Tuesday April 21st, 2015 9:16AM
Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest has taken its biggest toll yet at a Minnesota poultry farm.
8:50AM ( 26 minutes ago )
Police drop charges against grieving father
Police have dropped the charges against a grieving father who tried to set up safety barriers along a White County bridge where his daughter was killed last month.
6:22AM ( 2 hours ago )
By Associated Press
Man arrested after stealing, pawning church music equipment in Gwinnett Co.
Police have arrested a man who they say stole musical equipment from at least two churches in Gwinnett County.
5:35AM ( 3 hours ago )
By Associated Press
Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested po...
3:01AM ( 6 hours ago )
Crews rescue hiker from Tray Mountain
An injured male hiker had to rescued from the top of Tray Mountain Monday.
6:21PM ( 14 hours ago )
President Obama ok's fed aid for Hall, 14 other Ga. counties
Governor Nathan Deal announced today that President Barack Obama approved a federal disaster declaration for 15 counties that bore the brunt of ice and snow on Feb. 15-17, 2015. The winter weather caused 225,000 customers to lose power and also rendered many roads impassable.
6:20PM ( 14 hours ago )
By Staff
25-year law enforcement veteran plans to run for sheriff of Dawson Co.
Jeff Perry, a parole officer and 26-year law enforcement veteran, says he plans to run for sheriff of Dawson County, a post being vacated at the end of next year by Billy Carlisle.
9:01AM ( 15 minutes ago )
Supreme Court upholds life sentence for Hall Co man
The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld the verdict and sentence of a Hall County man that killed an acquaintance in 2008.
6:04PM ( 15 hours ago )
Memorial garden dedicated to honor child abuse victims
The sun shone down on the Edmondson-Telford center Monday afternoon as county officials and others dedicated a new memorial garden.
4:41PM ( 16 hours ago )
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US couple sentenced to prison in Bali suitcase killing
BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the killing of the woman's mother on the resort island of B...
8:36AM ( 39 minutes ago )
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. UN SAYS MIGRANT BOAT DISASTER IS THE WORST ON RECORD IN MEDITERRANEANThe United Nations refuge...
8:27AM ( 48 minutes ago )
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to kill
TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court Tuesday to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessi...
8:18AM ( 57 minutes ago )
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Baseball: Gettys, Carrera power GHS past Falcons (VIDEO)
Gainesville kept its region title hopes alive while crushing perhaps the final hopes for Flowery Branch on Monday in Region 8-AAAAA play.
12:34PM ( 3 hours from now )
Golf: GHS boys sweep honors, Bishop cards low round for GHS girls in 8-AAAAA champs
Spencer Ralston hasn't stopped winning all season. Ashleigh Bishop has hardly played all season.
11:56AM ( 2 hours from now )
Golf: Dawson Co. sweeps 7-AAA titles; Vikings' Cooper takes low medal honors
The Dawson County boys and girls swept to the team titles on Monday in the Region 7-AAA golf championships. Meanwhile, East Hall's Triston Cooper claimed boys low medalist honors...
11:41PM ( 9 hours ago )
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Why McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won't end soon.Its quarterly earnings results on Wed...
8:07AM ( 1 hour ago )
World stocks rally on China measures, earnings
HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets mostly rose Tuesday, boosted by optimism over recent market reforms in China as well as corporate earnings from U.S. and European companies.KEEPING SCORE: Germany'...
7:53AM ( 1 hour ago )
Greek municipalities outraged by state move to use funds
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities from municipalities across Greece will hold an emergency meeting Tuesday after the government ordered reserves from state enterprises to be placed in a common account...
7:16AM ( 1 hour ago )
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S. Carolina paper's domestic killings series wins Pulitzer
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a list no state wanted to top. And when South Carolina was ranked as having the highest rate of women being killed by men, The Post and Courier of Charleston set out to explore...
1:40AM ( 7 hours ago )
100-carat diamond could bring $25M at auction
NEW YORK (AP) — A "perfect" 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald-cut could fetch between $19 million to $25 million at auction."This 100.20-carat diamond is the definition of perfection. The color i...
1:01AM ( 8 hours ago )
Doerr, Guirgis among Pulitzer winners in arts
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See," an emotional and intimate World War II novel that has been one of the top-selling literary works of the past year, has won the Pulitzer P...
8:55PM ( 12 hours ago )
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How do you feel about a movie scene being filmed at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton?
It's disrespectful and should not have been allowed.
It's fine, as long as the cast and crew don't damage anything.
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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 ( 3 days ago )
Dixon holds off Castroneves for Long Beach IndyCar win
Scott Dixon, who entered the weekend with just one top-five finish in eight Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach starts, won the 41st edition of the historic street race by 2.2221 seconds over polesitter Helio Castroneves.
By IndyCar Media
8:51PM ( 1 day 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 ( 2 days ago )
GDOL hosting job fair next week in Habersham Co.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will sponsor a resource and career expo Thursday, April 23, for job seekers in the Habersham County area.
By Staff
1:33PM ( 3 days ago )