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Friday February 12th, 2016 9:34PM
Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore says he is dropping out of the race for the White House
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore says he is dropping out of the race for the White House.The Republican says in a statement he plans to support his party's nominee and will continue...
5:03PM ( 4 hours ago )
Banks County pauses to honor fallen U.S. officers
Banks County Sheriff's Office officials and members of the community paused Friday to pray for law enforcement and remember fallen officers from around the country.
4:19PM ( 5 hours ago )
Authorities seize $566,000 in meth, marijuana in Gainesville bust
​Drug agents and police officers seized 20 ounces of methamphetamine, five guns and three marijuana plants during the arrest of a Gainesville man this week.
3:52PM ( 5 hours ago )
Police standoff ends peacefully at Gainesville hotel
It took about 90 minutes for Gainesville Police to take a suspect into custody Friday afternoon, following a standoff outside a hotel room.
2:50PM ( 6 hours ago )
VIDEO: Officials open new Hall County Correctional Institute, warden touts cost savings
The new Hall County Correctional Institute opened with a ceremonial ribbon cutting Friday by Warden Walt Davis, who touted his department's ability to bring the cost of the $7 million facility down nearly 50 percent.
2:12PM ( 7 hours ago )
UNG fraternity suspended by national office for hazing, alcohol allegations
The National Fraternity of Sigma Nu has suspended the Kappa chapter at the University of North Georgia.
2:09PM ( 7 hours ago )
Groundbreaking held Friday for new fire station in Forsyth County
The southern portion of Forsyth County will be home to a new station for the Forsyth County Fire Department, designed to improve service and reduce response times in a densely populated area of the county.
5:54PM ( 3 hours ago )
A rebound in bank shares and energy companies lifts US shares after 5 straight down days
U.S. stocks ended a down week on a high note Friday, snapping a five-day losing streak on the strength of energy and financial companies.A sharp rebound in oil prices and an encouraging report on reta...
5:04PM ( 4 hours ago )
Deputies search for two missing Hall County inmates
Two women are wanted after failing to return from a work detail Monday night in Hall County.
1:27PM ( 8 hours ago )
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With an exclamation of "Finally," Pope Francis embraces Patriarch Kirill in the first meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a brief but historic encounter held during a stopover in Cuba before the pope flies on to Mex
MEXICO CITY (AP) — With an exclamation of "Finally," Pope Francis embraced Patriarch Kirill on Friday in the first meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a brief but hi...
9:18PM ( 15 minutes ago )
US Sen. Barbara Boxer wants independent confirmation when a massive natural gas leak near Los Angeles is permanently sealed
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer called Friday for third-party air quality testing to confirm that a massive natural gas leak near Los Angeles has been permanently sealed and it's safe for r...
8:11PM ( 1 hour ago )
Northern Californian Nic Lamb won the prestigious big-wave surfing contest known as the Titans of Mavericks Friday
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — Northern Californian Nic Lamb won the prestigious big-wave surfing contest known as the Titans of Mavericks Friday.Lamb, 27, outlasted 23 competitors and a big wipeout to...
7:51PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Basketball: Region semifinal slate tips off today around northeast Georgia (full schedule)
Area regions have -- outside of 8-A -- determined their state tournament participants; starting today those teams will duke it out for seeding and a shot region glory
5:46PM ( 3 hours ago )
Injured NASCAR star Tony Stewart is out of bed and walking again, entertaining fans while live-streaming himself on a treadmill Friday
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Injured NASCAR star Tony Stewart is out of bed and walking again, entertaining fans while live-streaming from a treadmill Friday.At the same time Stewart was offering detail...
1:44PM ( 7 hours ago )
7-AAA Tournament: Indians, Spartans, Vikings join Banks Co. boys in semifinals
East Hall, West Hall, and Lumpkin County all took wins Thursday in the Region 7-AAA Tournament at the East Hall gym to join Banks County in advancing to the Class AAA boys state tournament...
12:17PM ( 9 hours ago )
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Visa on Friday disclosed its ownership in Friday in Square, the mobile payment services company co-founded and led by Jack Dorsey
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares in the mobile payment services company Square rose sharply Friday after Visa disclosed the details of its ownership stake in the company.While Visa's stake amounts to about 1 pe...
4:33PM ( 5 hours ago )
Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags, telling safety regulators that a recall isn't necessary, according to documents
DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags — telling safety regulators that a recall isn't necessary.But the Ge...
4:15PM ( 5 hours ago )
The owners of Britain's Independent newspaper say it will publish its last print edition next month
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Independent newspaper will publish its last print edition next month as it makes a "historic transition" to digital-only format, its owner said Friday.ESI Media said The Indepe...
1:05PM ( 8 hours ago )
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Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes remembers being a nervous, fresh-faced, first-time nominee at the Grammys back in 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes remembers being a nervous, fresh-faced, first-time nominee at the Grammys back in 2013."It was all (like), 'Well, what's going to happen. What? Ahh...
8:28PM ( 1 hour ago )
Jidenna, who is putting the final touches on his debut album, earns his first Grammy nomination
NEW YORK (AP) — If ever you've laid eyes on Jidenna — the nattily dressed singer and emcee behind the Grammy-nominated anthem "Classic Man" — then certainly you remember him: He's straight out of a ti...
8:23PM ( 1 hour ago )
Conan O'Brien says he was a prankster during his Harvard years, but he also credits his success to hard work in the classroom
BOSTON (AP) — Conan O'Brien was a prankster during his Harvard years, but he also credits his success to hard work in the classroom.The late-night TV host spoke to an audience of Harvard University st...
7:16PM ( 2 hours ago )
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Smith holds off Conley for Sunday NeSmith GIS win
David Smith of Inman, S.C. held off a spirited challenge from Cale Conley of Vienna, W.V. to win the 50-lap Round 5 of the RockAuto.com Winter Shootout for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series on Sunday at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Ga.
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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 ( 1 day ago )