Wednesday August 24th, 2016 2:45AM
Banks County holds line on tax millage, sets new deadline
The Banks County Commission has set the 2016 property tax millage for the county at 9.566 mills.
10:11PM ( 4 hours 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.
8:37PM ( 6 hours ago )
By The Associated Press
DOJ: Georgia schools violated disabled students' rights
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against the state of Georgia over the treatment of students with disabilities
5:35PM ( 9 hours ago )
Deputies: Suspect robbed Forsyth County bank with semi-automatic handgun
Authorities continue to investigate the armed robbery of a Forsyth County bank Tuesday afternoon.
4:07PM ( 10 hours ago )
UPDATED: Police identify suspects in Buford 'movie money' fraud investigation, one in custody
Gwinnett County Police investigators have obtained arrest warrants for three people accused in a fraud investigation at two Buford Wal-mart stores.
3:45PM ( 11 hours ago )
Gainesville Police arrest armed home invasion suspect
A suspect believed to be responsible for an armed home invasion was taken into custody Saturday.
2:48PM ( 11 hours ago )
Prosecutor: Boiled water attack on gay men was premeditated
A prosecutor told a jury that a Georgia man threw boiled water on a gay couple as they lay in bed in a vicious, premeditated attack
5:53PM ( 8 hours ago )
Traffic to shift Thursday on Ga. 20 near Sugar Hill
A traffic shift is planned for Thursday evening as crews continue to widen Ga. 20 near Sugar Hill.
3:21PM ( 11 hours ago )
Mincey Marble asks to table rezoning request for company expansion
The agenda for Thursday's Hall County Commission voting session just got a little lighter.
2:30PM ( 12 hours ago )
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Park Service seeks minorities' support as it marks 100 years
The National Park Service is seeking to attract more minorities as it celebrates its 100th birthday this year
2:22AM ( 22 minutes ago )
Strong quake rattles central Italy: "The town isn't here"
A strong earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept
2:18AM ( 26 minutes ago )
Turkey in cross-border operation to free IS-held Syrian town
Turkey's military, US-backed coalition forces launch operation to clear Syrian border town of Islamic State militants
1:48AM ( 56 minutes ago )
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'Scrooge' Craft has Raiders off to positive start
It’s still four months till Christmas, but new North Forsyth football coach Robert Craft can’t shake that feeling that he is displaying a few Ebenezer Scrooge qualities.
5:43PM ( 1 day from now )
Falcons to hold out Ward, Ishmael against Dolphins
Running back Terron Ward and safety Kemal Ishmael will miss their second straight preseason game when the Atlanta Falcons play the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night.
12:14AM ( 2 hours ago )
UNG women's soccer picked to finish 3rd by Peach Belt coaches
The University of North Georgia women's soccer team was picked to finish third in the Peach Belt Conference this season in a poll of the league's coaches released Tuesday morning.
12:08AM ( 2 hours ago )
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The Latest: 2 bodies recovered from rubble in Italian quake
The ANSA news agency says two bodies have been pulled from the rubble of quake-hit Amatrice in central Italy after a strong quake levelled buildings as residents slept
1:27AM ( 1 hour ago )
Farm safety top priority with farm tourism on the rise
Connecticut officials are joining other states in educating local farmers about how to mitigate public health risks as more people visit their farms
12:28AM ( 2 hours ago )
Asian stocks meander, dollar up on North Korea's missile
Asian stocks meandered Wednesday as investors awaited fresh cues from Federal Reserve on the outlook for interest rates
12:23AM ( 2 hours ago )
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Burt Bacharach cancels 2 concerts to recover from broken arm
Burt Bacharach is canceling two September concerts to recover from a broken arm
12:33AM ( 2 hours ago )
10 Things to Know for Wednesday
Among 10 Things to Know: Clinton Foundation donors got face time with her at State; what's latest source of friction between the two Koreas; Mexico storms kill millions of monarch butterflies
11:54PM ( 2 hours ago )
US judge: Renowned artist didn't create disputed painting
A U.S. judge says that a celebrated artist was right when he insisted he didn't paint a work now owned by a retired prison worker
10:41PM ( 4 hours ago )
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Today's Survey Question
Do you expect any change to the Affordable Care Act when a new U.S. President takes office?
I'm not sure, it depends on who is elected.
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Jimmie Johnson enthused at William Byron signing
Hendrick Motorsports team owner Rick Hendrick pulled off a major coup earlier this week with the signing of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie William Byron, who is at the top of the standings...
By Reid Spencer-NASCAR Wire Service
7:32AM ( 3 days ago )
Mother of missing Pennsylvania twins says they're in Georgia
A Pennsylvania woman charged with concealing the location of her twins from child welfare workers for the last 10 years now says the children are living with a family friend.
By The Associated Press
8:42AM ( 2 days ago )