Wednesday October 14th, 2015 12:05AM
Col. Oliver North rallies the troops for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hall County
Decorated war hero, best-selling author and Fox News Channel host Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, USMC (Retired), challenged the 400 people squeezed into the grand ballroom at the Gainesville Civic Center “to be a hero” and support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hall County.
10:45PM ( 1 hour ago )
In New Hampshire, Bush offers a 'conservative vision' of health care insurance for the future
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush touted on Tuesday his plan to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law with one that would increase tax credits fo...
9:02PM ( 3 hours ago )
5 arrested in North Ga. as part of national sex sting
The Hall County Sheriff's Office and several other local agencies assisted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Georgia Bureau of Investigation in a sex sting, focused on human trafficking and internet crimes against children.
6:03PM ( 6 hours ago )
Last defendant in cab driver murder trial sentenced to life with parole
A Gainesville woman was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole Tuesday, the last of five defendants in the murder or attempted robbery of a Gainesville cab driver.
5:15PM ( 6 hours ago )
Hall drug agents seize over eight ounces of meth, worth over $26,000
In a case that culminated with the arrests of three people on Monday, Hall County Multi Agency Narcotics agents seized methamphetamine worth an estimated $26,840 on the street.
3:18PM ( 8 hours ago )
Flowery Branch woman arrested for depositing counterfeit checks in Gwinnett
A Flowery Branch woman faces charges in Gwinnett County for allegedly depositing counterfeit checks in Norcross and Peachtree Corners.
2:21PM ( 9 hours ago )
Leaders of civil rights groups oppose Martin Luther King Jr. monument at Georgia mountain
ATLANTA (AP) — A proposal to erect a monument to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. atop Georgia's Stone Mountain is getting a chilly reception from some of the civil rights groups that King worked with....
5:18PM ( 6 hours ago )
Jamaica: Atlanta-bound Delta jet evacuated after faulty report of fire
A Delta Air Lines plane aborted takeoff Monday in Jamaica after a fire was reported in its cargo area, forcing 160 people and six crew members to evacuate the jetliner which was scheduled to fly from Montego Bay to Atlanta.
1:58PM ( 10 hours ago )
Winter clothing distribution planned in Hall, 4 other counties Oct. 22
Caring Hands Ministries will distribute winter clothing for children and adults in Hall, Lumpkin, White, Habersham and Dawson counties Oct. 22.
1:34PM ( 10 hours ago )
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Small plane crashes into Florida mobile home park; 2 homes catch fire
PALM SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A small plane crashed into a mobile home park in Florida on Tuesday, setting two of the homes on fire and leaving an "unknown number of victims," authorities said.The aircraf...
11:53PM ( 11 minutes ago )
Clinton, Sanders spar on Middle East, guns, economy _ but he says enough on the emails
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders clashed over U.S. involvement in the Middle East, gun control and economic policy in the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday ni...
11:51PM ( 13 minutes ago )
Debate Takeaways: Clinton takes on Sanders, defuses email issue, leaves little space for Biden
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton, Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders and three more Democratic presidential hopefuls met Tuesday night at the Wynn Las Vegas resort and casino for the party...
11:42PM ( 22 minutes ago )
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Playoff-tinged battles highlight action in Week 8 of prep football
Area teams continue to fight for their postseason lives this week, as the high school football campaign closes in on the stretch run.
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(VIDEO) Player of the Week: Watson's climb leading Dawson back to top
Coey Watson is developing into one of the top quarterbacks in the area -- and the rest of Region 7-AAA is finding out firsthand.
4:49PM ( 7 hours ago )
5 things: What we learned from Week 7 of high school football
Here’s a look at five things we learned from Week 7 of high school football...
8:23PM ( 1 day ago )
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Softball: Buford leads area teams into state playoffs
Once again the Buford girls softball team will headline a host of northeast Georgia area teams into the girls state softball tournament.
5:56PM ( 17 hours from now )
Volleyball: Area squads begin their playoff quests this week
Nine of 10 area volleyball teams will begin their quest toward the ultimate title this week -- the 10th, meanwhile, will begin its trek next week.
11:30AM ( 11 hours from now )
Georgia staggered by 2 straight losses, Nick Chubb's injury
Georgia is clinging to slim hopes of winning the SEC East after falling out of the Top 25 with two straight losses and seeing star tailback Nick Chubb's season end with a knee injury.
10:13AM ( 10 hours from now )
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Less skin: Playboy to stop running nude photos; 'It's just passe' in the age of online porn
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For generations, teenage boys got their first look at a naked woman from Playboy, often from a copy swiped from Dad's sock drawer or filched from a newsstand.These days, however, yo...
11:36PM ( 28 minutes ago )
Most Asian stock markets extend losses on weak lead from Wall Street
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets extended losses Wednesday following a drop on Wall Street as investors digested weak Chinese trade data.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 slid 1.9 percent...
11:09PM ( 55 minutes ago )
Union: Chronic shortage of air traffic controllers has reached a crisis, will cause delays
WASHINGTON (AP) — A chronic shortage of controllers has reached a crisis that will lead to widespread flight delays if left unchecked, officials for the union that represents air traffic controllers s...
9:57PM ( 2 hours ago )
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Rapper Lecrae takes artist of the year, newcomer Lauren Daigle wins 3 at Dove Awards
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Christian rapper Lecrae was named artist of the year at the 46th annual Dove Awards on Tuesday night for bringing new fans to the genre, while also breaking the mold for go...
11:11PM ( 53 minutes ago )
Judge orders Suge Knight and Katt Williams to stand trial in robbery case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight and comedian Katt Williams should stand trial on charges they robbed a celebrity photographer of her camera last year, a judge ruled Tuesday.Los Angeles Superio...
11:09PM ( 55 minutes ago )
Hayden Panettiere enters treatment for postpartum depression
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hayden Panettiere is entering treatment for postpartum depression.A spokeswoman for the actress says in a statement that the "Nashville" star is voluntarily seeking professional hel...
10:43PM ( 1 hour ago )
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Austin Dillon wins to sweep Charlotte Xfinity races
Austin Dillon lit up the field to win Saturday night’s Drive for the Cure 300 for his fourth NASCAR Xfinity Series victory of the year, sweeping both of the seasons Xfinity races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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12:13AM ( 3 days ago )
Good news at the pump, bad news for older Americans: No increase in Social Security next year
WASHINGTON (AP) — For just the third time in 40 years, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect no increase in benefits next year, which is unwelcome n...
9:08AM ( 1 day ago )