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Saturday February 13th, 2016 12:22PM
Gainesville Police warns of dangers on social media
The Gainesville Police Department is reminding parents to be aware of the activities their children are engaged in online.
12:00PM ( 22 minutes ago )
Mother, daughter perish in Stephens County fire
UPDATED: Improper use of a space heater is being blamed for the fire that claimed the lives of two women at a home in Toccoa Friday night.
12:00PM ( 22 minutes ago )
Hall GOP meeting Feb. 20 is part of process of selecting delegates to national convention
The Georgia Republican Party is beginning the process of selecting delegates to this summer's national Republican convention, and for the Hall County party that process begins next Saturday.
11:00AM ( 1 hour ago )
Forest officials plan to begin prescribed burns this month
​February is the time of year managers with the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests begin prescribed fires in an effort to improve wildlife habitat and a healthy forest.
9:01AM ( 3 hours ago )
Voting rights groups sue federal election official
A coalition of voting rights groups on Friday sued a federal elections official who decided that residents of Alabama, Kansas and Georgia can no longer register to vote using a national form without providing proof of U.S. citizenship.
6:02AM ( 6 hours ago )
U.S, Cuba to resume commercial flights for 1st time in 50 years
The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall, U.S. officials said Friday.
9:35PM ( 14 hours ago )
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U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices.
12:00PM ( 22 minutes ago )
Gainesville mayor to deliver State of the City message Tuesday
Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan is scheduled to deliver his annual State of the City message Tuesday.
9:34AM ( 2 hours ago )
Groundbreaking held Friday for new fire station in Forsyth County
The southern portion of Forsyth County will be home to a new station for the Forsyth County Fire Department, designed to improve service and reduce response times in a densely populated area of the county.
5:54PM ( 18 hours ago )
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For the long-suffering communities that depend on coal, a recent Supreme Court ruling temporarily blocking greenhouse gas reductions was seen as a rare victory
MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a commodity that is hard to come by in coal country: hope.Hope that by blocking a new federal rule cutting power-plant emissions, the court h...
12:15PM ( 6 minutes ago )
A Baton Rouge neighborhood was awakened early Saturday by a hail of gunfire that police say was sparked by a confrontation between an armed suspect and two police officers
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on police shooting in Baton Rouge (all times local):___10:30 a.m.A Baton Rouge neighborhood was awakened early by a hail of gunfire that police say was sparked by a...
12:03PM ( 19 minutes ago )
Former students say a private boarding school for troubled teenagers in Iowa routinely kept them in small concrete rooms for days and even weeks at a time
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A boarding school for troubled teenagers in Iowa that is being investigated by the FBI routinely kept pupils in small concrete "isolation boxes" for days or weeks and wouldn't l...
11:44AM ( 37 minutes ago )
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Basketball: Championship Saturday slate full for northeast Georgia regions
Friday's semifinals produced some memorable results and has area high school basketball fans looking forward to Saturday's championship contests.
5:47PM ( 5 hours from now )
(VIDEO) 7-AAA Tournament: Lumpkin boys, West Hall girls set up historic shot; Vikings win at buzzer
Saturday's Region 7-AAA championship games will have a hard time living up to Friday's semifinals...
12:06PM ( 16 minutes ago )
8-AAAAA Tournament: Branch girls, GHS boys advance to finals; Lady Elephants fall in semis
Courtney Newton’s return home couldn’t be going any better...
11:51AM ( 31 minutes ago )
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A rebound in bank shares and energy companies lifts US shares after 5 straight down days
U.S. stocks ended a down week on a high note Friday, snapping a five-day losing streak on the strength of energy and financial companies.A sharp rebound in oil prices and an encouraging report on reta...
5:04PM ( 19 hours ago )
Visa on Friday disclosed its ownership in Friday in Square, the mobile payment services company co-founded and led by Jack Dorsey
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares in the mobile payment services company Square rose sharply Friday after Visa disclosed the details of its ownership stake in the company.While Visa's stake amounts to about 1 pe...
4:33PM ( 19 hours ago )
Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags, telling safety regulators that a recall isn't necessary, according to documents
DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags — telling safety regulators that a recall isn't necessary.But the Ge...
4:15PM ( 20 hours ago )
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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker's first book traces his political rise from Newark, New Jersey, to Washington through stories about people he learned from and was inspired by
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — In his first book, "United," Sen. Cory Booker traces his political rise from a councilman in Newark to the mayor to U.S. senator through stories about the people he learned from o...
11:43AM ( 38 minutes ago )
The documentary "Fire at Sea" by director Gianfranco Rosi about the Italian island of Lampedusa, where thousands of migrants are arriving by sea, is being shown at the Berlin International Film Festival
BERLIN (AP) — The director of "Fire at Sea" — a documentary about the Italian island of Lampedusa, where thousands of asylum-seekers are arriving from lawless Libya — says he wanted "to show the trage...
11:00AM ( 1 hour ago )
Borek Sipek, Czech architect and designer best known in his country for his work for late President Vaclav Havel has died at 66. Prague's Vaclav Havel Library announced his death Saturday
PRAGUE (AP) — Borek Sipek, Czech architect and designer best known in his country for his work for late President Vaclav Havel has died. He was 66.Prague's Vaclav Havel Library announced Sipek's death...
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NASCAR announces changes to Daytona qualifying
NASCAR announced new qualifying procedures for the Daytona 500 and new rule changes regarding points structure and green-white-checkered finishes for all three of its major tour series leading up to the season-opening events next week.
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10:35PM ( 1 day 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 ( 2 days ago )