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Thursday May 26th, 2016 2:40PM
State patrol chopper practices water drops on Lanier island fire
​A Georgia State Patrol helicopter dumped water on an island fire in Lake Lanier yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, but not to extinguish it.
1:44PM ( 56 minutes ago )
Trump reaches the magic number to clinch nomination
Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and sets the stage for a bitter fall campaign
10:45AM ( 3 hours ago )
Four Hall County schools among those in the area to receive state's Greatest Gains awards
More than 187 Georgia public schools - including four in Hall County - will receive the state's Highest Performing or Greatest Gains school awards.
9:52AM ( 4 hours ago )
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Applications for US unemployment benefits fell last week
Applications for US unemployment benefits fell last week, a sign companies cut fewer jobs
8:44AM ( 5 hours ago )
Gainesville metro once again boasts lowest unemployment rate in Georgia
The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday morning that Metro Gainesville’s unemployment rate for April was 4.2 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 4.5 percent in March.
7:00AM ( 7 hours ago )
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UPDATE: 11 states - including Georgia - sue over Obama's school transgender directive
Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity
1:58AM ( 12 hours ago )
Lula schedules Memorial Day ceremony
The City of Lula along with the Lula- Belton Historical Society will hold a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30 at the city's Veterans Park.
11:59AM ( 2 hours ago )
Pending US home sales hit highest level since February '06
Pending US home sales rise for third month, at highest level since February 2006
11:22AM ( 3 hours ago )
Collegiate regatta championship coming to Lake Lanier this weekend
One week after an Olympic trial event, the Lake Lanier Olympic Center is set to host the country's top collegiate rowers this weekend.
11:17AM ( 3 hours ago )
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Kansas residents clean up but more storms forecast
Kansans cleaned up from a series of tornadoes Thursday, including a monster storm that rumbled across the landscape for 90 minutes, while forecasters warned that the state would likely see additional rounds of bad weather later in the day
2:29PM ( 11 minutes ago )
The Latest: EDF staff join French labor protests
France's public electricity provider EDF says that nearly 15 percent of its national workforce has taken part in a strike to demand that the government scrap a labor bill
2:08PM ( 32 minutes ago )
Baylor demotes Starr, fires coach amid sex assaults scandal
Baylor University has demoted school President Ken Starr and fired football coach Art Briles on Thursday, issuing a scathing report over the university's handling of sexual assault complaints against players
2:07PM ( 33 minutes ago )
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High school season over, Branch grad Shewbert still eyeing big things in coming weeks
Jake Shewbert was just a few hundred meters from the finish line, a second state championship in as many days hanging in the balance, when the pain ripped through his body.
5:56PM ( 3 hours from now )
VIDEO: Baseball playoffs yielded highlights worth watching -- again
Check out the best highlights from the recently completed state baseball playoffs...
5:51PM ( 3 hours from now )
Lanier Olympic Center set for another big weekend, as collegiate rowers descend on Gainesville
For the second weekend in a row, the Lake Lanier Olympic Center will buzz with activity, as athletes pack into the venue in pursuit of glory.
5:35PM ( 2 hours from now )
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Clashes, oil blockades over France's economic future
French authorities struggled against nationwide strikes and a groundswell of public anger at a high-stakes government attempt to change the way France views work
2:27PM ( 12 minutes ago )
Greece planning cautious return to bond markets in 2017
A senior official in the Greek Finance Ministry says the country is planning a gradual return to international debt markets next year
1:47PM ( 53 minutes ago )
GOP conservatives scuttle spending bill over LGBT rights
Conservatives angered by the inclusion of LGBT protections in an otherwise routine spending bill scuttle the measure
1:27PM ( 1 hour ago )
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'X-Men' packs a punch for Lawrence and McAvoy
Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy get beaten up all over again for third 'X-Men' outing
2:06PM ( 33 minutes ago )
The Latest: Police ID 4 victims of shooting at T.I. concert
Police have identified the four victims shot following a fistfight in the VIP area of a New York City hip-hop concert featuring rapper T.I.
1:49PM ( 50 minutes ago )
Steven Spielberg to address grads at Harvard commencement
Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is scheduled to deliver the commencement speech at Harvard University
1:17PM ( 1 hour ago )
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James Hinchcliffe wins emotional Indianapolis 500 pole
Drama, redemption, heartbreak, exuberance. Armed Forces Pole Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway had it all as starting positions were set for the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
By IndyCar Media
10:29PM ( 3 days ago )