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Sunday July 31st, 2016 5:25AM
New school year: Hall County's 'Early College' to welcome its first students; other systems starting up as well
Hall County's Early College@Jones opens with the new school year which begins for Hall County students on Friday, one of a number of new programs and facilities that will welcome new students in the Gainesville area this year.
9:00AM ( 3 hours from now )
Officials: No apparent survivors in Texas balloon crash
Authorities say there appear to be no survivors after a hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas
11:40PM ( 5 hours ago )
Gainesville United seeks divine help to bring community unity
The name might sound like that of a soccer team, but it is actually a very diverse group of area pastors, community activists, government leaders and law enforcement members. They believe that working together and help from God need to be the major planks in any platform before real healing can sweep our nation.
2:24PM ( 15 hours ago )
Atlanta media report missing girl has contacted mother
A missing girl from Hall County apparently contacted her mother by phone Friday night, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
1:00PM ( 16 hours ago )
Eagle Ranch to host workshops focusing on blended families
Eagle Ranch, a Flowery Branch based residential children's program, will host a nationally-recognized expert on remarried families for two workshops in August.
11:00AM ( 18 hours ago )
Claims for unemployment insurance in Georgia down 10 percent in June, up a bit in Gainesville
First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Georgia were down 10-percent in June but up slightly in Gainesville.
9:30AM ( 19 hours ago )
Hall chamber's annual Healthcare Reform Seminar coming up next month
The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s 5th Annual Healthcare Reform Seminar will be held August 23 from 8:00-12:00 at the Brenau Downtown Center.
9:00PM ( 8 hours ago )
States' flag-burning laws unconstitutional, but persist
The U.S. Supreme Court has said flag-burning is a protected form of free speech, but an Associated Press analysis found that at least 40 states have similar laws, which occasionally lead to arrests
6:00PM ( 11 hours ago )
Job seekers assistance event to be held in Gainesville
The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission and Workforce Development will be hosting an overview session August 9 to familiarize anyone interested in WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) tuition assistance with the benefits and requirements of the program.
3:00PM ( 14 hours ago )
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The Latest: Pope says to spurn hatred among peoples
Pope Francis has encouraged hundreds of thousands of young people gathered in a vast meadow to "believe in a new humanity" which refuses to use borders as barriers and spurns hatred among peoples
4:52AM ( 31 minutes ago )
Faithful fill meadow ahead of pope's Mass in Poland
Young pilgrims have filled a massive meadow near Krakow in southern Poland for a Mass with Pope Francis, the last major event the pope will lead as he wraps up a five-day visit to Poland
4:06AM ( 1 hour ago )
FAA had been warned of risk of high-fatality balloon crashes
Accident investigators warned the FAA of the potential for high-fatality hot air balloon crashes
3:19AM ( 2 hours ago )
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National
Falcons' Julio Jones runs well, downplays injury as minor
Atlanta Falcons star receiver Julio Jones insists the apparent foot injury that limited him from full participation in training camp again on Saturday is no big deal.
8:58AM ( 3 hours from now )
Braves acquire Matt Kemp, send Hector Olivera to San Diego
The Atlanta Braves acquired pricey slugger Matt Kemp and $10.5 million from San Diego for troubled outfielder Hector Olivera...
8:53AM ( 3 hours from now )
Erik Jones powers past Dillon for Xfinity victory at Iowa
For 83 laps, it looked like Ty Dillon’s winless drought would finally end. That was until Erik Jones flashed the brilliance that has many predicting big things for the Joe Gibbs Racing prodigy.
3:49AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Bipartisan backlash for Trump, after questioning Khan family
Donald Trump sparked a bipartisan backlash, after the Republican attacked the bereaved parents of a Muslim U.S. Army captain who spoke the Democratic convention last week
3:13AM ( 2 hours ago )
Texas hot air balloon crash leaves no apparent survivors
Authorities say there appear to be no survivors after a hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas
1:10AM ( 4 hours ago )
Braves acquire Matt Kemp, send Hector Olivera to San Diego
The Braves acquired pricey slugger Matt Kemp and $10.5 million from San Diego for troubled outfielder Hector Olivera
1:08AM ( 4 hours ago )
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Officials dismiss Trump's assertions about NFL and debates
Both the NFL and the Commission on Presidential Debates are rejecting Republican Donald Trump's assertions about the fall debates
3:20AM ( 2 hours ago )
Trump says Clinton trying to rig debates with NFL conflicts
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton and others "are trying to rig" the fall debates by scheduling two of them opposite NFL games
10:36PM ( 6 hours ago )
Hall of Famer Mike Piazza has his No. 31 retired by Mets
Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza has gotten his No. 31 retired by the New York Mets in a pregame ceremony at Citi Field
8:47PM ( 8 hours ago )
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Do or did you typically buy a year's worth of clothing and shoes for your children before each school year?
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Rodney Childers suspended 1 race by NASCAR for loose lug nut
NASCAR has suspended the crew chief for Kevin Harvick for an improperly installed lug nut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
By The Associated Press
11:23AM ( 3 days ago )