Thursday October 8th, 2015 12:26PM
Rehabilitative Industries of Northeast Georgia ring-in month-long awareness celebration
Thursday morning area civic and business leaders joined RING staff members at their Athens Street headquarters to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
12:22PM ( 4 minutes ago )
Gainesville Police investigate reported robbery
Gainesville Police are investigating what was reported as a robbery in the parking lot of an Athens Street business Wednesday afternoon.
12:18PM ( 8 minutes ago )
Manhunt underway for suspects in Gillsville area
The Banks County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men who fled after their vehicle crashed during a pursuit by deputies Thursday morning.
11:13AM ( 1 hour ago )
Contract awarded for $37M road project in Forsyth Co.
The widening of a five-mile section of Bethleview Road in Forsyth County - which will include a bridge over Big Creek - is a step closer to reality.
10:35AM ( 1 hour ago )
Filings for US jobless aid fell to 263K last week, few signs of layoffs despite slower hiring
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, as employers hold onto workers despite a recent slowdown in hiring because of global pressures weighing on the U.S. economy.Th...
9:42AM ( 2 hours ago )
Car hits house in Gainesville
While no one was hurt, Gainesville emergency responders said a car ran into a house on Robinhood Trail Thursday morning.
8:29AM ( 3 hours ago )
No injuries, minor problems with Lula train derailment
A couple of train cars carrying heavy equipment slid off the tracks near downtown Lula Wednesday afternoon, but local officials described the incident as "minor."
10:37AM ( 1 hour ago )
GOP's Chaffetz, Webster challenge McCarthy for House speaker, try to make it a race
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is the front-runner in the race to become the next speaker, but he faces two Republican opponents who are trying to draw some of his support.Four...
10:11AM ( 2 hours ago )
National Retail Federation: Holiday sales to rise 3.7 percent, marking a slowdown from 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are expected to spend at a slower pace than last year during the crucial winter holidays, weighed down by sluggish wage growth and other factors, according to the nation's la...
10:03AM ( 2 hours ago )
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VW executive says no recall plan approved yet; any fix could take year or more to carry out
WASHINGTON (AP) — Volkswagen's top U.S. executive apologized Thursday as the emissions-rigging scandal engulfing the world's largest automaker deepened and members of Congress said the company violate...
12:18PM ( 7 minutes ago )
10 Things to See: A gallery of lasting moments chosen by our editors
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you shoul...
12:01PM ( 24 minutes ago )
Air Force: Airman who was hero on Paris train was stabbed in California; in stable condition
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Air Force spokesman says Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who helped subdue an attacker on a French train in August, is in stable condition after being stabbed in California.The sp...
11:55AM ( 30 minutes ago )
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Surprising Tigers looking to take early lead in 7-AAA
Sid Maxwell admitted he wasn’t sure what he was getting into when he decided to take the Dawson County job back in the spring.
5:02PM ( 4 hours from now )
Region races ready for exciting sprint to the finish
With just five weeks left before the start of the playoffs, it’s crunch time for every team in northeast Georgia as the playoff stretch run gets under way.
9:50PM ( 14 hours ago )
(VIDEO) Player of the Week: Cain trashes Fannin to spark Leopards win
Banks County football needed a spark on Friday night. And Trevae Cain was happy to help provide it...
4:59PM ( 19 hours ago )
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Falcons downplay White's complaints about lack of passes
Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White skipped practice Wednesday for an undisclosed personal matter, while the team addressed concerns that he's not happy with a diminished role in the offense.
8:42AM ( 3 hours ago )
VIDEO: Kevin Harvick, Regan Smith tame the 'Monster Mile'
If there's one thing the NASCAR world should know by now, it's that Kevin Harvick is hard to beat when he's in a must win situation.
8:00AM ( 4 hours ago )
Tennessee dismisses WR Pig Howard ahead of facing UGA
Tennessee wide receiver Alton "Pig" Howard has been dismissed from the team for a violation of unspecified team rules.
5:48AM ( 6 hours ago )
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US stocks are little changed in midday trading after a weeklong rally; Fed minutes due
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are little changed in midday trading as investors wait for the release of the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting.The muddled trading Thursday comes after a w...
12:00PM ( 25 minutes ago )
The Latest: VW is looking at compensating diesel car owners in emissions cheating scandal
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the congressional hearing on Volkswagen's emissions-rigging (all times local):___11:47 a.m.Volkswagen is looking at compensating owners of diesel-powered cars that have...
11:51AM ( 34 minutes ago )
Average US rate on 30-year mortgages falls to 3.76 percent; 15-year loan down to 2.99 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell sharply this week amid concern over a labor market that has shown recent signs of weakness.Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the ave...
11:06AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Disney casts 14-year-old Auli'i Cravalho as 'Moana' for upcoming animated film
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney has found its latest princess: 14-year-old native Hawaiian Auli'i Cravalho (aw-LEE'-ee crah-VOHL'-oh).Cravalho was announced Wednesday as the star of Disney's upcoming animated...
11:46AM ( 39 minutes ago )
Country singer Scotty McCreery to write about his 'American Idol' fame
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Scotty McCreery, who won "American Idol" with his impressive baritone voice, is writing his first book.The singer, who will be 22 on Friday, says his autobiograp...
11:14AM ( 1 hour ago )
Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch apologizes for 'real black President' tweet
NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of the global News Corp. media empire, Rupert Murdoch, issued an apology Thursday after he faced social media backlash following his suggestion that President Barack Obama...
11:10AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Today's Survey Question
If you end up paying more in local taxes, even if elected officials leave the millage rate as-is, do you consider it a tax increase?
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Brittany Force leads rain shortened Top Fuel qualifying
Brittany Force ran career-best numbers to claim the No. 1 qualifier in Top Fuel at the NHRA Keystone Nationals.
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10:00PM ( 4 days ago )
Boil water advisory issued for many Demorest users
Demorest Water System customers who experienced an outage or low pressure Sunday should boil water used for consumption or food preparation.
10:10PM ( 3 days ago )