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Saturday July 4th, 2015 11:23AM
America welcomes July 4 with hot dogs, cool music, cold beer
The United States marks 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. Here are some highlights and lowlights of Independence Day ce...
10:49AM ( 33 minutes ago )
SCOGA upholds conviction, life sentence given Buford teen in death of her mother
The Supreme Court of Georgia (SCOGA) has unanimously upheld the murder conviction and life prison sentence given to Brenda O’Connell, who was 15 years old when she and her sister, Catherine O’Connell, were charged with killing their adoptive mother.
10:40AM ( 43 minutes ago )
An 'atypical' 4th, thanks to the weather
July 4th is shaping up to be anything but typical in north Georgia because of the weather.
10:07AM ( 1 hour ago )
UNG campuses adding more parking, classrooms this summer
Construction projects to add more parking, classroom and recreational spaces on the University of North Georgia's (UNG) four campuses are in progress and should be finished sometime this fall.
9:15AM ( 2 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN staff
Security heightened for Fourth of July events in Ga.
Emergency responders had an increased presence at the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta and plan to be at more than 100 other events throughout the state during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
8:33AM ( 2 hours ago )
By Associated Press
Billy Dilworth veteran Georgia, SC journalist dies at 80
A veteran journalist whose career touched newspapers, radio and television stations in Georgia and South Carolina has died in northeast Georgia.
5:32PM ( 17 hours ago )
VIDEO: "76 For Our Sacred Honor"
AccessWDUN presents a special video presentation in celebration of our nation's Independence Day. It was produced by AccessWDUN Videographer David Cook.
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VIDEO: Rain doesn't stop annual Public Safety Appreciation Day in Gainesville
It might not have been a picnic in the traditional sense of the word, but Memorial Park Funeral Home in Gainesville did not let the rain stop the annual Public Safety Appreciation Day at its campus on Memorial Park Road.
9:31AM ( 1 hour ago )
Feds to retain oversight of Ga. behavioral health system
Federal officials will retain oversight of Georgia's behavioral health system after the state failed to move enough developmentally disabled people out of state-run hospitals.
8:57AM ( 2 hours ago )
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APNewsBreak: Tentative agreement on Iran sanctions relief
VIENNA (AP) — World powers and Iran have reached tentative agreement on sanctions relief for the Islamic Republic, among the most contentious issues in a long-term nuclear agreement that negotiators h...
9:20AM ( 2 hours ago )
Forgiveness of Charleston church shooter prompts discussion
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the previous night's revival to ponder the idea...
8:51AM ( 2 hours ago )
New tune for piano-playing senator: Revised education policy
WASHINGTON (AP) — How does a musician-senator fill the time during yet another partisan Senate stalemate?In Sen. Lamar Alexander's case, he sits down at a borrowed piano in his Capitol Hill office and...
8:46AM ( 2 hours ago )
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Uribe homer lifts Braves past Phillies
Juan Uribe hit a tie-breaking homer in the seventh inning, Julio Teheran delivered another strong home start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Friday night.
8:03AM ( 3 hours ago )
Kyle Busch’s Daytona return starts with another crash
Kyle Busch’s time at Daytona in 2015 has been far from positive. It took another bad turn just nine minutes into Friday’s first Sprint Cup practice session.
8:00AM ( 3 hours ago )
G-Braves split DH with Charlotte to end road trip
Behind a complete game from former Major League right-handed starter Brad Penny and a four homer attack, the Charlotte Knights whipped the Gwinnett Braves by a score of 11-2 on Friday night in the second game of the day/night doubleheader at BB&T Ballpark.
11:19PM ( 12 hours ago )
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Concerns over US winter wheat may boost low crop prices
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Market concerns about the quantity and quality of the U.S. winter wheat crop being harvested and the dry conditions in other wheat-producing nations have sparked an unexpected run...
10:37AM ( 45 minutes ago )
Texas wants its gold back inside the state's borders
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. But what makes sense politically in such a sovereignty-lov...
10:30AM ( 52 minutes ago )
Government faces burden in proving airlines worked together
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliber...
3:13AM ( 8 hours ago )
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Eager eaters weigh-in ahead of NYC July 4 hot dog contest
NEW YORK (AP) — Contestants have hit the scales ahead of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Coney Island's Nathan's Famous.Reigning champion Joey Chestnut joined past winners at the weig...
11:05PM ( 12 hours ago )
Hot dogs, hot music usher in July 4 weekend
As the nation gears up to celebrate America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country:___NATHAN'S HOT DOG EATING CONTESTCompetitive eaters have weighed in and are rea...
10:57PM ( 12 hours ago )
Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump's 'idiocy'
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealer...
9:14PM ( 14 hours ago )
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Crawley sweeps USCS weekend with back-to-back wins
Tim Crawley swept the USCS Sprint Car Series victories over the weekend, as he scored the victory in Friday night’s feature at Diamond Park Speedway in Nashville, Ark., and followed that with a win in Saturday’s race at I-30 Speedway in Benton, Ark.
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Dates for annual Dahlonega Wine Trail Weekend set
The fourth annual Dahlonega Wine Trail Weekend will take place August 22 & 23.
5:26PM ( 2 days ago )