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Saturday July 4th, 2015 1:10PM
Cleveland detour to start Monday
The Georgia Department of Transportation says a detour associated with work on the Cleveland ByPass is scheduled to begin Monday.
11:50AM ( 1 hour ago )
By AccessWDUN staff
SCOGA upholds conviction, life sentence given Buford teen in death of her mother
The Supreme Court of Georgia (SCOGA) has unanimously upheld the murder conviction and life prison sentence given to Brenda O’Connell, who was 15 years old when she and her sister, Catherine O’Connell, were charged with killing their adoptive mother.
10:40AM ( 2 hours ago )
An 'atypical' 4th, thanks to the weather
July 4th is shaping up to be anything but typical in north Georgia because of the weather.
10:07AM ( 3 hours ago )
UNG campuses adding more parking, classrooms this summer
Construction projects to add more parking, classroom and recreational spaces on the University of North Georgia's (UNG) four campuses are in progress and should be finished sometime this fall.
9:15AM ( 3 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN staff
Security heightened for Fourth of July events in Ga.
Emergency responders had an increased presence at the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta and plan to be at more than 100 other events throughout the state during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
8:33AM ( 4 hours ago )
By Associated Press
Billy Dilworth veteran Georgia, SC journalist dies at 80
A veteran journalist whose career touched newspapers, radio and television stations in Georgia and South Carolina has died in northeast Georgia.
5:32PM ( 19 hours ago )
VIDEO: "76 For Our Sacred Honor"
AccessWDUN presents a special video presentation in celebration of our nation's Independence Day. It was produced by AccessWDUN Videographer David Cook.
8:00PM ( 6 hours from now )
America welcomes July 4 with hot dogs, cool music, cold beer
The United States marks 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. Here are some highlights and lowlights of Independence Day ce...
12:35PM ( 35 minutes ago )
VIDEO: Rain doesn't stop annual Public Safety Appreciation Day in Gainesville
It might not have been a picnic in the traditional sense of the word, but Memorial Park Funeral Home in Gainesville did not let the rain stop the annual Public Safety Appreciation Day at its campus on Memorial Park Road.
9:31AM ( 3 hours ago )
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After year of Washington legal pot sales, taxes top $70M
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington launched its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. A year later, the state has about 1...
12:17PM ( 52 minutes ago )
A year on, children caught on border struggle to stay, adapt
LOS ANGELES (AP) — At 1-year-old, a wide-eyed, restless Joshua Tinoco faces the prospect of deportation to his native Honduras, one of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who arrived at the U....
12:12PM ( 57 minutes ago )
Defending champion wins women's hot dog eating competition
NEW YORK (AP) — Defending champion Miki Sudo captured the women's division of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on Saturday with a flourish that emphasiz...
12:12PM ( 57 minutes ago )
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Uribe homer lifts Braves past Phillies
Juan Uribe hit a tie-breaking homer in the seventh inning, Julio Teheran delivered another strong home start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Friday night.
8:03AM ( 5 hours ago )
Kyle Busch’s Daytona return starts with another crash
Kyle Busch’s time at Daytona in 2015 has been far from positive. It took another bad turn just nine minutes into Friday’s first Sprint Cup practice session.
8:00AM ( 5 hours ago )
G-Braves split DH with Charlotte to end road trip
Behind a complete game from former Major League right-handed starter Brad Penny and a four homer attack, the Charlotte Knights whipped the Gwinnett Braves by a score of 11-2 on Friday night in the second game of the day/night doubleheader at BB&T Ballpark.
11:19PM ( 13 hours ago )
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China to create $19B fund to support plunging stock market
NEW YORK (AP) — China has reportedly decided to bar new initial public offerings of stock and create a fund to stabilize its stock market, which has been roiled by a wave of selloffs.Twenty one Chines...
12:39PM ( 30 minutes ago )
Concerns over US winter wheat may boost low crop prices
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Market concerns about the quantity and quality of the U.S. winter wheat crop being harvested and the dry conditions in other wheat-producing nations have sparked an unexpected run...
10:37AM ( 2 hours ago )
Texas wants its gold back inside the state's borders
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. But what makes sense politically in such a sovereignty-lov...
10:30AM ( 2 hours ago )
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Eager eaters weigh-in ahead of NYC July 4 hot dog contest
NEW YORK (AP) — Contestants have hit the scales ahead of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Coney Island's Nathan's Famous.Reigning champion Joey Chestnut joined past winners at the weig...
11:05PM ( 14 hours ago )
Hot dogs, hot music usher in July 4 weekend
As the nation gears up to celebrate America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country:___NATHAN'S HOT DOG EATING CONTESTCompetitive eaters have weighed in and are rea...
10:57PM ( 14 hours ago )
Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump's 'idiocy'
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealer...
9:14PM ( 15 hours ago )
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NASCAR tracks unite, ask fans not to fly Confederate flag
NASCAR's national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago.
By Jenna Fryer-AP Auto Racing Writer
3:43PM ( 1 day ago )
USDA to step up bird flu monitoring this fall; aimed at protecting poultry industry
The federal government announced plans Thursday to step up monitoring wild birds for avian influenza this fall to provide an early warning of any resurgence of a disease that devastated poultry farms in the Upper Midwest.
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