Saturday April 18th, 2015 9:17AM
Georgia: UI claims down 3 percent in March
New claims for unemployment insurance in Georgia were down three percent in March, with Savannah, Valdosta and Gainesville leading the way.
8:47AM ( 30 minutes ago )
1 person killed, others hurt in crash at Georgia courthouse
A car driven by an elderly woman who apparently lost control while trying to park jumped a curb and struck five people Friday, killing one, police said.
6:00AM ( 3 hours ago )
By Associated Press
Winder accident ends in double fatality
Two people were killed Friday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash in Winder.
8:51PM ( 12 hours ago )
Correction: Bird Flu story
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a story April 16 about bird flu, The Associated Press reported erroneously that recent outbreaks had led to the death of more than 2.5 million turkeys and chickens. The corre...
6:24PM ( 14 hours ago )
Special Series: Living the life you want is part of beating cancer
The odds of staying alive, of becoming a cancer survivor, are much better than they were ten years ago.
6:00PM ( 15 hours ago )
By Jerry Gunn
White Co. sheriff asks DA not to pursue charges against deceased teen's father
White County Sheriff Neal Walden said Friday afternoon that he has requested that Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jeff Langley not pursue the charges filed again Shannon Hamilton. Hamilton is the father of one of the teens killed the fatal wreck on March 15th.
5:30PM ( 15 hours ago )
Sims set to etch his name amongst Alabama legends, as fairytale continues
For nearly four years, Blake Sims stood on the Alabama sidelines, clipboard or helmet in hand, watching, hoping, wondering -- praying even -- about whether his time would ever come.
10:14AM ( 56 minutes from now )
Gainesville, Auburn, Suwanee, Buford residents named to state boards
Several Gainesville area residents were recently named to state boards by Gov. Nathan Deal.
9:05AM ( 12 minutes ago )
Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing
Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance.
8:32AM ( 45 minutes ago )
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Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is asking the European Union to do more to help Italy with the mounting numbers of desperate people needing rescue in the Mediterranean on risky boat journeys to flee...
8:54AM ( 22 minutes ago )
Afghan president: Islamic State group claims suicide blast
FAIZABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's president says that the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed at least 33 people.Officials say the attack in Jalal...
8:50AM ( 26 minutes ago )
Australia arrests 5 for alleged IS-inspired terror plot
SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police offi...
7:27AM ( 1 hour ago )
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VIDEO: Boys soccer: West Hall clinches 2nd region crown in 3 seasons
The sodden turf and driving rains could so easily have doused West Hall’s region title hopes on Friday. The Spartans were in no mood to let their dreams slip away, however.
9:00AM ( 17 minutes ago )
Todd Parrott brings experience to interim crew chief role
If you’re Richard Childress, and you’re looking for an interim crew chief, you’d be hard pressed to find a more experienced candidate than Todd Parrott.
8:00AM ( 1 hour ago )
Boys soccer: Johnson claims 2nd straight 8-AAAA crown
Johnson claimed its second straight Region 8-AAAA crown on Friday in emphatic fashion.
12:36AM ( 8 hours ago )
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Philanthropist, shopping mall developer Taubman dies at 91
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success — including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture — was...
4:07AM ( 5 hours ago )
US Treasury secretary urges Greece to reach debt deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is urging Greece to reach a deal with its creditors, warning that a default would "create immediate hardship for Greece" and damage the world econom...
3:29AM ( 5 hours ago )
Fiorina says she'd neutralize Clinton's gender arguments
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Carly Fiorina, the lone Republican woman eying the White House, wants to block Hillary Rodham Clinton from playing the "gender card" in the 2016 presidential race.But to do so, Fio...
3:20AM ( 5 hours ago )
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'Mary Poppins' to be presented in Cumming
8:50AM ( 27 minutes ago )
5 things from former Bush press secretary Perino's book
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dana Perino, President George W. Bush's spokeswoman at the end of his presidency, is out with a book that is part memoir, part career advice. Perino is the only Republican woman ever...
8:04AM ( 1 hour ago )
Robin Williams the posthumous star of '3 Still Standing'
TORONTO (AP) — Before the late Robin Williams enthralled television audiences on "Mork and Mindy," he already was a star on the 1970s stand-up comedy circuit — and by the '80s was a leading light for...
3:38AM ( 5 hours ago )
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Today's Survey Question
How do you handle care of your lawn or the property you live on?
I pay a service to handle everything.
I pay people to do some things, while I do others.
I handle all of it myself.
I don't have a yard or property.
I let nature do its thing.
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Cloudy this morning with showers during the afternoon. High 73F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

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A look at the thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations
An interactive tracing U.S.-Cuban relations includes the annoucement that Cuba will be removed from the U.S. state sponsors of terrorism list.
By The Associated Press
9:45AM ( 23 hours ago )
Cook cruises to Dixie Spring Championship SLM win
Ray Cook made the trip from Brasstown, NC to take the pole in Saturday night’s Super Late Model feature at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA and went on to lead the way to the feature win in the track’s annual Spring Championships.
By Jeff Smith
8:00AM ( 2 days ago )
1st reading: Oakwood parking restrictions amendment
One more step and then Oakwood will have an ordinance limiting the number of vehicles that can be parked in front of a house.
8:06AM ( 4 days ago )
Higher US gas prices sparked modest inflation in March
WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher-priced gasoline slightly boosted consumer prices in March, a sign that some of the effects of cheaper oil are fading and that inflation may be edging up to healthier levels.Th...
10:30AM ( 22 hours ago )