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Friday February 24th, 2017 11:49PM
Record highs Friday in Macon, Atlanta
Both Atlanta and Macon recorded record high temperatures for the date Friday, while Gainesville fell four degrees shy of its record.
9:53PM ( 1 hour ago )
Georgia bill, sponsored by Gainesville rep., lets newborns' parents test for genetic disease
Parents in Georgia could opt to have newborn babies tested for a rare genetic disorder under a bill that has passed the House.
4:33PM ( 7 hours ago )
US new-home sales rise
US new-home sales rose 3.7 percent in January in sign of housing market health.
1:45PM ( 10 hours ago )
VIDEO: Police: Suspects stole $20,000 worth of cell phones at Mall of Georgia kiosk
Gwinnett County Police are on the lookout for four suspects accused of stealing more than $20,000 worth of cell phones from a kiosk at the Mall of Georgia.
12:07PM ( 11 hours ago )
Suspects arrested following brief manhunt in Oakwood Thursday
Hall County authorities say the flurry of law enforcement activity in Oakwood Thursday afternoon was because two men fled on foot following a traffic stop on Frontage Road.
11:36AM ( 12 hours ago )
Oakwood Police ask for public's help locating missing teen
Oakwood Police are hoping the public will be able to locate a missing 15-year-old last seen Thursday at the Best Western on Mundy Mill Road.
11:30AM ( 12 hours ago )
White House defends contacts with FBI over Russia reports
The White House on Friday defended chief of staff Reince Priebus against accusations he breached a government firewall when he asked FBI Director James Comey to publicly dispute media reports linking Trump campaign advisers to Russian intelligence agents
10:29PM ( 1 hour ago )
Gainesville schools ready to celebrate 125 years
The Gainesville City School System is throwing a party Sunday to celebrate its 125th anniversary.
5:37PM ( 6 hours ago )
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Agency plans to award Mexico border wall contracts by April
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall
11:05PM ( 43 minutes ago )
Witnesses: Bar gunman shouted 'get out of my country'
Witnesses say a man accused of opening fire in a crowded bar yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country" before pulling the trigger
11:04PM ( 44 minutes ago )
Brazil's Carnival begins with parades, parties but no mayor
Revelers all over Brazil began Carnival celebrations after an odd opening ceremony in Rio marked by the absence of the city's evangelical mayor
9:42PM ( 2 hours ago )
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Soccer: Johnson boys edge intense rivalry with Gainesville in OT; JHS girls prevail
If Atlanta's new professional soccer team can match the atmosphere on display at City Park on Friday night, it may count itself in good company. There again, Atlanta United does not yet face a rivalry on the level of Gainesville-Johnson soccer.
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Baseball: West Hall pounds out big win over Berkmar
West Hall pounded out 13 hits and got four solid innings from Jeffrey Jenkins in taking a 13-0, four-inning win over Berkmar Friday at Spartan Field.
11:08PM ( 41 minutes ago )
Baseball: Vikings' pitchers fan 17 in win over Meadowcreek
East Hall used a five-run first inning to jump out to a quick lead en route to a 6-1 victory over Meadowcreek Friday at East Hall Park.
10:49PM ( 1 hour ago )
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AP Explains: What chemical weapons N. Korea possesses
AP Explains: What chemical weapons N. Korea possesses
11:26PM ( 22 minutes ago )
GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after workers gunned down
Billion-dollar tech giant Garmin is trying to digest the Kansas shooting death of one of its workers from India
9:29PM ( 2 hours ago )
Brazil's Carnival kicks off with parades and street parties
Revelers all over Brazil began Carnival celebrations, taking to the streets to dance, drink beer and spirits, and blow off steam at a time of economic angst and fury with politicians over a sprawling corruption scandal
8:33PM ( 3 hours ago )
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Meryl Streep added as Academy Awards presenter
Meryl Streep, whose Golden Globes speech prompted President Donald Trump to call her "overrated," has been added as a presenter to Sunday's Academy Awards
9:04PM ( 2 hours ago )
Foreign film Oscar nominees decry 'climate of fascism' in US
The six directors whose films are nominated for best foreign language film at the Oscars decried the "climate of fascism' in the U.S. and other countries, in a joint statement two days before the Academy Awards
8:58PM ( 2 hours ago )
Brazil's Carnival opens but without Rio's evangelical mayor
Revelers all over Brazil began Carnival celebrations Friday after an odd opening ceremony in Rio marked by the absence of the city's evangelical mayor
8:46PM ( 3 hours ago )
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Harrison Burton pulls away for New Smyrna SLM victory
Harrison Burton wasn’t going to be denied twice in a row. The 16-year-old from Huntersville, North Carolina, led every lap en route to the Super Late Model Victory Monday in the 35-lap feature at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway.
By Jason Christley-NASCAR Media
11:31AM ( 3 days ago )
Debate over religious freedom returns to Georgia legislature
Georgia Republicans have again proposed legislation they argue will protect people acting on religious belief, undaunted by Gov. Nathan Deal's veto of a proposal last year.
By The Associated Press
7:42PM ( 3 days ago )