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Tuesday April 21st, 2015 10:46AM
Schofield: South Hall redistricting 'won't be easy'
Some elementary school students in south Hall County will have to change schools in the fall, thanks to an overcrowding situation at Spout Springs Elementary.
10:05AM ( 41 minutes ago )
Supporters ask Gainesville School Board to give AD one more year on the job
The people who turned out at the Gainesville City School Board Monday night to ask for some extra time on the job for Gainesville High School Athletic Director Wayne Vickery did not get what they wanted.
10:00AM ( 46 minutes ago )
Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest has taken its biggest toll yet at a Minnesota poultry farm.
8:50AM ( 1 hour ago )
Police drop charges against grieving father
Police have dropped the charges against a grieving father who tried to set up safety barriers along a White County bridge where his daughter was killed last month.
6:22AM ( 4 hours ago )
By Associated Press
Man arrested after stealing, pawning church music equipment in Gwinnett Co.
Police have arrested a man who they say stole musical equipment from at least two churches in Gwinnett County.
5:35AM ( 5 hours ago )
By Associated Press
Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested po...
3:01AM ( 7 hours ago )
25-year law enforcement veteran plans to run for sheriff of Dawson Co.
Jeff Perry, a parole officer and 26-year law enforcement veteran, says he plans to run for sheriff of Dawson County, a post being vacated at the end of next year by Billy Carlisle.
9:01AM ( 1 hour ago )
Crews rescue hiker from Tray Mountain
An injured male hiker had to rescued from the top of Tray Mountain Monday.
6:21PM ( 16 hours ago )
President Obama ok's fed aid for Hall, 14 other Ga. counties
Governor Nathan Deal announced today that President Barack Obama approved a federal disaster declaration for 15 counties that bore the brunt of ice and snow on Feb. 15-17, 2015. The winter weather caused 225,000 customers to lose power and also rendered many roads impassable.
6:20PM ( 16 hours ago )
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Local/State
UNHCR: Weekend shipwreck deadliest ever in Mediterranean
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that it believes more than 800 people drowned when a boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe sank on Saturday, making it...
10:39AM ( 6 minutes ago )
Trafficking deal clears path for attorney general vote
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders announced a deal Tuesday to move forward on a stalled human trafficking bill, clearing the way for a vote on President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee within d...
10:37AM ( 8 minutes ago )
Oklahoma reserve deputy pleads not guilty in fatal shooting
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 73-year-old Oklahoma reserve deputy who fatally shot a suspect who was pinned down by officers on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to a second-degree manslaughter charge.Robert Bates d...
10:29AM ( 16 minutes ago )
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National
Baseball: Gettys, Carrera power GHS past Falcons (VIDEO)
Gainesville kept its region title hopes alive while crushing perhaps the final hopes for Flowery Branch on Monday in Region 8-AAAAA play.
12:34PM ( 1 hour from now )
Golf: GHS boys sweep honors, Bishop cards low round for GHS girls in 8-AAAAA champs
Spencer Ralston hasn't stopped winning all season. Ashleigh Bishop has hardly played all season.
11:56AM ( 1 hour from now )
Golf: Dawson Co. sweeps 7-AAA titles; Vikings' Cooper takes low medal honors
The Dawson County boys and girls swept to the team titles on Monday in the Region 7-AAA golf championships. Meanwhile, East Hall's Triston Cooper claimed boys low medalist honors...
11:41PM ( 11 hours ago )
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Why McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won't end soon.Its quarterly earnings results on Wed...
9:52AM ( 54 minutes ago )
World stocks rally on China measures, earnings
HONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets mostly rose Tuesday, boosted by optimism over recent market reforms in China as well as corporate earnings from U.S. and European companies.KEEPING SCORE: Germany'...
7:53AM ( 2 hours ago )
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Business
US artist unites divided Bosnian youths to make street art
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — American graffiti artist Caleb Neelon, creator of street murals in numerous cities around the world, has enlisted youths from different sides of Bosnia's ethnic div...
10:24AM ( 21 minutes ago )
Jon Stewart sets Aug. 6 as 'Daily Show' exit date
NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart says Aug. 6 will be his last night hosting Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."Stewart set the date in the closing moments of Monday's edition of the parody newscast. With to...
9:51AM ( 54 minutes ago )
New music festival launched outside Nashville
NEW YORK (AP) — Another music festival is making its debut — this one outside of Nashville, Tennessee, and paying homage to history.The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will launch this September...
9:18AM ( 1 hour ago )
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Today's Survey Question
How do you feel about a movie scene being filmed at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton?
It's disrespectful and should not have been allowed.
It's fine, as long as the cast and crew don't damage anything.
I'm not sure.
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A look at the thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations
An interactive tracing U.S.-Cuban relations includes the annoucement that Cuba will be removed from the U.S. state sponsors of terrorism list.
By The Associated Press
9:45AM ( 4 days ago )
Skinner scores NeSmith Chevy WRS victory at Talladega
Michael Arnold of Hattiesburg, Miss. finished fifth on Saturday night at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Miss. to end his winning streak, but it was good enough to hang on to the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series point lead after Week 3 competition. Arnold has 146 points after three wins in four races driving the Strength Center Special.
By Roby Helm
12:00PM ( 4 days ago )
Gainesville City Manager: No tax increase for funding city operations
“No tax increase is recommended,” Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett told the City Council at Thursday morning’s work session, music to the ear of property owners and city leaders alike.
12:14PM ( 4 days ago )
Higher US gas prices sparked modest inflation in March
WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher-priced gasoline slightly boosted consumer prices in March, a sign that some of the effects of cheaper oil are fading and that inflation may be edging up to healthier levels.Th...
10:30AM ( 4 days ago )