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Friday August 28th, 2015 1:31AM
Cornelia posts revised sign ordinance, extends moratorium
The Cornelia City Commission has extended its moratorium on freestanding sign permits until Oct. 7.
9:33PM ( 3 hours ago )
Dump truck driver injured when truck overturns near Cleveland
A dump truck driver was injured in an accident around 1 p.m. Thursday when he lost control of his truck on Highway 115 west of Cleveland and overturned, dumping a load of gravel onto the roadway.
9:06PM ( 4 hours ago )
Superintendents talk education sales tax with GHCC 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 ( 8 hours 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 ( 8 hours ago )
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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 ( 11 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 ( 12 hours ago )
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Brenau students told 'there's no app' for finding life's passions
In the traditional kickoff of the Brenau University Women’s College academic year, one of the region’s foremost forensic interviewers, Dr. Julie Battle, told students that going to college will not automatically prepare them for life or careers.
5:56PM ( 7 hours ago )
Health official: States should post local vaccination info
How many kids are vaccinated at your child's school? Federal health officials think you should be able to easily find out.
4:55PM ( 8 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 ( 8 hours ago )
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Local/State
Washington firefighters holding their own against giant Okanogan wildfire despite high winds.
CHELAN, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters were holding their own Thursday against the largest wildfire on record in Washington state, even as rising temperatures and increased winds stoked the flames.The Nati...
1:18AM ( 12 minutes ago )
News organizations grapple with how graphic to be in a violence-soaked world
NEW YORK (AP) — In an era when anyone can go online and find video of extremist beheadings, police shootings and other carnage, major news organizations applied their own standards to coverage of this...
1:10AM ( 20 minutes ago )
AP PHOTOS: VW Beetles are gone from Mexico City, but enthusiasts keep the 'vochos' running
MEXICO CITY (AP) — When the Mexico City government retired the last Volkswagen Beetle taxis in 2012, it shipped most of the aging cars, commonly known as "vochos," to junkyards to be turned into scrap...
12:02AM ( 1 hour ago )
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(VIDEO) Game of the Week: Knights, Spartans expect intense 'Battle of Oakwood'
Talk to anyone involved -- the “Battle of Oakwood” definitely has that air of something a bit special...
9:00PM ( 19 hours from now )
Week 1: GHS, Johnson look to avenge losses to highlight marquee matchups
After last week’s Hors d'oeuvres, the main course of the 2015 high school football schedule finally arrives this week.
7:26PM ( 17 hours from now )
GHSA teams with hospital, coalition to promote prostate cancer awareness
You’ve seen high school athletes wear pink to promote breast cancer awareness, in September, many of them will don the color blue...
9:52PM ( 3 hours ago )
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Friday Game Night
WR looks like Falcons' deepest position heading into season
Like all NFL teams, the Atlanta Falcons have some worrisome positions...
9:43AM ( 8 hours from now )
Former powerhouse Braves struggling to finish a lost season
This was not unexpected. Not after the Atlanta Braves traded away just about anyone with a major league pulse...
9:34AM ( 8 hours from now )
Softball: North Hall sprints away from Lumpkin County
The North Hall softball team jumped on Lumpkin County with a six-run first inning en route to a 9-1 victory on Thursday in Gainesville.
10:26PM ( 3 hours ago )
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Sports
Asian stocks track Wall Street gains on upbeat US economic report; Shanghai up for 2nd day
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks rose Friday as upbeat U.S. economic data lifted investors' spirits following days of stomach-churning turbulence sparked by a heavy sell-off in China.Regional markets too...
11:13PM ( 2 hours ago )
Japan reports inflation, household spending soften in July; incomes rise on bonus payments
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's inflation rate dropped to its lowest level in more than two years in July and household spending also slowed, data that likely will raise pressure on the central bank to up its ba...
10:20PM ( 3 hours ago )
Appeals court to grills contact lens makers over minimum prices for contact lenses
DENVER (AP) — Contact lens makers struggled Thursday to defend their pricing policies in a federal appeals case that could have wide-ranging effects on the $4 billion industry.At issue is a Utah law b...
7:28PM ( 6 hours ago )
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Business
The Latest on TV shooting: AG: We need to quit thinking we can walk away from these tragedies
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):9:15 p.m.Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring joined several hundred Roanoke-area resid...
9:26PM ( 4 hours ago )
Nervous Fetty Wap greeted with cheers at hometown New Jersey concert for high school students
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Popular rap artist Fetty Wap was greeted with wild cheers Thursday as he put on a concert for a crowd of high school students in his New Jersey hometown of Paterson.Wap, who was...
7:27PM ( 6 hours ago )
Texas judge wants $10M set aside for woman involved in initial publication of 'Fifty Shades'
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas judge has told lawyers for an Australian woman and her publishing company to set aside $10 million for a former business partner who says she was defrauded out of her rightful sh...
5:50PM ( 7 hours ago )
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Martin, Jr. surges to USCS Senoia Summer Nationals win
Eric Riggins, Jr.’s three-race winning streak in the USCS Sprint Car Series Senoia Summer Nationals came to an end during Saturday night’s finale to the sixth running of the race.
By Jacob Seelman
12:00PM ( 2 days ago )
Gainesville: Lineup set for annual John Jarrard Foundation Concert
The lineup of artists has been announced for the 14th annual John Jarrard Foundation Concert in Gainesville.
2:00PM ( 4 days ago )