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Saturday July 30th, 2016 11:33PM
New school year: Hall County's 'Early College' to welcome its first students; other systems starting up as well
Hall County's Early College@Jones opens with the new school year which begins for Hall County students on Friday, one of a number of new programs and facilities that will welcome new students in the Gainesville area this year.
9:00AM ( 9 hours from now )
Officials: No apparent survivors in Texas balloon crash
Authorities say there appear to be no survivors after a hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas
10:14PM ( 1 hour ago )
Gainesville United seeks divine help to bring community unity
The name might sound like that of a soccer team, but it is actually a very diverse group of area pastors, community activists, government leaders and law enforcement members. They believe that working together and help from God need to be the major planks in any platform before real healing can sweep our nation.
2:24PM ( 9 hours ago )
Atlanta media report missing girl has contacted mother
A missing girl from Hall County apparently contacted her mother by phone Friday night, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
1:00PM ( 10 hours ago )
Eagle Ranch to host workshops focusing on blended families
Eagle Ranch, a Flowery Branch based residential children's program, will host a nationally-recognized expert on remarried families for two workshops in August.
11:00AM ( 12 hours ago )
Claims for unemployment insurance in Georgia down 10 percent in June, up a bit in Gainesville
First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Georgia were down 10-percent in June but up slightly in Gainesville.
9:30AM ( 14 hours ago )
Hall chamber's annual Healthcare Reform Seminar coming up next month
The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s 5th Annual Healthcare Reform Seminar will be held August 23 from 8:00-12:00 at the Brenau Downtown Center.
9:00PM ( 2 hours ago )
States' flag-burning laws unconstitutional, but persist
The U.S. Supreme Court has said flag-burning is a protected form of free speech, but an Associated Press analysis found that at least 40 states have similar laws, which occasionally lead to arrests
6:00PM ( 5 hours ago )
Job seekers assistance event to be held in Gainesville
The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission and Workforce Development will be hosting an overview session August 9 to familiarize anyone interested in WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) tuition assistance with the benefits and requirements of the program.
3:00PM ( 8 hours ago )
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Trump says Clinton trying to rig debates with NFL conflicts
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton and others "are trying to rig" the fall debates by scheduling two of them opposite NFL games
10:23PM ( 1 hour ago )
Skydiver becomes first person to jump and land without chute
A 42-year-old skydiver with more than 18,000 jumps made history Saturday when he became the first person to leap without a parachute, landing in a net instead
10:13PM ( 1 hour ago )
Bill Clinton and Tim Kaine: Trump lacks empathy for Khans
Hillary Clinton's top surrogates are taking aim at rival Donald Trump for criticizing the bereaved mother of a Muslim Army captain
9:49PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Earnhardt says no change in concussion-like symptoms
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. says his concussion-like symptoms haven't changed and his return to NASCAR doesn't appear imminent. NASCAR's most popular driver is scheduled to miss his third consecutive race Sunday because he suffers from symptoms of a concussion.
12:27PM ( 11 hours ago )
Jenkins earns 1st career win for Braves, beats Phillies
Tyrell Jenkins earned his first career victory, pitching six innings and helping the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Friday night...
8:29AM ( 15 hours ago )
Is Jeff Gordon just what Hendrick Motorsports needs?
Since Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s immediate future is in the hands of doctors, it’s appropriate that his substitute driver, Jeff Gordon, has also been brought in for a second opinion.
8:00AM ( 15 hours ago )
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Tunisian lawmakers pass no confidence vote, firing PM
Tunisia's parliament passed a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Habib Essid on Saturday, effectively disbanding the government
7:12PM ( 4 hours ago )
FAA was warned of risk for high-fatality balloon crashes
Accident investigators warned the FAA of the potential for high-fatality hot air balloon crashes
5:43PM ( 5 hours ago )
Donald Trump attacks Muslim father's convention speech
Donald Trump says he's "made sacrifices" in response to a Gold Star Muslim father's Democratic convention speech
5:35PM ( 5 hours ago )
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Hall of Famer Mike Piazza has his No. 31 retired by Mets
Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza has gotten his No. 31 retired by the New York Mets in a pregame ceremony at Citi Field
8:47PM ( 2 hours ago )
Trump says presidential debates shouldn't compete with NFL
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he doesn't like going up against NFL games when he debates Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton this fall
8:01PM ( 3 hours ago )
'Game of Thrones' to end after season 8, but 7th still ahead
HBO says "Game of Thrones" will be coming to an end after Season 8. Next summer's Season 7 will be a shortened run of 7 episodes
7:07PM ( 4 hours ago )
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Rodney Childers suspended 1 race by NASCAR for loose lug nut
NASCAR has suspended the crew chief for Kevin Harvick for an improperly installed lug nut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
By The Associated Press
11:23AM ( 3 days ago )