Saturday April 18th, 2015 9:09PM
Five arrested in Habersham drug search
Officials in Habersham County arrested five people in connection with illegal narcotic activity Saturday in Demorest.
2:45PM ( 6 hours ago )
Hall Co. School District working on diploma petitions
So far, 28 former Hall County students have petitioned the school district for high school diplomas under House Bill 91, signed into law during this last legislative session.
2:00PM ( 7 hours ago )
March For Babies sees 400 brave weather threat in Gainesville
Despite the overnight rain and the threat for more of the same throughout the morning, an estimated 400 people turned out Saturday for the annual Hall County March of Dimes "March For Babies".
1:55PM ( 7 hours ago )
By Staff
Hall Habitat High reaches milestone Apr. 24
Habitat High will reach a milestone in its history April 24 when it participates in its 50th Habitat for Humanity home dedication.
12:00PM ( 9 hours ago )
Ava's Law expected to be signed by Gov. Nathan Deal soon
Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign a bill before month's end making Georgia the 41st state to mandate insurance coverage for children with autism.
10:51AM ( 10 hours ago )
By Associated Press
GDOT: Changes coming to Cleveland Hwy. at Jess Helton Rd.
Plans are in the works to change a northbound passing lane on Cleveland Highway at Jess Helton Road into a left-turn lane.
10:15AM ( 10 hours ago )
By Staff
Animal shelter puppies provide stress relief to Brenau students
The Hall County Animal Shelter is teaming up with Brenau University once again to provide some stress relief to students during finals week.
5:40PM ( 3 hours ago )
BMW recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix air bag problem
BMW is recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix a defect that may prevent the air bag on the front passenger side of the cars from deploying in a crash.The problem affects the 2005 to 2008 models of the M...
11:52AM ( 9 hours ago )
Animal shelter rescues baby chicks from Georgia post office
An animal shelter has rescued hundreds of chicks shipped to a Georgia post office. Hundreds of other chicks in the shipment died.
11:30AM ( 9 hours ago )
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Joan Jett emotional on induction into Rock Hall
CLEVELAND (AP) — Joan Jett couldn't keep her rough rocker edge for long.Once she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jett was overcome by the moment and moved to tears."I tried not to cr...
8:47PM ( 21 minutes ago )
GOP White House hopefuls bicker over America's role in world
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field.Paul, a first-term senator from Ke...
8:32PM ( 36 minutes ago )
Curry scores 34, Warriors beat Pelicans 106-99 in Game 1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry carried the Golden State Warriors to a huge lead, waving his arms and flexing his muscles with one acrobatic shot after another.Every time the New Orleans Pelicans...
7:43PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Hawks know from experience that 8 seeds can be troublesome
There's nothing to indicate the Atlanta Hawks will have any trouble with the Brooklyn Nets in the opening round of the NBA playoffs.
8:56PM ( 13 minutes 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.
6:31PM ( 2 hours ago )
Piedmont women's lacrosse falls in USA title game
The top seeded Piedmont College women's lacrosse team could not complete its quest for a USA South tournament title in 2015 falling today to the #2 seed Meredith College 10-7 in the Championship Game.
6:25PM ( 2 hours ago )
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Finance officials see rising risks to economic recovery
WASHINGTON (AP) — World finance officials said Saturday they see a number of threats on the horizon for a global economy still clawing back from the deepest recession in seven decades, and a potential...
6:23PM ( 2 hours ago )
Spain PM says fraud probe into ex-minister damages his party
MADRID (AP) — An investigation into an ex-minister and former International Monetary Fund chief over alleged fraud and money laundering is damaging Spain's ruling Popular Party, which faces a general...
3:40PM ( 5 hours ago )
Philanthropist, shopping mall developer Taubman dies at 91
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success — including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture — was...
3:18PM ( 5 hours ago )
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'Star Wars' design team teases 'Force Awakens' themes
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is about a generational transfer in more ways than one. Set 30 years after the events in "Return of the Jedi" and coming to theaters just over 30...
6:22PM ( 2 hours ago )
Scarlett O'Hara outfit fetches $137,000 at auction
DALLAS (AP) — An outfit Vivien Leigh wore when she played Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 film "Gone With the Wind" has fetched $137,000 at auction.Heritage Auctions offered the gray jacket and skirt, fea...
5:52PM ( 3 hours ago )
Facsimile of first Elvis recording re-released by Jack White
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After anonymously buying Elvis' first-ever recording at a January auction, Jack White is offering a limited-run vinyl re-release of "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartac...
3:15PM ( 5 hours ago )
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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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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 ( 1 day ago )
Logano leads all 300 laps in record Xfinity Bristol win
Joey Logano was enjoying such a perfect day at Bristol Motor Speedway that the driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford kept expecting something to go wrong.
By Reid Spencer-NASCAR Wire Service
5:21PM ( 3 hours ago )
Gainesville Planning Board OK's office building with conditions
A new office building along Thompson Bridge Road, south of Virginia Avenue, on the north end of Gainesville is on step closer to reality following an approval from the GAinesville Planning and Appeals Board Tuesday night.
7:03PM ( 4 days ago )