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Saturday August 29th, 2015 1:03PM
Qualifying begins Mon. for city elections
Qualifying begins Monday for city elections across the state, with most of the attention in Hall County centered on the Gainesville election.
1:00PM ( 3 minutes ago )
Gainesville considers IGA with Hall Co. for Flat Creek litter trap
Gainesville officials are considering an inter-governmental agreement with Hall County for a litter trap in Flat Creek, which sits in both the city limits of Gainesville and unincorporated Hall County.
12:00PM ( 1 hour ago )
3 Ga. men convicted in anti-government plot receive 12 years
Authorities say three Northwest Georgia men have been sentenced to prison in an anti-government militia plot.
11:00AM ( 2 hours ago )
Commission on Medical Cannabis working toward end of year report
Members of the state Commission on Medical Cannabis, including a Hall County woman, have three more meetings on their schedule before issuing a report to the governor.
10:52AM ( 2 hours ago )
Week 1: Big wins, tough losses mark full start of 2015 prep football season
The season got started with a bang for some area high school football teams – while others will be going back to the drawing board after a mix of results for northeast Georgia-based programs.
9:02AM ( 4 hours ago )
Job "blitz" coming to Gainesville's Melrose community
Melrose residents will have access to career guidance in their own community next month.
9:01AM ( 4 hours ago )
Police investigate murder-suicide of parents in Gwinnett
Authorities say the deaths of a Lawrenceville couple are being investigated as a murder-suicide in Gwinnett County.
8:24AM ( 4 hours ago )
Former Gwinnett sheriff's major convicted in corruption trial
A former Gwinnett County sheriff's major has been sentenced to jail for using his position for personal financial gain.
6:29AM ( 6 hours ago )
Tropical Storm Erika weakens as heads toward Cuba, but leaves 20 dead in eastern Caribbean
Tropical Storm Erika was losing its punch as it drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic early Saturday, but it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.
6:11AM ( 6 hours ago )
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Sheriff's deputy ambushed, fatally shot while pumping gas near Houston; man being questioned
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities said Saturday they are questioning a person of interest in the death of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was shot several times while filling up his patrol car at a suburban...
12:59PM ( 3 minutes ago )
1 of Oregon's first hemp farmers says startup slow due to lack of seed
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — One of Oregon's first hemp farmers says a lack of seed is making it tough to get going.Josephine County Commissioner Cheryl Walker says that fertile seed is expensive and hard...
12:37PM ( 25 minutes ago )
As Tropical Storm Erika weakens, some in the Tampa Bay area still worried about heavy rain
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika dissipated Saturday, but folks in the Tampa Bay area are watching it carefully.The 9 a.m. forecast from the National Hurricane Center showed the storm...
12:29PM ( 33 minutes ago )
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National
VIDEO: Turnovers key to Spartans win over Knights
If only Johnson could erase the final four minutes of the second quarter.
8:13AM ( 4 hours ago )
VIDEO: Gainesville blanked again by Grayson, hopes to rebound again
Gainesville football took plenty of lessons from last year’s loss to Grayson. The Red Elephants hope they can do the same this time around...
7:48AM ( 5 hours ago )
VIDEO: Falcons storm back to knock off Chestatee in season opener
Flowery Branch exploded for 34 unanswered second half points to erase a 3-0 halftime deficit to beat Chestatee 34-10 Friday night in both teams’ season openers.
7:15AM ( 5 hours ago )
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Friday Game Night
Wildcats explode for big win over Hab Central
Rabun County scored 35 unanswered points to erase an early deficit and beat Habersham Central 42-14 Friday night.
6:56AM ( 6 hours ago )
Wood stars again, as Dragons plow way past Winder
Note to the rest of northeast Georgia: Colby Wood and the Jefferson rushing attack are most definitely for real.
2:36AM ( 10 hours ago )
East Jackson rebounds to hand Lakeview season-opening loss
East Jackson bounced back from a season-opening loss by handing Lakeview Academy its first of the campaign on Friday.
1:44AM ( 11 hours ago )
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Sports
France: European countries to increase ID and baggage checks on trains after thwarted attack
PARIS (AP) — France's interior minister says European countries will increase ID checks and baggage checks on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam t...
12:27PM ( 36 minutes ago )
Once farmers' bane, grain trains now in abundance thanks to rail upgrades, oil slowdown
STERLING, N.D. (AP) — The grain elevator that towers over this small prairie town has been humming with workers loading crops onto rail cars destined for domestic and worldwide markets.It's a welcome...
10:34AM ( 2 hours ago )
UK prosecutors mull phone hacking charges for Murdoch's News Corp.; Rebekah Brooks may return
LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors say they are considering corporate charges against Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. over phone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid.The news comes amid rep...
7:12AM ( 5 hours ago )
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"She just laid there playing possum": Survivor's husband recounts story of on-air shooting
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The chamber of commerce official who was answering questions about her community on live TV when gunfire erupted said she never saw the gunman walk up to the group.Vicki Gardner, w...
10:45AM ( 2 hours ago )
After death on live television, slain reporter's father finds voice on gun restrictions
COLLINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Andy Parker's resolve to fight for gun control formed in the hours after his daughter was shot and killed on live television. In his first interviews after the tragedy, he bri...
2:58AM ( 10 hours ago )
Despite years of volatility, former TV reporter's on-air rampage difficult to predict
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Living alone in a world of perceived slights, Vester Lee Flanagan II festered and fumed. His hair-trigger temper directed at a random collection of people he encountered never seem...
8:28PM ( 16 hours ago )
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Arnold clinches NeSmith Chevrolet WRS championship
Michael Arnold of Hattiesburg, Miss. has clinched the $10,000 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series National Championship. Arnold drove The Strength Center Special to his 17th 50-point win of the season on Saturday night at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss. to seal the deal.
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12:00PM ( 2 days ago )
Take a deep breath: Experts advise calm in this crazy market
NEW YORK (AP) — Don't do anything rash.Amid the scary slide on Wall Street, that's the advice from the professionals to 401(k) holders and other ordinary investors.At times when the stock market's mov...
8:55AM ( 3 days ago )