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Saturday August 27th, 2016 12:39AM
Week 1: Weather interrupts full season kickoff, but area teams shine through rain
Some people might feel the only winner on Friday night was the weather -- yet there were some impressive results on the first full weekend of high school football despite some long lightning delays.
8:00AM ( 7 hours from now )
UPDATE: FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers
The government told all U.S. blood banks to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus
8:00PM ( 4 hours ago )
Maker recalls fresh-cut vegetables from stores in Southeast
Fresh-cut vegetables are being recalled from grocery, discount and convenience stores across the Southeast because the food may be contaminated with potentially fatal Listeria bacteria
5:32PM ( 7 hours ago )
Tennessee man arrested for trafficking meth in Lavonia
Lavonia Police arrested a Tennessee man earlier this month after locating $9,000 worth of methamphetamine in his vehicle.
5:22PM ( 7 hours ago )
Gainesville to install temporary 'booster pump' for Highland Drive area
Crews will spend the next few weeks installing a temporary "booster pump" in an effort to increase water pressure to more than 36 fire hydrants along Highland Drive in North Hall.
2:56PM ( 9 hours ago )
Surveillance photos released in Tuesday bank robbery in Forsyth County
Authorities have released surveillance photos of a suspect who robbed a Forsyth County bank at gunpoint on Monday.
10:54AM ( 13 hours ago )
Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win
A judge has ruled that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses
10:59PM ( 1 hour ago )
Middle Georgia official investigated over illegal tax breaks
A middle Georgia official is under investigation for using a disabled veterans' tax break to make his son's new home exempt from property taxes
7:03PM ( 5 hours ago )
Bystanders hold up collapsing roller coaster, save 6 kids
Fire officials say several bystanders held up a kiddie roller coaster that had begun to collapse in Georgia, allowing six children and one adult to escape
5:15PM ( 7 hours ago )
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N. Korea says UN condemnation of missile tests 'provocation'
North Korea has expressed anger at United Nations Security Council discussions over a statement denouncing the country's latest submarine-launched missile test
12:11AM ( 27 minutes ago )
New Pacific Marine leader vows to keep up work with allies
The U.S. Marine Corps' new commander for the Pacific said Friday he aims to advance his predecessor's work helping allies and partners develop their skills storming beaches and moving forces ashore
11:57PM ( 41 minutes ago )
The Latest: Top Pacific Marine to keep up work with allies
The U.S. Marine Corps' incoming commander for the Pacific says he needs to carry on his predecessor's momentum on helping allies and partners develop their amphibious skills
11:40PM ( 58 minutes ago )
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Bacus, North Hall pull out victory over Branch in nail-biter
North Hall got three touchdown runs from Kyle Bacus, including runs of 92- and 51-yards, to pull out a nail-biting 21-20 victory over Flowery Branch Friday night at Falcons Field.
7:58AM ( 7 hours from now )
(VIDEO) Game of the Week: Falcons-Trojans set to re-ignite dormant rivalry
As far as Flowery Branch's Anthony Woodall and Tyler Williams and North Hall's Mac Bennett and Jake Meeler are concerned, the Falcons-Trojans rivalry could be something from a dusty history book...
10:10PM ( 2 hours ago )
After pole run, Logano shooting for Michigan sweep
If Joey Logano was looking for a good omen for Sunday, he found it on Friday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway.
8:37PM ( 4 hours ago )
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Tank explodes at California refinery; no injuries reported
A sulfur storage tank exploded Friday at the largest oil refinery in California, sending a chemical cloud into the air and causing a fire, authorities said
11:04PM ( 1 hour ago )
Britney Spears hitches a ride for Corden's Carpool Karaoke
Oops! James Corden did it again, sharing his Carpool Karaoke commute with Britney Spears on Thursday's edition of "The Late Late Show."
9:20PM ( 3 hours ago )
Oregon fair generates buzz with 1st legal pot display in US
Organizers say the Oregon State Fair is the first state fair in the nation to allow living marijuana plants to go on public display
8:15PM ( 4 hours ago )
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'Making a Murderer' attorney seeks more evidence testing
The attorney for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the hit Netflix documentary series "Making a Murderer" has filed a motion seeking permission to perform extensive scientific tests on evidence she believes will show he's innocent
10:26PM ( 2 hours ago )
Alaskans live among bears _ both real and brightly colored
Alaska's largest city is nearing completion of a public art installation aimed at raising awareness of the grizzly and black bears that live nearby
7:59PM ( 4 hours ago )
Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress charged with DWI in Dallas
Texas Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress, who was suspended twice as a minor leaguer for violating drug rules, has been arrested in Dallas on a drunken driving charge
7:07PM ( 5 hours ago )
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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to miss at least 2 more races
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. has not been cleared by doctors to return to racing and will miss at least two more races — at Michigan and Darlington — as he recovers from a concussion.
By The Associated Press
7:51PM ( 2 days ago )
Trump calls on GOP to improve African-American outreach
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Saturday that his party must do a better job appealing to African-American voters and that he wants the GOP to become their political home as it was in the era of Abraham Lincoln.
By The Associated Press
5:37PM ( 3 days ago )