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Thursday August 27th, 2015 3:26PM
Dogs seized from Stephens Co. puppy mill ready for adoption this weekend
More than three dozen dogs seized from a puppy mill in Stephens County last week will be up for adoption in the Atlanta area this weekend.
2:00PM ( 1 hour ago )
Coastal Ga. residents urged to watch for Tropical Storm Erika
Emergency officials on the Georgia coast are urging residents to start preparing for possible trouble from Tropical Storm Erika.
1:12PM ( 2 hours ago )
By The Associated Press
Nearly 200 patients qualify for Ga. medical marijuana registry
Public health officials reported nearly 200 patients have now qualified for Georgia's new medical marijuana registry, with an uptick in the number of doctors now approved to recommend cannabis oil as a treatment.
10:54AM ( 4 hours ago )
By Associated Press
Gainesville City Council mulls fireworks ordinance; hearings set for ad valorem tax
City leaders in Gainesville are considering an ordinance that would regulate where "consumer fireworks" can be sold in the city.
10:30AM ( 4 hours ago )
Applications for US jobless aid drop to very low 271,000
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that employers remain confident in the economy and are laying off few workers.
9:24AM ( 6 hours ago )
Missing man with dementia located
A 79-year-old man with dementia, who disappeared from a Buford parking lot Wednesday afternoon, is now safe with family.
8:30AM ( 6 hours ago )
US stocks rise after Chinese market surges
U.S. stocks climbed Thursday morning as investors took advantage of this week's big sell-off to add to their holdings. The stock market is rebounding from a sharp sell-off earlier that was triggered b...
12:41PM ( 2 hours ago )
3rd-grader who shot child at school got gun in home kitchen
Officials in Georgia say a third-grader who accidentally shot a classmate at school found the weapon while exploring his family's kitchen.
10:59AM ( 4 hours ago )
Report: Water use decreasing in 15-county area that includes Hall
Metro Atlanta will use approximately 25 percent less water in 2050 than was projected in 2009, according to a long-range forecast from the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, which includes Hall County.
9:38AM ( 5 hours ago )
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Local/State
Austria finds 20, maybe up to 50, migrants dead in truck
PARNDORF, Austria (AP) — Austrian police on Thursday discovered the decomposing bodies of at least 20 — and possibly up to 50 — migrants stacked in a truck parked on the shoulder of the main highway f...
12:54PM ( 2 hours ago )
The Latest: Jurors begin deliberating prep school rape case
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The latest on the trial of a former student at an elite prep school accused of raping a freshman as part of a tradition called Senior Salute (all times local):12:45 p.m.Jurors hav...
12:47PM ( 2 hours ago )
Woman gives birth to conjoined twins in Colorado
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A woman who gave birth to conjoined twins in Colorado told a TV station Thursday that one of her daughters has survived.Amber McCullough delivered the twin girls by cesarean secti...
12:33PM ( 2 hours ago )
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National
Dorsey ready to take reins as latest Red Elephants' QB
Bruce Miller leaned back in his chair, hands behind his head, and calmly, almost matter-of-factly, mentioned current Gainesville quarterback Messiah Dorsey in the same sentence as former Red Elephant greats Blake Sims and Deshaun Watson...
5:53PM ( 2 hours from now )
(VIDEO) Dragons' Wood helped salvage change in plans
Perhaps fortunately for the Jefferson football team, not everything went according to plan last week.
5:04PM ( 22 hours ago )
Interview with Towns County football coach Bill Barnhart
Towns County football coach Bill Barnhart joined the Aug, 25 edition of Game On with Katie B. Davis to discuss his expectations not just for the upcoming season, but for his team in Week 1 against Region 8-AA offensive juggernaut Union County, led by Joseph Mancuso.
5:46AM ( 1 day ago )
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Friday Game Night
Falcons sign Grossman to compete for backup quarterback job
Rex Grossman believes he has a couple more seasons left in him...
12:07PM ( 3 hours ago )
UNG softball announces 2015 fall schedule
The University of North Georgia softball team will play seven exhibition contests on four dates this fall according to the schedule announced by head coach Mike Davenport on Thursday.
10:56AM ( 4 hours ago )
Softball: Pitching carries Lady Wolves to win over AAAAAA Lambert
Peyton Wolfe and Kennedy Kotula tossed a combined four-hitter to lead Buford to an 8-0 win over Lambert Wednesday in girls softball action.
8:56AM ( 6 hours ago )
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Sports
New building planned for Jackson Co. industrial park
Pattillo Industrial Real Estate plans to develop a 458,640 square foot speculative building in McClure Industrial Park in Jackson County.
1:22PM ( 2 hours ago )
Apple schedules new product event for Sept. 9
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has announced plans for a new product event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets.The company has i...
1:16PM ( 2 hours ago )
Average US rate on 30-year mortgage drops to 3.84 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates dropped this week to their lowest levels since May, in a week marked by turmoil in global markets that was stoked by economic developments in Ch...
11:09AM ( 4 hours ago )
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Business
The Latest on TV shooting: Shooting survivor doing better
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):12:10 p.m.The woman who survived an on-air shooting is doing better at a hospital a day a...
12:24PM ( 3 hours ago )
Cate Blanchett to be honored at London Film Festival
LONDON (AP) — Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett will receive a major career honor at this year's London Film festival, where two of her latest films are screening.The Australian actress will be pres...
12:07PM ( 3 hours ago )
Air guitarists duke it out at Finland world championships
OULU, Finland (AP) — Who can play wildest on an instrument no one can see? A record 30 air guitarists from a dozen countries are jamming on a stage in northern Finland to answer just that question.The...
11:39AM ( 3 hours ago )
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Today's Survey Question
How will you vote on the upcoming E-SPLOST (education special purpose local option sales tax) referendum for the Hall County, Gainesville and Buford school systems?
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Chris Dilbeck wins AMS Legends road course opener
U.S. Legends and Bandolero cars returned to the winding curves of the infield road course at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the first time since 2009 on Saturday for the first of a four week series.
By Dustin Bixby
4:00PM ( 1 day ago )
Settlement reached in lawsuit over decade-old Gulf oil leak
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Environmental groups and a New Orleans company that failed to end a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico have reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit over the slow-motion s...
12:32PM ( 2 hours ago )