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Monday February 8th, 2016 10:05PM
President Obama asks Congress for more than $1.8 billion to help fight the Zika virus
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says "there s...
7:20PM ( 2 hours ago )
North Carolina man faces drug charges in Towns County
A traffic stop on Ga. 17 in Towns County over the weekend led to drug charges against a North Carolina man.
6:06PM ( 3 hours ago )
Former Clarkesville councilwoman announces bid for open seat
Former Clarkesville City Councilwoman Tina Courson Evans has announced she will qualify for the seat vacated when Barrie Aycock resigned to qualify for mayor.
4:25PM ( 5 hours ago )
Assault suspects subject of manhunt, one in custody
​A woman was behind bars Monday afternoon, a man remained on the run after authorities spent about a hour searching for him in connection with an assault on the woman's mother in Hall County earlier Monday.
2:26PM ( 7 hours ago )
Student charged in Franklin County High School threats
Officials are continuing their investigation into a threatened shooting at Franklin County High School in Carnesville.
2:18PM ( 7 hours ago )
Lane closures expected on I-985 for sign replacement
​Workers replacing changeable message signs on Interstate 985 are expected to temporarily close some lanes during the middle of the week, transportation officials said Monday.
1:30PM ( 8 hours ago )
During a live broadcast, Chipotle executives stressed to workers that they need to stay home if they're feeling sick
NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick and the restaurant chain kept all its U.S. locations shuttered early Monday as executives went over new food...
3:56PM ( 6 hours ago )
Authorities in Toccoa investigating gunshot death
Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell on Monday afternoon released details of a shooting death in the city early Sunday.
3:08PM ( 6 hours ago )
Cornelia 'selling' North Fire Station site to collateralize loan
It's a confusing financial technicality, but the Cornelia City Commission has voted to proceed with advertising for sale the city's North Fire Station.
1:21PM ( 8 hours ago )
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The gun industry's trade association has launched efforts in a handful of U.S. statehouses seeking to restrict discrimination by financial institutions
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A terse letter from Andrew Clyde's credit card-processing company explained it was discontinuing his corporate account because his Georgia firearms business "no longer met our unde...
9:43PM ( 20 minutes ago )
Among 10 Things to Know for Tuesday: Donald Trump lashes out at his opponents while Bernie Sanders plays it safe on the eve of the nation's first primary; Saudi Arabia offers to put boots on the ground in Syria to fight the Islamic State
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:1. TRUMP, SANDERS EYE NH PRIMARY WINSThe GOP front runner lashes out at opponents, the Democrat...
9:13PM ( 50 minutes ago )
California drivers are paying about 76 cents more for a gallon of gas than the rest of the country, and a state government panel was told Monday there are several reasons
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gouging by oil companies could be one reason California drivers pay about 76 cents more for a gallon of regular gas than motorists elsewhere in the nation, a state government...
8:49PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Region 8-AAAAA: Falcons hold off Bulldoggs in play-in game to advance
For the Flowery Branch boys basketball team to be able to garner its first state tournament appearance since 2009, it will need its best effort to date on Tuesday...
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Basketball: February frenzy starts in earnest as region tournaments get underway
If you're a high school basketball fan, then this week represents the zenith of the season...
8:28PM ( 1 hour ago )
Falcons hire former Chiefs assistant GM Joel Collier
The Atlanta Falcons continue to shake up their front office, hiring Joel Collier as director of pro personnel.
4:25PM ( 5 hours ago )
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Asian markets tumbled Tuesday as renewed jitters about the global economy set off a wave of selling in bank stocks
Asian markets tumbled Tuesday as renewed jitters about the global economy set off a wave of selling in banking stocks.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 dived 4.9 percent to 16,168.21 and Australia's S...
9:42PM ( 21 minutes ago )
A U.N. panel says it is proposing greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes beginning in 2020 for new aircraft designs and 3 years later for designs already in production
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, drawing praise from the White House and criticism from environmentalist...
8:23PM ( 1 hour ago )
Share prices for Chesapeake Energy were down 50 percent for a time Monday after a report said the company brought on attorneys who help companies restructure their debt, but rebounded after the company said it didn't plan to see bankruptcy protection
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Share prices for Chesapeake Energy stock were down more than 50 percent for a time Monday after a news report said the Oklahoma City-based company had brought on attorneys who hel...
7:16PM ( 2 hours ago )
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In "Deadpool," nothing is sacred. The very R-rated film pokes fun at superhero movie culture, Hollywood itself, star Ryan Reynolds, love and human decency, and more.
"Deadpool" hates its audience, and that's not necessarily a bad thing.Nothing is sacred to either this film or this character (played with "I'm so naughty" abandon by Ryan Reynolds), which pokes fun a...
9:00PM ( 1 hour ago )
Tributes to Black Panthers, black activism causing conversations, praise criticism of Beyoncé's Super Bowl performance
A day after the Super Bowl, people are still parsing over each frame from Beyonce's halftime performance, trying to glean the messages, both subtle and overt, that made for a stunning display of unapo...
7:46PM ( 2 hours ago )
The annual Oscar nominees luncheon is generally a time of low-stakes celebration, but this year amid discussions of Oscar diversity and a boycott, as well as dramatic changes to Academy membership, the Monday gathering was also one for reflection
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The annual Oscar nominees luncheon is generally a time of low-stakes celebration, but this year amid discussions of Oscar diversity and a boycott, as well as dramatic chan...
7:27PM ( 2 hours ago )
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Tony Stewart will miss the start of his final NASCAR season as he recovers from a fracture in his back
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will miss the start of his final NASCAR season after fracturing his back in an accident on an all-terrain vehicle, Stewart-Haas Racing said Thursday.The three-time...
3:13PM ( 4 days ago )
UPDATED: Union General Hospital CEO, physician among six arrested; hospital issues statement
The CEO of a hospital in Union County was arrested Thursday afternoon by Union County sheriff's deputies, along with four other hospital employees and one former employee.
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8:17PM ( 4 days ago )