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Saturday August 29th, 2015 10:44AM
Week 1: Big wins, tough losses mark full start of 2015 prep football season
The season got started with a bang for some area high school football teams – while others will be going back to the drawing board after a mix of results for northeast Georgia-based programs.
9:02AM ( 1 hour ago )
Job "blitz" coming to Gainesville's Melrose community
Melrose residents will have access to career guidance in their own community next month.
9:01AM ( 1 hour ago )
Police investigate murder-suicide of parents in Gwinnett
Authorities say the deaths of a Lawrenceville couple are being investigated as a murder-suicide in Gwinnett County.
8:24AM ( 2 hours ago )
Former Gwinnett sheriff's major convicted in corruption trial
A former Gwinnett County sheriff's major has been sentenced to jail for using his position for personal financial gain.
6:29AM ( 4 hours ago )
Tropical Storm Erika weakens as heads toward Cuba, but leaves 20 dead in eastern Caribbean
Tropical Storm Erika was losing its punch as it drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic early Saturday, but it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.
6:11AM ( 4 hours ago )
Three from metro Atlanta arrested in Gainesville during drug sting
Hall County Multi Agency Narcotics Squad (MANS) agents report the arrest of three individuals in a drug bust in the 2300 block of Browns Bridge Road that took place on Tuesday.
5:59PM ( 16 hours ago )
Rollover wreck at EHHS injures three students
Three East Hall High School students were injured this afternoon on Old Cornelia Highway in a rollover crash in front of the school.
4:58PM ( 17 hours ago )
Flowery Branch subdivision adding 115 new homes
Plans are underway for more than 100 new homes in two new sections of a Flowery Branch subdivision.
4:30PM ( 18 hours ago )
Hall County sees second positive rabies alert of the week, fifth of the year
Hall County has its second positive rabies alert of the week, and fifth of the year.
3:52PM ( 18 hours ago )
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Police arrest foreigner, seize bomb materials and passports in Bangkok shrine bombing case
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities arrested a foreign man Saturday they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough...
10:37AM ( 6 minutes ago )
The Latest: Bomb material found with suspect same as in Bangkok's deadly shrine blast
BANGKOK (AP) — The latest on the arrest of a suspect in the Bangkok shrine bombing (all times local):7.30 p.m.Thailand's police chief says the bomb making material found in the apartment of a suspect...
10:24AM ( 19 minutes ago )
Usain Bolt is perfect yet again at worlds with 3rd gold; Ashton Eaton sets world record
BEIJING (AP) — Usain Bolt is perfect yet again.Dispelling two years of injury doubts, the Jamaican won three sprint gold medals this week for an overall world championship record of 11. The last of th...
10:06AM ( 37 minutes ago )
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VIDEO: Turnovers key to Spartans win over Knights
If only Johnson could erase the final four minutes of the second quarter.
8:13AM ( 2 hours ago )
VIDEO: Gainesville blanked again by Grayson, hopes to rebound again
Gainesville football took plenty of lessons from last year’s loss to Grayson. The Red Elephants hope they can do the same this time around...
7:48AM ( 2 hours ago )
VIDEO: Falcons storm back to knock off Chestatee in season opener
Flowery Branch exploded for 34 unanswered second half points to erase a 3-0 halftime deficit to beat Chestatee 34-10 Friday night in both teams’ season openers.
7:15AM ( 3 hours ago )
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Friday Game Night
Wildcats explode for big win over Hab Central
Rabun County scored 35 unanswered points to erase an early deficit and beat Habersham Central 42-14 Friday night.
6:56AM ( 3 hours ago )
Wood stars again, as Dragons plow way past Winder
Note to the rest of northeast Georgia: Colby Wood and the Jefferson rushing attack are most definitely for real.
2:36AM ( 8 hours ago )
East Jackson rebounds to hand Lakeview season-opening loss
East Jackson bounced back from a season-opening loss by handing Lakeview Academy its first of the campaign on Friday.
1:44AM ( 9 hours ago )
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Sports
Once farmers' bane, grain trains now in abundance thanks to rail upgrades, oil slowdown
STERLING, N.D. (AP) — The grain elevator that towers over this small prairie town has been humming with workers loading crops onto rail cars destined for domestic and worldwide markets.It's a welcome...
10:34AM ( 9 minutes ago )
European countries rethink security on trains after Americans thwart attack on Paris train
PARIS (AP) — European security and transport chiefs are holding an emergency meeting Saturday in Paris to reconsider train security after American passengers thwarted an Islamic extremist attack on a...
9:25AM ( 1 hour ago )
UK prosecutors mull phone hacking charges for Murdoch's News Corp.; Rebekah Brooks may return
LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors say they are considering corporate charges against Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. over phone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid.The news comes amid rep...
7:12AM ( 3 hours ago )
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After death on live television, slain reporter's father finds voice on gun restrictions
COLLINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Andy Parker's resolve to fight for gun control formed in the hours after his daughter was shot and killed on live television. In his first interviews after the tragedy, he bri...
2:58AM ( 7 hours ago )
Despite years of volatility, former TV reporter's on-air rampage difficult to predict
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Living alone in a world of perceived slights, Vester Lee Flanagan II festered and fumed. His hair-trigger temper directed at a random collection of people he encountered never seem...
8:28PM ( 14 hours ago )
African superstars join Bono in campaign to use music to empower women
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — African stars joined U2 frontman Bono on Friday in a campaign to use music to help empower women around the world.Bono and top African male musicians D'banj, Diamond and Banky W...
6:31PM ( 16 hours ago )
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Riggins streaks to three straight USCS wins at Senoia
Eric Riggins, Jr. picked up right where he left off in USCS Sprint Car Series action Friday night Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Ga., going wire-to-wire to score his third-consecutive victory at the three-eighths mile clay oval.
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2:00PM ( 4 days ago )
Job "blitz" coming to Gainesville's Melrose community
Melrose residents will have access to career guidance in their own community next month.
9:01AM ( 1 hour ago )