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Thursday February 11th, 2016 8:11PM
More than 45 prison guards and officers in Georgia have been indicted on charges of accepting bribes and drug trafficking
ATLANTA (AP) — Dozens of Georgia prison guards agreed to protect drug smuggling operations for a high-level trafficker, believing their status as correctional officers would protect them from a vehicl...
4:59PM ( 3 hours ago )
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 ( 5 hours 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 ( 6 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 ( 6 hours ago )
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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 ( 9 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 ( 9 hours ago )
John Lewis to speak at Brenau, rescheduled for February 18
U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a significant figure of the American civil rights movement, will appear for a public presentation at Brenau University’s Gainesville campus next week.
5:36PM ( 2 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 ( 5 hours 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 ( 7 hours ago )
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A New York City police officer who shot an unarmed man in a pitch-dark public housing stairway has been convicted of manslaughter
NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell was convicted Thursday of manslaughter in a case closely watched by advocates for police acc...
7:49PM ( 21 minutes ago )
A police officer in suburban Atlanta has died after being shot twice by a suspect during a law enforcement operation
RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — A police officer in suburban Atlanta was shot twice and killed Thursday by a suspect who was also wounded during a law enforcement operation, authorities said.Maj. Greg Barney, a...
7:38PM ( 32 minutes ago )
A jury has ruled against a Montana woman who sought millions of dollars from health care providers she said failed to diagnose her daughter's cystic fibrosis
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana jury ruled Thursday against a woman who sought millions of dollars from health care providers that she said failed to diagnose her unborn daughter's cystic fibrosis.Ker...
7:37PM ( 33 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 ago )
(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 ( 8 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 ( 8 hours ago )
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Congress has voted to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their oppositi...
5:52PM ( 2 hours ago )
US stocks fell again on concerns about global economic weakness, but they recovered somewhat from much sharper losses earlier in the day
Jitters over the global economy and steep declines in bank stocks knocked U.S. stocks lower for the fourth day in a row Thursday.The slide in the U.S. followed large losses all around the world and le...
5:16PM ( 2 hours ago )
Worries are high that the sudden slowdown in China's growth, falling US corporate profits and other downward pressures will pull the US economy back into a recession
NEW YORK (AP) — If we are indeed in the midst of a recession — and we won't know we're in one until well after it's begun — stocks likely still have a long way to go down.The Standard & Poor's 500...
4:29PM ( 3 hours ago )
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New York Fashion Week got going Thursday when Kanye West wowed a Madison Square Garden crowd with a new album and a new shoe and clothing collection, and BCBG Max Azria paid tribute to the late David Bowie
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from the runway designs to the celebrity-filled front rows. Here are some highlights from Thursday's opening day:__KANYE WEST DR...
7:11PM ( 59 minutes ago )
His new stage comedy "Thank God for Jokes," which opened Thursday at the Lynn Redgrave Theater, is the latest evidence that Mike Birbiglia's "side of the story" tends to be consistently funny, slightly chaotic and thoroughly entertaining
NEW YORK (AP) — All jokes are offensive to someone, comedian Mike Birbiglia insists, and that's OK. When his everyday encounters "become the joke later," and he exposes the ridiculousness of people he...
7:00PM ( 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....
6:15PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Richards grabs Super Bowl Of Racing finale at GIS
On Sunday afternoon at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Ga., Josh Richards takes the $15,000 finale of the Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing. The event was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
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Gainesville to update alcohol code for wine sampling
Some new rules are on the way for Gainesville businesses that offer wine samplings, thanks to an update to the city's alcoholic beverage ordinance presented Thursday morning to city council members.
10:37AM ( 9 hours ago )