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Saturday February 13th, 2016 2:25PM
Gainesville considers funding boost for Keep Hall Beautiful, Elachee Nature Center
More funding could be on the be on the way for a couple of Hall County agencies from the city of Gainesville, with a final vote planned this week.
1:00PM ( 1 hour ago )
Gainesville Police warns of dangers on social media
The Gainesville Police Department is reminding parents to be aware of the activities their children are engaged in online.
12:00PM ( 2 hours ago )
Mother, daughter perish in Stephens County fire
UPDATED: Improper use of a space heater is being blamed for the fire that claimed the lives of two women at a home in Toccoa Friday night.
12:00PM ( 2 hours ago )
Hall GOP meeting Feb. 20 is part of process of selecting delegates to national convention
The Georgia Republican Party is beginning the process of selecting delegates to this summer's national Republican convention, and for the Hall County party that process begins next Saturday.
11:00AM ( 3 hours ago )
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 ( 5 hours 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 ( 8 hours ago )
U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices.
12:00PM ( 2 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 ( 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 ( 16 hours ago )
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The Latest: Pope Francis is cruising across Mexico City in a tiny white Fiat, keeping with his tradition of eschewing fancy big cars
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Mexico (all times local):1:00 p.m.Pope Francis is cruising across Mexico City in a tiny white Fiat, keeping with his tradition of eschewing fanc...
2:00PM ( 24 minutes ago )
State emergency authorities say there have been "multiple fatalities" in a pileup that has closed Interstate 78 in central Pennsylvania
FREDERICKSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Multiple fatalities have been reported in a pileup police say involves more than 50 vehicles on Interstate 78 in central Pennsylvania.The crash happened about 9:45 a.m. Satu...
1:45PM ( 39 minutes ago )
Two Baton Rouge police officers who were shot early Saturday following a confrontation with a suspect are hospitalized in stable condition
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Baton Rouge neighborhood was awakened before dawn Saturday by a hail of gunfire, with police saying two officers were wounded as they traded shots with a man they had been ch...
1:41PM ( 43 minutes 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.
5:47PM ( 3 hours from now )
Wrestling: 35 area grapplers will try to pin down state titles
It promises to be a busy day Saturday for northeast Georgia wrestlers as nearly three dozen grapplers will try to pin state titles at the Infinite Energy Center in Gwinnett County.
5:23PM ( 2 hours from now )
(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...
12:06PM ( 2 hours ago )
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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 ( 20 hours ago )
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 ( 21 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 ( 21 hours ago )
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The director of "Fire at Sea" _ a documentary about the Italian island of Lampedusa, where thousands of asylum-seekers have been arriving from lawless Libya _ says he wanted "to show the tragedy that's playing out in front of our eyes."
BERLIN (AP) — The director of "Fire at Sea" — a documentary about the Italian island of Lampedusa, where thousands of asylum-seekers have been arriving from lawless Libya — says he wanted "to show the...
1:40PM ( 45 minutes ago )
The head of the British Academy Film and Television Awards says the annual ceremony does not feature more ethnic minority nominees because the film industry itself is not diverse enough
LONDON (AP) — The head of the British Academy Film and Television Awards says its annual ceremony does not feature more ethnic minority nominees because the film industry itself is not diverse enough....
1:34PM ( 50 minutes ago )
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker's first book traces his political rise from Newark, New Jersey, to Washington through stories about people he learned from and was inspired by
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — In his first book, "United," Sen. Cory Booker traces his political rise from a councilman in Newark to the mayor to U.S. senator through stories about the people he learned from o...
11:43AM ( 2 hours ago )
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Hill set to compete in NASCAR Truck Series in 2016
Austin Hill is prepared to take the next step in his racing career, as he will compete in more than half the races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season.
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11:19PM ( 4 days 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 ( 2 days ago )