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Friday August 28th, 2015 5:37AM
Gainesville meeting on racial profiling disrupted by white man with backpack
Nearly two hours of discussion at a community meeting on racial profiling came to an end when a white man with a backpack made his way to the front of the fellowship hall at St. Paul United Methodist Church on Summit Street.
3:58AM ( 1 hour ago )
Cornelia posts revised sign ordinance, extends moratorium
The Cornelia City Commission has extended its moratorium on freestanding sign permits until Oct. 7.
9:33PM ( 8 hours ago )
Dump truck driver injured when truck overturns near Cleveland
A dump truck driver was injured in an accident around 1 p.m. Thursday when he lost control of his truck on Highway 115 west of Cleveland and overturned, dumping a load of gravel onto the roadway.
9:06PM ( 8 hours ago )
Superintendents talk education sales tax with GHCC leaders
With a fall referendum just over a couple of months away, the two public school system superintendents in Hall County talked about education sales tax Thursday afternoon.
4:55PM ( 12 hours ago )
US stocks end sharply higher; Dow up 369
U.S. stocks are closing sharply higher after China's main stock index logged its biggest gain in eight weeks. A report also showed that the U.S. economy expanded at a much faster pace than previously estimated.
4:33PM ( 13 hours ago )
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Dogs seized from Stephens Co. puppy mill ready for adoption this weekend
More than three dozen dogs seized from a puppy mill in Stephens County last week will be up for adoption in the Atlanta area this weekend.
2:00PM ( 15 hours ago )
Brenau students told 'there's no app' for finding life's passions
In the traditional kickoff of the Brenau University Women’s College academic year, one of the region’s foremost forensic interviewers, Dr. Julie Battle, told students that going to college will not automatically prepare them for life or careers.
5:56PM ( 11 hours ago )
Health official: States should post local vaccination info
How many kids are vaccinated at your child's school? Federal health officials think you should be able to easily find out.
4:55PM ( 12 hours ago )
Gainesville: Accreditation reaffirmed for Challenged Child & Friends
Challenged Child & Friends has reaffirmed its accreditation from Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).
4:50PM ( 12 hours ago )
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The Latest: Police say 71 dead migrants total in Austrian food truck, 3 suspects arrested
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police say three people have been arrested in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in a food struck on an Austrian highway.The toll includes eight women and four chil...
5:29AM ( 7 minutes ago )
Puerto Rico braces for Tropical Storm Erika after it kills 4 people in Dominica
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico early Friday with heavy rains and wind after killing four people and causing devastating floods in the eastern Caribbean island of...
5:25AM ( 11 minutes ago )
Researchers team up with tribe to study Washington state glacier melting nearly 3 inches a day
MOUNT BAKER, Wash. (AP) — Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Ever...
5:24AM ( 12 minutes ago )
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(VIDEO) Game of the Week: Knights, Spartans expect intense 'Battle of Oakwood'
Talk to anyone involved -- the “Battle of Oakwood” definitely has that air of something a bit special...
9:00PM ( 15 hours from now )
Week 1: GHS, Johnson look to avenge losses to highlight marquee matchups
After last week’s Hors d'oeuvres, the main course of the 2015 high school football schedule finally arrives this week.
7:26PM ( 13 hours from now )
GHSA teams with hospital, coalition to promote prostate cancer awareness
You’ve seen high school athletes wear pink to promote breast cancer awareness, in September, many of them will don the color blue...
9:52PM ( 7 hours ago )
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WR looks like Falcons' deepest position heading into season
Like all NFL teams, the Atlanta Falcons have some worrisome positions...
9:43AM ( 4 hours from now )
Former powerhouse Braves struggling to finish a lost season
This was not unexpected. Not after the Atlanta Braves traded away just about anyone with a major league pulse...
9:34AM ( 3 hours from now )
Softball: North Hall sprints away from Lumpkin County
The North Hall softball team jumped on Lumpkin County with a six-run first inning en route to a 9-1 victory on Thursday in Gainesville.
10:26PM ( 7 hours ago )
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Greece's new PM names caretaker cabinet members as country heads to early election
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new prime minister, a top judge who is the country's first female premier, named the members of her caretaker government Friday as the country heads to early elections n...
4:59AM ( 37 minutes ago )
Japan reports inflation, household spending soften in July; incomes rise on bonus payments
TOKYO (AP) — The backdrop to the wild drama in financial markets over the past few weeks is a less dramatic but more daunting reality: the deep-seated challenges for sustaining long-term growth, espec...
2:15AM ( 3 hours ago )
Asian stocks track Wall Street gains on upbeat US economic report; Shanghai up for 2nd day
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks rose Friday as upbeat U.S. economic data lifted investors' spirits following days of stomach-churning turbulence sparked by a heavy sell-off in China.Regional markets too...
11:13PM ( 6 hours ago )
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TV academy, actors union host 3rd annual pre-Emmy reception to celebrate diversity
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — With hit shows like "Empire," ''black-ish" and "How to Get Away With Murder," diversity is the new normal in TV.That was the message at a pre-Emmy party celebrating the in...
5:09AM ( 27 minutes ago )
Attorneys for Robin Williams' wife, children back in court in ongoing estate fight
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorneys for Robin Williams' wife and children were due back in court Friday in the ongoing fight over the late actor's estate.The two sides were scheduled to go before a San Fra...
5:06AM ( 30 minutes ago )
The Latest on TV shooting: AG: We need to quit thinking we can walk away from these tragedies
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):9:15 p.m.Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring joined several hundred Roanoke-area resid...
1:38AM ( 3 hours ago )
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Arnold clinches NeSmith Chevrolet WRS championship
Michael Arnold of Hattiesburg, Miss. has clinched the $10,000 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series National Championship. Arnold drove The Strength Center Special to his 17th 50-point win of the season on Saturday night at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss. to seal the deal.
By Roby Helm
12:00PM ( 17 hours ago )
Healthcare Update answers some questions, then asks a few
The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce presented its fourth annual Healthcare Reform Update at the Brenau Downtown Center Tuesday morning.
3:08PM ( 2 days ago )