Sunday April 19th, 2015 1:39PM
Barrow Co. EMA will conduct drill in downtown Winder this week
Winder residents can expect to see a host of emergency vehicles in the South Broad Street/Loganville Highway area this week, but there's no need to worry - it's only a drill.
12:00PM ( 1 hour ago )
By B.J. Williams
Public asked to purchase tickets to support injured Habersham deputy
Cpl. Bill Zigan of the Habersham County Sheriff's Office was critically injured when he was shot while on duty Feb. 22.
10:22AM ( 3 hours ago )
Habersham discusses allowing out-of-county students
Should the Habersham County School System make available spaces in its academic programs for those from other counties if those students' families are willing to pay tuition?
9:02AM ( 4 hours ago )
GHCC announces Vision 2030 Public Arts Initiative
VISION 2030, a program of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, will launch its Public Arts Initiative with a cocktail reception on Thursday, April 23 from 5:00- 6:30 at the Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center.
7:05AM ( 6 hours ago )
By Staff
Gainesville man arrested after Habersham chase
A Gainesville man was arrested after leading a Habersham County traffic enforcement unit on a chase Saturday night.
9:56PM ( 15 hours ago )
Charter bus carrying lacrosse team damaged by fire in Cornelia
A charter bus carrying the Huntingdon College men's lacrosse team was heavily damaged by fire in Cornelia Saturday night.
9:40PM ( 15 hours ago )
Lanier Flight Center celebrates 'life and legacy' of late instructor
Lanier Flight Center Saturday celebrated the "life and legacy" of Kelly Chandler, a flight instructor for the company, who was fatally injured in a plane crash last fall.
7:53AM ( 5 hours ago )
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 ( 19 hours ago )
Five arrested in Habersham drug search
Officials in Habersham County arrested five people in connection with illegal narcotic activity Saturday in Demorest.
2:45PM ( 22 hours ago )
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Video: Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians in Libya
CAIRO (AP) — Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations a...
1:26PM ( 12 minutes ago )
Facts, law in Memphis case similar to Cleveland cop shooting
CLEVELAND (AP) — The circumstances of a police shooting trial unfolding in a Cleveland courtroom share similarities to a high-speed chase and fatal shooting in Tennessee as well as the matters of law...
1:11PM ( 28 minutes ago )
Evacuation orders lifted near Southern California wildfire
CORONA, Calif. (AP) — Cooperative weather and the efforts of firefighters helped beat back flames Sunday that had threatened hundreds of homes near a Southern California dam.Evacuation orders were lif...
1:07PM ( 31 minutes ago )
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Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol in rain delay
Today's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway is currently in a rain delay.
12:45PM ( 54 minutes ago )
Action filled final Bristol practice has teams scrambling
Roughly eight minutes into Saturday morning’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, Tony Stewart smacked the outside wall exiting Bristol Motor Speedway’s fourth turn.
8:00AM ( 5 hours 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.
10:31PM ( 15 hours ago )
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'Furious 7' speeds ahead of the competition
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even in its debut weekend, Kevin James's "Paul Blart" sequel couldn't outpace "Furious 7."The reigning box office champion might have slowed from its blockbuster debut, but "Furious...
12:24PM ( 1 hour ago )
Austerity's legacy: British election focused on UK economy
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron and his main opponent agree on one thing going into Britain's May 7 election: Voters should choose the next leader based on the health of the economy.The que...
11:12AM ( 2 hours ago )
Finns expected to vote for change in recession-hit country
HELSINKI (AP) — Finland is voting to determine which coalition can lead the country out of a three-year recession, with the ruling conservatives pitted against their socialist government partner and a...
10:17AM ( 3 hours ago )
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Blake Shelton: nominee, host and Lambert cheerleader at ACMs
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Blake Shelton may be going into the Academy of Country Music Awards as a host, performer and two-time nominee, but he has another priority: being a cheerleader.Shelton's wife,...
12:53PM ( 45 minutes ago )
Don Francisco says it's time to close Sabado with dignity
MIAMI (AP) — After receiving a standing ovation from his emotional audience, Don Francisco, the popular host of "Sabado Gigante," tried to explain why television's longest-running show is coming to an...
11:00AM ( 2 hours ago )
Ringo Starr, Green Day rock their way into Rock Hall
CLEVELAND (AP) — Ringo Starr was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a little help from one of his famous friends.The mop-topped drummer who kept the beat for the Beatles, Starr was induc...
1:20AM ( 12 hours ago )
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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 ( 2 days ago )
Erik Jones scores NASCAR Xfinity pole at Bristol
Erik Jones will start Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway in a familiar spot – out front.
11:36AM ( 1 day ago )
Child's death in Lumpkin County ruled accidental drowning
State authorities said the cause of death of a three-year-old boy in Lumpkin County Wednesday morning was an accidental drowning. Sherry Lang, a spokeswoman for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, confirmed the cause of death Thursday night.
12:25PM ( 2 days 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 )