Saturday April 18th, 2015 1:03AM
Sims set to etch his name amongst Alabama legends, as fairytale continues
For nearly four years, Blake Sims stood on the Alabama sidelines, clipboard or helmet in hand, watching, hoping, wondering -- praying even -- about whether his time would ever come.
10:14AM ( 9 hours from now )
Winder accident ends in double fatality
Two people were killed Friday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash in Winder.
8:51PM ( 4 hours ago )
Correction: Bird Flu story
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a story April 16 about bird flu, The Associated Press reported erroneously that recent outbreaks had led to the death of more than 2.5 million turkeys and chickens. The corre...
6:24PM ( 6 hours ago )
Special Series: Living the life you want is part of beating cancer
The odds of staying alive, of becoming a cancer survivor, are much better than they were ten years ago.
6:00PM ( 7 hours ago )
By Jerry Gunn
White Co. sheriff asks DA not to pursue charges against deceased teen's father
White County Sheriff Neal Walden said Friday afternoon that he has requested that Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jeff Langley not pursue the charges filed again Shannon Hamilton. Hamilton is the father of one of the teens killed the fatal wreck on March 15th.
5:30PM ( 7 hours ago )
Gainesville tax prep service under investigation for fraud
Tax Day has come and gone, but Gainesville Police say you might need to double-check your return if you used a tax preparer on Shallowford Road.
3:00PM ( 10 hours ago )
By B.J. Williams, Brian Stewart
Greek 'day of reckoning' shakes stock markets
NEW YORK (AP) — Fear that Greece could default on its debt and abandon the euro rattled global financial markets Friday.News that negotiations between Greece and its international lenders are making l...
5:25PM ( 7 hours ago )
GDOL hosting job fair next week in Habersham Co.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will sponsor a resource and career expo Thursday, April 23, for job seekers in the Habersham County area.
1:33PM ( 11 hours ago )
Army shutting down wounded warrior transition care units, one in Ga.
For the second time in two years, the U.S. Army is shutting down a number of the specialized medical units that were set up at military bases around the country to help care for severely wounded warriors returning from battle.
1:30PM ( 11 hours ago )
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Gas-line blast closes major highway, injures at least 11
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A large gas pipeline exploded into a tower of fire Friday in Central California, closing both directions of a major highway in the region and injuring at least 11 people, three o...
12:24AM ( 38 minutes ago )
Investigators say identity-theft suspect had 74 aliases
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman accused of stealing the identities of people working behind the scenes in Hollywood film production has lived under at least 74 aliases, Los Angeles County sheriff's officia...
12:17AM ( 45 minutes ago )
Volunteer deputy sold company, went back to police work
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — After he sold his insurance company for around $6 million, Robert Bates sought to return to a profession he tried for a year in his early 20s: law enforcement.Bates — the 73-year-o...
11:09PM ( 1 hour ago )
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VIDEO: Boys soccer: West Hall clinches 2nd region crown in 3 seasons
The sodden turf and driving rains could so easily have doused West Hall’s region title hopes on Friday. The Spartans were in no mood to let their dreams slip away, however.
9:00AM ( 7 hours from now )
Boys soccer: Johnson claims 2nd straight 8-AAAA crown
Johnson claimed its second straight Region 8-AAAA crown on Friday in emphatic fashion.
12:36AM ( 27 minutes ago )
VIDEO: Red-hot Gainesville girls soccer storming into postseason
From the moment they set foot on the training pitch this winter, the Gainesville girls soccer team knew things were different -- even if those differences stemmed from continuity,
11:45PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Global finance leaders see economy strengthening
WASHINGTON (AP) — Financial officials from the world's major economies on Friday welcomed modest improvements in the global economy while side-stepping fears rattling global financial markets that Gre...
7:25PM ( 5 hours ago )
GE posts $13.6 billion loss on finance unit sale
NEW YORK (AP) — The industrial heart of General Electric, the company's new focus, posted lower revenue and earnings in the first quarter amid an enormous overall loss resulting from its recently-anno...
6:11PM ( 6 hours ago )
Barbie shows signs of life as Mattel plots comeback
NEW YORK (AP) — Things are finally looking up for Barbie.Mattel, the toy company behind the plastic dolls, said there were some signs of improving demand for Barbie ahead of its planned makeover of th...
4:42PM ( 8 hours ago )
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George Lucas to Colbert: Why aren't you replacing Stewart?
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert came to the Tribeca Film Festival to interview filmmaker George Lucas, but the "Star Wars" creator had a question of his own."The perfect choice to replace that Jon Ste...
9:21PM ( 3 hours ago )
Prosecutor: Reputed mobster discussed stolen Boston artwork
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A reputed Connecticut mobster suspected of a connection to the artwork stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990 discussed the paintings with an undercover FB...
6:46PM ( 6 hours ago )
Obama: World would be 'pretty barren' without poetry
WASHINGTON (AP) — Poetry helps people understand themselves and each other, and the world would be "pretty barren" without it, President Barack Obama said Friday.Obama and his wife, Michelle, celebrat...
5:49PM ( 7 hours ago )
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Today's Survey Question
How do you handle care of your lawn or the property you live on?
I pay a service to handle everything.
I pay people to do some things, while I do others.
I handle all of it myself.
I don't have a yard or property.
I let nature do its thing.
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Areas of patchy fog early. Cloudy with occasional showers for the afternoon. High 76F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

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A look at the thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations
An interactive tracing U.S.-Cuban relations includes the annoucement that Cuba will be removed from the U.S. state sponsors of terrorism list.
By The Associated Press
9:45AM ( 15 hours ago )
McCoy makes it two in a row in LLM action at Lavonia
David McCoy has laid early claim to victory lane at Lavonia Speedway. Friday night, he drove to another Limited Late Model victory at the fast 3/8 mile clay speedway in Lavonia, Ga.
2:00PM ( 2 days ago )
New medical arts development underway near NGMC Braselton
Grading is underway on the first phase of a new healthcare campus in Braselton right across the road from the new campus of Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
By Staff
3:37PM ( 2 days ago )
Reminder; Hall property assessment notices go out Friday
Hall County officials are reminding county property owners that reassessment notices will be mailed Friday.
10:46AM ( 4 days ago )