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Friday February 12th, 2016 1:17PM
Man jailed this week for January robbery in Gainesville
​A suspect's decision to pull a knife has resulted in a robbery charge in a case that initially would have been a misdemeanor, Gainesville Police said Friday.
11:50AM ( 1 hour ago )
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.
11:47AM ( 1 hour ago )
Fire official: South Hall fire started around chimney
​Investigators believe a Thursday afternoon fire that damaged a home in South Hall County was accidental and started near the chimney, fire officials said Friday morning.
10:15AM ( 3 hours ago )
Weekend work to close lane of Dawsonville Highway bridge over Lanier
​Transportation crews are expected to block one lane of Ga. 53 West or Dawsonville Highway over Lake Lanier in Hall County over the weekend.
8:36AM ( 4 hours ago )
NAACP, Common Cause file suit over cuts from Georgia voter list
The Georgia NAACP and Common Cause Georgia filed a lawsuit this week against Secretary of State Brian Kemp, arguing that his office has illegally eliminated people from the state's registered voter list.
8:23AM ( 4 hours ago )
By The Associated Press
Three guards from Buford prison among those arrested in drug trafficking sting
Among the four dozen Georgia prison guards arrested as part of the FBI's Operation Ghost Guard were three former correctional officers at Phillips State Prison in Buford.
6:16AM ( 7 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN staff
A rebound in bank shares and energy companies lifts US shares after 5 straight down days
A strong rebound in oil prices and a government report indicating that retail sales improved last month helped lift U.S. stocks sharply higher in midday trading Friday. Financial and energy companies...
12:16PM ( 1 hour ago )
March of Dimes kicks off annual fundraising campaign in Gainesville
Organizers with the March for Babies in Hall County are gearing up for their annual walk on April 23, 2016 at Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville.
12:00PM ( 1 hour ago )
A former transgender inmate who had complained that she didn't get adequate treatment for her gender identity condition has settled a lawsuit against Georgia prison officials
ATLANTA (AP) — A former transgender inmate who had complained that she didn't get adequate treatment for her gender identity condition has settled a lawsuit against Georgia prison officials.Court reco...
11:57AM ( 1 hour ago )
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A second-place finisher two years ago, Greg Brannon is betting the popularity of Sen. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and others in the GOP presidential race can sweep someone like himself to a U.S. Senate primary upset win
CARY, N.C. (AP) — Greg Brannon is betting the popularity of outsiders like Ted Cruz and Donald Trump can sweep him to a U.S. Senate primary upset win in North Carolina despite falling short in 2014.Th...
12:44PM ( 31 minutes ago )
Firefighters have contained a massive warehouse fire in central New Jersey that burned out of control for nearly 20 hours and generated enough smoke to be detected by weather radar and force some school closures
HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters on Friday contained a massive warehouse fire that burned out of control for nearly 20 hours and generated so much smoke that it was detected by weather radar and...
12:41PM ( 34 minutes ago )
Authorities say they have identified a suspect in the killing of a police officer south of Atlanta
RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a police officer shot to death in the Atlanta suburb of Riverdale, Georgia (all times local):12:20 p.m.State law officers have identified the suspect in the killing...
12:40PM ( 35 minutes 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 ( 4 hours from now )
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 ( 59 minutes ago )
7-AAA Tournament: West Hall girls end state tourney drought; East Hall, Banks march on
Anna McKendree was five years old the last time the West Hall girls basketball team reached the state playoffs...
11:49AM ( 1 hour ago )
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U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices.The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales increased...
12:25PM ( 50 minutes ago )
He doesn't boast about being an expert deal-maker like Donald Trump, but Antonio Costa is quietly building a reputation as a canny negotiator and a government leader to watch in southern Europe
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — He doesn't boast about being an expert deal-maker like Donald Trump, but new Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa is quietly building a reputation as a canny negotiator and...
12:16PM ( 59 minutes ago )
More than a dozen tractors roll through Athens, honking horns and flashing lights outside parliament as thousands of Greek farmers from across the country throng the capital's main Syntagma Square to protest tax hikes and pension reforms
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — More than a dozen tractors rolled through Athens on Friday, honking horns and flashing lights outside parliament as thousands of Greek farmers thronged the capital's main Syntagm...
11:54AM ( 1 hour ago )
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After landing the sole copy of Wu-Tang Clan's "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin," ex-pharmaceutical chief Shkreli continues his music quest
NEW YORK (AP) — Former pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli's campaign to build up an impressive music portfolio rolls on.After spending $2 million for the sole copy of Wu-Tang Clan's "Once Upon a Time...
12:21PM ( 54 minutes ago )
Disney Theatrical Productions said the stage adaptation of "Frozen," which is expected to land on Broadway in 2018 alongside its hits "Aladdin" and "The Lion King," will start in Denver in 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney has announced that Denver will be the place where it tests its upcoming "Frozen" musical.Disney Theatrical Productions said it will mount the show at the Buell Theatre in the De...
12:11PM ( 1 hour ago )
Kanye West's new album, "The Life Of Pablo," has ignited a new controversy between the rapper and pop superstar Taylor Swift
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Kanye West's new album, "The Life Of Pablo," has ignited a new controversy between the rapper and pop superstar Taylor Swift.West debuted his album at the Yeezy Season 3 fa...
11:39AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Tony Stewart shows he's up and walking by live streaming himself on a treadmill
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Injured former NASCAR champion Tony Stewart used social media Friday to give fans an update on his health about 30 minutes before his team was scheduled to announce Brian Vi...
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Cleveland-based bank holding company declares dividend
Mountain Valley Bancshares, Inc., the parent bank holding company of Mountain Valley Community Bank, has declared a cash dividend for shareholders.
By AccessWDUN staff
10:16AM ( 1 day ago )