Thursday July 28th, 2016 8:24AM
Metro Gainesville jobless rate rises in June, remains lowest in the state
The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday morning that Metro Gainesville’s unemployment rate for June was 4.7 percent, up nine-tenths of a percentage point from 3.8 percent in May.
7:30AM ( 54 minutes ago )
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Obama passes baton to Clinton, imploring nation to elect her
Hillary Clinton has the stage
3:12AM ( 5 hours ago )
Venue security commander recalls safety training for '96 Olympic games
When a bomb went off in Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta 20 years ago tonight, the blast reverberated across the 50 miles to Gainesville and the rowing/canoe/kayak venue on Lake Lanier. Not literally, of course, but figuratively because, as you might expect, it had an impact on the competition here and those who were working at the site.
6:00PM ( 14 hours ago )
One driver killed, second driver hurt in Braselton area crash
Authorities were trying to notify family members before releasing the name of a driver killed in a Braselton-area traffic accident Tuesday afternoon.
3:53PM ( 16 hours ago )
AUDIO: Retiree to Gainesville, DNC delegate has long history with party
​For Wilson Golden, the Democratic Party has been part of his life for decades. Golden, a recent retiree to Gainesville is a delegate in Philadelphia this week, but it's far from his first convention.
2:15PM ( 18 hours ago )
Jefferson man arrested for public indecency, obstruction
A Jefferson man faces public indecency and obstruction charges after authorities said he refused to leave a public campground at Lake Lanier Islands and attempted to strike deputies, all while in the nude.
1:45PM ( 18 hours ago )
Rift between Sanders' loyalists, Democratic brass lingers
The tension between Bernie Sanders activists and Democratic Party brass set to crown Hillary Clinton their nominee lingers in Philadelphia as the four-day convention reaches its big night
7:44AM ( 39 minutes ago )
Biden to speak at vigil for slain Baton Rouge officers
Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch are scheduled to speak at a Baton Rouge vigil honoring the three law enforcement officers who were killed by a gunman during a shootout outside a convenience store
7:39AM ( 44 minutes ago )
LISTEN: The role of millennial voters in the 2016 presidential election
With the November presidential elections just around the corner, the Afternoon News Wrap called on the University of North Georgia's Carl Cavalli, a professor of political science at the school's Dahlonega campus, to discuss the potential role that millennial voters will play in deciding the future of the country.
9:49PM ( 10 hours ago )
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The Latest: UN envoy mulls working with Russia on Syria aid
The Latest: UN envoy mulls ways how world body can work with Russia on helping residents in Syrian city of Aleppo
8:07AM ( 16 minutes ago )
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10 Things to Know for Today
8:01AM ( 22 minutes ago )
The Latest: Kaine mocks Trump for being not "well informed"
Tim Kaine is mocking Donald Trump for being ignorant of "basic civics" and wrongly saying Kaine was a terrible governor of New Jersey
7:48AM ( 35 minutes ago )
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Hogan finishes tied for fourth in AJGA Grand Championship
Ryan Hogan fought to the finish but could not repeat as Atlanta Junior Golf Association Grand Champion.
11:52AM ( 3 hours from now )
Falcons expecting camp battles at right guard, linebacker
There could be more last-minute additions to the Atlanta Falcons' roster, possibly before training camp opens Thursday.
11:49AM ( 3 hours from now )
Freeman HR, 5 RBIs as Braves top Twins for 2-game sweep
Freddie Freeman homered, doubled and tied a career high with five RBIs as the Atlanta Braves held off the Minnesota Twins 9-7 Wednesday night for a two-game sweep.
11:51PM ( 8 hours ago )
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Global stocks slip in run-up to Bank of Japan decision
Stock markets around the world edged lower Thursday as investors digested an upbeat Fed assessment of the U.S. economy that raised the prospect of further rate hikes, while anticipating more stimulus from Japan
7:56AM ( 27 minutes ago )
EU calls Turkey's crackdown on media "worrying"
The European Union called the crackdown on media in Turkey "worrying" and warned Ankara to respect fundamental freedom
7:41AM ( 42 minutes ago )
Initial Brexit shock is hurting UK _ but sparing eurozone
For years, the British government bragged about the country's economic performance, contrasting it with the eurozone, which was struggling with financial crises and stagnation
7:21AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Bradley Cooper's DNC appearance irks conservatives
Bradley Cooper's appearance at the Democratic National Convention irks some conservatives
7:12AM ( 1 hour ago )
He's a skydiver working with a net _ but no parachute
He's made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world's most elite skydivers, done some of the stunts for "Ironman 3." But the plunge Luke Aikins knows he'll be remembered for is the one he's making without a parachute
2:12AM ( 6 hours ago )
Lady Gaga putting on invite-only Democratic convention show
One of the country's most impoverished cities will get some time in the Democratic convention spotlight Thursday with some help from Lady Gaga
1:05AM ( 7 hours ago )
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Do you believe various restrictions on alcohol sales that remain in some Georgia counties and cities will eventually all go by the wayside?
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Page stays perfect with Dixie Super Late Model victory
Michael Page has only competed twice this season in the Super Late Model division at Dixie Speedway. But so far, he’s been perfect, recording the victory both times at the Woodstock, Georgia raceway.
By Jeff Smith
8:00AM ( 1 day ago )