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Thursday February 11th, 2016 2:17PM
Firefighters battle residential fire in South Hall
​While early reports indicated someone was still inside, a search of a residence on fire in South Hall County found no one Thursday afternoon, fire officials said.
1:51PM ( 26 minutes ago )
House OKs protection for clergy refusing gay marriage
The Georgia House has approved a bill explicitly stating that religious officials don't have to perform same-sex marriages that violate their faith.
1:50PM ( 27 minutes ago )
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More than 40 prison guards and officers in Georgia have been indicted on charges of accepting bribes and drug trafficking
ATLANTA (AP) — More than 40 prison guards and officers in Georgia have been indicted on charges of accepting bribes and drug trafficking, the latest in a federal effort to crack down on contraband and...
11:00AM ( 3 hours ago )
Gainesville seeking to sell three lots in golf club area
​The City of Gainesville is taking bids on three residential lots in the Chattahoochee Golf Club area it has listed for sale with the Abernathy Cochran Group at the Norton Agency.
10:50AM ( 3 hours ago )
Crews make another go at McEver Road project start in South Hall
​After a false start earlier this week because of weather, overhaul work on a portion of McEver Road was on track to begin Thursday.
10:47AM ( 3 hours ago )
Gainesville to update alcohol code for wine sampling
Some new rules are on the way for Gainesville businesses that offer wine samplings, thanks to an update to the city's alcoholic beverage ordinance presented Thursday morning to city council members.
10:37AM ( 3 hours ago )
Gainesville schools will use Monday to make up a day of classes missed a few weeks ago
A mid-February holiday for Gainesville city school students apparently won't happen because of that bit of snow and ice that hit the area a few weeks ago.
12:35PM ( 1 hour ago )
US markets follow global stocks lower as economic worries intensify and oil prices slide further
Major U.S. stock indexes veered sharply lower in morning trading Thursday as concerns about global economic weakness intensified. The latest slide followed steep market declines all around the world....
11:29AM ( 2 hours ago )
University of North Georgia Foundation recognized by national college, university group
The University of North Georgia (UNG) Foundation has received the John W. Nason Award for Board Service from the Association of Governing Board (AGB) of Universities and Colleges for demonstrating innovation and exemplary leadership.
11:01AM ( 3 hours ago )
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A building owner and four others have been arrested on manslaughter, negligent homicide and other charges in connection with a gas explosion last year that killed two people and leveled three New York City buildings
NEW YORK (AP) — A building owner and four others were arrested Thursday on manslaughter, negligent homicide and other charges in connection with a gas explosion last year that killed two people and le...
1:50PM ( 26 minutes ago )
A live stream of a telephone call indicates three of the four remaining occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge have surrendered, but one is refusing to budge
BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Three of the four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon apparently turned themselves in Thursday, a day after authorities moved in to the property nearly six weeks...
1:43PM ( 33 minutes ago )
Veteran Associated Press editor Joe Danborn has been named the cooperative's Rockies news editor
DENVER (AP) — Joe Danborn, a veteran editor for the Associated Press, has been named Rockies news editor for the cooperative.In his new job, Danborn, who grew up in the Denver area, will oversee news...
1:36PM ( 41 minutes ago )
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Wrestling: Area's top individual competitors ready to gun for glory
Starting today in Duluth the best high school wrestlers in the state will begin one last path to ultimate individual glory -- the traditional state title.
6:15PM ( 3 hours from now )
(VIDEO) 8-AAAA Tournament: North Hall, Buford boys notch semifinal berths; White Co. upset
North Hall basketball's outside shooting prowess is well-known throughout northeast Georgia. But the Trojans showed on Wednesday that opponents better be ready inside too.
11:42AM ( 2 hours ago )
8-AAAA Tournament: North Hall girls knock off rivals to clinch state; Buford girls cruise
North Hall and Buford both used key first half runs to take control of their games and advance to the state tournament Wednesday in the Region 8-AAAA Tournament at the Buford gym.
11:15AM ( 3 hours ago )
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Fears about the Zika virus have phones ringing at some small businesses
NEW YORK (AP) — Some small U.S. companies are getting an influx in calls — and in some cases, unexpected business— due to fears about the Zika virus.The virus often produces either no symptoms or mild...
1:54PM ( 22 minutes ago )
Congress has voted to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their oppositi...
1:35PM ( 41 minutes ago )
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Fed is watching very carefully recent global economic developments that create risks for the U.S. economy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Thursday that global economic pressures pose risks to the U.S. economy but said it's too soon to know whether those risks are severe enou...
1:01PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Republican presidential contender Donald Trump says he has settled his lawsuit against the Spanish-language television company Univision
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump and Univision said Thursday they have resolved the lawsuit that the Republican presidential contender filed after the company decided last summer not to broadcast the Miss...
2:13PM ( 3 minutes ago )
Familiar Stars Hollow faces will be on hand for the "Gilmore Girls" reboot
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some familiar Stars Hollow faces will be on hand for the "Gilmore Girls" reboot.Netflix says that the four-episode series will include Milo Ventimiglia as Jess Mariano and Matt Czuc...
1:44PM ( 32 minutes ago )
New York Fashion Week got going with BCBG Max Azria, which paid tribute to the late David Bowie _ his style, spirit and passion for performance
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from the runway designs to the celebrity-filled front rows. Here are some highlights from Thursday's opening day:_DAVID BOWIE IN...
1:23PM ( 53 minutes ago )
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Hill set to compete in NASCAR Truck Series in 2016
Austin Hill is prepared to take the next step in his racing career, as he will compete in more than half the races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season.
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