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Hartwell troopers nab Commerce armed robbery suspects
New troopers from the newest Georgia State Patrol post in Hartwell were able to lead the capture of a pair of armed robbery suspects Sunday afternoon.
9:32PM ( 2 hours ago )
Driver charged in serious-injury crash near Lula
A Lula man has been charged in a Saturday night wreck that left a Jefferson man badly hurt.
6:14PM ( 5 hours ago )
By Rob Moore
Forbes '30-Under-30' entrepreneur to address Brenau graduates
Amanda Slavin, the Las Vegas-based entrepreneur who made this year's Forbes magazine list of top marketing and advertising professionals who have not yet celebrated their 30th birthdays, will address more than 600 Brenau University graduates at commencement exercises Friday and Saturday.
11:30AM ( 12 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN Staff
Qualifying begins Mon. for special F. Branch City Council elections
Qualifying begins Monday for the June 16 special elections for two vacant Flowery Branch City Council seats.
9:00AM ( 15 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN Staff
Gainesville woman recognized as Newman Civic Fellow
Rachel Glazer, a junior majoring in psychology at the University of North Georgia (UNG), has been recognized as a 2015 Newman Civic Fellow. This national award is given to individuals who demonstrate leadership and problem-solving abilities within their community.
7:00AM ( 17 hours ago )
UNG to open Blue Ridge instructional site
With state funding approved recently, the University of North Georgia (UNG) plans to open an instructional site this fall in Blue Ridge.
6:32AM ( 17 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN Staff
Gay marriage a difficult issue for GOP White House hopefuls
NEW YORK (AP) — For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs — notably the presidential hopefuls — face a far more complicated landscape...
7:43AM ( 16 hours ago )
Same-sex marriage opponents urge Supreme Court to go slow
WASHINGTON (AP) — Same-sex marriage opponents acknowledge they face a tough task in trying to persuade the Supreme Court to allow states to limit marriage to a man and a woman.But they are urging the...
7:42AM ( 16 hours ago )
Aid starts coming to Nepal after quake kills 1,865
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Tens of thousands of Nepalese who spent the night under a chilly sky were jolted awake by strong aftershocks Sunday, and rescuers aided by international teams cleared rubble in...
11:45PM ( 1 day ago )
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Local/State
Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislati...
11:53PM ( 19 minutes ago )
10 Things to Know for Monday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:1. 'THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY AFTERSHOCKS. IT DOESN'T STOP'That's how Rajendra Dhungana of Kathman...
11:24PM ( 48 minutes ago )
Death toll in Nepal quake rises to more than 3,200
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The death toll from Nepal's earthquake rose to 3,218 on Monday, two days after the massive quake ripped across this Himalayan nation, leaving tens of thousands shell-shocked an...
11:02PM ( 1 hour ago )
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National
North Georgia baseball makes history with first ever regular season crown
The No. 18 University of North Georgia baseball team etched its mark in school history as the Nighthawks claimed the 2015 Peach Belt Conference regular season championship by virtue of a 5-3 win over Montevallo on Sunday afternoon at Bob Stein Stadium.
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Howard homers again, leads Philadelphia past Braves, 5-4
For the Atlanta Braves, a road trip that could have helped turn them into NL East contenders has them headed home looking for relief.
11:28PM ( 45 minutes ago )
Nighthawks claim PBC Tournament championship with 2-0 victory over Georgia College
The top-seeded University of North Georgia softball team claimed their second consecutive Peach Belt Conference Tournament championship with a 2-0 win over second-seeded Georgia College Sunday afternoon at the Peeler Complex.
10:52PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Sports
'Furious 7' holds on to box office; 'Age of Ultron' looms
NEW YORK (AP) — "Furious 7" enjoyed a victory lap over the weekend, becoming only the third film ever to make $1 billion internationally and leading the domestic box office for the fourth straight wee...
3:01PM ( 9 hours ago )
Internet billionaires face off in renewed Texas space race
VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — An isolated edge of vast West Texas is home to a highly secretive part of the 21st-century space race, one of two being directed in the Lone Star State by Internet billionaires...
11:47AM ( 12 hours ago )
Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake
NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday.Google confirmed his de...
8:20PM ( 1 day ago )
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Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings — and not worn by DeGenere...
11:01PM ( 1 hour ago )
Opera in Kids Tent at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Opera is as much a part of New Orleans' African-American heritage as jazz, said Givonna Joseph, whose troupe is bringing opera to the Kids Tent at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage...
9:05PM ( 3 hours ago )
Elvis Presley's planes to remain at Graceland
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It looks like Elvis Presley's airplanes are staying at Graceland after all.Graceland released a statement Sunday saying the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II, two custom-designed a...
8:03PM ( 4 hours ago )
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Today's Survey Question
Is the Democratic Party making a smart decision not to offer a primary challenge to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race?
Yes, it’s smart to rally behind a single candidate.
No, voters need to make the decision on the party’s nominee.
I’m not sure.
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What is a concussion?
Video explainer shows what a concussion is, how you can get one and what the effects are on the brain.
By The Associated Press
6:03PM ( 4 days ago )
Newgarden scores first career IndyCar victory at Barber
Josef Newgarden wasn’t nervous with three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon and a hard-charging Graham Rahal within striking distance in the closing laps of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
By IndyCar Media
8:18PM ( 3 hours ago )
Annual summer burn ban begins May 1 in Hall, 53 other Ga. counties
If you have some outdoor burning planned, you have just a few days left to do it unless you want to wait until fall.
By Staff
9:13AM ( 1 day ago )
Hall Co. Commission closes book on tennis court repairs; other business
After six months of discussions, revisions, and negotiations, Hall County Commissioners approved a $61,216 contract to completely strip and rebuild a tennis court in a Hoschton neighborhood that was damaged by a county water line installed beneath it.
7:36PM ( 3 days ago )