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Sunday April 19th, 2015 6:58PM
Stephens County boy killed when bicycle struck by truck
The Georgia State Patrol is releasing preliminary details of a wreck that claimed the life of a young Toccoa teen Sunday afternoon.
5:07PM ( 1 hour ago )
Clermont among stops for this year's Georgia Mountains Farm Tour
The dates and places have been set for the 4th Annual Georgia Mountains Farm Tour, and Clermont, Cleveland and Clarkesville are among the stops on the list.
3:26PM ( 3 hours ago )
By Ken Stanford
Gainesville's 'Old Joe' not alone; Civil War 'Silent Sentinels' abound, still on guard
After the Civil War ended in April 1865, statues depicting Union and Confederate soldiers went up across the country, from New England squares to Southern courthouses.
2:00PM ( 4 hours ago )
Barrow Co. EMA will conduct drill in downtown Winder this week
Winder residents can expect to see a host of emergency vehicles in the South Broad Street/Loganville Highway area this week, but there's no need to worry - it's only a drill.
12:00PM ( 6 hours ago )
By B.J. Williams
Public asked to purchase tickets to support injured Habersham deputy
Cpl. Bill Zigan of the Habersham County Sheriff's Office was critically injured when he was shot while on duty Feb. 22.
10:22AM ( 8 hours ago )
Habersham discusses allowing out-of-county students
Should the Habersham County School System make available spaces in its academic programs for those from other counties if those students' families are willing to pay tuition?
9:02AM ( 9 hours ago )
Lanier Flight Center celebrates 'life and legacy' of late instructor
Lanier Flight Center Saturday celebrated the "life and legacy" of Kelly Chandler, a flight instructor for the company, who was fatally injured in a plane crash last fall.
7:53AM ( 11 hours ago )
GHCC announces Vision 2030 Public Arts Initiative
VISION 2030, a program of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, will launch its Public Arts Initiative with a cocktail reception on Thursday, April 23 from 5:00- 6:30 at the Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center.
7:05AM ( 11 hours ago )
Gainesville man arrested after Habersham chase
A Gainesville man was arrested after leading a Habersham County traffic enforcement unit on a chase Saturday night.
9:56PM ( 21 hours ago )
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Local/State
Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat
ROME (AP) — A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensi...
6:52PM ( 6 minutes ago )
Denver police issue dozens of citations at pot events
DENVER (AP) — Denver police said there were no major problems as marijuana celebrations continued for a second day on Sunday, but police tweeted a reminder that while recreational use of marijuana is...
6:08PM ( 49 minutes ago )
Empty chairs honor 168 victims of Oklahoma City bombing
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Every day when Dr. Rosslyn Biggs goes to work as a federal government veterinarian she is reminded of her mother, one of 168 people killed in the Oklahoma City bombing and honored...
5:33PM ( 1 hour ago )
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National
Action filled final Bristol practice has teams scrambling
Roughly eight minutes into Saturday morning’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, Tony Stewart smacked the outside wall exiting Bristol Motor Speedway’s fourth turn.
8:00AM ( 10 hours ago )
Boys soccer: GHS claims Region 8-AAAAA crown, Howard's 250th win
Rick Howard has won a lot of games -- including state and region titles -- but Saturday's victory proved pretty special indeed.
10:31PM ( 20 hours ago )
Losing streak continues for G-Braves
The Charlotte Knights jumped on Gwinnett Braves’ starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang early and came away with a 6-2 win Saturday night in game two of the three-game series at BB&T Ballpark.
10:19PM ( 20 hours ago )
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Sports
'Furious 7' speeds ahead of the competition
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even in its debut weekend, Kevin James's "Paul Blart" sequel couldn't outpace "Furious 7."The reigning box office champion might have slowed from its blockbuster debut, but "Furious...
6:44PM ( 13 minutes ago )
Finnish opposition leader declares victory in election
HELSINKI (AP) — Juha Sipila declared his opposition Center Party the winner of Finland's parliamentary election Sunday and will become the country's new prime minister at the head of a coalition gover...
4:40PM ( 2 hours ago )
Austerity's legacy: British election focused on UK economy
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron and his main opponent agree on one thing going into Britain's May 7 election: Voters should choose the next leader based on the health of the economy.The que...
11:12AM ( 7 hours ago )
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Business
Blake Shelton: nominee, host and Lambert cheerleader at ACMs
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Blake Shelton may be going into the Academy of Country Music Awards as a host, performer and two-time nominee, but he has another priority: being a cheerleader.Shelton's wife,...
5:24PM ( 1 hour ago )
Director reveals plot for "Star Wars" film "Rogue One"
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Jedis are all but extinct, the Old Republic is in turmoil and the threat of the Death Star is looming in "Rogue One," fans learned at Star Wars Celebration on Sunday.Directo...
3:37PM ( 3 hours ago )
Don Francisco says it's time to close Sabado with dignity
MIAMI (AP) — After receiving a standing ovation from his emotional audience, Don Francisco, the popular host of "Sabado Gigante," tried to explain why television's longest-running show is coming to an...
11:00AM ( 7 hours ago )
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The Gulf’s heath: 5 years after BP spill
An AP survey of 26 marine scientists examines the health and state of the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem five years after the BP oil spill.
By The Associated Press
4:18PM ( 2 days ago )
Video: Johnson, Jones look back at Lone Star State wins
With the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series tours getting ready to do battle on the high banked, high speed half-mile Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend, it’s time to take one last look back at the April stop in the Lone Star State.
8:00AM ( 4 days ago )
Temporary barriers placed at White County bridge
Temporary concrete barriers have been installed on all sides of the bridge on Gene Nix Road where two White County teens died a month ago.
10:49PM ( 3 days ago )
Higher US gas prices sparked modest inflation in March
WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher-priced gasoline slightly boosted consumer prices in March, a sign that some of the effects of cheaper oil are fading and that inflation may be edging up to healthier levels.Th...
10:30AM ( 2 days ago )