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Saturday May 28th, 2016 2:43PM
GDOT approves location, design for new I-985 interchange in South Hall
​The Georgia Department of Transportation has approved the location and design of a new interchange on I-985 in South Hall which will include a new, four-lane connector road.
2:00PM ( 43 minutes ago )
Commerce Police ask for help ID'ing suspect in strong armed robbery
According to the Commerce Police Department FaceBook page, a strong-arm robbery took place Friday night at the Flying J on Highway 98 at I-85.
1:21PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Drought conditions worsen, now cover all of north Georgia
​Drought conditions in Georgia continue to worsen and now encompass all of north Georgia.
11:58AM ( 2 hours ago )
Collins reflects on campaign, looks ahead
​A couple of days after an outright win in the general primary in which he avoided a runoff by a wide margin, U.S. Representative Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, said he was glad the week was drawing to a close.
10:00AM ( 4 hours ago )
Funeral services Sunday for Dawsonville boy killed in motorcycle accident
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon for an 11-year-old Dawsonville boy who was killed in a motorcycle crash this week.
7:01AM ( 7 hours ago )
AUDIO: Grilling safety tips to know ahead of Memorial Day weekend
With the Memorial Day holiday weekend approaching, the Afternoon News Wrap called upon Capt. Zach Brackett of Hall County Fire Services and Dr. Tawanna Strauther of the Northeast Georgia Physicians Group for some tips and tricks to help keep you safe if you plan on firing up the grill or barbecue.
10:28PM ( 16 hours ago )
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Forsyth County renames roads in memory of fallen fire department personnel
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recently paid tribute to three the three line-of-duty deaths the Forsyth County Fire Department has experienced since its inception.
12:00PM ( 2 hours ago )
Georgia's McGarity apologizes to board for Ludacris contract
Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity apologizes to athletic association's board of directors for contact which provided rapper Ludacris $65,000, liquor and condoms to perform at spring football game
9:22AM ( 5 hours ago )
Hall students receive Piedmont academic honors
A number of students from Hall County recently received academic honors from Piedmont College following completion of the spring semester.
9:00AM ( 5 hours ago )
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2 dead, 5 missing after heavy rains in Texas, Kansas
At least two people are dead and five people are missing after this week's torrential rains in Texas and Kansas, officials said Saturday
1:25PM ( 1 hour ago )
Park Service considers visitor caps, expects record crowds
As the National Park Service kicks off a centennial summer expected to draw record crowds, the agency is seriously considering caps on how many people pass through some of the country's most iconic landscapes and historical sites each day
12:52PM ( 1 hour ago )
Children fight to live after lightning hits 11 in Paris park
Eight children and three adults in Paris have been struck by lightning after a sudden spring storm disrupted a children's birthday party in a city park
12:48PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Golf: Ralston, Forrester amongst 11 area golfers named All-State
Gainesville's Spencer Ralston was named Class AAAAA boys player of the year, while North Hall's Bartley Forrester was named first team for Class AAAA boys in the 2016 Georgia High School Golf Coaches Association (GHSGCA) All-State team released this week.
7:19PM ( 4 hours from now )
McCoy starts strong, but Bulldogs golf struggles on 1st day of NCAAs
The No. 6-ranked Georgia men’s golf team opened the NCAA Championships in 19th place on Friday.
1:14PM ( 1 hour ago )
Larson closing in on first NASCAR Sprint Cup win
Kyle Larson is close – and he knows it. Two weeks ago at Dover International Speedway, he ran a near second to Matt Kenseth in the AAA 400, dogging the race winner to the finish line on the final green-flag run.
8:00AM ( 6 hours ago )
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Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson rams whalers for a living
He's a fugitive on Interpol's Red List and a marine vigilante who's done jail time for extradition requests
11:55AM ( 2 hours ago )
Report: Cost of replacing Flint water pipes double estimates
A report obtained by a newspaper says replacing water pipes in Flint due to the lead-tainted crisis could be at least twice the price of previous estimates
11:47AM ( 2 hours ago )
Chinese developer Wanda opens theme park to take on Disney
China's largest private property developer, the Wanda Group, opened an entertainment complex that it's positioning as a distinctly homegrown rival to Disney and its $5.5 billion Shanghai theme park opening next month
6:46AM ( 7 hours ago )
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Loss, accusations mark a turbulent few days for Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp seemed the picture of rock star cool Friday as he played guitar onstage in Portugal with his band the Hollywood Vampires but he faces serious charges an ocean away
12:07PM ( 2 hours ago )
Spain police nab 7 suspects of large Francis Bacon art heist
Spanish police say they have arrested seven people on suspicion of involvement in the theft of five paintings by the Irish-born painter Francis Bacon worth 25 million euros ($27.8 million)
11:54AM ( 2 hours ago )
Italian theater actor, director Giorgio Albertazzi dies
Giorgio Albertazzi, a theater actor and director, famed especially for his Emperor Hadrian role, has died in his native Italy
9:19AM ( 5 hours ago )
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Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson on verge of first wins
NASCAR fans got a glimpse of the future recently as rising stars Kyle Larson, 23, and Chase Elliott, 20, battled for victory in the waning stages of consecutive races.
By NASCAR Wire Service
8:00AM ( 1 day ago )