Wednesday October 7th, 2015 3:21PM
Clinton racks up elected Dems in Georgia
Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton is gathering support from a long list of prominent Georgia Democrats.
2:19PM ( 1 hour ago )
By Associated Press
HEMC members have power restored, may experience blinks
Some Habersham Electric Membership Corp. members may experience brief power outages today.
1:09PM ( 2 hours ago )
Jackson Co. native, UNG grad named Kentucky Commissioner of Education
A Jackson County native and graduate of the University of North Georgia is the new Kentucky Commissioner of Education.
11:10AM ( 4 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN staff
Senate to vote on massive defense bill that Obama has threatened to veto
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to vote Wednesday on a $612 billion defense policy bill that President Barack Obama says he'll veto over a larger dispute about government spending.Obama doesn't...
10:57AM ( 4 hours ago )
Man airlifted after overnight house fire near Cleveland
State investigators are probing an overnight house fire that left one man seriously burned west of Cleveland.
9:11AM ( 6 hours ago )
UPDATE: Testimony resumes in Gainesville murder trial
Testimony resumed this morning in the trial of one of two remaining defendants in the murder and attempted robbery of a Gainesville cab driver earlier this year.
9:10AM ( 6 hours ago )
Thousands of drug criminals, including some with repeat offenses, approved for early release
WASHINGTON (AP) — A push to overhaul criminal sentencing is prompting the early release of thousands of federal drug prisoners, including some whom prosecutors once described as threats to society, ac...
2:15PM ( 1 hour ago )
GHCC presents 2015 Most Fit Company Awards
As part of the annual HealthSmart Breakfast on Wednesday morning at the Gainesville Civic Center, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce presented the 2015 Most Fit Company Awards.
1:29PM ( 1 hour ago )
Winter heating costs expected to decline this winter
A winter that is expected to be warmer for most of the United States will combine with lower energy prices to create savings for residents, according to the U.S. Energy Department's annual outlook. He...
12:49PM ( 2 hours ago )
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3 win Nobel Prize in chemistry for finding how cells repair their DNA, may help treat cancer
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Tomas Lindahl was eating his breakfast in England on Wednesday when the call came — ostensibly, from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. It occurred to him that this might be a hoa...
3:14PM ( 6 minutes ago )
Coast Guard ending search for crew members missing from cargo ship that sank during hurricane
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard plans to end its search at sunset for 33 missing crew members from a U.S. cargo ship that sank last week during Hurricane Joaquin, officials announced Wednesd...
3:09PM ( 11 minutes ago )
Private license plate database gives police new tool, civil liberties groups raise concerns
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — For years, police nationwide have used patrol car-mounted scanners to automatically photograph and log the whereabouts of peoples' cars, uploading the images into databases t...
3:06PM ( 14 minutes ago )
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(VIDEO) Player of the Week: Cain trashes Fannin to spark Leopards win
Banks County football needed a spark on Friday night. And Trevae Cain was happy to help provide it...
4:59PM ( 1 hour from now )
Region races ready for exciting sprint to the finish
With just five weeks left before the start of the playoffs, it’s crunch time for every team in northeast Georgia as the playoff stretch run gets under way.
4:50PM ( 1 hour from now )
Region title deciders on the line? Could well be the case for Friday
We’re past the halfway point in the season, so it’s no wonder that this week brings with it a handful of contests that could well decide the destiny of a region crown and/or playoff positioning this weekend.
4:40PM ( 22 hours ago )
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Friday Game Night
Richt says he understands criticism from Georgia fans
Mark Richt has heard criticism from Georgia fans impatient for a championship and especially tired of losing to Alabama...
1:34PM ( 1 hour ago )
Projected as title contender, Tech mired in slide with Clemson, Watson looming
Not so long ago, Georgia Tech was being touted as one of the top teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference and maybe even a dark horse in the national race.
10:24AM ( 4 hours ago )
Chase or not, Earnhardt wants to keep pit crew intact
When it comes to keeping his pit crew intact throughout the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is a strong proponent of the status quo.
8:00AM ( 7 hours ago )
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Unraveling the behavior of extremists, US wants to know why Toyotas are the choice in Syria
NEW YORK (AP) — Toyota has spoken with U.S. officials about the prominent use of its vehicles by militants in Syria, Iraq and Libya.Toyota trucks are conspicuous in extremist propaganda and are often...
2:54PM ( 27 minutes ago )
IMF sees commodities shock plunging Latin America into recession
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Latin America's economy is expected to enter recession this year for the first time since the end of the global financial crisis as China's slowdown drives lower demand for the regio...
2:27PM ( 53 minutes ago )
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau moves to curb forced arbitration, a contentious practice
NEW YORK (AP) — Suing your bank or debt collector might be getting a whole lot easier.The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering new regulations that would severely curtail a contentious...
2:17PM ( 1 hour ago )
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London Film Festival opens with 'Suffragette,' asks 'Where are the women in the movie biz?'
LONDON (AP) — The London Film Festival opened Wednesday with "Suffragette," the story of British women who fought for the right to vote — a milestone on a journey to equality that many believe is stil...
2:44PM ( 36 minutes ago )
Celebrity comics, product placements and ads help Sony's Crackle find path to online profits
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sometimes what worked in the old days of TV can work online. A celebrity star. A funny show brought to you by a major sponsor. The ability to seep into the nation's collective cultu...
2:11PM ( 1 hour ago )
Nobel Prize in literature: Who's hot and what to look out for
STOCKHOLM (AP) — On Thursday, the winner of this year's Nobel Prize in literature will be announced by the first ever female permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius. Will the prize awa...
1:14PM ( 2 hours ago )
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Showers wash out Friday qualifying at Maple Grove
Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel Friday’s racing action at the NHRA Keystone Nationals. Rain started in the morning and showers were expected to fall throughout the day at Maple Grove Raceway.
By NHRA Media
11:00PM ( 4 days ago )
Boil water advisory issued for many Demorest users
Demorest Water System customers who experienced an outage or low pressure Sunday should boil water used for consumption or food preparation.
10:10PM ( 2 days ago )