Thursday August 27th, 2015 5:33PM
Superintendents talk education sales tax with chamber 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 ( 38 minutes 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 ( 1 hour ago )
By The Associated Press
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 ( 3 hours ago )
Coastal Ga. residents urged to watch for Tropical Storm Erika
Emergency officials on the Georgia coast are urging residents to start preparing for possible trouble from Tropical Storm Erika.
1:12PM ( 4 hours ago )
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Nearly 200 patients qualify for Ga. medical marijuana registry
Public health officials reported nearly 200 patients have now qualified for Georgia's new medical marijuana registry, with an uptick in the number of doctors now approved to recommend cannabis oil as a treatment.
10:54AM ( 6 hours ago )
By Associated Press
Gainesville City Council mulls fireworks ordinance; hearings set for ad valorem tax
City leaders in Gainesville are considering an ordinance that would regulate where "consumer fireworks" can be sold in the city.
10:30AM ( 7 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 ( 43 minutes ago )
3rd-grader who shot child at school got gun in home kitchen
Officials in Georgia say a third-grader who accidentally shot a classmate at school found the weapon while exploring his family's kitchen.
10:59AM ( 6 hours ago )
Report: Water use decreasing in 15-county area that includes Hall
Metro Atlanta will use approximately 25 percent less water in 2050 than was projected in 2009, according to a long-range forecast from the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, which includes Hall County.
9:38AM ( 7 hours ago )
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Austria finds 20, maybe up to 50, migrants dead in truck
PARNDORF, Austria (AP) — Austrian police on Thursday discovered the decomposing bodies of at least 20 — and possibly up to 50 — migrants stacked in a truck parked on the shoulder of the main highway f...
12:54PM ( 4 hours ago )
The Latest: Jurors begin deliberating prep school rape case
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The latest on the trial of a former student at an elite prep school accused of raping a freshman as part of a tradition called Senior Salute (all times local):12:45 p.m.Jurors hav...
12:47PM ( 4 hours ago )
Woman gives birth to conjoined twins in Colorado
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A woman who gave birth to conjoined twins in Colorado told a TV station Thursday that one of her daughters has survived.Amber McCullough delivered the twin girls by cesarean secti...
12:33PM ( 4 hours ago )
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Dorsey ready to take reins as latest Red Elephants' QB
Bruce Miller leaned back in his chair, hands behind his head, and calmly, almost matter-of-factly, mentioned current Gainesville quarterback Messiah Dorsey in the same sentence as former Red Elephant greats Blake Sims and Deshaun Watson...
5:53PM ( 19 minutes from now )
(VIDEO) Dragons' Wood helped salvage change in plans
Perhaps fortunately for the Jefferson football team, not everything went according to plan last week.
5:04PM ( 1 day ago )
Interview with Towns County football coach Bill Barnhart
Towns County football coach Bill Barnhart joined the Aug, 25 edition of Game On with Katie B. Davis to discuss his expectations not just for the upcoming season, but for his team in Week 1 against Region 8-AA offensive juggernaut Union County, led by Joseph Mancuso.
5:46AM ( 1 day ago )
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Falcons' McKay reinstated to NFL Competition Committee
Atlanta Falcons team president Rick McKay has been reinstated as chairman of the NFL's powerful Competition Committee, the league said Thursday, after a nearly five-month suspension for the use of artificial noise at the Georgia Dome during games.
5:12PM ( 21 minutes ago )
Dixon gets first Atlanta Dragway Super Pro win of 2015
Danny Dixon powered his 1981 Chevy Malibu to his first Summit ET Series Super Pro victory of the year at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga. Saturday afternoon.
4:00PM ( 1 hour ago )
Falcons sign Grossman to compete for backup quarterback job
Rex Grossman believes he has a couple more seasons left in him...
12:07PM ( 5 hours ago )
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New building planned for Jackson Co. industrial park
Pattillo Industrial Real Estate plans to develop a 458,640 square foot speculative building in McClure Industrial Park in Jackson County.
1:22PM ( 4 hours ago )
Apple schedules new product event for Sept. 9
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has announced plans for a new product event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets.The company has i...
1:16PM ( 4 hours ago )
US stocks rise after Chinese market surges
U.S. stocks climbed Thursday morning as investors took advantage of this week's big sell-off to add to their holdings. The stock market is rebounding from a sharp sell-off earlier that was triggered b...
12:41PM ( 4 hours ago )
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The Latest on TV shooting: Shooting survivor doing better
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):12:10 p.m.The woman who survived an on-air shooting is doing better at a hospital a day a...
12:24PM ( 5 hours ago )
Cate Blanchett to be honored at London Film Festival
LONDON (AP) — Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett will receive a major career honor at this year's London Film festival, where two of her latest films are screening.The Australian actress will be pres...
12:07PM ( 5 hours ago )
Air guitarists duke it out at Finland world championships
OULU, Finland (AP) — Who can play wildest on an instrument no one can see? A record 30 air guitarists from a dozen countries are jamming on a stage in northern Finland to answer just that question.The...
11:39AM ( 5 hours ago )
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Today's Survey Question
How will you vote on the upcoming E-SPLOST (education special purpose local option sales tax) referendum for the Hall County, Gainesville and Buford school systems?
I don't live in any of those school districts.
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LaMance tops McCoy for Toccoa Late Model victory
Two of the most successful dirt Late Model pilots in Northeast Georgia this year faced off against each other Saturday night at Toccoa Raceway in Toccoa, Ga.
4:00PM ( 1 day ago )
Dow soars nearly 400 points at open as market tries to shake 6-day losing streak
NEW YORK (AP) — Dow soars nearly 400 points at open as market tries to shake 6-day losing streak.
9:33AM ( 1 day ago )