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Thursday February 11th, 2016 4:16PM
Officials investigate suspicious fire, third in less than a week in Barrow County
While investigators believe it was internationally set, they don't believe a fire in a vacant mobile home Wednesday night is related to two suspicious weekend fires.
2:30PM ( 1 hour ago )
Firefighters battle residential fire in South Hall
​While early reports indicated someone was still inside, a search of a residence on fire in South Hall County found no one Thursday afternoon, fire officials said.
1:51PM ( 2 hours ago )
House OKs protection for clergy refusing gay marriage
The Georgia House has approved a bill explicitly stating that religious officials don't have to perform same-sex marriages that violate their faith.
1:50PM ( 2 hours ago )
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More than 40 prison guards and officers in Georgia have been indicted on charges of accepting bribes and drug trafficking
ATLANTA (AP) — More than 40 prison guards and officers in Georgia have been indicted on charges of accepting bribes and drug trafficking, the latest in a federal effort to crack down on contraband and...
11:00AM ( 5 hours ago )
Gainesville seeking to sell three lots in golf club area
​The City of Gainesville is taking bids on three residential lots in the Chattahoochee Golf Club area it has listed for sale with the Abernathy Cochran Group at the Norton Agency.
10:50AM ( 5 hours ago )
Crews make another go at McEver Road project start in South Hall
​After a false start earlier this week because of weather, overhaul work on a portion of McEver Road was on track to begin Thursday.
10:47AM ( 5 hours ago )
Abortion opponents in Mississippi, West Virginia and several other states are filing bills that would ban a commonly used form of a second-trimester procedure and would label it "dismemberment abortion"
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Abortion opponents in Mississippi, West Virginia and several other states are filing bills to ban an abortion procedure commonly used in the second trimester that opponents descr...
2:50PM ( 1 hour ago )
Gainesville schools will use Monday to make up a day of classes missed a few weeks ago
A mid-February holiday for Gainesville city school students apparently won't happen because of that bit of snow and ice that hit the area a few weeks ago.
12:35PM ( 3 hours ago )
US markets follow global stocks lower as economic worries intensify and oil prices slide further
Major U.S. stock indexes veered sharply lower in morning trading Thursday as concerns about global economic weakness intensified. The latest slide followed steep market declines all around the world....
11:29AM ( 4 hours ago )
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US stocks fell again on concerns about global economic weakness, but they recovered somewhat from much sharper losses earlier in the day
U.S. stocks fell for the fourth day in a row as concerns about global economic weakness intensified, even as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated her confidence in the U.S. economy.Financial...
4:09PM ( 6 minutes ago )
After an overwhelming loss in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton is staking a campaign comeback on her ability to woo black and Latino voters, placing outreach to those communities at the center of her strategy to retool her 2016 bid
MILWAUKEE (AP) — After an overwhelming loss in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton is staking a campaign comeback on her ability to woo black and Latino voters, placing outreach to those communities at the...
3:58PM ( 17 minutes ago )
A suburban New York man has been found guilty of vehicular manslaughter and other charges in the death of a police officer even though the officer was struck and killed by another driver
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York man was convicted Thursday in the death of a police officer responding to a crash on the Long Island Expressway even though the officer was struck and killed b...
3:51PM ( 24 minutes ago )
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Wrestling: Area's top individual competitors ready to gun for glory
Starting today in Duluth the best high school wrestlers in the state will begin one last path to ultimate individual glory -- the traditional state title.
6:15PM ( 1 hour from now )
(VIDEO) 8-AAAA Tournament: North Hall, Buford boys notch semifinal berths; White Co. upset
North Hall basketball's outside shooting prowess is well-known throughout northeast Georgia. But the Trojans showed on Wednesday that opponents better be ready inside too.
11:42AM ( 4 hours ago )
8-AAAA Tournament: North Hall girls knock off rivals to clinch state; Buford girls cruise
North Hall and Buford both used key first half runs to take control of their games and advance to the state tournament Wednesday in the Region 8-AAAA Tournament at the Buford gym.
11:15AM ( 5 hours ago )
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Investors are moving more money into mutual funds and ETFs that offer double or even triple the daily return of traditional index funds
NEW YORK (AP) — That second scoop or slice makes everything so much better. So why not double the fun investing, too?Investors in search of supercharged returns are plugging more dollars into investme...
3:42PM ( 33 minutes ago )
Although Portugal has conditional approval for its budget from the European Commission, the eurozone's top official and Germany are both warning the country not to miss the bloc's deficit targets
BRUSSELS (AP) — Portugal's fellow states in the 19-nation eurozone are keeping a wary eye on its new government's plans to roll back budget austerity measures, with the bloc's top executive and German...
3:42PM ( 34 minutes ago )
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Fed is watching very carefully recent global economic developments that create risks for the U.S. economy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Thursday that global economic pressures pose risks to the U.S. economy but said it's too soon to know whether those risks are severe enou...
2:59PM ( 1 hour ago )
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A ruling that defendants can be required to pay their bail in cash drew objections from Arkansas' Supreme Court chief justice, who cited a man who had strong opinions about the legal system: Johnny Cash
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A ruling that defendants can be required to pay their bail in cash drew objections Thursday from Arkansas' Supreme Court chief justice, who cited a man who had strong opinions...
4:04PM ( 11 minutes ago )
Film Review: Momentarily untied from "50 Shades of Grey" and its planned sequels, Dakota Johnson is again looking for love in "How to Be Single," a mild and fittingly discombobulated ode to singlehood that plays like a "Sex and the City" rough draft
Momentarily untied from "50 Shades of Grey" and its planned sequels, Dakota Johnson is again looking for love in "How to Be Single," a mild and fittingly discombobulated ode to singlehood that plays l...
2:43PM ( 1 hour ago )
Yanni says his latest album is meant to be a listening experience, put it on and let it play in full
NEW YORK (AP) — Yanni, who has performed across the globe and whose sound is arguably its own genre of music, says his method is simple: He embraces the unknown."Most people are afraid of the unknown....
2:41PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Smith holds off Conley for Sunday NeSmith GIS win
David Smith of Inman, S.C. held off a spirited challenge from Cale Conley of Vienna, W.V. to win the 50-lap Round 5 of the RockAuto.com Winter Shootout for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series on Sunday at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Ga.
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Cleveland-based bank holding company declares dividend
Mountain Valley Bancshares, Inc., the parent bank holding company of Mountain Valley Community Bank, has declared a cash dividend for shareholders.
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