Wednesday August 24th, 2016 12:58AM
Banks County holds line on tax millage, sets new deadline
The Banks County Commission has set the 2016 property tax millage for the county at 9.566 mills.
10:11PM ( 2 hours ago )
Trump calls on GOP to improve African-American outreach
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Saturday that his party must do a better job appealing to African-American voters and that he wants the GOP to become their political home as it was in the era of Abraham Lincoln.
8:37PM ( 4 hours ago )
By The Associated Press
DOJ: Georgia schools violated disabled students' rights
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against the state of Georgia over the treatment of students with disabilities
5:35PM ( 7 hours ago )
Deputies: Suspect robbed Forsyth County bank with semi-automatic handgun
Authorities continue to investigate the armed robbery of a Forsyth County bank Tuesday afternoon.
4:07PM ( 8 hours ago )
UPDATED: Police identify suspects in Buford 'movie money' fraud investigation, one in custody
Gwinnett County Police investigators have obtained arrest warrants for three people accused in a fraud investigation at two Buford Wal-mart stores.
3:45PM ( 9 hours ago )
Gainesville Police arrest armed home invasion suspect
A suspect believed to be responsible for an armed home invasion was taken into custody Saturday.
2:48PM ( 10 hours ago )
Prosecutor: Boiled water attack on gay men was premeditated
A prosecutor told a jury that a Georgia man threw boiled water on a gay couple as they lay in bed in a vicious, premeditated attack
5:53PM ( 7 hours ago )
Traffic to shift Thursday on Ga. 20 near Sugar Hill
A traffic shift is planned for Thursday evening as crews continue to widen Ga. 20 near Sugar Hill.
3:21PM ( 9 hours ago )
Mincey Marble asks to table rezoning request for company expansion
The agenda for Thursday's Hall County Commission voting session just got a little lighter.
2:30PM ( 10 hours ago )
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Farm safety top priority with farm tourism on the rise
Connecticut officials are joining other states in educating local farmers about how to mitigate public health risks as more people visit their farms
12:28AM ( 29 minutes ago )
Man gets prison for killing 2 housekeepers at Ohio facility
A chef who admitted to fatally shooting two housekeepers at an Ohio assisted living facility could spend the rest of his life behind bars
12:22AM ( 35 minutes ago )
Turkey launches operation to free IS-held Syrian town
Turkey's prime minister's office says the Turkish military and the U.S.-backed coalition forces have launched an operation to clear a Syrian border town from Islamic State militants
12:12AM ( 46 minutes ago )
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'Scrooge' Craft has Raiders off to positive start
It’s still four months till Christmas, but new North Forsyth football coach Robert Craft can’t shake that feeling that he is displaying a few Ebenezer Scrooge qualities.
5:43PM ( 1 day from now )
Falcons to hold out Ward, Ishmael against Dolphins
Running back Terron Ward and safety Kemal Ishmael will miss their second straight preseason game when the Atlanta Falcons play the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night.
12:14AM ( 44 minutes ago )
UNG women's soccer picked to finish 3rd by Peach Belt coaches
The University of North Georgia women's soccer team was picked to finish third in the Peach Belt Conference this season in a poll of the league's coaches released Tuesday morning.
12:08AM ( 50 minutes ago )
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Asian stocks meander, dollar up on North Korea's missile
Asian stocks meandered Wednesday as investors awaited fresh cues from Federal Reserve on the outlook for interest rates
12:23AM ( 34 minutes ago )
10 Things to Know for Wednesday
Among 10 Things to Know: Clinton Foundation donors got face time with her at State; what's latest source of friction between the two Koreas; Mexico storms kill millions of monarch butterflies
11:54PM ( 1 hour ago )
Seoul: North Korea fires submarine-launched missile
A North Korean ballistic missile fired from a submarine Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) in the longest flight by that type of weapon, Seoul officials said, a range that can place much of South Korea within its striking distance
11:41PM ( 1 hour ago )
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US women's gymnastics team flips over Broadway's 'Hamilton'
The U.S. women's gymnastics team has flipped over Broadway's "Hamilton," in a night that had athletic gold meeting theatrical gold
12:04AM ( 53 minutes ago )
US judge: Renowned artist didn't create disputed painting
A U.S. judge says that a celebrated artist was right when he insisted he didn't paint a work now owned by a retired prison worker
10:41PM ( 2 hours ago )
Nick Cannon begins freshman year at Howard University
Nick Cannon's got talent _ and homework
10:36PM ( 2 hours ago )
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Edwards leads JGR front row with Bristol NSCS pole
Carl Edwards spoiled the day for teammate Denny Hamlin but carried the day for Joe Gibbs Racing, winning the pole for Saturday night’s Bristol Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
By Pete McCole
7:53PM ( 4 days ago )
Former Pres. Carter: presidential choices "quite unpopular"
The Latest on comments made by former President Jimmy Carter at a Habitat for Humanity construction project in Memphis.
9:37PM ( 1 day ago )