Saturday August 27th, 2016 11:05AM
Former Lumpkin County coroner convicted on felony theft charges, attorney files motion for new trial
Former Lumpkin County Coroner Ronald Fortner has been convicted on charges of felony theft by deception and violation of his oath of office.
11:00AM ( 5 minutes ago )
Southern Hall County to see more growth following Commission's rezoning okays
Thursday evening the Hall County Board of Commissioners gave final approval to a pair of rezoning requests that should keep area carpenters, masons, plumbers, electricians and a host of other tradespeople busy for quite a while.
9:00AM ( 2 hours ago )
Gwinnett County budget review team to hear department requests starting Aug. 29
Departments and agencies for Gwinnett County government will present their business plans and financial resource requests for budget year 2017 starting Monday, Aug. 29.
8:06AM ( 2 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN staff
Lake Lanier officer selected as DNR Ranger of the Year for 2016
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division has named Corporal Eddie Tompkins the 2016 Ranger of the Year.
7:00AM ( 4 hours ago )
By AccessWDUN Staff
Tears flow as Italy prepares state funeral for quake dead
Mourners sobbed and caressed coffins, some of them holding the bodies of young children, as Italy prepared to hold a state funeral for some of the people killed in the devastating earthquake that struck a central mountainous area this week
5:49AM ( 5 hours ago )
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 ( 15 hours ago )
Mazda recalling SUVs over potential steering problem
Mazda is recalling more than 190,000 CX-7 sport utility vehicles because of a potentially dangerous steering control defect.
10:30AM ( 35 minutes ago )
The Latest: Clinton set for first national security briefing
Hillary Clinton has arrived at an FBI facility in White Plains, New York, for her first national security briefing as the Democratic presidential nominee
9:10AM ( 1 hour ago )
INK welcomes new executive director
With the growth of field trips, birthday parties, daily visitors, and a capital campaign, INK (Interactive Neighborhood for Kids) has created its first salaried Executive Director position.
9:00AM ( 2 hours ago )
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The embrace of life: A story of 2 sisters in Italy's quake
In the chaos of Italy's devastating earthquake, an older sister's embrace allowed a four-year-old girl to survive
10:17AM ( 48 minutes ago )
Fire sweeps through Russian warehouse, killing 17 workers
Russia's emergency services say a fire swept through a printing plant's warehouse in Moscow, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan
9:41AM ( 1 hour ago )
Dwyane Wade's cousin fatally shot pushing baby in stroller
NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was shot and killed in Chicago on Friday while pushing her baby in a stroller near a school where she intended to register her children
8:37AM ( 2 hours ago )
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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.
8:30AM ( 2 hours ago )
(VIDEO) Chestatee overcomes elements, East Hall to halt losing skid
It took a split second to sink in -- but Chestatee saw two-plus seasons of heartache come to an end on Friday night.
7:59AM ( 3 hours ago )
Greg Biffle feeling positive about return to Michigan
No doubt about it—Greg Biffle needs a win in the next three weeks if he wants to make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
7:59AM ( 3 hours ago )
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Gabon votes as president vies to keep family in power
Gabon's president, up for re-election Saturday, is trying to overcome a coalition of high-profile opponents to maintain a family dynasty that stretches back to the 1960s
10:21AM ( 43 minutes ago )
Tunisia's new government seeks stronger economy, security
Tunisian lawmakers have formed a new government led by Youssef Chahed that faces tough challenges to improve the North African country's economy and security
6:14AM ( 4 hours ago )
As Trump courts Latinos, Clinton links him to radical fringe
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump met with about two dozen Latino supporters in Las Vegas to discuss strategies for boosting Hispanic turnout in the swing state of Nevada
2:35AM ( 8 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 ( 12 hours 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 ( 13 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 ( 14 hours ago )
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Will Power takes rain delayed IndyCar victory at Pocono
It’s a whole new race for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. By winning Monday’s rain-delayed ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, Team Penske’s Will Power claimed his fourth victory of the season and closed within 20 points of the top of the standings.
By IndyCar Media
5:46PM ( 4 days ago )
Former Pres. Carter: presidential choices "quite unpopular"
The Latest on comments made by former President Jimmy Carter at a Habitat for Humanity construction project in Memphis.
9:37PM ( 4 days ago )