
U.S. stocks ended a down week on a high note Friday, snapping a five-day losing streak on the strength of energy and financial companies.A sharp rebound in oil prices and an encouraging report on reta...
5:04PM ( 16 hours ago )
Visa on Friday disclosed its ownership in Friday in Square, the mobile payment services company co-founded and led by Jack Dorsey
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares in the mobile payment services company Square rose sharply Friday after Visa disclosed the details of its ownership stake in the company.While Visa's stake amounts to about 1 pe...
4:33PM ( 17 hours ago )
Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags, telling safety regulators that a recall isn't necessary, according to documents
DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags — telling safety regulators that a recall isn't necessary.But the Ge...
4:15PM ( 17 hours ago )
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Is it possible to discuss an emotive topic like the death penalty with both passion and reason
LONDON (AP) — Is it possible to discuss an emotive topic like the death penalty with both passion and reason? Steve Coogan hopes so.The British actor-comedian plays a lawyer battling to keep his clien...
7:39AM ( 2 hours ago )
The documentary "Fire at Sea" by director Gianfranco Rosi about Italy's island of Lampedusa, where thousands of immigrants arrive in Europe, opens as one of two documentaries competing for the Golden Bear award at the Berlin International Film Festiv
BERLIN (AP) — The documentary "Fire at Sea," about the Italian island of Lampedusa where thousands of immigrants arrive in Europe, opens as one of two documentaries in competition for the Golden Bear...
6:52AM ( 3 hours ago )
Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes remembers being a nervous, fresh-faced, first-time nominee at the Grammys back in 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes remembers being a nervous, fresh-faced, first-time nominee at the Grammys back in 2013."It was all (like), 'Well, what's going to happen. What? Ahh...
11:18PM ( 10 hours ago )
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Schumacher paces Friday Pomona Top Fuel qualifying
Tony Schumacher raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel Friday at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
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12:39AM ( 9 hours ago )
Gainesville to update alcohol code for wine sampling
Some new rules are on the way for Gainesville businesses that offer wine samplings, thanks to an update to the city's alcoholic beverage ordinance presented Thursday morning to city council members.
10:37AM ( 1 day ago )